Omelette Stuffed Paratha

Omelette Stuffed Paratha

Omelette Stuffed Paratha, a traditional Indian breakfast, whole grain, high quality protein in crispy and soft layers, yum!! One serving – 233 kcals, 11 g protein, 4 g fiber.

 

Who says that a healthy breakfast has to only be a bowl of processed cereal! Traditional breakfasts can also be very healthy. If perhaps we can stay away from certain overly greasy approaches made popular by restaurants. We need to go back to traditional style home cooking as it is balanced and wholesome.

 

Paratha, is a popular layered flat bread of the Indian subcontinent. It has been a traditional favorite at breakfast in my family. My mom used to make the best parathas – with so many fine layers in the flat bread and just slightly crisp on the outside, while not greasy like the many that I have come to try later. I have seen people prepare these with so much oil or ghee, that this much favored food has ended up earning an unhealthy reputation.

 

So, here I am presenting the same favorite flat bread, prepared with minimal oil but with excellent taste. By the way, this is the first thing that I had started cooking, back when I was eight years old!!

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha

 

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This paratha also includes a layer of omelette sandwiched in the middle of the layers. The high quality egg protein, the fiber rich whole grains and adequate healthy fats make this omelette stuffed paratha a wholesome breakfast choice. The amount of carbohydrate is also much lower than what a typical cereal serving would provide at the same caloric intake. So, for those who are watching their carb intake, this may actually fit in better than many processed cereals.

 

If you like making bread at home, you may also like my Healthy Persian Barbari bread. And I discuss more about eggs in this post – Moroccan style poached eggs.

 

So lets take a walk back on the tradition lane and try this Omelette Stuffed Paratha for breakfast, just keeping a tab on the oil/ghee added!

 

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Photo Credit: Bijan of www.bijansviewfinder.com

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha

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NUTRITION FACTS

Servings: 4                 Serving Size: One paratha

Calories 233, Total Fat 10 g (Saturated Fat 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g), Cholesterol 212 mg, Sodium* 228 mg, Potassium 217 mg, Phosphorus 230 mg, Total Carbohydrate 23 g, Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 11 g

*Not including salt for omelette mixture

 

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

 

Omelette

6 small eggs
3 tablespoons finely chopped onions
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño/cayenne pepper
1 large garlic clove, grated
Salt, to taste

 

Paratha preparation and cooking

3 ⅓ teaspoons peanut oil
1/2 tablespoon golden flaxseed meal
Flour for dusting

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Whisk the eggs. Add the remaining omelette ingredients, whisk and set aside.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Mix 1/2 cup water, 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoons salt. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil and knead about 5 minutes into a smooth dough. Divide the dough into four portions and shape them into round balls.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Roll a dough ball into a 4 to 5 inch round or square disc. Apply 1/3 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle some flour and 1/3 teaspoon flaxseed meal.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

From one side fold one third of the disc.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Then from the other side fold over the previously folded layer.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Fold one third of this rectangular layered dough from one side.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Next, fold over from the other side to make a square shaped layered dough portion.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Roll it out into a 6 inch square 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 layered 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.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Transfer the flat bread to a wooden board and with the help of a knife carefully open up the middle layer on two sides.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Place the flat bread back on the skillet. Quickly lift the top layer and spread 1/4th of the omelette mixture and cover the layer.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

Allow it to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. The omelette mixture should start to set.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha Prep

 

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

 

Repeat the above steps for the remaining three flat layered breads. May serve this omelette stuffed paratha with chutney, yogurt dip, pickles or ketchup.

 

Omelette Stuffed Paratha

 

Photo Credit: 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.

 

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Omelette Stuffed Paratha

Omelette Stuffed Paratha, a traditional Indian breakfast, whole grain, high quality protein in crispy and soft layers, yum!! One serving - 233 kcals, 11 g protein, 4 g protein.

15 minPREP TIME

20 minCOOK TIME

35 minTOTAL TIME

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INGREDIENTS

  • PARATHA DOUGH*
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup durum whole wheat flour (Atta)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
  • OMELETTE
  • 6 small eggs
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño/cayenne pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • Salt, to taste
  • PARATHA PREPARATION AND COOKING
  • 3 ? teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon golden flaxseed meal
  • Flour for dusting

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk the eggs. Add the remaining omelette ingredients, whisk and set aside.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup water, 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoons salt. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil and knead about 5 minutes into a smooth dough. Divide the dough into four portions and shape them into round balls.
  3. Roll a dough ball into a 4 to 5 inch round or square disc. Apply 1/3 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle some flour and 1/3 teaspoon flaxseed meal.
  4. From one side fold one third of the disc.
  5. Then from the other side fold over the previously folded layer.
  6. Fold one third of this rectangular layered dough from one side.
  7. Next, fold over from the other side to make a square shaped layered dough portion.
  8. Roll it out into a 6 inch square layered bread, using a little flour for dusting as needed.
  9. 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.
  10. Place the layered 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.
  11. Transfer the flat bread to a wooden board and with the help of a knife carefully open up the middle layer on two sides.
  12. Place the flat bread back on the skillet. Quickly lift the top layer and spread 1/4th of the omelette mixture and cover the layer.
  13. Allow it to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. The omelette mixture should start to set.
  14. Flip it over. Use about 1/4 teaspoon of oil for each side while cooking the omelette stuffed paratha to doneness and golden brown.
  15. Repeat the above steps for the remaining three flat layered breads. May serve this omelette stuffed paratha with chutney, yogurt dip, pickles or ketchup.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Breakfast, Brunch, Breads

RECIPE 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.

*Not including salt for omelette mixture

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