Awfully Awesome Parathas


If you are wondering about how silly the title is, wait until you see the pictures. They are self-explanatory ๐Ÿ™‚

I received an email from dear Swaram, about recipe exchange. The crux was that it should be a simple and easy-to-make recipe. And this is what I ingeniously came up with:

1- Take any left-over steamed or cooked veggies from the previous day, or the day-before ๐Ÿ˜‰ as long as there is no mould/fungus on it, that should be fine ๐Ÿ˜ˆ To this, add, a pinch of Salt, Turmeric, Jeera Powder, Aamchur, Pepper powder (I use this instead of Chilli powder, so that even Kids can eat it. Psst: By kids I mean moi ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hate spice ;-)), Ginger-garlic paste.

2- Now mash it up really well, or even better, just quick grind it in the mixie without any water. You should end up with an AWFUL looking gooey paste.

Btw, I used a little bowl of freshly steamed Beans, Carrot and Peas and another little cup of left-over aloo-gobi sabzi. No, I didn’t mix the two, now even I cannot stand such a disgusting concoction ๐Ÿ˜‰ I made two different types of parathas ๐Ÿ™‚

3- Take a small lemon-sized ball of dough, and divide it into two. Roll it out into little circles. Drop a lump of the awful mixture into one circle, place the other circle on top, and press the edges together to seal them. Now roll them out into a big paratha, but don’t let the goo get out through the edges.

4- Cook this on a hot Tava, and remember, wherever the goo has indeed squeezed itself out, just add a few drops of ghee and let it roast.

Trust me on this folks, the left-over-mixed-veggies-parathas taste AWESOME. Needless to say, they are extremely nutritious too.

Try it out for yourself…

(P.S: Warned you in the beginning : These look awful, but taste awesome. Do try!!)

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37 thoughts on “Awfully Awesome Parathas

  1. The paranthaaas Loook yummy .. and so healthy toooo .. with a pot of yoghurt and lots of Butter .. yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    Oh yeah, a pot of thick curd and butter sounds super-yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. awesome yummmm something like these is a regular at home good way of getting vegies inside ojas

    and i rcvd recipe exchange mail from multiple people too but did nothing abt it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ bad me

  3. I too want some… ๐Ÿ™‚ I love parathas, unless they don’t have methi or palak stuffed in it… ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank you Tanishka. Yuck for palak parathas ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Methi sounds good though ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. ahaan! my wiffy adds the left over dal sabjiz of all kind while making Roti dough and the Rotis tastes yum and keep the fridge spacious too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Never tried that, LR, may be someday ๐Ÿ™‚ Keeping the fridge spacious sounds like a good incentive to try this out ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. LOL U r awesome Pal; na naaa not awfully awesome ๐Ÿ˜›
    Ha ha ha, thank u dear Swar! Btw, you know, we both speak the same way, same voice/tone/pronunciation ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. We call them Paranthas here in Punjab and Delhi. The recipe is a delicious read and they look…ok lets skip the “how they look” part ๐Ÿ˜›
    But interesting and funny. And you can experiment with any type of fillings ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am a huuuuge fan of paranthas, Prateek. Simply love them, and will be trying out more fillings in the coming days ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for visiting and commenting too ๐Ÿ™‚ Will hop over to your blog as soon as I can!

  7. ๐Ÿ™‚ i am a great fan of your combo recipes ๐Ÿ˜€ will try this out . BTW , is it whole atta or maida ?
    Aww aww thank you so much, Ash. This is plain aata, I never use maida.

  8. I make these too at home, Pals! Making stuffed parathas out of left-over curries is a sure-shot win, na :D. Using pepper powder instead of chilly is yet another great idea.

    Thanks for this recipe, Pals. The parathas look yummy yum yum ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aww thanks Deeps, btw, I am yet to make that call to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Hmm now this sounds easy to make. Have to try it! ๐Ÿ˜€
    You bet it is, Ashwathy, I really hope you try it. I have got ridden of my phobia of ‘making parathas’ by experimenting with these easy recipies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. It looks yummmmmm……of course it happens from time to time at home…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thx Uma, this was my first attempt though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. He he, I get plenty of these from last day’s leftover veggies… And they do taste yum…

    I know they don’t look so pretty but taste awesome, so I exactly understand ur title.

    Lol, glad to have company ๐Ÿ˜‰ So when do you intend to resume blogging, btw? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. I make parathas this way too!! If you dont want the goo (I liked this description of yours!! :D) to come out of the paratha, add a bit of bread crumbs to the goo!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Not a spec of the goo will come out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Try it!
    Ooh nice tip, Shilpa, thanks for that!!

  13. Will try this! Infact this morning I mashed up cabbage and peas curry and stuffed them into parathas for V’s school. He thought it was peas and potato:) There is another recipe you can try with all the left over curry/kootu. All ingredients Swaram mentioned, tamarind pulp to replace amchur, and a pinch of asofoetida. Shallow fry the mix with asofoe powder in 2 tsps oil, add tamarind extract and bring it to a boil. Add salt if required. Goes well with hot cooked rice.

    Oops! Sorry about the mile-long comment!
    Oh the tamarind pulp sounds like a really yummy option.. will certainly try!

  14. They look really yummy.. Parathas are really not much time taking to make.. I had made aloo ones sometime back.. they came out well ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks, Avada. You’re right, parathas aren’t too time-taking, if you the ingredients easily. Ooh, I looove aloo parathas, just made them for lunch today ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Oh GOD I’m hungry now. Why why whhhyyyy before lunch?

    Pretty interesting variation of paranthas you have here – will definitely try it out! Thanks!
    Lol, glad you liked it, hope you also try it out sometime. Btw, thank you for dropping by my blog, Kartikay ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Haha. I think the success of goo paratha depends heavily on the veggies involved in making the goo.

    Did it taste like something? A particular veggie or some of them? Or was it a completely new taste?

    I like the name Goo Paratha. I’d rather that for the title of this post.

  17. Pal, food blog chalu kar de..whatever my irregular blogging phase is going on, whenever I have come here, you share some or the other recipe here ๐Ÿ˜›

  18. Nice! What i like better about it is that there is a way to deal with leftovers plus one of this paratha is actually the equivalent of 2 rotis ๐Ÿ™‚ works for lazy people like myself

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