Zucchini – Peanut Parathas

zucchini paratha

We love parathas. I wanted to try something different this time. I buy zucchinis during every shopping spree. I try to include it in different dishes. It looked perfect for paratha stuffing. A small potato helps in binding the stuffing. I also added some roasted peanuts for a nice crunch. The parathas came out so great. The parathas had a very different taste.

Ingredients:
2 cups wheat flour
Oil/ghee
1/2 cup peanuts roasted
1 cup grated zucchini
A small boiled and peeled potato (optional)
1 tea spn kasuri methi
A pinch turmeric
1 tea spn red chilli powder

Method:
Make a soft dough with wheat flour adding salt, water and little oil. Knead very well for few minutes. Keep it aside for 30mins.
Powder the peanuts. In a bowl, mix peanut powder, mashed potato, grated zucchini, kasuri methi, turmeric, chilli powder, salt. Mix them well.
Take a ball of the wheat dough, roll into a circle. Take a ball of stuffing, stuff in the circle. Roll into paratha. Roast from both sides. Apply ghee if needed.
Serve hot with yogurt topped with a little chilli powder and chaat masala.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 40mins

Pictorial:

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20 Comments for “Zucchini – Peanut Parathas”

shweys

says:

Hi Shilpa,
I am your big fan.. I have been following your blog since i got married and I have learned a lot of recipes from your blog. Thanks a lot for sharing all such wonderful and innovative ideas with us. God Bless U… ūüôā

meera

says:

I made it just now. The taste is very rustic, very pleasing, a far cry from the run-of-the-mill aloo paratha, paneer paratha and their ilk.

One suggestion though. Maybe good to sprinkle the salt on the zucchini and leave to stand for 10 min, squeeze out the water and so that you don;t lose this water which has some of the nutrients, add it to the aata while kneading.

If not the mixture (at least for me it did) becomes gooey and when I tried to roll out the P’s, the mix gives grief.

One other thing I did which may be helpful to others here, I used potato flakes. I had added a tbs of water to make the potato mash (manufacturer’s instructions was use 75% of the flakes). Maybe next time I will not add the water but leave the flakes dry and the zucchini will moisten it.

Overall extremely happy paratha!

Lakshmi

says:

I have been making parathas a lot at home lately. Mainly so my kids eat vegetables. This is a good idea to add Zucchini as well.

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