If you are wondering about how silly the title is, wait until you see the pictures. They are self-explanatory 🙂
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 😉 as long as there is no mould/fungus on it, that should be fine 😈 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 😉 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 😉 I made two different types of parathas 🙂
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!!)
37 replies on “Awfully Awesome Parathas”
Yes you are 🙂 🙂
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 🙂
Yummy paranthas… My mom used to make ones like these
Aww thank you Prats!
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 😦 bad me
I too want some… 🙂 I love parathas, unless they don’t have methi or palak stuffed in it… 😀
Thank you Tanishka. Yuck for palak parathas 😈 Methi sounds good though 🙂
They look super yummy and very easy to make 😛
Thanks Pal for the recipe 😀 😀
They’re super easy, CB, I really hope you try it 🙂 Thx!
I add lots of dhania leaves and onions and green chillis to the mix. Its spicy and lovely
Thanks for that great tip, Ritu, I think I’ll try the dhania and onion next!
Yum! I do this a lot 🙂 Although mine does not look half as appetizing 🙂
Awww, we’re being very modest 😛
I make these too and I agree – chilli powder is best!
Thx Pix, and btw, I said ‘no’ to chilli pdr 😉
Yummy parathas,today i made cauliflower and spring onion paratha 🙂
Oh that sounds yummy! Never tried a spring onion combo before!
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 😉
Never tried that, LR, may be someday 🙂 Keeping the fridge spacious sounds like a good incentive to try this out 🙂
so, like how Aaloo Paratha is Aaloo stuffed paratha, this is Meenji Paratha, huh? (meenji pona vegetables stuff pannadu)
ROFL! What a perfect caption. If I ever write a book, I will be contacting you for captions and titles 😉
LOL Vimmuuu…..thats a good one…. 🙂
Left over vegi Parantha..and left one daal ones.. Both are amazing. Love them so very much 🙂
Never tried the Daal ones, what’s that, Nam? Pliss to share?
LOL U r awesome Pal; na naaa not awfully awesome 😛
Ha ha ha, thank u dear Swar! Btw, you know, we both speak the same way, same voice/tone/pronunciation 🙂
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 😛
But interesting and funny. And you can experiment with any type of fillings 🙂
I am a huuuuge fan of paranthas, Prateek. Simply love them, and will be trying out more fillings in the coming days 🙂 Thank you for visiting and commenting too 🙂 Will hop over to your blog as soon as I can!
🙂 i am a great fan of your combo recipes 😀 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.
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 🙂
Aww thanks Deeps, btw, I am yet to make that call to you 😉
Hmm now this sounds easy to make. Have to try it! 😀
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 😉
It looks yummmmmm……of course it happens from time to time at home…. 🙂 😛
Thx Uma, this was my first attempt though 😉
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 😉 So when do you intend to resume blogging, btw? 😉
err… no comments 😦 I wish I was a woman so I could blog about anything at all… including awfully awesome parathas! 😛
Heyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whats that supposed to mean???? Girls, Ladies and Aunties, I think a war needs to be waged!!!!!
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!! 😀 Not a spec of the goo will come out! 🙂 Try it!
Ooh nice tip, Shilpa, thanks for that!!
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!
Enna amma rombha cooking pannre ni? 🙄 Are you planning to shut down all the Yindian Caaarry restaurants out their in England?
ROFL! Vie Naat?!! U vaant to beeee yae partnar? 😛
Hmmm. You have truly become a ‘yummy’ mommy 🙂
Awww, thank you Rosh. I bet your Junior will love parathas as soon as he can bite into them 🙂
They look really yummy.. Parathas are really not much time taking to make.. I had made aloo ones sometime back.. they came out well 🙂
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 😉
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 🙂
that look nice PAls 🙂 🙂
he he, thanks Kanagu!
They look yummmmmm!
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.
Thanks for your comment Kshitij
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 😛
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 🙂 works for lazy people like myself
LOL!..lucky you didn’t think about making biryani..:) or did you ?
LOL, No actually I didn’t 🙂