Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious stuffed Indian flatbread. One serving – 213 kcals, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber.

 

Cheesy Gouda, peppery capsicum (yes, that’s what they call bell peppers in some countries) and oniony scallions meld together into this wonderful and easy flatbread. Pair it with a Greek yogurt dip with dill and a hint of grated garlic for a splendid nutritious meal!

 

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious stuffed Indian flatbread. One serving – 213 kcals, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber.

 

Photo Credit: Bijan of www.bijansviewfinder.com

 

Green onions are low in calories and carbohydrates but are a rich source of vitamins,  minerals and phytochemicals. They are an excellent source of vitamin K, thereby contributing to bone health. Green onions are also a good source of vitamin C.

 

This leafy green vegetable is actually what is harvested before letting them further grow the onion bulbs. Along with other allium vegetables, green onions contain bioactive compounds that are cancer protective. Apart from the sulfur compounds; carotenes, flavonoids, lutein and zeaxanthin contribute to the anti cancer potential  of green onions. Some of these phytochemicals are also beneficial for eye health.

 

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious stuffed Indian flatbread. One serving – 213 kcals, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber.

 

Photo Credit: Bijan of www.bijansviewfinder.com

 

Here is another flatbread recipe featuring a vegetable of the allium family – Sumac caramelized onion mini musakhan, where I discuss more about the health benefits of onions.

 

In this Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha recipe I have used red bell peppers, but if you want something more pungent you may try cayenne peppers, jalapeño peppers etc. For cheese, I have used grated gouda cheese, but you can substitute with similar cheese or Feta cheese.

 

If you like making bread from scratch and rolling out dough, try this popular flatbread recipe – Healthy Persian Barbari Bread. If you have not made flat bread before, don’t let the process intimidate you. A few tries and you are on to making a healthy home made sumptuous dish for yourself and your family. Just start with this Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha. And then the possibilities are endless!

 

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious stuffed Indian flatbread. One serving – 213 kcals, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber.

 

Photo Credit: Bijan of www.bijansviewfinder.com

 

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CHEESY AND PEPPERY GREEN ONION PARATHA (INDIAN FLAT BREAD)

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NUTRITION FACTS

Servings: 4                 Serving Size: One Paratha

 

Calories 213, Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g), Cholesterol 14 mg, Sodium 265 mg, Potassium 246 mg, Phosphorus 198 mg, Total Carbohydrate 25 g, Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 8 g

 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Paratha Dough*

1/2 cup water
1 cup durum whole wheat flour (Atta)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peanut oil

 

Stuffing

1 cup chopped red bell peppers

2 teaspoons peanut oil

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup grated cheese (Gouda, Feta cheese…..)

 

Paratha preparation and cooking

2 teaspoons peanut oil
Flour for dusting

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

Mix 1/2 cup water, 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoons salt. Then add 1/2 teaspoon oil and knead  it for about 5 minutes into a smooth dough. I use a KitchenAid stand mixer to make the dough and it works great (but you would need to double the recipe for that).

 

Divide the dough into four portions and shape them into round balls.

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

Heat two teaspoons of oil in a skillet and sauté the chopped red bell peppers and set aside.

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

Roll a dough ball into a 6 inch round disc. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of grated cheese, 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions and 1 tablespoon of sautéed red bell peppers.

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

From one side roll the disc into a cylindrical shape.

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

Then fold it into a coil shape.

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

 

cheesy and peppery green onion paratha prep

 

Roll it out into a 6 inch round layered bread, using a little flour for dusting as needed.

 

Heat a skillet at medium setting. The skillet is ready for cooking when you can feel the heat while holding your palm 3 inches above the skillet.

 

Place the stuffed flat bread and allow it to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip it over and cook another 1 to 2 minutes until light golden brown.

 

Flip it over. Use about 1/4 teaspoon of oil for each side while cooking the stuffed paratha to doneness and golden brown.

 

Repeat the above steps for the remaining three stuffed breads. May serve this Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha with yogurt dip, chutney, pickles or ketchup.

 

 

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious stuffed Indian flatbread. One serving – 213 kcals, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber.

 

Photo Credits: Bijan of www.bijansviewfinder.com

 

Notes:

 

The dough can easily be made in a stand mixer, but you may need to double the quantity of the ingredients, depending on the size of the stand mixer.

 

Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha
 
Cheesy and Peppery Green Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious stuffed Indian flatbread. One serving – 213 kcals, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • PARATHA DOUGH*
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup durum whole wheat flour (Atta)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon peanut oil
  • STUFFING
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ½ cup grated cheese (Gouda, Feta.....)
  • PARATHA PREPARATION AND COOKING
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • Flour for dusting
Instructions
  1. Mix ½ cup water, 1 cup flour and ¼ teaspoons salt. Then add ½ teaspoon oil and knead it for about 5 minutes into a smooth dough. I use a KitchenAid stand mixer to make the dough and it works great (but you would need to double the recipe for that).
  2. Divide the dough into four portions and shape them into round balls.
  3. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a skillet and sauté the chopped red bell peppers and set aside.
  4. Roll a dough ball into a 6 inch round disc. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of grated cheese, 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions and 1 tablespoon of sautéed red bell peppers.
  5. From one side roll the disc into a cylindrical shape.
  6. Then fold it into a coil shape.
  7. Roll it out into a 6 inch round layered bread, using a little flour for dusting as needed.
  8. Heat a skillet at medium setting. The skillet is ready for cooking when you can feel the heat while holding your palm 3 inches above the skillet.
  9. Place the stuffed flat bread and allow it to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip it over and cook another 1 to 2 minutes until light golden brown.
  10. Flip it over. Use about ¼ teaspoon of oil for each side while cooking the stuffed paratha to doneness and golden brown.
  11. Repeat the above steps for the remaining three stuffed breads. May serve this stuffed paratha with yogurt dip, chutney, pickles or ketchup.
Notes
The dough can easily be made in a stand mixer, but you may need to double the quantity of the ingredients, depending on the size of the stand mixer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Paratha Calories: 213 kcals Fat: 9 g Saturated fat: 3 g Unsaturated fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 25 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 265 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 8 g Cholesterol: 14 mg
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