Friday, July 13, 2012

Gobhi/Cauliflower Paratha

Paratha's are gaining popularity worldwide. Most popular name for Paratha is Indian flat bread.  Gobhi paratha is a type of paratha which is stuffed with spicy cauliflower mixture. I had them at my friend's house for the first time few years ago. Serve it up with some nice cool plain yogurt and it tastes scrumptious! Kids  love these gobhi parathas , rather than plain old gobhi ki sabzi.

3 cup grated Gobhi/Cauliflower
2 tbs oil
1/8 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder(dry mango powder)
3 tbs chickpea flour
2 tbs freshly chopped cilantro
Oil as required to pan fry paratha's
For The Dough
1 1/2 Wheat whole wheat flour(Approximately) plus more for dusting
Water as required to knead the dough
Couple of pinches salt
1 tsp of canola oil + few for kneading

Combine wheat flour, salt, oil and water as required little by little to make a soft dough. Rub some oil onto the kneaded dough and keep aside covered for 1/2 an hour.

Slightly remove the excess water from grated gobhi by pressing it between your palm, keep aside. Heat a pan add oil, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and turmeric powder. Add in grated gobhi. Cover and cook for few minutes. Add salt, amchur powder, chili powder and cook again for couple more minutes. Later sprinkle chickpea flour and stir so that it is nicely incorporated with cauliflower. Cook covered for 7-8 minutes stirring in between to cook that raw chickpea flour. This is your cauliflower stuffing for paratha's. Let this mixture cool.
Make a medium sized ball of the dough and roll it into a 1/2 inch circle using more wheat flour as required. Stuff it with Cauliflower mixture and bring together all the ends to form a ball again. Roll this ball evenly in a circular motion dusting more flour as required so that your paratha doesn't stick. Put your rolled paratha onto a heated griddle/tawa. Cook it on both sides by spreading oil  until it gets a nice brown color. Repeat the procedure for making more paratha's. 


  1. Will definitely try this Meenal. Thank you!

    1. Glad to hear when someone say will try making it! Thanks Manasi!