17 December 2016

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Broccoli stuffed paratha recipe - Broccoli paratha

Broccoli stuffed paratha recipe - This is an easy to prepare paratha which can be served with subzis, chutneys, pickle and raita. Even you can eat this paratha with a dollop of ghee or butter. There are many ways to make parathas such as stuffing method, mix and roll method like thepla, and double roti method. Stuffing method which I have followed in this recipe is the most popular way of making parathas. I have already posted several paratha recipes adopting various methods. Do try these recipes and enjoy. 

The broccoli filling is very easy to prepare with broccoli and other basic ingredients which are easily available in the kitchen. Broccoli takes only a few minutes to cook. So, it can be prepared in the morning rush to serve as a breakfast and to pack in the lunch box. This is a filling dish which can also be served during lunch and dinner.
Broccoli Stuffed Paratha Recipe
broccoli stuffed paratha in a serving plate
Prep time : 20 mins    
Cook time : 30 mins    
Total time : 50 mins
Recipe type :  Paratha-Indian flat bread
Cuisine : Indian  
Yield : 7 Parathas
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 300 grams broccoli or 4 cups grated broccoli
  • 1 ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • 3/4 tsp salt or as required
For the tempering
  • 2 tbsp oil or as required
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida / hing
For the dough
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
Method
  1. Clean and wash the broccoli thoroughly. Grate them in a large plate and set aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, allow to crackle. Add the asafoetida and saute till it releases nice fragrance. Add the grated broccoli and mix well.
  3. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and saute for a minute.
  4. Cook covered on low flame for 10 minutes or till the broccoli become soft. 
  5. In the meantime, combine the wheat flour and salt in a large plate. Gradually add water and knead to make a soft dough. Cover with lid and set aside for 10 minutes. 
  6. Take a large lemon sized dough and roll out a poori sized roti. Place 2 tbsp of broccoli mixture on the roti.
  7. Lift the edges to the top and join them to make a round ball. Slightly flatten the dough ball with hand and coat with wheat flour.  Roll out gently to make a paratha. 
  8. Heat a griddle and pour 1/4 tsp oil on it. Place the paratha and cook on medium flame till dark spot appears from the base. 
  9. Pour 1/4 tsp oil on top and spread. Flip and cook  till brown spot appears from both sides. 
  10. Serve hot with subzis, raita, yogurt and pickles.
Broccoli stuffed paratha - step by step pictures

1.  Clean and wash the broccoli thoroughly. Grate them in a large plate and set aside.
2.  Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, allow to crackle. Add the asafoetida and saute till it releases nice fragrance. Add the grated broccoli and mix well.
3.  Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and saute for a minute.
4.  Cook covered on low flame for 10 minutes or till the broccoli becomes soft.
5.  In the meantime, combine the wheat flour and salt in a large plate. Gradually add water and knead to make a soft dough. Cover with lid and set aside for 10 minutes. Take a large lemon sized dough and roll out a poori sized roti. Place 2 tbsp of broccoli mixture on the roti.
6.  Lift the edges to the top and join them to make a round ball. Slightly flatten the dough ball with hand and coat with wheat flour.
7.  Roll out gently to make a paratha. Heat a griddle and pour 1/4 tsp oil on it. Place the paratha and cook on medium flame till dark spot appears from the base. Pour 1/4 tsp oil on top and spread. Flip and cook  till brown spot appears from both sides.
8.  Serve hot with subzis, raita, yogurt and pickles.

14 December 2016

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Eggless walnut banana muffins recipe

Eggles walnut banana muffin is a delicious, easy to make variety of muffin. It is full of flavors and is prepared without using eggs. These muffins are liked by both adult and kids. This can be served as a tea time snack and even packed in the snack box for school going kids. You can make it rich by adding dry fruits like cashew nuts and almonds. Walnuts become soft and tastes great when it is soaked. Also check out some other eggless cake recipes which I have posted earlier. Do try this delicious muffins. Here is how to make walnut banana muffins recipe with step by step pictures.

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Walnut Banana Muffins
Prep time : 
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Recipe type : Muffins
Cuisine : World
Yield : 10 muffins
                  

Ingredients 
  • 1 cup walnuts, soaked
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar powder
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
Method
  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes
  2. Wash and soak the walnuts for 3 - 4 hours. Drain water and chop the walnuts into small pieces. Keep it aside
  3. Combine together the wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and corn flour. Sieve them twice. Set aside.
  4. Peel and mash the banana well. Keep it aside.
  5. Put the butter in a bowl and whip till the butter become light and smooth. 
  6. Add the  sugar, mashed banana and lemon juice. Mix well till they combine well.
  7. Add the wheat flour mixture to the above prepared banana-butter mixture.
  8. Add milk. Reserve 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts and add the remaining walnut pieces. 
  9. Cut and fold the muffin mixture till all the ingredients combine well.
  10. Grease the muffin tray and pour the mixture till 3/4 part of the muffin moulds. 
  11. Garnish with the walnuts and bake in the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes. 
  12. Rest in the oven for 5 minutes. 
  13. Then remove the walnut banana muffins and serve.
Walnut banana muffins - step by step pictures

1.  Wash and soak the walnuts for 3 - 4 hours.
2.  Drain water and chop the walnuts into small pieces.
3.  Put the butter in a bowl and whip till the butter become light and smooth.
4.  Add the sugar powder, mashed banana and lemon juice.
5.  Mix well till all the ingredients combine well. 
6.  Combine together the wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and corn flour. Sieve them twice.
7.  Add the sieved flour to the banana and butter mixture. Add the milk.
8.  Reserve 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts. Add the remaining walnut pieces.
9.  Cut and fold the mixture till all the ingredients combine well.
10.  Grease the muffin moulds and pour the mixture upto  3/4 part of the mould as shown below. Garnish with chopped walnuts.
11.  In the meantime, preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes. Bake in the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes. Further, rest in the oven for 5 minutes.
12.  Separate the walnut banana muffins and serve.