Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chickpeas Stuffed Parathas

Remember my post on Chickpea Patties - the blend of legumes and spices was a real treat to the senses.The unused portion of the chickpea mix was refrigerated overnight and used as filling for the parathas. The following day saw a very tasty lunch that was well enjoyed by kids n hubby ! And parathas need not be dripping with ghee, a few drops of olive oil does a fine job of producing a similar effect and is practically guilt free indulgence ! I am sending this power packed protein-rich dish to Shobha's Cook it healthy- Proteinicious




See the no grease look on them -- they are a must try !


For the filling, roughly mashed chickpeas along with onions, garlic & bell pepper fused in with Zesty Mediterranean flavours like dried oregano & rosemary to make a flavorful blend. This was further pepped up with fresh greens like mint & coriander and a dash of lemon juice along with almonds & sesame seeds. This mix was perfect as a filling for the tasty parathas .


What goes :-


For the filling----

  • Chickpeas - 1 cup-(soaked & pressure cooked) /if using canned, drained & rinsed & roughly mashed
  • Onion - 1 (small) - finely chopped
  • Green Pepper - 1/2 - finely chopped
  • Garlic - 1 to 2 pods - finely chopped
  • Mint Leaves - a fisful - roughly chopped
  • Fresh Coriander leaves - a few sprigs - finely chopped
  • Green Chilli - 1- to taste - optional
  • Seasonings - (Dried Rosemary, Dried Chives, Oregano, Red Chilli Powder mixed in equal quantity) - 1 to 2 tsp of the blend - to taste
  • Lemon  - a dash of lemon juice
  • Sesame Seeds  - a few sprinkles 
  • Powdered almonds - little - optional
  • Salt - to taste
For the dough:-
  • Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Water - as required
  • Oil - little
How:-

Mix the flour & water as required for the flat bread - add a little oil and knead well for a fine dough !! Set aside. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the filling and let it rest in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before using them either for patties or for parathas. 


Taking a small ball of the dough and make a pocket for the filling, stuff the required mix, close it and roll out flatly. Let it cook on a non stick pan / griddle pan adding a few drops of olive oil. 



Enjoy the parathas with pickle/raita/ketch-up/salad or any choice accompaniments 
Enjoy !

38 comments:

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  2. Thank you so much for your sweet notes in my blog. Love all the stuffed parathas and this is new to me.

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  3. Hi Priya,

    Awesome ..yumm n love the seasonings..

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  4. Unique and innovative recipe. Looks wonderful, crispy, yummy and healthy.

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  5. wow..souns absolutely healthy n yummmmy..

    Tasty Appetite

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  6. Love the idea....looks yum...bookmarked it

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  7. Wow, this is nice..love the stuffing..looks healthy and nutritious..

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  8. This stuffed paratha looks awesome !! the filling is so nutritious

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. These are power packed parathas Priya...next time I boil the chick peas this paratha will be on my dinner menu.

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  10. Thanx for your lovely words at my space....these parathas are filled with loads of nutrients n a healthy choice too....sure will make this paratha soon :)

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  11. மசாலா கலவை ரொம்ப பிடித்திருக்கு..சூப்பர்ர் ஸ்டப்ட் பரோட்டா!!

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  12. looks very tasty and healthy!!!would be right option for dinner

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  13. Healthy and delicious parathas..yum

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  14. Nutritious and delicious parathas,simply inviting..

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  15. Never tried chick peas in parathas but sounds like a lovely combo..

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  16. I'll also try this Priya..very filling parathas..

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  17. Lovely paratha..loved ur chick pea stuffing!

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  18. This's such a brilliant idea to use the left over chickpeas, not to mention super healthy too. Loved it!

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  19. So innovative dear..absolutely delicious parathas, loved the filling..if u r interested, plz send this to my event.. :)


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  20. Beautiful food, tasty and nutritious.

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  21. looks awesome dear..lovely recipe.

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  22. Chickpea paratha looks awesome perfect.

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  23. So healthy and delicious Chickpeas paratha,nice recipe.

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  24. What a lovely idea! Looks and sounds so good, Yummy!
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  25. This looks yummy I a going to try this power packed parathas soon.

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  26. Paratha with channa is a favourite combination of mine. This is a new take which sounds great too. Very Turkish

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  27. The filling looks and sounds so yumm.. i am sure it must taste super too.. gotta try this paratha..

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  28. What a great idea ~ will make for a a perfect wholesome meal!
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  29. very creative paratha i mush say :)
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  30. Hi!
    This recipe is interesting. Indeed Protienicious!

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