Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cabbage parata

Cabbage is a vegetable  very few people really appreciate, but it's truly a dieter's friend. I really enjoy this vegetable in certain dishes like coleslaw ,soups,fried rice and Chinese stir fries or simple thoran or konkani style Upkari..Green cabbage has a respectable amount of vitamin C;.
Today i am here with one such interesting recipe of parata using cabbage as the main ingredient.. i really prefer to have paratas in my breakfast.As breakfast gives you a chance to start each day with a healthy and nutritious meal. It also lays the foundation for lifelong health benefits.When you eat a healthy breakfast, you're more likely to eat more vitamins and minerals and better concentration and productivity throughout the morning.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 minutes
  • 250 grams Cabbage(grated or finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Gram Flour/besan
  • 2tsp Ginger (chopped)
  • 2tsp Garlic cloves ( chopped)
  • 1tbsp Mint leaves ( chopped)
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1tsp Green chillies ( finely chopped)
  • 2tsp Red chilly powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1tbsp oil
For Dough
  • 2 cup Wheat flour
  • Luke warm water For kneading the dough
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2-3tsp oil
Cooking Directions
Dough for parata:
  •  Mix salt and wheat flour, add required luke warm water and knead to a soft dough.
  • Apply some oil on the surface and keep aside.
 For stuffing:
  1. Heat oil in a pan add jeera,chopped green chillies,ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.
  2. Now add red chilly powder,garam masala powder and turmeric powder and fry it well.
  3. Add chopped cabbage and salt and saute continuously on medium high till cabbage looks soft and moist.Add mint leaves and saute again for a minute.
  4. Add the gram flour and stir it well till the mixture becomes dry.
  5. Now you get approximately 2 cups of stuffing. Let it cool down completely before making parata.You can refrigerate this stuffing for couple of days.
Stuffing parata:

  1. Divide the dough into 10-12 balls.
  2. Roll each ball into 3' diameter circles.
  3. Place the cabbage stuffing in the middle and cover it .
  4. Now roll it to 6-7 inch big thick rotis using some dry flour. Repeat this for the remaining dough also.
  5. Now heat the griddle or pan,apply some ghee or oil and start frying parata one by one applying ghee or oil on both the sides till golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with butter ,pickle or plain curd.
Tip :Combine red and green cabbage for a more interesting parata.