Besan Paratha


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Try these tasty parathas, stuffed with roasted besan and simple yet tasty spices like green chillies. Whole wheat flour is a healthy option over refined flour as it is rich in fibre, iron and vitamin b complex.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 5 parathas
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For The Dough
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 1/2 tsp low fat curds
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing
1/2 cup roasted besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling

For the dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft, smooth dough using water only if required.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the stuffing into 5 equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Roll one portion of the dough into a circle of 75 mm. (5") diameter.
  3. Spread one portion of the stuffing in an even layer on the circle and roll into a cigar-shape.
  4. Press and roll again into a spiral like a chakli.
  5. Roll out again into a circle of 125 mm. (5") diameter, using whole wheat flour.
  6. Cook on a hot non-stick tava (griddle), until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Lift the paratha with a pair of flat tongs and roast over an open flame till brown spots appear on both the sides.
  8. Repeat with the remaining dough and the stuffing to make 4 more parathas.
  9. Serve hot.

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