Monday, 29 May 2017

Masala Paratha



During a busy morning, it's easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day.

Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty. Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals so try to include a portion of your daily five at breakfast, whether that be a banana or glass of fruit juice. 

These Masala Parathas are the perfect breakfast and also these parathas are perfect when you are traveling. My mom used to make these parathas and Aloo ki puri too when we go for any small tour. Mom used to pack these parathas and her homemade Mango pickle. Himanshu too love these Parathas with pickle. When you make these parathas lil more spicy the taste will be awesome. Even you can serve these Parathas with any Raita or simply enjoy them with hot cup of ginger tea. I am being nostalgic by writing this post, as I remember when we need to go early in the morning to travel, Mom used to wake up too early in the morning and the "Dabba" of these parathas is perfectly ready with all the things needed to enjoy it with. This time we #foodiemonday team is back with some snacks which we can carry when we are traveling. I chose these parathas as they were my first choice to share the recipe.



Ingredients: 

    3 Cups Whole wheat flour
    2 Tbsp Oil
   11/2 Tbsp Yogurt
   1 tsp Red Chili powder
   1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
   1 tsp Garam masala
   1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
   1/2 tsp Carom seeds
   1/2 tsp Sesame seeds
   1/2 tsp Sugar (Optional)
   Salt to Taste


Method:
   
1. Take a bowl and add whole wheat flour Salt, red chili powder, Turmeric powder, Garam masala powder, yogurt, fennel seeds, carom seeds, sesame seeds and Sugar and knead a dough.



2. Cover the dough and keep aside for half an hour.

3. Heat a tawa and make small balls of dough, dust and roll the dough ball to make a paratha.   

4. Transfer the paratha on the hot griddle. Cook until brown spots appear on both the sides.

5. Apply oil and cook again until nicely browned.

6.  Keep pressing the paratha with the back of a ladle while cooking.
   
Serve paratha with any pickle or curry. or simply with hot tea ;)