Wednesday 8 February 2012

Matar Ka Paratha (Green Peas Flatbread)

matar ka paratha

Matar paratha is a good option for breakfast especially for those who have parathas in their breakfast. Pressure cook matar to 1 whistle and mash it.
Recipe of matar ka paratha
For the dough
2 cups atta (whole wheat flour)
1 tsp salt
For the filling
1 cup matar (green peas) - boiled and mashed
2 green chillies- minced
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1 inch piece ginger- grated
2 tsp oil

Oil to shallow fry
1. For the dough, take flour in a bowl and mix salt. Add water to knead into smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 20- 25 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add ginger and green chillies. When they turn light brown, add matar. Add salt and spices. Cook for 10-12 minutes on low heat till matar mixture turn dry. Let it cool down.
3. Take a ball (peda) out of the dough and roll into a 3-4 inch disk. Place 2 tsp matar mixture in the center. Gather the edges of the disk and seal it so that mixture doesn't come out.
4. Roll out gently into a 7-8 inch disk or paratha, dusting with flour.
5. Heat a tava (griddle) and place the parantha on it. Roast from both sides applying oil. Roast till matar paratha turns golden brown with brown- black specks on it. Serve hot matar ka paratha with curd and pickle of your choice.
matar paratha

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