These nutrition packed paranthas are my innovation which pack loads of vegetables into a parantha and make it a healthy option!
Ojas, these days is in a state where he wants to eat everything on his own, so I am trying to innovate foods which he can eat on his own. At the top of the list are paranthas. These nutrition packed paranthas are the one dish which I created and everyone loved.
Honestly, there is nothing to beat the awesomeness of paranthas. You can add so much to it! Vegetables, leafy vegetables, millet flours, oats, soya flour, you name it and you can add it in and put in some spices, and voila! you have a dish which everyone will love. And the great thing about these paranthas is that you can just serve them with some sauce or pickles and a bowl of curd, and it is a whole balanced meal in itself. I personally think there are very few dishes which offer as much warmth and love as a hot parantha off the tawa with a dollop of butter on it!
Whether it is finger food for toddlers or lunch box options, paranthas are pretty much a favorite for most people. My fondest memories are those of my mom serving us hot paranthas off the tawa on a warm winter evening. And my love for paranthas is pretty evident if you see the number of parantha recipes I have on my blog. Cheesy ones, vegetable ones, green leafy vegetables ones, stuffed ones and even avocado ones 😉 I make them all.
While I do love my kulchas and naans (especially the ones which you get by the street side and dhabas in Delhi), I have a special affinity towards paranthas. They just spell H-O-M-E for me!
So try these nutrition packed paranthas today and see how they disappear from the table in no time 🙂
Nutrition Pack Parathas
- 1.5 cups atta flour
- 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels (parboiled and crushed)
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 bunch palak leaves chopped
- 1 bunch methi leaves chopped
- 1/2 tsp Ajwain seeds
- 1 tsp oil
- to taste salt
- pinch red chilli powder
- mozzarella cheese some
- green chillies (optional)
- Knead all ingredients apart from cheese together to make dough.
- With the dough, roll out small paranthas and stuff with cheese.
- Seal the edges and roll again.
- Fry both sides using oil, ghee or butter, whatever your child prefers.
- Serve with curd.
I do plain palak or plain methi paranthas, this sounds tasty.. i liked the idea :).. thanks for sharing.. ~Tara
sounds yumm! Must try.
Now .. I am gonna make some nice palak paratha today night! <i>*That made me hungry!</i>
Oh wow! Mozarella cheese in paranthas!!! That sounds like a good one. I’ll try it
I am hungry !!! Loved the idea of so many things in this stuffing- loads of nutrition 🙂
Yumm..this should go on HnT ..please link it there 🙂
@mindspace,welcome, glad u liked it
@Swati,its already up there
I like Aloooo Parathas only 🙂 and you are cheating 😉 And why is the Tasty Food indirectly proportionate to taste 🙂
you know what… all u people keep posting such wonderful recipes and all and i keep taking printouts home… while i make some simpler ones… some have to be made by wifey… now i know why she hates the blogosphere… lol !
why is it that a recipe, or even the photo of food doesnt really make me go crazy? hmmm…. but of course i love foodd…. hmm well maybe im one of those strictly smell types….. 🙂
Wah! I’ve never heard of using corn in parathas, but i love corn!!! must to try this! thanks monika! 🙂 Ojas must have loved it!!!
@chirag,try this its tasty too 🙂 trust me not cheating
sounds totally yummy! 😀