Broccoli Potato Flat Bread.

Broccoli is a good source of Vitamin E and is a very good source of dietary fiber but still it’s not enjoyed as much as compared to other veggies in my home. But When i say its healthy and good for you the answer i get is we don’t like the taste. This time i wanted to make some thing different out of it normally i make gravies with broccoli but than only gravy is consumed and the broccoli pieces are left out.

So this time i made flat breads or paranthas out of them and voila they were enjoyed by everyone and to my surprise my little one  told that she can have this for breakfast as well as lunch too. Here’s my recipe hope you all give it a try.

Ingredients:-

  1. 1 small sized broccoli cleaned and chopped into florets.
  2. 2 medium sized potatoes boiled and mashed.
  3. 1 medium sized onion.
  4. 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
  5. 1 tsp coriander powder.
  6. 1 tsp chili powder.
  7. 1 tsp garam masala.
  8. 2 tablespoon each of coriander and mint leaves chopped.
  9. 2 tbsp oil
  10. Salt to taste.

For the dough of flat bread:-

  1. 2 cups of wheat flour.
  2. water as required
  3. Salt according to taste.
  4. 1 tsp oil.

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Method:-

First we will make a dough using wheat flour salt and water. The dough should not very hard and not very soft. Cover this with a wet cloth and keep it aside.

Now for the filling,first clean the florets of broccoli and par boil it in salty water.Once half cooked remove it in cold water and chop it in tiny pieces(you can use your food processor). Now take a pan and heat oil and add in onions and ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown. Once golden brown add in all the spices and combine well. Once the raw smell of spices goes of add in chopped broccoli, mint and coriander leaves. Give it a nice mix and switch of the flame and let it cool for some time. Once cooled add in mashed potatoes and mix well.

Now pinch small balls from the wheat dough and fill in the filling. Roll it out and cook it in medium flame till nice and crisp. Serve hot with a dollop of butter.

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Lauki -Moong Dal Parantha (Bottle Guard-Split Green Gram Flat Bread)

Lauki/Bottle gourd is a very humble vegetable. I like it because it easily incorporates the flavors of the curry you are adding it in. Bottle goard has high nutritional benefits too, still i don’t know why it is not enjoyed by kids. Bottle gourd is rich in vitamin c,magnesium and iron content.Its good for people suffering from high blood pressure,constipation,urinary infections and for those people who are keen to reduce their weight without compromising taste.

So today am going to share a very easy and quick recipe of bottle goard and split green gram flat bread which will also be enjoyed by fussy eaters. Hope you all enjoy it.

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Ingredients:-

  1. 2.5 cups wheat flour.
  2. 1.5 cups of grated bottle guard(don’t throw away the seeds grind them into fine paste)
  3. 1 tsp garlic finely chopped.
  4. 1 tsp green chili finely chopped.
  5. 1/2 cup soaked split green gram/moong dal
  6. 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves.
  7. 1/2 tsp carom seeds.
  8. 1 tsp freshly ground garam masala.
  9. A pinch of turmeric powder.
  10. 1 tbsp oil.
  11. salt to taste.
  12. Butter(optional)

Method:-

First grind moong dal/split green gram along with garlic and green chili. Then In a vessel add in flour ,grated bottle guard ,paste of seeds of the bottle guard,moong dal chili garlic paste(refer notes)salt, turmeric powder, garam masala and corriander leaves. Make a dough out of it with little oil.There’s no need to add water as there’s enough water content in the bottle guard. The dough should be neither too hard nor too soft. Cover and keep the dough aside and let it rest for some time.

After an hour pinch the dough in small balls and roll it out into small paranthas. Cook the dough in hot griddle till its nice and crisp. Serve hot with a dollop of butter.

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Notes:-

There’s no need to add water in moong dal while grinding because its already soaked.

If you find your dough is sticky while kneading add some more flour to it.

You can use store bought garam masala too but grinding whole garam masala has a unique fresh flavor.