Today I will be sharing with you all about how I make Peas Paratha. It is my favorite during the chilly monsoons. Hope you all like it.
For the Filling
½ kg cleaned fresh peas
3-4 chopped Green Chilies
Red Chili Pwd. ½ tsp
Garam Masala ¼ tsp
Raw Mango Pwd ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds ½ tsp
Oil or Ghee as preferred for seasoning
Salt to taste
For the Paratha Dough
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Gram Flour - 1/4th cup
Salt - to taste
Water - as may be required
Grind the peas in a mixier grinder slowly by sprinkling very little water (remember very little). The consistency should be thick and ensure the mixture is coarse. Care should be taken to not make this into a paste.
Take a non-stick pan or kadhai and add 3 tsp oil.
Once the oil is hot add cumin seeds. Once they are done add green chilies and then the peas mixture.
Go on to add salt and red chili powder.
Keep stirring this for sometime until the raw smell disappears and the mixture is really dry.
Meanwhile you can prepare the dough by adding the listed ingredients.
Now sprinkle some raw mango powder and garam masala.
Let it cool. The filling is ready.
Now take some dough and roll out like you do for making chapattis. This will be little thicker than chapatti.
Now add about 2 to 3 tsp of filling in the center and close the chapatti from all sides for the filling to get sealed in.
Now again slowly roll out the filled Paratha. Sprinkle dry wheat flour when rolling as and when required so that the Paratha doesn’t break due to the filling.
Now place the Paratha on a heated tawa and sprinkle I to 2 tsp of ghee or oil after few seconds. Make sure you do not disturb the Paratha until it is lightly done. Else it will break.
Turn on the other side and spread Ghee on this side too.
On a medium flame toast this Paratha until golden brown on each side.
Paratha is ready to melt into your mouth. Serve hot with chill curd or green chutney. You can store the filling for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator, or even more if you deep freeze it.
Same way you can make cauliflower parathas. I just love having these in winter.
Do not forget to share your views and tell me what you love to eat the most in the chilly monsoons.
Meet you all next week in another Maniac's Monsoon Treat post.