Mushroom stuffed paratha

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DSCN0196                           Ready to serve stuffed Mushroom paratha with pickle & chutney powder  

Makes : 8-10

Time taken :1 hour

Most of you know what is paratha.  It is a flat stuffed bread stuffed with vegetables and you can use any vegetable  and the most common being the “Potato”.  But Raddish, Cauliflower, Methi leaves, and even Toffu make great and arguably healthier parathas than the potato fillings.  Today i have decided to make Mushroom filling paratha.

Until recently Mushroom was never common in the indian cooking.  A few years later button mushrooms were available in plastic covers in even in grocery stores.  Now a days even for the  vegetarians these mushrooms are favorites because of the unique flavor and is the staple of indian cuisine.

I love Mushrooms and i knew that these parathas would turn out to be yummy and they did.  Mushrooms tend to give away a lot of moisture and you need to remove every trace of moisture to make a quality paratha.  Here is my version of the recipe..

What you need to have:

1. Grated Mushroom – 2 cups

2. Onion chopped – 1cup

3. Garlic minced – 1 teaspoon

4. Ginger grated – 1/2 teaspoon

5. Green chili grated – 1 teaspoon

6. Cilantro chopped – 2 teaspoons

7. Dry mango powder – 1/2 teaspoon

8. Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon

9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

10. Besan powder – 1 tablespoon

11. Salt- as per taste

12. Cooking oil – 1 TablespoonDSCN0167                                                                     Ingredients of stuffing

Ingredients of the outer dough

1. Wheat atta – 1 and 1/2 cups

2. Salt – as per taste

3. Cooking oil – 2-3 teaspoons(to make the dough)                                                                                                            KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                        Ingredients of the outer dough

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peal and chop onions fine, chop cilantro and grate green chili as well and keep it aside.

2. Place a wide pan with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame and add chopped onions and salt to it and fry till transparent.

DSCN0172                                                    Chopped onions being fried adding salt

3. When done add turmeric powder, chopped green chili and fry for a minute.

DSCN0173                                        Grated green chili and turmeric powder being added

4. When done, add minced garlic and fry till you get a pleasant aroma.DSCN0175                                                      Minced garlic being fried in  the seasoning

5. add grated Mushroom to it and fry till all the moisture is evaporated and mixture turns a bit dry.DSCN0176                                                     Grated Mushroom being fried till done

6. when done add besan to it and cook till done.DSCN0178                                                         Besan being added to the mushroom mix

7. Finally add chopped cilantro and roasted cumin powder to it and stir.DSCN0181                                Chopped cilantro and cumin powder being added to the stuffing

8. On cooling make round balls and keep it aside.DSCN0183                                                                   Stuffing being shaped

9. Make a soft and paliable dough by mixing water in steps to the wheat atta , salt and cooking oil.   pinch out the required quantity of the dough and make round balls.  Dust it in the atta and roll a 4″ disc and place the stuffing ball in it.  Close the edges by bringing together all the ends.  Roll it dusting it in atta into 6″ roti .DSCN0187                                         Rolled disc, stuffing being placed and rolled paratha

10. Place a roti skillet on medium flame.  On heating splash a little oil on it and place the rolled paratha from step-9 on it.  Apply oil on the top of the roti too.DSCN0190                                                       Rolled paratha being placed on the skillet

11. When the bottom side of the paratha is done flip it and fry till done.DSCN0191                                                              Roti being  flipped and fried

12. Again flip , so that it puffs up and brown dots appear all over the paratha.DSCN0195                                                          Paratha being puffed up till done

13. Transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy with pickle and chutney powder or even yoghurt!!!Yummm!!!!!!!!DSCN0196                            Ready to serve Mushroom stuffed pareatha with chutney powder & pickle

Makes : 8-10

Time taken: 1 hour

Good to remember:

1. Mushroom should be fresh  for better taste.

2. The stuffing should be perfect to stuff it and then roll it as well.

3. One can even relish it with curds and chili pickle.

4. The outer dough also should be soft to roll it perfect.

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