Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peas Paratha


Peas: 1 cup
Whole wheat flour (According to the number of parathas to be prepared)
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder
Cumin powder
Coriander powder
Mango powder
Chaat Masala/Garam Masala
Mint powder
(All spices according to taste)
Butter (for frying)

  1. Boil peas in water for 5-7 minutes until they are soft and a bit mushy. Drain water and keep aside. I use frozen peas so I just microwave in water for 1 minute.
  2.  Mix all the dry spices with the wheat flour completely. Add the boiled peas to the flour and knead the flour adding very little water at a time. Remember that the flour must not be sticky otherwise parathas cannot be made from the flour.
  3. Pinch out small balls from the dough and roll carefully using a little dusting from the dried wheat flour.
  4. Heat the griddle/tawa on highest temperature and carefully put the rolled out paratha on the tawa.
  5. Turn after 20 seconds. Let cook completely from both sides. Ideally it is cooked evenly,just past the stage of not remaining uncooked, but we prefer a little bit burnt flavour in the same, adds to the taste (just as you could see in the pictures). This comes with experience, you might not want to burn it much, as it will spoil the entire taste. So cook it just until past the uncooked stage. 
  6. Now fry both sides with butter and take out on a plate. Add a dollop of butter and serve hot with any pickle/raita. I served it with Mint Onion Raita.

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