Monday, March 30, 2009

Potato Parathas with a Healthy Twist

And the healthy twist is..i added oatmeal to wheat flour. Didn't make much difference at all.
Parathas tasted great. I just needed to apply few more drops of oil to keep them soft.

Now to the recipe :

Ingredients for stuffing :

Potatos - 6
Red chilli powder -3/4th of a spoon
Masala of your choice - 1/2 spoon ( i used pav bhaji masala and it was very good)
Salt to taste
Cilantro - 1/2 bunch finely minced
Mustard seeds, urad daal and hing for seasoning


Method :

Pressure cook the potatos and mash them with a fork. Once it has cooled down, add chilli powder, minced cilantro and salt and mix well. This way you get the spices and salt evenly mixed.
Heat little oil in a non stick pan and pop mustard seeds. Add urad daal, hing and the masala and fry till the daal is golden brown. Reduce heat to sim and add the mashed potato and saute for a minute or two. Let it cool. Divide into equal sized balls and keep aside.


Ingredients for the dough :

Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Toasted oatmeal - 0.75 cup
Salt to taste
Water


Method :

Mix everything and add water little by little till you get a pliable dough. Wrap it in saran wrap and let it sit for an hour. Divide the dough into equal sized balls and stuff the potatos and roll it and make it into parathas. The trick to get round parathas is to roll it without applying too much pressure and ofcourse with some experience you will get the hang of it. I used to make different continents when i started cooking and now i get them in decent shapes, mostly. You can refer to this post on how to make parathas (Good luck with that! :D)



I am sending this to :
1. Srivalli's MM-Kid's lunches
2. Roma's JFI : Wheat
3. Lakshmi's Meals on Wheels


37 comments:

Indhu said...

ooohhh.. yummy parathas... love the addition of oatmeal. I tried making aloo parathas once and the aloo came out of the paratha when I was rolling. The sum total of my efforts was a messy kitchen counter and a aloo-flour goo :(

jeyashrisuresh said...

i agree it is a nice healthy twist.and whenever i read ur post whatever be the dish u add hing and season with urad dhal.automatically i will smile on reading this.just for fun only.even now a days only i m also after so much practise get the proper shapes.aloo parata,we both love that now a days my daughter too

romaspace said...

Very healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Keerthana said...

Looks like you have become expert in preparing parathas. looks perfect and healthy!
Hope u had a nice B'day..mine's 19th June:)long way to go:)

Vibaas said...

thanks all..

Indhu, been there done that :D
J, yeah i agree with u...and i hope i dont do it out of habit for dishes that don't require it. hehe :D
Thx roma.
Keerthana, thanks again dear and i had a good day. went out with friends for lunch and spent the evening with my kids :D

Ramya Bala said...

Hahhaa...so many posts :))))))last time i came u had a paratha post...konjam etho slichu..vera pic potrundhiye nu ;) when I dragged..OMG,u have so many posts :)))))oatmeal in parathas..healthy version vidhya...also ur parathas are in perfect round shape...i never ever made round rotis :(its always out of shape...

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks very yummy and also healthy.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Vibaas said...

thx ramya and dhanya :)

DEESHA said...

thatz really a very healthy twist .. Love aloo parathas anytime

Vishali said...

wow loved the idea of adding oatmeal ....can have without guilt :D. Thank you for sharing the recipe dear!

Asha said...

Adding Oats is great, nice twist. Looks delicious. I added Dabeli masala, tastes wonderful! :)

Priya Sriram said...

Healthy aloo parathas sounds awesome! Great idea Vidhya! :)

You could also send this to CFK-Potato event! :)

Priya said...

I do tried oats in parathas, they tastes excellent n healthy too..aloo paratha with oatmeal seems an excellent combo Vibaas!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice idea of adding oats with the wheat... the filling looks so yummy too, great idea to add pav bajji masala, yum :)

Suparna said...

Hi Vibaaas,
The healthy twist is worth a try!I too was tempted to use paav bhaaji masala but didn't dare to...now ur recipe looks good :) will try the twist, I am an oats fan :) so I'll surely add that. Hmmm...I too remember rolling continents and various shapes in my learning stages...lol Lovely post and snaps.
TC

Cham said...

Great way to sneak oats in paratha! Godd one :)

A_and_N said...

I love Alu Parathas but never make them. Sigh, too much work ;)

But this sure is healthy, so may pester A to make some :P

Varsha Vipins said...

Looks colorful n yum..Oats is a great addition dear..:)

Lavanya said...

great idea...healthy oats paratha...i will definetely try this :)

Pooja said...

Adding oatmeal is nice idea vibas..Yummy and perfect parathas...Healthy dish for kids..
Nice post vibas..

Malar Gandhi said...

Healthy one, must be very filling one, right!!

Preety said...

i agree oatmeal does make everything more healthy..gr8 one vibaas

Sanghi said...

Lovely healthy innovation! U rock dear! The clicks look great!:)

Vicky Xavier. said...

Oat meal with wheat flour is a good idea to increase the fiber. Ur parathas look perfect. Me too make continents instead of a full moon :)

Deepa Hari said...

Paratha looks great...thats a nice twist...the addition of oatmeal makes it more healthy...good one...i too made parathas today.

Varunavi said...

Loved the addition of pav bhaji masala.I always use oats when i make paratha.

Vibaas said...

thanks all for the lovely comments. my feed is not getting updated.. looking at it!:(

sowmya said...

i added ragi flour to my chapati dough today..this one sounds good too..

Chitra said...

wow,yummy parathas.adding oats is great!!will give a try dear:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

parathas look yumm, perfect for my kids too, good and complete as usual with a healthy touch :)

Yasmeen said...

Love this healthy twist,will try it today in my parathas:)

Ashwini said...

Nice healthy twist..Love aloo paratas..looks perfect.

EC said...

Thats another new way to incorporate oats in our food

Madhumathi said...

I love aloo parathas..yours look so perfect..Addition of oatmeal make them healthier..Thanks for sharing :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Love the parathas, vibaas. such a healthy twist to it.

spicencook said...

Healthy Yummy Parathas.... :)))

Anonymous said...

so healthy. nice receipe. you have a nice blog with healthy recipes.

Veena

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