Broccoli paratha

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                        Ready to serve Broccoli paratha with curds & Chili pickle

Makes 14-15  of the above size

Serves 5-6

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family, whose large flowering head is used as a vegetable.   Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties.There are three commonly grown types of broccoli. The most familiar is Calabrese broccoli, often referred to simply as “broccoli”, named after Calabria in Italy. It has large (10 to 20 cm) green heads and thick stalks. It is a cool season annual crop. Sprouting broccoli has a larger number of heads with many thin stalks. Purple cauliflower is a type of broccoli sold in southern Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. It has a head shaped like cauliflower, but consisting of tiny flower buds. It sometimes, but not always, has a purple cast to the tips of the flower buds.

When we both came here to live with my son’s family for a while i prepared a couple of dishes of Broccoli and one of them is the stuffed paratha which tasted great and so i thought of sharing the same with my fellow bloggers to add to the long list of parathas on this blog.  Here it goes:

What you need to have:

1. Fresh grated Broccoli – 3 cups

2.  Chopped onions – 1 and 1/2  cups

3. Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons

4. Grated ginger – 2 Teaspoons

5. Green chili grated – 1 Teaspoon

6. Garam masala powder – 3/4 Teaspoon(home made)

7. Turmeric powder – 2 pinches

8. Cooking oil – 2 Tablespoons

9. Salt – as per tasteKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                              Fresh Broccoli

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                          Grated Broccoli

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                               Ingredients of Seasoning               

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and pat dry broccoli and grate it barring the stem of the veggie.

2. Wash, peal and chop onions fine, grate green chili, also grate ginger, and keep it aside with other ingredients as shown in the above image.

3. Place a skillet with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  On heating add cumin seeds to it.  When it splutters, add chopped onions and salt to it and fry till transparent.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                           Cumin seeds being fried in oil

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                            Chopped onions being added with salt 

4. When done, add grated green chili , ginger, red chili powder, garam masala powder to it and give a strong stir.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                     All powders, grated green chili & ginger added

5.When done add grated Broccoli to it and cook till soft.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                              Grated Broccoli being dded to the seasoning

6. Allow it to cool and make lemon size balls and is as shown in the image below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                 Stuffing being shaped into round balls

Ingredients of the outer dough:

1. Wheat atta – 2 cups

2. Salt – as per taste

3. Cooking oil – 5-6 teaspoonsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                             Ingredients of the outer dough

1. Sieve atta with salt and transfer it to a bowl.  Add oil and  water in steps to make a paliable soft dough.  Pinch out lemon sized dough , knead it and roll it into 5″ diameter disc and place the stuffing ball from step-6 into the rolled disc and bring the edges together to join them and flatten and roll it dusting in atta to required thickness.  Repeat the same process for the remaining parathas.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA      Knead atta, Pinched out ball, closed edges after placing the stuffing & the stuffing placedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                         Rolled Broccoli paratha

3. Place a roti tawa on medium flame and on heating, splash a little oil on it and  place the rolled paratha on the heated tawa and splash oil onthe roti.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                  Rolled roti being placed to fry

4. When fried at the bottom flip and fry on the reverse till dark brown dots appear and it fluffs up if rolled in a phased manner.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                Roti being fried on the reverseKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                          Roti being fried till done

5. Transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy with curds and chili pickle.  yummmmm!!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                   Ready to serve Broccoli paratha with curds and chili pickle

Makes: 15

Serves 5-6

Good to remember: 1. Use fresh veggie for best results.

2. Let the outer dough be soft but easy to roll.

3. Rolling it very thin will not give the actual texture to the paratha , hence roll it to medium thick consistency.

6 thoughts on “Broccoli paratha

    food passion and love said:
    August 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Yummyyyy!

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Hi food for passion and love

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Do try it out

        food passion and love said:
        August 28, 2014 at 5:47 am

        yes i will dear!I have a broccolii in my veggie tray now

    noodlesforthoughts said:
    September 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

    This is unheard of.. very interesting,.. does it taste a bit like gobhi paratha?

    Sailata said:
    September 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I have not been receiving any posts of late was

    10 Dishes You Must Try said:
    October 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    […] is an edible green plant in the cabbage family, whose large flowering head is used as a vegetable. Pratibha Rao tried several dishes with Broccoli and one of it is yummy, tempting Broccoli […]

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