Carrot - shredded 250g approx
Carom seeds (Ajwain) - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Black paper - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 2 (Roughly Chopped)
Wheat flour - 2 cup
Oil/Ghee - for frying parathas
Water - to knead the dough
- First of all, you need to knead the dough. Take flour in a bowl and add some water accordingly and knead a soft dough as we prepare for chapatis.
- Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside to set for at least 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, drain the juice from shredded carrots using a muslin cloth.
- Pinch a medium-sized ball from dough and dust it with some flour.
- Roll it with a rolling pin (belan) to a circle of 4 to 5inch diameter at least.
- Put 1 - 2 tsp stuffing in the center of the circle.
- Sprinkle 3 pinches of salt, 1 pinch of black paper, some green chillies, and 1 pinch of carom seeds on stuffing.
- Put all the edges and combine them at the center of the circle while pleating them.
- Hide the stuffing inside well.
- Press the ball slightly with all fingers of a hand.
- Dust some flour on it and press it again with fingers slightly 3 - 4 times.
- Now start rolling the ball with a rolling pin by using a very light hand So that stuffing would not come out.
- Roll it to the size the same as a chapati i.e. approx circle of 6-7 inches diameter.
- Now put the rolled paratha on the hot Tawa.
- After 1-2 minutes or when you see some fluffiness on paratha, flip it.
- Put some oil or ghee on the flipped side.
- Flip the paratha again and put the oil/ghee this side too.
- Flip it again and you will see some small brown coloured blisters on it.
- Keep flipping the paratha until both sides are cooked properly.
- You should see crisp brown spots on both sides. That’s all your “orange carrot stuffed paratha” is ready.
Serve it hot with some butter and a cup of milk tea. Enjoy your breakfast.
- To add more nutrition you can use the extracted juice of carrots to knead the dough for the paratha.
- If you are a health-conscious, skip to apply oil while cooking paratha and enjoy the benefits of carrot.
- If you find difficulty while rolling paratha or your paratha sticks to the chakla, dust some flour.
- You can knead the dough using a food processor or hand mixer if you find the dough more sticky dust some flour and oil.