Monday, April 26, 2010

RecipeReplica:Split-Pea & Spinach Stuffed Paratha

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Paratha - Stuffed Unleavened Indian-flat bread. For this recipe, I went to a cozy blog where Art(Read Cardmaking) and Artsy-cooking thrives.Yes, Asha is a very talented person who has more than one skill-set up her sleeves. I took a liking to this recipe so much that I bookmarked it as soon as I saw this post in her blog. Even though it is a bit time consuming due to the fact that everything needs to be made from scratch,the end-result is well worth the effort. It needs a bit of practice. So, don't expect to perfect this at the first attempt.Also,slight alterations to the spice proportions were made and spinach was included in the the stuffing. Ate this with Indian Mango Pickle and Greek Yogurt. A very happy burp quickly followed. :)
Hey,Watch out. I am on the hunt and your blog might be next for my next edition of "RecipeReplica".
For the Dough:
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups
  • Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • White Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Warm Water - 6 tbsp
For the Stuffing:
  • Frozen Green Peas - 1 1/2 cups
  • Spinach - 1/2 cup, cleaned and fine diced
  • Green Chilli/Serranos - 2, seeds and membranes removed
  • Onions - 1, small, fine diced
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch
  • Garam Masala Powder, Any brand - 1 tsp (Available at any Indian Stores)
  • Cracked Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Sal for taste
  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp(for stuffing) + 2 tbsp(for frying the Parathas)
  • Knead the dough with all other ingredients under "For the Dough" to make a "Stiff" dough. This will help the dough retain the stuffing better. Set aside.
  • Steam/microwave the fresh/frozen peas, mash/grind to a smooth paste without water.
  • In a skillet, heat 2  tbsp of olive oil , add cumin seeds, onions, chilli and saute until onions are transparent. Add all the powders,spinach, mashed peas, salt and cook for 5 minutes without maybe a tbsp of water. The end result should resemble something like a goop. Check for taste. Switch off the stove and cool the filling completely.
  • Make small lemon sized balls(about 8 for this recipe) and roll it out flat until its 11/2 inch diameter. Make slight indents(like small bowls) in the center and add a spoonful of filling.
  • Bring the edges together and seal it tight by pinching the edges together. Pat them like discs.
  • Dust the surface with flour and using rolling pin, roll it out flat making sure the stuffing doesn't leak outside.
  • Coat a skillet with little oil and fry the parathas for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Serve it hot with thick yogurt and some Indian Pickles.
Makes 8 Parathas.
  • If rolling out is a problem, pat it with hand gently until its about 1/4 inch thick and about 31/2 inch diameter.
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  1. wow..very healthy and looks very tempting...

  2. the spinach parathas..We make it by mixing the spinach masala while preparing the dough.Never stuffed it before...Will try this next time..Looks good...


  3. I always struggle with spinach but this one is great. I will definitely try it soon. Thanks a lot.

  4. A new version. Usually, I grind spinach and mix it with dough. Will try this one too.

  5. i cant roll a roti for nuts...and i still buy frozen rotis because of that..ahve failed miserably a lot of times..this makes me want to try it out so badly lassie..mayb i shud jus do it...the yoghurt and pickle would have been an awesome combo

  6. Lovely combo...Usually I combine spinach with aloo..yummm

  7. wow....superb recipe...I love tempting....

  8. Paratha's look yum1 i am sure you must burp after that kind of food. Smiles

  9. feeling like to have these tempting parathas for brkfst now...

  10. I'm so impressed that you prepared all of this from scratch! The stuffing looks flavorful.

  11. Wow, delicious and so healthy.
    Your photos are beautiful x

  12. Healthy and yummy parathas! Great recipe too..

  13. Looks super tempting! I loved the click of the stuffing! And I looked upon Asra's blog, definitely a creative blog. I liked her version of the pea stuffed pooris too..thanks Lassie for sharing this here! A try-worthy recipe!

  14. WOW!!! That is a new stuffing.... Looks very interesting & persuades me to give it a try too..... I am getting Slurpee!!!!!


  15. cool lassie delicious peas-spinach stuffed paratha.
    i used to prepare the spinach of our favorite.i mix the spinach masala with the flour.
    aloo paratah i prepare this way..anyway the peas spinach combo i have to try..looks so yummy...healthy one too na

  16. What a delicious recipe! That looks so yummy!

  17. plz do collect your awards from my blog :)

  18. plz do collect your awards from my blog :)

  19. Thats a fabulous and healthy stuffed parathas CL, truly very interesting..

  20. I am drooling over these mouth watering, delicious scrumpticious parathas.

  21. Wow..very impressive! Looks so good. Another of the many interestng foods you have introduced me to. I have to find some time to try these.

  22. I love paratha bread! Always wanted to make them but never get around to it. Love the stuffings!

  23. Looks awesome! I made split pea paratha and it was a hit at home, shd try adding spinach.

  24. Sounds terrific with pea & spinach filling!

  25. Parathas look so perfect....very healthy ones too...thanks for sharing these awesome rotis..I have bookmarked it :)

  26. oh wow love Indian breads and the addition of spinach rocks a serving of veg lol

  27. i cant stuff and roll a paratha to save my life. but this looks so delicious, i absolutely must try!

  28. Mmmmm,interesting parathas. Loved the version and the click is good.

  29. stuffed spinach paratha very nice presentation.delicious.

  30. I have made split pea paratha and ive made spinach paratha but never combined the two!! This looks awesome.

  31. hmm looks so tempting & healthy. Great click

  32. J'ai déjà fait des aloo parathas.
    La prochaine fois, j'utiliserai ta farce.
    See soon.

  33. Wow I'm drolling over these mouth watering paratha pictures. This kind of stuffing is very new to me. Nice click.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  34. Nice stuffed paratha n well presented dear..

  35. I love stuffed paratha, the filling is tasty enough to be eaten alone )

  36. Dear Lassie
    How are you? I feel good you liked the Cinque Terre photos. It is because of your post I saw this wonderful place
    Will be back in India on 2nd May , cant wait really...The addition of fennel and sesame in the dough sounds yummy..a must try ...and the stuffing too.
    Now I will read all your recipies I missed...
    Have a nice week

  37. I never tried any stuffed parotas, parats look healthy and yummy !!

  38. Parathas look yum... like the dough ingredients...fennel and sesame will give it a different flavor


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