Lauki ka Paratha

Lauki ka Paratha

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Stuffed with grated lauki or bottle gourd, the lauki ka paratha taste superb when served with aloo curry or raita.

Lauki ka Paratha recipe - How to make Lauki ka Paratha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 serving
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For The Stuffing
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
3/4 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 slit green chilli , chopped
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For The Dough
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
oil for cooking

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a kadai , add the fennel seeds and saute for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the chilli powder , garam masala , green chillies , coriander powder, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the bottle gourd and salt, mix well, over and cook for 3-4 minutes or til the bottle gourd turns borwn in colour.
  4. Add the mango powder and coriander leaves and mix well.
  5. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.

For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine the wheat flour and salt in a bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough, using enough water.
  2. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Roll out the dough into a circle of 4” diameter.
  2. Place the stuffing at the centre and bring the edges together at the centre to seal tightly.
  3. Roll out again into a circle of 6” diameter, using little whole wheat flour.
  4. Heat a tava and cook each paratha, using little oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  5. Serve hot with curds and chutney.