Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gobi Paratha / Cauliflower Paratha

This weekend is rather slow for me.Oops don't want to jinx that! Enjoyed the afternoon with my son watching Despicable Me.

So here is a  very simple recipe for the weekend menu! I have tried to make gobi paratha by frying onions etc, stuffing the masala inside the dough and trying to roll. Oh boy, you surely don't want to hear the mess I made on my counter. The filling tried to leak out from all directions of the paratha, and I some how cooked it.
 Learning from my mistakes, I tried a different form and it came out perfect. First, I used grated cauliflower and second I used one chapathi were I spread the filling coverd it with another chapathi and rolled it. Let me tell you, my day was perfect with no mess. Grating the cauliflower and making a dry filling takes away all the moisture and makes it easy to roll the dough.

 And the taste.. awesome!

What I used:

For the filling:

1 cup grated cauliflower florets ( wash, dry and then grate the florets)
1 tsp dhania powder
Pinch of turmeric and Hing
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 small chilli finely chopped
1 tbsp Oil & extra to cook the parathas.
Salt to taste
Finely chopped cilantro

For the dough:

 1 cup Atta
1/2 cup + 2-3 tbsp water
salt a pinch
Oil 2 tsp

  • Mix atta. water, salt & Oil and make the dough. Keep aside.
  • In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil, when hot add the grated cauliflower ( no water).
  • Saute for a few mins.
  • Add salt and add dhania powder, turmeric, hing, chilli powder and green chili and saute for 5- 10 mins.
  • Turn of the heat and add the cilantro.

To make the Parathas.

  • Roll 2 samll chapathis of 3 ''
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of filling on top of one chapathi disc.
  • Cover it with another chapathi. seal the edges and roll into parathas, not too thin.
  • Heat a tava or griddle on high.. Once hot,add the rolled parathas.
  • Wait for a few seconds till you see small bubbles.
  • Flip it to the other side  and wait for the bubbles.
  • Flip again and cook with oil or ghee till nice and golden on both sides.
  • Serve with raita, pickle or plain yogurt.

Wanted to share the close up view of my paratha with the filling.


Have a great weekend!

Thanks Akila for the this!


  1. Gobhi paratha looks perfect Priya.Loving the last pic..very tempting!!

  2. Looks yummy never tried gobi paratha though..

  3. gobi paratha looks very tmpting priya the second click ...yummyyyyyy


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  5. Hi Priya,

    Physician!!wow!!Iam a dentist!!Happy to have dropped by your blog!!nice recipe...
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