Thursday, April 10, 2014

Broccoli Paratha Recipe

I must first apologize for my long absence and not being active in blogging. Had lots and lots of work scheduled for the whole month and badly gets time to relax. I had so much of recipe pending to be blogged and am sure I ll share those as soon as possible. Now coming to the recipe Broccoli Paratha is something new which am trying for the past few days. I generally don’t stuff vegetables inside chapathi. We (I and TH) don’t like the stuffed paratha. But nowadays felt bored to having the same usual chapathi and hitting head for the gravies to match up. Hence I tried Mixed Vegetable Paratha (recipe Coming Soon) and also this Broccoli Paratha.

This idea came up after making Broccoli rice. I, kind of minced the broccoli in my chopper and mixed it with rice. TH who doesn’t even like the taste of broccoli, surprisingly liked the dish.  This made me to think of stuffing the chapathi with broccoli, since they are healthier and importantly doesn’t need time to spend for making gravies. I rolled few chapathi as thick and finally tuned to roll it as thin as possible. The thin version is much tastier than the other. But you can try both as per ur wish. Now let’s move the recipe quick!!!

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 2-4 mins


1 cup broccoli florets
1tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp chopped onions
¼ tsp ginger garlic paste
Few mint and coriander leaves
Salt (to taste)
Chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala (as needed)
Oil/ butter (as needed)

How to make it

  • Keep the chapathi dough ready.
  • Wash the broccoli florets and keep immersed in warm water with pinch of salt.
  • Take out after some time and either mince or chop finely. Set aside.
  • In a pan heat little of oil and splutter cumin seeds.

  • Add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and chopped mint and coriander leaves. Sauté for few mins.

  • Now add the chopped broccoli. Add little or sprinkle water to cook the broccoli.

  • Add the spice powder and salt as needed.

  • Cook for some time and allow the water to completely evaporate.

  • Make small round balls of the dough and stuff the broccoli inside it.

  • Roll them nicely into thin chapathi and toast in tawa.

  • Drizzle little of oil or butter on the sides of the paratha.

  • Serve hot with raitha or any side dish of choice.