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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Spring Onion Paratha (Flat Bread)

          These healthy and nutritious Parathas makes for a delicious weekend breakfast.  In fact they can be had any time of the day as snacks or can be packed for a lunch box meal too. Made with finely chopped spring onions and other flavouring agents, these shallow fried flat breads can be relished with any side dish, pickle, yoghurt or butter. So check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.

  • 2 bunches spring onion (Only the green part), finely chopped
  • 1 cup atta (whole wheat flour)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kalonji (nigella seeds)
  • oil to shallow fry

          In a bowl combine all the above mentioned ingredients, except oil to shallow fry and knead into a soft dough with the help of required quantity of water. Keep aside in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

          Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a circle by dusting some flour. Make parathas the same way with rest of the dough.

           Heat 1 tsp. oil in a tawa / skillet and shallow fry the parathas one at a time till light golden colour before flipping it over to the other side.

            Apply some oil over it and fry till light golden brown on the other side too. Similarly fry rest of the parathas in the same way and serve hot with some side dish, youghurt, butter or pickles.

                               Finely chop the spring onions.

                    Mix with atta, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder,
                    1 tbsp. oil, chopped greens and kalonji.

                   Knead into a stiff dough & keep it aside in the refrigerator for 15-20 min.

                               Divide into equal portions.

                               Roll out each portion into a circle just like chapatti.

                               Shallow fry with 1 tsp. oil each on both sides till light golden. 

                               Serve the parathas hot with chana Masala or any side dish.

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