Gobi Paratha is a popular and wholesome Indian flatbread that’s stuffed with spiced cauliflower (gobi) filling. This nutritious and flavorful dish is a delightful addition to any meal and can be enjoyed with various accompaniments. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through making delicious Gobi Parathas at home.
For the Paratha Dough:
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour (atta)
- Water, as needed
- Salt, to taste
For the Gobi Filling:
- 2 cups of grated cauliflower (gobi)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of grated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh cilantro (coriander leaves) for garnish
- Cooking oil or ghee, for cooking the parathas
1. Making the Paratha Dough:
- In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt.
- Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a smooth, firm dough.
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set it aside while you prepare the filling.
2. Preparing the Gobi Filling:
- In a mixing bowl, combine grated cauliflower, finely chopped onion, green chilies, cumin seeds, grated ginger, and grated garlic.
- Add turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and salt.
- Mix everything together to create a well-spiced cauliflower filling.
3. Assembling the Parathas:
- Divide the dough into equal-sized balls, roughly the size of golf balls.
- Take one dough ball and flatten it with your hands to create a small disc.
- Place a generous spoonful of the cauliflower filling in the center.
- Gather the edges of the dough to cover the filling and form a stuffed ball.
4. Rolling and Cooking:
- Roll the stuffed ball into a flat, round paratha, using a rolling pin and a dusting of flour to prevent sticking.
- Heat a griddle or a flat pan over medium heat and place the rolled paratha on it.
- Cook for a minute or two until the bottom side is lightly cooked, then flip and cook the other side.
- Drizzle a little cooking oil or ghee on both sides while cooking until the paratha is golden and crisp.
- Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls and filling.
5. Garnishing and Serving:
- Serve your hot and delicious Gobi Parathas garnished with fresh cilantro.
- Enjoy them with yogurt, pickles, or chutneys of your choice.
Gobi Paratha is a wholesome and flavorful flatbread that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With its spiced cauliflower filling, it’s a delightful treat that can be enjoyed with various accompaniments.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):
1. Can I use store-bought wheat flour for the parathas?
- Yes, you can use store-bought whole wheat flour (atta) for convenience.
2. How do I ensure the parathas are soft and not dry?
- Kneading the dough to the right consistency and cooking them with a little oil or ghee helps keep the parathas soft.
3. Are there variations to the Gobi Paratha filling?
- You can add ingredients like paneer (cottage cheese) or spinach for variations in the filling.
4. What’s a good side dish for Gobi Paratha?
- Gobi Paratha pairs well with yogurt, pickles, and various chutneys. It’s also delicious with a simple side salad.
5. Can I make Gobi Parathas in advance?
- Gobi Parathas are best enjoyed fresh, but you can make the filling and dough in advance for quick preparation when needed.