Sunday, 8 July 2012

Raw Banana and Oats Paratha ( Pan fried Indian bread )

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Spicy parathas are the epitome of the Indian cuisine.. enjoyed particularly by Gujarati's and Punjabi's. In my family we enjoy all types of parathas and one of the joys of cooking them is that you can experiment with fillings and flavours!

I had raw banana sitting around in my kitchen.. I was hoping to use them for a BBQ meal but one look outside the window shattered that thought!! An easy solution was parathas stuffed with raw banana. Parathas are perfect in cold, wet weathers as they are warming and deeply satisfying because they are rich and oily! Parathas are in fact mainly associated with the rainy seasons due to this.
Parathas stuffed with raw banana is a zingy take on aloo paratha... contrasting but just as incredible!!
On to the recipe...

You will need:- Stuffing
  • 5 medium size raw banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 3 tbsp crushed green chillies and ginger
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar ( optional )
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp ground coriander and cumin ( dhana jeera powder )
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
You will need:- Dough
  • 3 cup whole wheat flour +  for dusting
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp oil + for shallow frying
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain ( carom seeds )
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • handful of fresh coriander powder

Method:- Stuffing

Boil the banana with skin until well cooked.
Peel the skin and mash the banana.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan , add mustard seeds, when they crackle add hing and sesame seeds.
Now add crushed green chillies and ginger, fry few seconds.
Add oats and coconut, cook 1-2 minutes.
Add mashed banana and all the masala with salt and sugar.
Mix everything, cook the masala for 2-3 minutes.
Now add lemon juice and fresh coriander. Mix well and leave it aside to cool.
Make golf size balls from the mixture.

Method:- Dough
Place all the ingredients of dough in a one big bowl and make soft and pliable dough with using enough water. Keep it aside covered.

Method :- Paratha
Make  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.
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, pickle lassi, raita or hot cup of tea or steaming mug of coffee.
I served mine with mixed pickle and yogurt.
Enjoy !!

Linking this recipe to my own event Know Your Flours- Wheat Flour  and Celebrate - Olympic Games event by ME , guest host by Priya . Also to Celebrate - Monsoon of India event by me, guest host by Sayantani.


  1. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.

  2. Crisp and delicious..loved the idea of raw banana filling..nice and innovative idea!

  3. Very innovative idea.. simple delicious

  4. very yummy. and healthy paratha recipe

  5. Such an irresistible parathas, simply loving that filling.

  6. Love this one....Looks delicious


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