Green Peas Paratha (मटर के परांठे )

Winter is one of the best season for foodies. The best thing one can think for a perfect afternoon or a weekend is lazing around  and enjoy good food /snacks with Garma Garam chai...When we are discussing Winter Special, how can one forget हरी मटर .Be it the delectable Matar Paneer or the irresistible Matar Kachori , this fiber rich veggie is a must have in winters. Though it is available throughout the year in the frozen form , nothing beats peeling fresh peas from the pods :-)) As all family members love recipes with peas, i made this Stuffed Paratha :

Ingredients for Stuffing:
  • Green Peas -250 gms
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • Gram Flour (बेसन) - 2 tablespoon (slightly roasted)
  • Asafoetida - 2 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds (सौंफ ) - 2 teaspoon
  • Cummin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and Chilli Powder to taste
  • Garam Masala -1 spoon
  • Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Oil -1 spoon
For Dough:
  • 2 cup Wheat Atta
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

  • For the stuffing , grind the green peas coarsely . 
  • Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai . Add asafoetida , minced garlic ,cumin seeds , fennel seeds ,turmeric powder and chilli powder .
  • Add ground peas and mix well. Add besan and cover it with a lid for 5 minutes .
  • Now add salt, garam masala and coriander powder and roast the mixture for another 2-3 minutes. The stuffing should look like this now:

  • Let this mixture cool down . In the mean time, make the dough by mixing wheat atta , salt and 1 spoon oil with water.
  • Divide the dough in small balls the way you make it for Chapati or plain paratha.
  • Roll out the ball into a disc. Remember that the disc should not be too thin or else it will break while rolling it with the stuffing.
  • Put some amount of the green peas mixture (taking a judgement of the size of the roll) and bring the edges together and seal it properly .

  • Roll out the paratha gently ,being careful not to break it.
  • Heat a griddle and grease it with little oil. 
  • Place the Paratha and let it turn golden brown. Repeat for the other side as well.
  • Serve it with Tomato Sauce or Green Chutney and Fresh Curds.

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