We love parathas, I also find making kids lunchboxes (with some kind of protein) a big challenge every day. Today I had soaked chickpeas, so I decided to make these chickpeas parathas for their lunchbox. These were delicious and full of nutrients.
I never use canned chickpeas. So I soak them fresh and make any dishes. If I forget to soak them beforehand, I soak them for an hour or two in hot water or put them in instantpot on yogurt mode for couple of hours. Then cooking them for couple of whistles in pressure cooker yields soft chickpeas. Use the cooked ones for this Chickpeas paratha or any other curries.
2 cups cooked chickpeas
2 cups wheat flour
2 tbl spn mozerella cheese (optional)
2 tbl spn coriander leaves
1 tea spn chilli powder
1/2 tea spn garam masala
1/2 tea spn chaat masala
Make a loose dough with wheat flour, water, salt. Knead very well by adding a little oil.
Leave it aside for atleast 30mins.
Soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook them.
Grind them (without any water) to a smooth paste.
Add salt, spices, cheese and coriander leaves.
Mix it very well. Make balls from the mixture.
Stuff the chickpeas balls in the dough. Carefully roll them into parathas.
Roast on hot tava applying enough ghee.
Serve hot with pickle or any other side.
Makes about 4-5 parathas
Preparation time : 30mins