Friday, 3 January 2014

Broccoli & Tofu Paratha ( stuffed flatbread ) !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

How's your new year started, made some resolutions, any of you on new one month detox ?

I have started my new year with zeal and hope. Right now while I am drafting this post I am optimistic that this year I am going to try very hard to focus on healthy eating and to do more exercise, let's hope I keep up to my word ! By saying this doesn't mean that we do not already eat healthily or keep fit, just realize that numbers are adding in our life, so want take extra care for health. I'M determined !!

So since new year I started preparing nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinner and in between snacks are only fruit, seeds and nuts. On new years day kids didn't wake up till mid morning, so for them instead of breakfast, decided to do brunch and prepared Broccoli and Tofu paratha !

Check out my various Paratha recipe link by clicking here

I am sure you must be familiar with health benefits of Broccoli and Tofu, everyone adores Broccoli in the family, we use in stir fry, steam them, make Broccoli, Fenugreek, Chandaal sabji and Broccoli rice. So thought adding in paratha filling and to make more healthy and flavourful added tofu. I did not over cooked the Broccoli to keep its nutrients, just stir fried for less than 2 minutes, and cooked with minimum spices.

Result was splendid. My daughter who never finishes one Aloo Paratha in one go, demolished more than two and request that these paratha should go on our regular menu. So let's see how I prepared them !

Please don't judge the pictures, they do not do any justice to the taste, but believe me they were so delicious. I wasn't prepare to post them but then family insisted that I should otherwise I'll forget the recipe, and they won't get these paratha again..:) so without any preparation I took few pics of  2 parathas.



You will need :- filling
  •  250 g washed fresh broccoli florets
  • 150 g tofu ( drain the water and leave it aside )
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 2 tbsp. green chiili, garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. amchoor powder
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp. instant mashed potato or small boiled potato grated
You will need :- Dough
  • 2 cups multigrain chappati flour or whole wheat flour ( will post recipe how to make multigrain chapatti atta at home )
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ( ajwain )

  • Few tbsp. oil for shallow frying

 Method:-
Place all the ingredients of dough in one bowl and knead a soft pliable dough with water. Cover the dough and leave it aside.
Meanwhile prepare filling by pat drying broccoli, so we have less moisture in the broccoli.
Either grate Broccoli or use food processor till you get coarse broccoli, so you won't have much trouble to roll the paratha. ( I used my food processor ).
Pat dry tofu with kitchen tissue paper and let it absorb most of the moisture then grate the tofu.
Heat 1tbsp. oil in a heavy bottom kadai, add cumin seeds and when they pop add onion and sauté for few minutes, do not make brown.
Now add GGC paste and kasoori methi.
Add broccoli and cook for only one minute, keep stirring.
Now add all the masala and tofu.
Give it a quick stir and check the moisture level, add little mashed potato and switch off the heat.
Mix well the mixture and leave it to cool.
Make 10-12 lemon size balls from the dough. Roll thin out one ball on floured surface board about 4-5 " diameter.
Place a one stuffing ball on the rolled dough. ( look at the pics )
Gather the sides and bring them together. Once again make a ball.
Press gently dough ball and dust some dry flour and roll out once again .
Heat tawa or griddle and cook on both side applying little oil till light golden.
Serve hot with chutney, lassi or raita.
I served mine with green chutney , Garlic chutney and Lassi ( yogurt drink ).

These parathas only taste good whilst they are nice and hot, so better to eat them up quickly!!






Happy Cooking :)
Sending it to made with love Mondays

6 comments:

  1. love the filling jagruti! my folks don't like tofu, maybe i should try adding them to roti's like this and not miss out its nutritious benefits

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  2. Happy New Year to you and your family Jagruti. The paratha surely looks so tempting and mouthwatering. Loved the look of it.
    Deepa

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  3. This is definitely a great way to kick-start healthful eating in the new year! Broccoli and tofu are certainly under-used and I love the combination for a stuffing...

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  4. Please email to recipes. Thank you.
    habeebdurdana@gmail.com

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  5. Please email to recipes. Thank you.

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