Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Power ingredients in a parantha

I absolutely heart one pot or rather one dish meals… yes I love cooking and there are times when I have made a 5-course meal for many people but there are times when I dont want to do anything and make one item which will be a complete balance meal… pulaos, khichdis, pastas are the usual that come to mind when we talk about one dish meal but what about paranthas? There are so many things we can do to a parantha and come up with a yummy and fully balanced meal in itself.

Couple of weeks back in such a frame of mind… I made this…. it tasted absolutely divine and with a bowl of curd and some salad.. a meal in itself couldnt have been healthier

What I used

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • 1/2 soya flour
  • 1/2 gram flour
  • 1 bunch methi leaves pureed
  • 1 bunch spinach leaves chopped finely
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 1 tsp oil for kneading
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain
  • 1/2 cup curd (sigh how i missed it when i typed it first)
  • salt and chilli powder (u can also use green chillies, I avoided because of ojas)

How I made

  • Mix together all ingredients and knead to make a soft chapati dough
  • Take a ball to make paranthas… roll into a chapathi size and then spread oil on top and roll in it a spiral
  • Roll again and u will get enough lachas in the parantha 🙂 u can ofcourse make paranthas as u choose 🙂 and enjoy a power packed meal

Wheat and ragi provide the cereals, gram flour and soya the pulses and hence the protien… methi and spinach the veggies and that too green veggies… some curd added to the doufh and then a little curd to eat along for dairy products and its as balanced as it can get.

Ok swaram promise this is the last one and then in the weekend I will be quiet no posts 😉

36 comments on “Power ingredients in a parantha

  1. shail
    September 17, 2010

    I add a little bit of paneer too 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      aaah there are very less takers of paneer in my house… i do add some curd for dairy

  2. Ruchira
    September 17, 2010

    I absolutely love paranthas ! i am a hard core Punjabi that ways. And your photos are so tempting I could eat the page !

  3. Swaram
    September 17, 2010

    Ha ha ha. Nw that I am catching up with u, err in reading and commenting I mean, u cn go onnnn and onnnn 😀
    This looks sooooo yum Mons 🙂 I luv the colour that greens impart to any dish 🙂 makes me droooool over them 🙂
    Agree with u on such meals. After cooking multi-course meals n no. of times on Saturday and Sunday last week, all we wanted on Monday is a one-course meal!!!!

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      ha ha thanks for the permission dear 😀 😀

      on ya those are the times when these are most helpful

  4. Smitha
    September 17, 2010

    I make a similar paratha too – but have never tried soya flour. My mom adds it, I just forget to pick it up everytime I go shopping. Will definitely try it out – I love one pot/one dish meals – easy work, you see 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      oh I think soya is a wonder food, I keep trying and finding ways to include it the food we eat as none at home eat the granules or the flakes as such

  5. Indian in NZ
    September 17, 2010

    I am drooooling !!
    I love such parathas, great for kid’s lunch boxes too ! Never tried this one before, I m so going to make a few of these parathas this weekend and freeze them for the lunch boxes next week. Since I dont have to manually knead the dough, its even simpler for lazy cooks like me who are forever looking for quick and nutritious recipes.

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      LOL not kneading the dough with hand makes it the best 😉

  6. Goofy Mumma
    September 17, 2010

    Why do you tease me with such delicious pics. I want some NOW!!! Its yummy and super healthy Monu. Well done.

  7. Pallavi
    September 17, 2010

    Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!! I loove parathas, and your pics look exceptionally yummy!! Will try it out sometime. Btw, by ‘spiral’, did you mean, roll it like a cylinder?

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      oh i meant first roll it in a cyclinder and then roll the cylinder togther to make a spiral… got it?

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      see something like this

      this is slightl diff method but finally the spiral will look like that

      • Pallavi
        September 29, 2010

        thx mon 🙂

  8. priyaiyer
    September 18, 2010

    Looks good! Shall try it out sometime soon. 🙂
    BTW I don’t know how to ‘spiral’ a parantha. 😦 Pliss to enlighten me.
    Also, spinach = palak. 😦

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      thanks priya see the reply above to pallavi for the details

      and yes spinach is palak

  9. UmaS
    September 18, 2010

    Oh, me too love the one-dish meal…more simpler and more yummier !!! 🙂

    Love this title – power packed huh !!!! 🙂 🙂

    As Shail suggested, panneer will help for consumption at my place !!! 😉 😉

    Looks totally yummy, Monu….am thinking of shifting to Blore, somewhere near ur place… 😉 😉

    • monikamanchanda
      September 19, 2010

      oh if i add paneer than half the people in my house wont eat 😦

      and yes yes come uma… it’ll be so much fun

  10. MindfulMeanderer
    September 18, 2010

    Yummy. i have never tried soya flour . will try it next time 🙂

  11. Solilo
    September 19, 2010

    Drool! Yum..

  12. hitchwriter
    September 19, 2010

    the first pic composure is beautiful and goes without saying that the pics make me drool… already i conveyed this recipe to hetal, now lets see how it turns out when its made !

  13. Manasa
    September 19, 2010

    Tagged u 🙂

  14. maald
    September 20, 2010

    Worth a try, excluding Soy flour which I feel is not safe for consumption.

    • monikamanchanda
      September 21, 2010

      oh well I know some people consider it unsafe but I somehow swear by it

  15. masood
    September 20, 2010

    Yummm!! Guess what? Just last week a new paratha place opened up near my work. Its called Paratha King….they have, hold your breath, 101 parathas in their menu!!!!

    Ain’t it cool ? 😀

    • monikamanchanda
      September 21, 2010

      101 paranthas… good lord… as i cant taste them masood can u atleast send me the menu… some pics of the menu … let me try and make some at home

      the thought is making me drool

  16. starsinmeyes
    September 20, 2010

    Oh goody…something using soya flour. This will be for lunch tomorrow. I love one pot meals too sometimes!

  17. Goofy Mumma
    September 30, 2010

    Just made it. Thanks for another awesome palak recipe Monu. Its yummy. Could not get the lachha look, but it tastes heavenly!

  18. Reema
    October 6, 2010

    A wholesome meal!! nice!

  19. Roopa
    June 5, 2012

    am not so fond of cooking and i don’t experiment a lot but you recipes and pictures look awesome…am gonna try a lot of them now…thanks monu

  20. madhu
    September 21, 2015

    Your recipes are too good. Take care and get well soon.

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