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

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 !


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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.

  3. Hi Priya,

    Awesome ..yumm n love the seasonings..

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Healthy and delicious parathas..yum

  13. Nice stuffing and healthy parathas !!

  14. Nutritious and delicious parathas,simply inviting..

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

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

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

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

  19. wow.. tahts cool :D Looks so yumm

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


  21. Beautiful food, tasty and nutritious.

  22. looks awesome dear..lovely recipe.

  23. Chickpea paratha looks awesome perfect.

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

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

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

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

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  29. What a great idea ~ will make for a a perfect wholesome meal!
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  30. very creative paratha i mush say :)

  31. so interesting and so very new!!

  32. Hi!
    This recipe is interesting. Indeed Protienicious!