Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pudina Paratha(Mint Paratha)

Paratha's itself are wholesome meal. Paratha's are usually stuffed although they can also be made by adding finely chopped/grated veggies into the dough and then rolling it to make a paratha. Paratha's are most popular for breakfast but they make a nice meal for brunch, lunch and dinner. They taste good with yogurt,some pickle or just with a blob of butter.

We have a beautiful garden in our backyard. It is easy to grow mint(pudina) plants. They grow in such a short time.

They can simply grow in a large pot too. We have lots of mint plants and therefore made these delicious paratha's. I served these paratha's with paneer curry, recipe for which I will share in coming posts. But it can also be served with Yougurt or nice cool Cucumber raita.

Ingredients (Makes approximately 10-12 Parathas)
2 Cups Pudina washed and chopped finely
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
Salt as per taste
1 Cup water
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp Chili powder
Canola oil as required to shallow fry

Mix all the ingredients(except oil to shallow fry). Add water in batches to make a medium soft dough.

 Keep aside covered for 1/2 an hour. Divide the dough into equal portions and form them into balls. Roll out each balls into 3 inch circles, apply little oil and fold it to make a semi circle and fold it again to make a triangle shape. Now roll the paratha into circle shape again or you can roll into triangle shape. Heat tawa/griddle, put a paratha on it. Paratha will start puffing up a bit and then flip it over.Apply some oil all over the paratha, flip over and start pressing with spatula to give a nice color. Repat the same procedure on the other side. Enjoy your Paratha's.