Paushtic Parathas


Paushtic Parathas

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Parathas are always a great food to serve to kids, because you can stuff them with all the nice veggies, dals, paneer or whatever you wish your kids would eat!

The combination of carrot and spinach suggested for this whole wheat Paushtic Paratha is not only wholesome but also tasty and colourful, so your kids are surely love it.

Make sure you add curds while making the dough as it helps keep the parathas soft. Also serve with a bowlful of curd to enrich these folic acid and vitamin A rich Paushtic Parathas Paushtic Parathas with protein and calcium too.

Enjoy how to make Paushtic Parathas recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Paushtic Parathas recipe - How to make Paushtic Parathas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 parathas.
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Ingredients


For Paushtic Parathas
1 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
4 tbsp curd (dahi)
2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
3 3/4 tsp oil for cooking

For Serving With Paushtic Parathas
fresh curd (dahi)

Method
For paushtic parathas

    For paushtic parathas
  1. To make paushtic parathas, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  3. Roll out each portion into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter thick circle using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Fold into half to make a semi-circle and again fold into half to make a 100 mm. (4”) length triangular paratha.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook it, using ¼ tsp of oil, till brown spots appear on both the sides.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 14 more paushtic parathas.
  7. Serve the paushtic parathas hot with fresh curds.
Nutrient values per paratha

Energy
62 kcal
Protein
1.9 gm
Carbohydrates
8.8 gm
Fat
2.1 gm
Vitamin A
307.5 mcg
Folic acid
11.9 mcg
Calcium
18.8 mg
Paushtic Paratha (Healthy Recipe for Kids) Video by Tarla Dalal
Paushtic Parathas recipe with step by step photos

Like Paushtic Paratha

  1. Like Paushtic Paratha then check out our Paratha collection or stuffed paratha which are sumptuous Indian flat-breads that can be relished with curd, pickle, raita or even sabji. They can be as simple as the plain paratha or something as filling as the Rajma cheese paratha or cauliflower methi paratha. You can even mix together all the ingredients to prepare a delightful dough and then roll out a paratha just like we have done in the below mentioned paushtic parantha recipe. Listing down some healthy paratha recipes that you must try: 

Dough for paushtic paratha

  1. For preparing the dough for paushtic paratha, take a bunch of spinach.
  2. Remove the thick stem and discard it. Separate the fresh, green leaves aside.
  3. Finely chop the spinach leaves using a sharp knife.
  4. Peel a carrot and discard the skin.
  5. Grate the carrot using a grater and keep aside.
  6. To make the nutritious paratha dough, in a deep bowl, add the whole wheat flour.
  7. Add the besan. Nachni flour, oats flour, jowar or bajra flour can also be used to make the paushtic parantha.
  8. Add the chopped palak. You can use any veggies of your choice like grated beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower etc. Also, you can add chopped methi, capsicum, onions or tomatoes to the healthy paratha dough.
  9. Add the freshly grated carrot. Make sure that all the veggies are either finely chopped or grated. This helps in rolling the nutritious paratha easily.
  10. Add the curd. The addition of fresh curd not only help in making soft paushtik paranthas but also provides protein and calcium. Learn how to make thick curds at home using this recipe of Basic Homemade Curd
  11. Add the green chilli paste. We prepare and keep in an air-tight container. Increase or decrease the spice as per your prefernce.
  12. Add the oil and salt.
  13. Combine all the ingredients using your hands.
  14. Gradually add approx. 5 tbsp of water and knead into a semi-soft Paushtic Paratha dough.

How to make paushtic paratha

  1. To prepare the paushtic parantha recipe, divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  2. Shape a portion and flatten it and place on a rolling board.
  3. Roll out each portion into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter thick circle using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Fold into half to make a semi-circle.
  5. Fold into again to make a small triangle.
  6. Roll to make a 100 mm. (4”) length triangular paratha using little flour.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the paushtic paratha over it. Cook till small blisters appear on top portion of the paratha.
  8. Flip and cook for a while and drizzle ¼ tsp of oil.
  9. Cook till brown spots appear on both sides of the paratha.
  10. Remove the paushtic paratha in a plate.
  11. Repeat steps 2 to 11 to make 14 more nutrient rich Paushtic Parathas.
  12. Serve the paushtic paratha hot with fresh curds.

Reviews

Paushtic Parathas
 on 03 Aug 19 02:20 PM
5

Healthy,tasty and nutritious.
Tarla Dalal
04 Aug 19 11:05 AM
   Winnie, thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking with Tarla Dalal.
Paushtic Parathas
 on 02 Dec 14 04:02 PM
5

truly healthy and nourishing....I often pack this for my kids dabba...she enjoys these vitamin enriched parathas.
Paushtic Parathas
 on 20 May 12 11:37 PM
5

very nice
Tarla Dalal
30 Sep 17 09:18 AM
   Hi Foodie, we are delighted you loved the Paushtic Paratha recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
Paushtic Parathas
 on 01 May 12 06:28 PM
5

Excellent , Thank you very much
Paushtic Parathas
 on 24 Jul 11 03:07 AM
5

Paushtic Parathas
 on 18 Feb 11 11:11 AM
5

Paushtic Parathas
 on 21 Oct 10 10:52 PM
4

a one in all recipe...just these parathas with curds make a great meal. it tastes just amazingwith spicy punjabi achaar...try it! potatoes and spinach blend well in these parathas. i usually make triangle shaped parathas but when in a hurry just roll it in a circle.
Paushtic Parathas
 on 03 Sep 10 02:10 PM
4

Healthy and tasty