Aliv Nutri Paratha ( Iron Rich Recipe )


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The garden cress plant and its high iron content amongst vegetarian food is little-known to the world. It is nothing short of a wonder food, and must find its place in the indian kitchen. This paratha is the best way to start. Delicious and healthy!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 10 parathas
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For The Rotis
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
11/2 tbsp garden cress seed (aliv / halim) powder , refer handy tip
1/2 tsp salt

For The Stuffing
1 tsp oil
2 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables (red capsicum ,
yellow capsicum , carrot , spring onion whites)
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 cup crumbled low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
2 1/2 tsp oil for cooking

For the dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead to a soft, smooth dough, using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
  3. Roll each portion into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter thin circle, using wheat flour for rolling. Keep aside.

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the mixed vegetables and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the coriander, paneer, green chillies, chilli powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Cool slightly and divide it into 10 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place a roti on a clean, dry surface, spread 2 tbsp of the stuffing on one half of the roti and fold to make a semi-circle.
  2. Seal the edges so the stuffing does not spill out.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using ¼ tsp oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Alternatively cook each paratha, using ¼ tsp of oil, place it on a flat surface. Spread a portion of the stuffing on one half of the paratha and fold over to make a semi-c
  4. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make 9 more parathas.
  5. Serve hot.

Handy tip:

  1. Blend 1 tbsp of garden cress seeds in a mixer to get 2 tbsp of garden cress seeds powder.

  1. Handy Tip: Blend 1 tbsp of garden cress seeds in a mixer to get 2 tbsp of garden cress seeds powder.

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