Gobhi-Methi Bharwan Paratha [Cauliflower-Fenugreek Leaves Stuffed Flatbread]

I've fallen in love with stuffed parathas.

It has become so easy to have a nutritious breakfast with a stuffed paratha & plain yogurt (sweet yogurt in my case!), if not raita.  Or to heat the paratha up real quick for lunch or dinner, serve with seasoned raita, some pickle or chutney, and salad on the side.  Or to munch on it while watching TV at home, or to roll it up with a pickle and give in husband’s lunchbox – stuffed parathas have made my life easier.

Here’s Gobhi-Methi Stuffed Paratha recipe from Shobha Indani.  Should make about 8-10 parathas, about ½ inch thick.

Gobi aur Methi ke Parathe
What you’ll need for Cauliflower-Fenugreek Leaves Paratha:

For stuffing:
For tempering:
1 Tbsp Oil
½ tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)
1 cup Cauliflower (phool-gobhi), grated
½ tsp Cumin Seeds (jeera)
1 cup Fenugreek Leaves (methi), chopped
2 tsp Green Chili Paste* (hari mirch)
1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp Ginger Paste* (adrak)

1 tsp Red Chili Powder (lal mirch powder)
For dough:
½ tsp Turmeric Powder (haldi)
3 cup whole wheat flour (aata)
1 tsp Chaat Masala
2 Tbsp oil
(dhania-jeera powder)
½ tsp salt
¼ cup Chickpea Flour (besan)**
Ghee/oil for shallow-frying
1 tsp Dry Mango Powder (amchur)

Salt to taste (namak)


Cauliflower and Fenugreek Leaves Stuffed Indian Flatbread

Let’s Begin!

1.  Knead all ingredients for the dough using required water until smooth but a little firm.  Keep aside 15-20 minutes.

2.  Heat oil in pan, add tempering.  Add cauliflower + green chili paste + ginger paste & stir-fry 1 minute.  Now add all the remaining ingredients, mix & cook 1 more minute***.  Allow to cool.

3.  Divide dough & stuffing in equal portions, and roll the paratha with stuffing inside, sealed well, into any shape your want.  Shallow-fry both sides using ghee/oil until golden brown.

4.  Sprinkle chaat masala on hot Gobi Methi Paratha, top it with a lob of butter & serve with curd/raita, ketchup, green chutney, or pickle.

Paratha with Cauliflower and Fenugreek Leaves Stuffing
Notes:
*  Use chopped green chilies or grated ginger if you don’t have pastes; same thing.
**  Put the ingredients for stuffing in the order listed, or at least don’t put chickpea flour earlier otherwise it will soak up all the oil.  The chickpea flour helps keep the stuffing together like a dough.  It may be omitted.
***  If you cook for long time, the stuffing starts to dry up and does not roll well inside the dough.  When the stuffing is malleable, it is easier to roll out the paratha.

Gobhi Methi Bharwan Paratha
Which type of stuffed paratha is your favorite?
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19 comments:

  1. As you sd stuff parathas r always easy n healthy too ..they r perfect ones for lunch box..love this one so much.. with greens its super one..Bookmarked..

    and nish i hv given the posts to my dad for home grown wheat grass which he was looking for a very long time n he so much happy n has commenced the work.. will send u the clicks soon..thanks..

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    1. Thanks Kalpana!

      And awesome!!! Let me know if he has any doubts, ok? I'll be happy to help with whatever I know :)

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  2. Wow wat a healthy and super tempting stuffed parathas, wish to have some rite now.

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  3. Perfect in shape...never tried gobhi and methi combo in paratha...love to give this recipe a try....paratha's look superly yummy....

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  4. This is such a yummy one...I would love to try it..U have made perfectly Dear..Bookmarking it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Aarthi.
      I think I saw this same comment from you in about 14 other blogs, LOL
      :D

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  5. Looks soft n yummy...parathas look flavourful n tempting

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  6. Super yummy parathas,like the square shape and the last click is awesome dear...

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  7. tasty and yummy parathas..square looks so cute

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  8. I LOVE the square paratha's! they look so adorable.. i am a paratha lover too :)

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  9. Inviting clicks and I love the flavor of fenugreek. Tasty dish and thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

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  10. Priya, Lubna (Kitchen Flavours), Sharmilee, Nalini, Jagruti, Deepthi, Vardhini & Surbhi - thank you all so much!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  11. yummm. i love the perfect cute parathas.. and the lovely stuffing!

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  12. I love parathas, just any kind. With some plain yogurt on the side and your meal is complete. These look so delicious!!1

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  13. love the beautiful way you made such uniform parathas.. Professional!

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  14. Thanks a lot - Richa, Asmita & Niv!!! :) :) :)

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  15. lovely soft paratha looks very inviting

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  16. Square Parathas!! Now dont I love that shape?! Beautiful pictures as well :) I am huuuuuuuuuge paratha fan too and create a paratha with about anything and everything :)

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