Friday, May 18, 2007

Matar Parantha - Green Peas Paratha

Peas paratha is a delicious stuffed flat bread. I am discovering the different stuffed parantha's , that are very common and popular in a punjabi household, through my friend D.


For Filling

2 cups - Green peas, cooked
4 tsp - Besan, dry roasted
1/4 tsp - Ajwain
1.5 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
A pinch or two - Amchoor powder
4 - Green chili, chopped finely
1/2 inch piece - Ginger, grated
1/2 cup - Onion, chopped finely
1 cup - Coriander leaves, chopped finely
Salt to taste

For dough

2 cup - Whole wheat flour
1 tbsp - Oil / Ghee
water to knead the dough
Salt to taste


1 ) In a pan dry roast besan to a light brown color. Mash the cooked green peas well.

2 ) Add the roasted besan, mashed peas and rest of the ingredients listed for filling. Mix well and set it aside.

3 ) To make the dough - Mix wheat flour, oil and salt. Mix and rub the flour to get oil and salt well mixed. Then add water little by little, knead and make a stiff dough. Rest the dough for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with wet towel, so that dough doesn't dry out. Then again knead the dough to get a soft workable dough.

4 ) To roll out the paratha - Make 10 small balls of the dough. Take one dough ball and roll it out with a rolling pin.
  • Take a small amount of filling and place in the center of the rolled out dough.
  • Wrap the dough around the filling ball and close, as is shown in picture below. Dust some flour and then lightly flatten the dough with hand.

  • With a rolling pin, roll out carefully to make a round paratha, as in second picture above.
5) Heat a tawa or a pan, on medium heat and place the paratha in it. Smear some oil on top and around the paratha. Flip and cook evenly on both sides, till it's golden brown in colour on both sides.

Serve with some plain yogurt/ curds and pickle.
  • Other stuffed parantha's to try -


Asha said...

I made Radish one little different from this,loved it.Peas Parathas looks great,plump and delectable:))

Mishmash ! said...

mmm.. someone is in the mood for stuffing roti's these days :) I've never tasted it with matar

Enjoy the weekend..


Pravs said...

Hi Asha: I still have to learn how to make radish paratha...another tasty paratha...

Hi Shn: Athey :) you should try this one...its good. There are so many types of paratha's out there...yet to be discovered by me :) so you will see me in stuffing mood in future too :D

Seena said...

bought ready made one!..will follow this when I try..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

OMG....It is really a great one... It is so different....Never tried this before...I really want to give it a try....

Kribha said...

Great looking dish. I've heard of this but never tried it before. Your picture has convinced me enough. Will try it soon.Thanks for sharing.

Sia said...

he he he...u too r becoming stuff master, but stuffing paratas;) loooooove it:)