Paranthas packed with so much nutrition and taste that you just can’t get them wrong! All different kinds of flours and some leafy vegetables – This is a one pot meal in itself, really!
I absolutely heart one pot or rather one dish meals. Yes, I love cooking and there are times when I have made a 5-course meal for many people but there are times when I don’t want to do anything and end up making one item which will be a complete balance meal.. Whether it is pulaos, khichdis, or pastas, I love all the usual ones. But as we are talking about one pot meals, what about paranthas? There are so many things we can do to a parantha and come up with a yummy and fully balanced meal in itself.
I got thinking about one pot meals paranthas and made this parantha. It tasted absolutely divine and with a bowl of curd and some salad, it was one meal which was complete in itself! Wheat and ragi provide the cereals, gram flour and soya are pulses and hence provide the proteins. Methi and spinach are the veggies and that too green veggies. Some curd added to the dough and then a little curd to eat along for dairy products and its as balanced as it can get.
That is what is lovely about paranthas! Add what you want and you can still have everyone eating it up because they taste so yum. I personally believe there are very few breakfast recipes as wholesome and filling like a parantha! I guess it is obvious from the sheer number of paranthas recipes I have on the blog, that I am a big fan of paranthas! I can eat them any time of the day or night! Full of health and deliciousness! Whether it is an avocado cheese parantha (which are great for the lunchbox, by the way!) or the traditional namak aur ajwain ka parantha (which are awesome with tea!) or the super healthy protein rich Sattu parantha, each of it is unique in its way and so yummy!
So try out these nutrition packed paranthas, and you will end up making them time and again 🙂
Power ingredients in a parantha
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup ragi flour
- 1/2 soya flour
- 1/2 gram flour
- 1 bunch methi leaves pureed
- 1 bunch spinach leaves finely chopped
- 1 onion small finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp ajwain
- 1/2 cup curd
- Mix together all ingredients and knead to make a soft chapati dough.
- Take a ball to make paranthas and it into a chapathi size and then spread oil on top and roll in it a spiral,
- Roll again and you will get enough lachas in the parantha 🙂 You can just make it into normal paranthas as well. Enjoy a hot meal!
I add a little bit of paneer too 🙂
I absolutely love paranthas ! i am a hard core Punjabi that ways. And your photos are so tempting I could eat the page !
Ha ha ha. Nw that I am catching up with u, err in reading and commenting I mean, u cn go onnnn and onnnn 😀
This looks sooooo yum Mons 🙂 I luv the colour that greens impart to any dish 🙂 makes me droooool over them 🙂
Agree with u on such meals. After cooking multi-course meals n no. of times on Saturday and Sunday last week, all we wanted on Monday is a one-course meal!!!!
I make a similar paratha too – but have never tried soya flour. My mom adds it, I just forget to pick it up everytime I go shopping. Will definitely try it out – I love one pot/one dish meals – easy work, you see 🙂
Indian in NZ says
I am drooooling !!
I love such parathas, great for kid’s lunch boxes too ! Never tried this one before, I m so going to make a few of these parathas this weekend and freeze them for the lunch boxes next week. Since I dont have to manually knead the dough, its even simpler for lazy cooks like me who are forever looking for quick and nutritious recipes.
Goofy Mumma says
Why do you tease me with such delicious pics. I want some NOW!!! Its yummy and super healthy Monu. Well done.
Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!! I loove parathas, and your pics look exceptionally yummy!! Will try it out sometime. Btw, by ‘spiral’, did you mean, roll it like a cylinder?
Looks good! Shall try it out sometime soon. 🙂
BTW I don’t know how to ‘spiral’ a parantha. 🙁 Pliss to enlighten me.
Also, spinach = palak. 🙁
Oh, me too love the one-dish meal…more simpler and more yummier !!! 🙂
Love this title – power packed huh !!!! 🙂 🙂
As Shail suggested, panneer will help for consumption at my place !!! 😉 😉
Looks totally yummy, Monu….am thinking of shifting to Blore, somewhere near ur place… 😉 😉
Shruti Artsycraftsymom says
Yummy. i have never tried soya flour . will try it next time 🙂
aaah there are very less takers of paneer in my house… i do add some curd for dairy
ha ha ha i am the same when it comes to paranthas…
ha ha thanks for the permission dear 😀 😀
on ya those are the times when these are most helpful
oh I think soya is a wonder food, I keep trying and finding ways to include it the food we eat as none at home eat the granules or the flakes as such
LOL not kneading the dough with hand makes it the best 😉
he he come over dear i will make some for u
oh i meant first roll it in a cyclinder and then roll the cylinder togther to make a spiral… got it?
see something like this
this is slightl diff method but finally the spiral will look like that
thanks priya see the reply above to pallavi for the details
and yes spinach is palak
oh if i add paneer than half the people in my house wont eat 🙁
and yes yes come uma… it’ll be so much fun
try it gives a very nice nutty feeling to the parantha
the first pic composure is beautiful and goes without saying that the pics make me drool… already i conveyed this recipe to hetal, now lets see how it turns out when its made !
Tagged u 🙂
Worth a try, excluding Soy flour which I feel is <a href=”http://www.naturalnews.com/025513_soy_food_soybeans.html” rel=”nofollow”>not safe for consumption</a>.
Yummm!! Guess what? Just last week a new paratha place opened up near my work. Its called Paratha King….they have, hold your breath, 101 parathas in their menu!!!!
Ain’t it cool ? 😀
Oh goody…something using soya flour. This will be for lunch tomorrow. I love one pot meals too sometimes!
thank u thank u
oh well I know some people consider it unsafe but I somehow swear by it
101 paranthas… good lord… as i cant taste them masood can u atleast send me the menu… some pics of the menu … let me try and make some at home
the thought is making me drool
hope u liked it starry
thx mon 🙂
Goofy Mumma says
Just made it. Thanks for another awesome palak recipe Monu. Its yummy. Could not get the lachha look, but it tastes heavenly!
A wholesome meal!! nice!
am not so fond of cooking and i don’t experiment a lot but you recipes and pictures look awesome…am gonna try a lot of them now…thanks monu
Your recipes are too good. Take care and get well soon.