Saturday, 9 June 2012

Healthy Parathas for lunch Box(Indian Flat Bread)

My son has just started kindergarten and this new beginning is definitely a welcome change for my son.It's a little difficult for me though as i have to wake up at 5:30 am and pack lunch box for him.The first question that comes to my mind is what do i send in my T's lunch box? I did come up with some interesting ideas.Today and in my coming posts I'll share some handy tips and ideas with you.
Today's recipe is a simple yet very healthy for kids.I've used cottage cheese(Paneer),grated veggies and a combination of two healthy flours-Atta(Whole Wheat flour )and Besan(Gram flour).You can pack the parathas with the healthy chutneys and dips I've mentioned in my previous posts or simply with hung curd.
Whole wheat floue(Atta)-2 cups
Gram flour-1/2 cups
Grated carrots-1
Green chilli finely chopped-1
Chopped Spinach leaves-1/2 bunch
Boiled potato-1 medium
cottage cheese grated(Paneer)-1/2 cup
Curd-1/4 cups
Salt to taste
Water-1/4 cups

-Take a big bowl and mix all the above ingredients together and add water slowly and knead it to make a nice soft dough.
-Cover the dough with a cling wrap and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
-Take 1 cup of atta(whole wheat flour) and keep it aside.
-Take a small portion of the dough and make a small round ball with your hand and press it a little.
-Put this flattened dough on the atta that you have kept aside.Coat both sides with atta.
-Put the coated dough on a flat surface and roll it with a roll pin.Spread the dough to make a nice round paratha.
-Heat a flat pan and put the roti and cook it till both sides and properly done.
-Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil/olive/ghee and turn the paratha on both sides.
-Place it on an aluminum foil.Similarly,prepare parathas from the rest of the dough and pack them in an aluminum foil.
-Serve with chutneys,dips or with hung curd.

My Notes
** You can use shredded cabbage,grated cauliflower,radish,bottle gourd and onions
** Adding fenugreek leaves also gives a nice taste to the paratha.
** You can cut the parathas into triangles and squares to make it more appealing to kids.


1 comment:

  1. Eating is really one of my hobby i mean part of my life and cooking is my passion. I also love going to a place and at the same time taste their delicious and most wanted food.I want to taste something that is new to my palate. Thanks for sharing your article with us.