Spring Onion Paratha Stuffed With Cheese And Peppers
Stuffed Spring Onion Paratha is a whole grain, flavor packed, scrumptious Indian flatbread. Wholesome, with good amount of protein and fiber. Gouda Cheese, bell peppers (capsicum) and spring onions come together in this wonderful and easy flatbread. Pair it with a Walnut Chutney or a Greek yogurt dip with grated garlic and dill for a splendid nutritious meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Parathas (flatbreads)
- 2 teaspoons peanut oil
- 1 cup red bell peppers chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1/2 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 pinches garam masala (Indian spice blend)
- 1/2 cup green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup cheese grated (Gouda, Paneer, Feta...)
PARATHA PREPARATION AND COOKING
Make The Dough
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.
Make The Stuffed Paratha
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.
From one side roll the disc into a cylindrical shape.
Then fold it into a coil shape.
Roll it out into a 6 inch round layered bread, using a little flour for dusting as needed.
Cook The Paratha
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 stuffed paratha with yogurt dip, chutney, pickles or ketchup.
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.
Durum whole wheat flour (Atta), ajwain (carom seeds) and garam masala are available at Indian grocery stores or online.
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
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