Rajgira Paratha Canapes

Rajgira parathas canapés, served as appetisers, usually have three parts – the base, the topping and the garnish. Here, mini parathas made with rajgira atta have been innovatively adapted as the base, topped with aloo subzi and green chutney, and garnished with coconut. Now, this is certainly an enticing way to consume parathas and subzi!

Rajgira Paratha Canapes

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Rajgira Paratha Canapes recipe - How to make Rajgira Paratha Canapes

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  15 Minutes   Baking Temperature:  160°C (320°F)   Total Time:     8Makes 8 canapes
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For The Paratha Canapés
1/2 cup rajgira flour
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

For The Aloo Subzi
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 cup boiled and peeled potato cubes
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

To Be Ground Into A Green Chutney
1/2 cup mint leaves (phudina)
1/4 cup coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp sliced onions
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1 green chilli
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tsp freshly grated coconut

For the paratha canapés

    For the paratha canapés
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Knead into a soft dough using very little water if required.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  4. Roll out each portion thinly between two plastic sheets into a circle of 25 mm. (1") diameter cirlce.
  5. Place on a greased baking tray and prick each canapé with a fork. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160°c (320°f) for 8/10 minutes.

For the aloo subzi

    For the aloo subzi
  1. Heat the oil in a non- stick kadhai, add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies, potatoes and salt, mix well and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on a medium flame, stirring twice in between.
  3. Add the coriander and mix well, divide into 8 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Arrange the paratha canapés on a serving platter, top each canapé with a portion of the aloo subzi and then a little green chutney.
  2. Serve immediately garnished with coconut.

Handy tips

    Handy tips
  1. You can alternatively cook the canapé base on a non stick tava on a slow flame till crisp.