Sunday, November 24, 2013

Carrot and Onion Paratha

So what do you do when both you and your better half wake up at 3am? Well, it is gonna be a nice and sunny day so we decided to go for a trek at Shakespeare Regional Park. The gates open at 7am so since I a little time on my hands, I decided to make these quickie parathas to take with us as trek grub.

Preparation time : 10-15 minutes
Cooking time : 4-5 minutes for each paratha

Ingredients (makes 6 parathas) :

  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1/3 cup chopped onion
  3. 1/2 cup grated carrots
  4. 1 tbsp jeera/cumin seeds
  5. 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  6. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 1 green chilly finely chopped
  8. 3 tbsp oil
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Water to knead the dough
How I made it:
  1. In a pan, heat up 3 tbsp oil.
  2. Put in the jeera seeds.
  3. Once they crackle, put in the kasuri methi
  4. When the methi begins to get brown, don't let it burn, throw in the onions and green chillies.
  5. Fry till onions start to become soft.
  6. Throw in the carrots, red chilli powder and salt. 
  7. Remember to add a little more salt as the wheat flour will also be added.  So when tasted, this mix should taste a little salty - not too salty.
  8. When the carrots are turning soft, turn off heat and wait for the mix to cool.
  9. When cool, add the flour to the mix and knead into a soft dough.
  10. Separate the dough into 6 balls of uniform size.
  11. Roll out each ball into a circle and for each circle repeat steps 13 onwards.
  12. Heat a flat pan/tawa.
  13. Place the circle. Cook for 30-40 seconds.
  14. Lower heat to medium and turn the parata.
  15. Add a few drops of oil to help the parata cook and remain soft.
  16. After a minute or so, if there are enough brown spots on the paratha, turn the paratha and make the heat back to high. 
  17. Add a little more oil and cook till there are enough brown spots on both sides. Take off heat.

Serve hot with raita or pickle or pack and carry on a trek. Can be eaten as is.

All packed and set to go.


Here's a pic of the beautiful place - a must visit. Do check out my review of the place which is coming up on the blog soon.