Sunday, September 1, 2013

My love for stuffed parathas grows with every passing day. I can simply prepare these fulfilling parathas whenever I have no idea what to cook or when I am not in a mood to cook big meals. These Onion and Capsicum parathas taste great. Onion and Capsicum compliments each other wonderfully. The parathas are made in the same way like all other stuffed parathas.

Here is the recipe..

Makes 4 parathas

Ingredients :
Wheat Flour - 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 Teaspoon
Water as required
Ghee or oil as required

Onion - 2 medium finely chopped
Capsicum - 1/2 green finely chopped
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon or to taste
Coriander Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1 Tablespoon chopped
Any other spices of choice

Spiced Curd:
Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Any other spice of choice

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl add sifted wheat flour and salt. 
2. Add water little by little and knead to a soft but stiff dough.
3. Knead well for about 5 minutes and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
4. In a bowl add the chopped onions and capsicum. To this add some salt and mix well. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.

5. After 15 minutes gently squeeze the onion and capsicum mixture to release water and moisture. Squeeze to release all the water as the water will not allow to roll the paratha and turn it sticky. Discard the water. (The water can be used to knead the dough)

6. To this add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Add more salt if needed.

7. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls.
8. Divide the onion capsicum mixture into 4 equal portions. The stuffing portion should be of the same size of the dough ball.
9. Roll the dough to a small disc by dusting some wheat flour making it thinner at the edges than at the centre.

10. Place the stuffing mixture in the centre of the disc and start gathering the edges to seal the stuffing mixture.

11. Ensure that there is no trapped air inside and flatten the dough.

12. Roll it to a disc by dusting wheat flour. Do not roll it too thin.

13. Heat a tawa and place the paratha on the hot tawa. 
14. When it is cooked with light brown spots flip it to the other side.
15. While the second side is cooking, apply ghee or oil on the first side and flip it again.
16. Apply oil or ghee and keep flipping till both the sides are well cooked.
17. Prepare the yogurt by adding some salt and chilli powder and beating the yogurt without any lumps. 

Enjoy onion capsicum paratha

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