Green Peas Paratha

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Parathas is either the plain flat wheat atta bread or the stuffed flat bread. In our everyday life we prepare a variety of stuffed parathas ( see a list of such paratas on this blog here). Since the fresh green peas have started ariving in the market I thought I might as well put up Green peas paratha. One can even use the dried peas but the taste is normally better with the fresh peas.

What you need to have:

1. Fresh Green Peas – 1 cup

2. Besan Atta – 2 tablespoon

3. Onion (Medium) – 1

4. Coriander leaves chopped – A handful

5. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon

6. Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

7. Dhania-Jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

8. Salt – as per taste

9. Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

10. Garam masala powder – 1/4 teaspoon

11. Cookin oil – 2 tablespoon

Ingredients of stuffing

Ingredients of outer dough:

1. Wheat atta – 1 cup

2. Cooking oil – 3-4 teaspoons

3. Salt – as per taste

Ingredients of the dough

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and cook green peas in cooker till soft adding a little salt.

2. Wash and chop onions, coriander leaves fine and keep it aside.

3. Place a skillet on low flame with besan atta in it. Dry roast the same till you get a pleasant aroma and till it turns to light brown in colour. Make sure you do not burn it at all.

Chick peas atta being dry roasted

4. Place a skillet with 3-4 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. On heating, add chopped onions from step 1 to it and fry it till it is transparent adding a little salt.

Chopped Onions being fried

5. When done add dry roasted chick peas atta from step 3, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, Dhania-jeera powder, salt to it one by one and stir well. Check for salt since it is added to Green peas while cooking and also to onions while frying.

All powders being added to the seasoning

6. Mash the cooked green peas and add to the seasoning mix and also add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves from step 1 to it and stir well.

Green peas Paratha stuffing

7. Make marble sized balls from the stuffing and is as shown in the image below.

Marble sized balls of the stuffing

8. Make a pliable and smooth dough with wheat atta, salt and cooking oil and is as shown in the image below. Pinch out the required quantity of dough, roll it into 4″ diameter disc  and place the stuffing marble sized ball on the disc, bringing the outer edges closer to make it a ball.

The dough, rolled disc and the stuffing placed in the disc

9. Roll the stuffed paratha on a thick plastic sheet to the required thickness.

The rolled Green Peas Paratha

10. Place a roti griddle on the flame. When heated, spray a few drops of cooking oil and place the rolled paratha from step 9 on the griddle. Apply oil on the top of it.

Rolled Green Peas being roasted

11. When fried just reverse the same.

Roasting in progress

12. Just flip again , press it with the spatula and it puffs up.

Ready to serve Green peas Paratha

13. Serve hot with either Curds and picke or with any dry chutney powder.

Ready to serve Green peas Paratha with curds and lemon pickle

Number of Parathas: 5 of the above size

How long it takes: 45 mins


8 thoughts on “Green Peas Paratha

    sushma Mallya said:
    November 29, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Nice recipe prathibha,i have done this before but ur version is more nice and seems really delicious…will surely give it a try

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

      Hi Suashma,

      Thanx a lot 4 visiting my blog. Do give a try and mail me the feed back of the same.

    Supriya said:
    November 30, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Lovely spread of paratha and aachar and dahi.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 30, 2009 at 10:50 am

      Hi Supriya,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Pichu said:
    December 26, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Im totally in love with all ur recipes. Im a student with a very limited knowledge but your recipes are so easy to follow and they are a very big hit among my roomates 🙂 Thanks!

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Pichu,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. Do pass on the link among ur friends and relatives.

    Kumudini Prabhu said:
    June 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    A slight variation in this recipe can be attempted for a change. Crush green peas along with green chillies in a mixer. Add salt to taste. It should be noted that the green peas need be fresh and tender, the way it is available especially in North India during the months Nov-Feb. Put the paste in a non stick skillet to dry out the water content. Allow it to cool a bit. Roll out small sized balls and roll it with the kneaded chakki atta and prepare parathas the usual way.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Kumudini prabhu,

      Interestingly, I followed this method for the stuffed puri recipe which I have put up on this blog long ago. I agree this is a good option.

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