Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Milawat Paratha (mixed-up Paratha)

Parathas are flat breads that are usually stuffed with vegetable or meat fillings. Milawat paratha are a quicker version of the stuffed parathas. Instead of stuffing the flat bread, which will require rolling out twice, we just simply mix the filling into the dough for milawat parathas. They taste great and are full of flavour just like the stuffed parathas, but, just require less work. Weekends are great for making rotis for me since I will have Anjalie to help me roll them out :) I was planning on making Aloo/potato paratha and, so, had boiled some potatoes on Sunday. Just then, our friends called to ask if their 3 yr old could come over for a visit around lunch time and stay with us for the afternoon. I had only around 45 mins to finish making lunch and clear up the kitchen before they arrived so that we could all enjoy lunch together. So as a quick alternative, I decided to turn the aloo paratha into milawat paratha. It was not surprising that all of us, including our friends, enjoyed our lunch together and I got rave reviews for the parathas. So without further ramblings, here is the recipe...

You will need:
3 cups flour (I used equal amounts of atta, plain flour/maida and soya flour)
your choice of veggies: potatoes (peeled & boiled), 1 grated carrots/beetroot/broccoli/cabbage /cauliflower, spinach etc...
2 small tomatoes cooked, peeled and mashed
2 fresh chillies chopped (for adults-optional)
salt to taste
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 
2 tbsp plain yoghurt (optional)
water enough to knead into dough
oil/ghee for greasing the skillet

In a large mixing bowl add all the veggies you plan to use.

Add the tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and mash well making sure that there are no lumps.

Add flour and salt next and mix well.

Add yoghurt and little bit water at a time to make a soft dough.

Knead for another min to make a pliable smooth dough.

Turn the dough on lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 10 equal sized balls.

Roll each of them into circle of 1/4 inch thickness.

Heat a skillet to medium heat. Grease well with oil/ghee. Cook paratha on medium heat until golden brown.

Turn over and cook the other side to golden brown as well. Serve warm with your favourite curry and raita.

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