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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Stuffed Green Papaya Paratha / Flat Bread


         Parathas, be they plain or stuffed have been an integral part of a breakfast menu on an Indian platter. In fact they can be had any time of the day. It also serves as a perfect lunch box meal. They are filling, wholesome and healthy too. 

         I have various types of stuff parathas in my blog, except green papaya. So here you go - stuffed green papaya paratha, which turned out very delicious. You can enjoy them with any side dish, pickles, yoghurt or just butter. So please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.






  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • oil to shallow fry

Stuffing - 

  • 1 medium size green papaya, grated
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 fresh red / green chilies
  • handful of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. roasted gram flour







         Heat oil in a pan and temper with the cumin seeds and ginger. Saute for a few seconds. Add the turmeric powder and garam masala powder. 

          Then add the grated papaya, salt and fresh chilies. Mix everything well and cook, covered on a medium flame. Keep stirring at intervals and cook till all the moisture is dry.

         Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool down. Add the coriander leaves and gram flour. Mix well and keep aside.

         In a bowl, mix together flour, salt and 1 tbsp. oil. Add required quantity of water and knead a stiff dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

         Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Take each ball of dough and roll out like a poori by dusting some flour. Place 1-2 tbsp. of the filling and bring all the edges together.

         Secure it firmly and flatten it with your fingers so that the stuffing is evenly spread out. Now dust some more flour and roll out into a bigger circle, just like a chapatti.

         Make similar parathas. Heat a tawa / skillet and shallow fry the stuffed parathas one at a time, by drizzling some oil over it and around the edges.

         Fry on a medium flame till it turns light golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a serving plate. Fry all the remaining parathas in the same way. Serve them hot with any side dish, yoghurt, butter or pickle.




                    Heat oil in a pan and temper with the cumin seeds and ginger. Saute for
                    a few seconds. 



                               Add the turmeric powder and garam masala powder. 



                   Then add the grated papaya, salt and fresh chilies. Mix everything well and
                   cook, covered on a medium flame. 



                              Keep stirring at intervals and cook till all the moisture is dry.


   
                               Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool down. 



                                Add the coriander leaves....




                               .....and gram flour. Mix well and keep aside.



                   Take each ball of dough and roll out like a poori by dusting some flour. Place
                   1-2 tbsp. of the filling....



                                .....and bring all the edges together.



                    Secure it firmly & flatten it with your fingers so that the stuffing is evenly
                   spread out. 



                  Now dust some more flour & roll out into a bigger circle, just like a chapatti.






                    Heat a tawa / skillet and shallow fry the stuffed parathas one at a time, 
                    by drizzling some oil over it and around the edges.



                                Transfer to a serving plate. 




                              Serve them hot with any side dish, yoghurt, butter or pickle.









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