A stack for dinner…

by Sunita on September 10, 2008

What a gorgeous day it turned out to be, today. The sun was in it’s full autumnal glory, there was a slight breeze accompanied by that nip in the air, which is so common for this time of the year. Yes, I love autumn.

Now let’s talk about parathas. Well, there will probably be very few who are familiar with them and don’t like them. We are definitely not among those few. Parathas can hardly go wrong, what with the zillions of combinations that can be rustled up, making them a meal in themselves. Whether enjoyed at home on their own or with other curries or with some yogurt and pickle, they form a nice , filling meal. They also form a fuss free item to pack in the lunchbox.

I don’t mind making stuffed parathas, but must admit that I more often resort to adding everything to the dough itself. The following tomato and paneer parathas

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are another one of such.

What’s needed-

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3 ripe, medium sized tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1inch of ginger, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
4 and 1/2 C of whole wheat flour(atta) + extra for rolling
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tblsp cumin powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder (more or less)
1 tlsp (level) salt
150 gms paneer, grated
2 tblsp oil
2/3 C water

How to-

  1. Blend together the tomatoes, ginger, garlic and onion in a food processor with the water.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Tip in the tomato mix into the flour mix and knead well to form a ball of dough.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for at least half an hour.
  5. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions, and slightly flatten them. Roll the balls in the extra flour.
  6. Roll out each ball into discs of about 6inches in diameter.
  7. Grease a griddle ( I used non stick spray) and place a rolled out disc onto it. Cook over medium heat for 10-11 seconds. Turn over and repeat. Turn and cook again on each side for 4-5 seconds or till dark brown spots appear. Repeat for all the other balls of dough.
  8. Stack them, one atop the other and cover with foil, if using later.
  9. Serve hot with dal, curries, or just with yogurt/pickle.

We had yogurt/pickle with the parathas for dinner.

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My choice- yogurt!

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Divya September 10, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Wow Sunita, your pics are just breathtaking…

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2 Cheryl, the jungian Knitter September 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Oh we will be making these!

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3 Superchef September 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

wow…the pictures make me drool..

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4 Divya Vikram September 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Gorgeous pics..I love the last one especially..I too prefer kneading the ingredients along with the dough rather than stuffing them seperately..

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5 VEGETABLE PLATTER September 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm

What I really like about blog is the pics .. these pics make even a simple meal seem very elaborate N tempting ..

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6 musical September 11, 2008 at 12:58 am

Lovely! I made some paneer paranthas too for dinner last night :) . And now i got more here! Who can resist these, after all :) .

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7 notyet100 September 11, 2008 at 2:57 am

nice version of parantha…;-)

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8 Nirmala September 11, 2008 at 4:10 am

Those were very inviting Sunita! I am really drooling!

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9 Arundathi September 11, 2008 at 4:19 am

never thought of adding tomatoes…duh. looks gorgeous, sunita. definitely gonna try these. thanks.

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10 SMN September 11, 2008 at 8:41 am

Sunita amazing and breathtaking photos. loved the combination of the parathas. loved those bowls in which you served the curd and pickle.

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11 Uj September 11, 2008 at 8:51 am

Wow..Paratha looks wonderful..The pics are absolutely great.. Its Autumn here in China too and am absolutely loving it.. :)

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12 sunita September 11, 2008 at 9:51 am

divya,
Thanks :-)

cheryl,
do give them a try :-)

superchef,
You are allowed to drool as much as you want :-D

divya V,
Thanks…yes, kneading it into the dough saves time, sometimes :-)

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13 sunita September 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

vegetable platter,
Thank you :-)

musical,
You made them too! Well, why not, after all you’re the paratha lady :-D

notyet100,
Thanks :-)

nirmala,
Thanks :-)

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14 sunita September 11, 2008 at 9:54 am

arundathi,
Do give them a try :-)

smn,
Thanks…i love it too :-)

uj,
yes, autumn is indeed a wonderful time of the year, isn’t it :-)

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15 Kitchen Flavours September 11, 2008 at 10:55 am

Wow yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy dear. I love everything in this poset from pictures to recipe to double dish to everything. Congratulations on 301 post.

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16 Richa September 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm

mmmmm….parathas and that too paneer/tomato, what could be better ;)

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17 aparna September 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Yummy. These pictures make me drool.

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18 Sireesha September 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Paratha looks awesome….Pics are drooling……

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19 Vaishali September 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Sunita, I have to agree that one just cannot get tired of eating parathas, given the zillion kinds one can make. I love the idea of pureeing tomato and using it to make the paratha. These look really special.

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20 Sangeeth September 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

excellent pics thr girl!!! made me drooooooool…:)

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21 Namratha September 11, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Interesting combo Sunita, parathas look absolutely delicious!!

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22 Mona September 11, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Falls already here, wont be too long when the leaves of all the trees turn into gorgeous vibrant colours.
Your stuffed Parathas look heavenly. Too delectable shots Sunita, great work dear!

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23 Manggy September 12, 2008 at 10:25 am

I must confess, I’ve never tried parathas before (taking into account all the repetitive meals I choose when I eat out, there’s really no excuse!), and looking at your delicious pictures now I’m wondering why! Yum!!

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24 Aparna September 12, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Never tried tomato in parathas. Look very, very good. A sort of Indo-Italianish parathas. All they need is some oregano, I think.

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25 kittie September 12, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Wow – this is a stakc I’m sure I could make quite a dent in!

Drool-worthy pictures as always!

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26 Sucharitha and Kaushalya September 12, 2008 at 4:53 pm

wow Sunita, they look very tempting.

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27 sunita September 12, 2008 at 9:06 pm

kitchen flavours,
Awwww, thanks :-)

richa,
Yes, we did love them a lot :-)

aparna,
Thanks :-)

Sireesha,
Thanks :-)

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28 sunita September 12, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Vaishali,
Thanks…parathas are so very versatile :-)

sangeeth,
You can drool as much as you want ;-)

namratha,
Thanks…we liked the combo :-)

mona,
I’m looking forward to those gorgeous colours too :-)

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29 sunita September 12, 2008 at 9:12 pm

manggy,
But all your dishes are so tempting…I’m sure you won’t miss these :-)

aparna,
Thanks…oregano?hmmmm

kittie,
:-D thanks :-)

Sucharitha and Kaushalya,
Thanks :-)

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30 Mrs.Kannan September 13, 2008 at 1:38 am

Hey I can see the softness of the paratha from the photos itself,how come it is that soft?Mine will be like pappad in mins.

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31 Ramya September 23, 2009 at 12:42 am

Tried it and everyone loved this @ home…including my toddler :) Can always count on you to make mealtimes easy and interesting :)

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