Aliv Nutri Paratha

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Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form.

This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great way to start off. With a scrumptious stuffing of paneer and coloured capsicums, it is nothing short of a mouth-watering treat.

Serve hot with Healthy Green Chutney and Low Fat Curds .

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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)
1 1/2 tbsp garden cress seeds (aliv / halim) powder , refer handy tip
salt to taste

For The Stuffing
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red capsicum
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow capsicum
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 cup crumbled low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
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 deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.

For the stuffing

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

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
  2. Roll a portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter thin circle using wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Put ¼ cup of the stuffing on one half of the roti and fold to make a semi-circle.
  4. Seal the edges so the stuffing does not spill out.
  5. 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.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 9 more parathas.
  7. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  1. Blend 1 tbsp of garden cress seeds in a mixer to get 1½ tbsp of garden cress seeds powder.

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Nutrient values per paratha
75 calories 3.2 gm 10.9 gm 2.1 gm 1.6 gm 1.1 mg

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 on 14 Sep 15 03:49 PM

A wealth of healthy ingredients are these parathas... fibre, iron, protein, vitmain A and C are the nutrients it provides. These parathas are so sumptuous that they need no accompaniment, but you need to enjoy them hot.