Vegetable paratha (easy way)

I have seen making parathas is one of the most difficult tasks for beginners. In fact not only beginners even the experienced cooks have hard time in making perfect stuffed parathas. The outer covering of parathas should be in perfect texture or else it just breaks while rolling them. So it takes a lot of experience to get it right.

Few months back my cousin Usha sent me link from Bawarchi.com which had an easy Alu paratha recipe. She said she made the parathas with that recipe for a party and everyone was surprised (considering she was in her 3rd trimester of pregnancy, making parathas for a party is some miracle, in my opinion).

I tried the recipe and it was awesome (unfortunately I lost the link in between switching from old to new laptop). To make it a bit healthier, I tried it with mixed vegetables. First I tried with all raw vegetables, since it had a bit of raw smell, next time I tried with cooked vegetables.

Ingredients:
Wheat flour
Yogurt (curd) 1 tbl spn
Mixed vegetables (like carrot, cauliflower, cabbage, green beans, potato etc) 1 cup
Ginger 1” pieces
Cumin seeds ½ tea spns
Chili powder 1/2 tea spn
Garam masala (optional) ½ tea spn
Coriander leaves(optional) 2-3 strands
Oil 1 tea spn
Salt

Instead of mixed vegetables, the stuffing used for Alu paratha can also be used. Basically any kind of stuffing used for stuffed parathas can be used for this recipe.

Method:
Cook vegetables along with ginger pieces in cooker.
Add masalas, cumin seeds and salt.

Grind it in a blender/mixer to a paste (do not add water). The paste need not be very smooth, it tastes great when there are a few pieces of vegetables. (If using Alu paratha stuffing instead of mixed vegetables, grind it to a paste at this step).
Add the ground mixture and yogurt(curd) to wheat flour. Mix it into a dough(like chapathi dough). Apply oil to the dough. Leave the dough for around 30 to 45mins(this is mandatory to get soft parathas).

Take a big amount(bigger than chapathi) of the dough and roll it into parathas (parathas should be slightly thicker than chapathis to get the actual taste of it).
Heat tava and fry the paratha from both sides. Apply ghee.
Serve with pickle or masala dahi.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 20mins

46 thoughts on “Vegetable paratha (easy way)”

  1. Shilpa, paratha looks great and simple..you have such a beautiful collection of recipes shilpa..i wish i was your next door neighbour ….i would have got to eat special food everyday…:-).Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  2. Oh, these parathas make me drool. I agree, stuffing the parathas is not always easy. But these look perfect! Paratha and Omlette- I used to have it for breakfast sometimes 🙂

  3. Hi Shilpa….I was always wondering, how to stuff veg in the parotha. This is a neat way to do it. Mash and add to the atta. I have all the vegies at home and i going to try this for sure tommorrow. By the way i make masala dahi by adding, rock salt, pepper and jeera powder. It tastes great. Thanks for sharing the paratha recipe.

  4. Hi Shilpa…I made this today morning, for my sons tiffin. Used carrots, potato, cauliflower and peas. Came out very well. It is very easy to roll out. Thanks for a easy paratha.

  5. this is really a very good idea of making parathas. Can someone plss give me a easy recipie of making butterkulcha and butter nan without using tandoor cause i dont have a tandoor at home. Any alternative method will help me greatly.

  6. I love those veggy parathas … cool yaar…

    I was breaking my head daily as to what to prepare for night’s dinner. My hubby likes roti and chappati with a variety of gravies. I tried some 5 recipies . bUt still its harder to think beyond that varieties.
    Can u suggest some varieties of parathas and gravies.

    Thanks !!!

    Shilpa: Thanks Vardhini. There are many dishes in the “side dishes” under “veg” section (check out the categories). You can choose depending on your taste.

  7. Hi Shilpa,

    This recipie sounds fantastic.Luks simple as compared to othr stuffed paratha recipies..!Also Rgt nw, me havng many vegetables in small quantities which need to be used up fast.So this is a gr8 option.N i love parathas…
    So,M gonna try it rgt away n let u kno.Wud request u 2 post such other interestng paratha recipies.

    Thnks n Regards,
    Meenal.

  8. Hi Shilpa,

    Ur website is like a best friend for a starter like me. Some-one u turn to for advice, suggestion and comfort.

    I tried this paratha with Ashwini’s masale bhath, for my mum’s bday, and it was a hit.

    All thanks to u and Ashwini.

  9. Hi Shilpa,
    A very healthy and tasty paratha it seems to be. I will definitely try for my 5 1/2 yrs daughter. I am sure she will enjoy it and me tooooo. Thx for sharing.

  10. shilpa – sounds a grt recipe – but one doubt. when u say mix it into a dough – like a chapatti dough – do i do it the usual way – as in add water to make the dough – or only oil ? pls do clarify

    Shilpa: Priyam, the vegetables have a lot of water in them. So do not add water initially, if required, then only add. You can apply little oil to the dough on the outside once kneading is done.

  11. hey shilpa – tried this on sat. started off like a nightmare – ended like a beautiful dream – seriously :)too much veggies – too l’l flour- kept adding flour , still kept sticking to the hand – god i was so sure twas a disaster . but when rolling it – patted with extra flour and was just perrrfect :)) thanks a ton – a very healthy and delicious recipe this . U R THE BEST !

  12. A wonderful recipe and so easy to make. I made a few changes – grated the vegetables and cooked them in a heavy bottom pan instead of blending them in the blender. Came out really well.

  13. i had always problem in preparing the Parathas. Thanks a lot for sharing. i will try this receipe and let you knoe the feedback.

  14. Hi Shilpa,
    A week ago i visited your blog for the first time when i was looking for a egg curry recipie. I found one from this blog and something interested me.(maybe the way the blog is designed and/or your way of puting the recipie).I tried it and it was awesome. Now, whenever i want to try some new dish, i am confident that i will find some good recipie from your blog. And surprisingly i find cooking as an interesting hobby. Thank you.
    Arti

  15. hi shilpa
    Yummy and easy recipe. I was making in a different way and lost interest in doing parathas because it was a tiring job for me. Thanks and God Bless.

  16. thank u shilpa, im gonna make it tonyt for Raj n he will surely like it, i think for all the kids or grown up who eat less vegetable can be betrayed with this receipe !!

  17. thanks as i m alone in kazakhstan and i tru everything from this site to prepare with limites resources of spices and everything i m preparing food i like this i will try it thanks

  18. Hi Shilpa,

    I happened to see this post yest,and I tried this Paratha at home today.It turned awesome.Many thanks to you.You have added once nice breakfast item to my menu.My 2.5 year old just loves to eat this paratha.

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