I used to take tofu because it's nutritious not because i liked it. It was okay for me, but not a favourite. I saw a tofu omelet recipe and i wanted to try it. It was a flop and it turned into scramble, but the taste was very good. Addition of milk blended well with the tofu and gave a nice taste. Sort of like ricotta cheese minus the sweet taste. I started making it frequently and one fine day it occured to me to make it as parathas since my kids prefer parathas to rice. It was an instant hit! My toddler literally snatched each piece from my hand and gobbled it :) My 6 year old asked me what i put in the paratha and when i said Tofu, his jaws dropped to the floor. Hehe..Sometimes, it helps not to tell what's in there before they have their food :)
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
For the tofu scramble :
Tofu - 14oz
Onions - 1 (i used onions instead of spring onions)
green chillies - 6 (increased it for the parathas)
Milk - 3/4cup
Milk - 3/4cup
Mustard seeds, hing and urad daal
You can find the Tofu scramble recipe here.
For Parathas :
Add water to the wheat flour, little by little and keep kneading till you get a pliable dough.
Cover with Saran wrap and keep it aside for atleast an hour. This really helps you in getting soft parathas. My parathas used to be hard as a plate if you didn't eat them as soon as they were made. I tried so many tips i got from different people and this is the best that worked for me.
Divide the dough into equal sized balls. Take each ball and make a cup out of it and stuff the tofu scramble. Close it and roll it into paratha. Cook it in a hot tawa for 30 seconds. Flip and apply few drops of oil. Cook for another 45 secs to 1 min and flip again and apply oil on the other side. Both sides should be golden brown. (Phew! It's so tough to explain in writing :D)
The same filling can be used to make sandwiches. Here are the yummy sandwiches :)
I am sending this to
1) Srivalli's MM-Kid's lunches
2) PJ's Tasty bytes for toddlers
3 )Roma's JFI : Wheat