Nariyal Chane Ke Paratha Video by Tarla Dalal
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When you think of coconut and parathas, you immediately think of sweet versions. But, here is a unique Nariyal Chane ke Parathe that is sure to surprise you with its tongue-tickling, slightly spicy flavour. A combination of cooked white chickpeas and coconut is spiced up with varied spice powders and pastes, to create a flavourful filling for wholesome whole wheat parathe. The mealy texture of the filling and its awesome flavour are sure to please your palate. Just make sure you overcook the chickpeas a little, so that it will mesh well with the other ingredients, and you can roll the parathas easily. Enjoy this satiating Nariyal Chane ke Paratha with a cup of curds and your favourite pickle.
Recipe Description for Nariyal Chane Ke Paratha
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the coconut and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, chaat masala and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the kabuli chana and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while mashing it lightly using a potato masher.
- Add the coriander and mix well.
- Divide the filling into 6 equal portions and keep aside to cool completely.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal portion and keep aside.
- Roll out one portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- Place one portion of the filling in the center of the circle, bring together all the sides in the center and seal tightly.
- Roll out again into a 150 mm. (6") diameter circle, using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using a little oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 5 more parathas.
- Serve hot with fresh curds or pickle.
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