No, we haven’t started planting bread, I was just thinking of the carrot and parsnip parathas we had a couple of days ago…just got a bit carried away Both the ingredients came from the box supplied by Abel and cole. Parathas do make their way into our table quite often. I love them for their versatility and usually try to incorporate various vegetables in them. This time, parsnips and carrots found their way into them. Parsnips have been a relatively late addition to our shopping trolley, but we’ve been quick to adopt it as our own.
Flavoured and hued with spices and bound with yogurt, these parathas were quite filling on their own. I just made a very plain red lentil soup (dal) to go with it. Dinesh and I also spooned a little mixed pickle on our plates.
Here’s how I made the stack…
2 medium sized parsnips, grated
2 small carrots, grated
3 and 1/2 C of whole wheat flour (atta) + extra for dusting and rolling
1 tblsp of cumin seeds
1/3 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp crushed red chillies( more or less)
1 tblsp dried oregano
1 and 1/2 tsp salt
1 and 3/4 C plain yogurt
a little oil or ghee
- In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the yogurt and oil/ghee.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and tip in the yogurt.
- Mix together and knead the mixture into a ball of dough ( it will be a slightly sticky one).
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep aside for about 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 14-15 portions and shape into balls.
- Roll the balls in flour and slightly flatten them.
- Roll the portions into discs of about 6 – 6 and 1/2 inches in diameter.
- Heat a pan (over medium heat) and place a rolled out disc on it. Cook for about 10-12 seconds on each side. Rub a little oil or ghee over each side and cook till brown spots appear on each side.
- Stack the parathas one on top of the other and wrap in foil.
- Serve hot with raita, pickle or like us, with some dal.
These parathas were really filling and looked pretty too. They are very capable of holding up on their own and does not need many accompaniments.
Wishing my readers a very Merry Christmas