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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ragi and Vegetable Paratha - Millet and vegetable flatbread

This is a fun and healthy combination. I know as mothers we are constantly trying to incorporate more veggies in our kids diets. This paratha has Ragi (Finger Millet) in it too which has tons of health benefits. Like being a rich source of Iron, Calcium and proteins. This paratha has become a hit with my kids as they get to choose the vegetables in it. You can make them with boiled potatoes, fenugreek leaves(methi), Collard greens and so on. Today I have used some carrots and spinach.

  • 1/2 cup Ragi Flour/Finger Millet Flour 
  • 1 cup wheat flour 
  • 1/4 cup besan /Chickpea flour 
  • 1 cup grated carrots 
  • 1 cup chopped spinach 
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder 
  • 1/2 tsp amchoor powder/dry mango powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 tsp ajwain seeds/Carom 
  • 2 tsp oil 
  • salt to taste 
  • 1/4 cup water
Preparation :
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned above and make the paratha dough. 
  • Now divide the dough into 10 equal parts/balls which will make 10 parathas. 
  • Roll each ball into a disc or a triangle or any desired shape (believe me I have made so many differnet shapes to make my kids eat) using some wheat flour. 
  • Cook the paratha on a hot griddle/Tava using oil. Cook on both sides applying some oil. 
  • Your Ragi and Vegetable parathas are ready to be served. Serve it with Raita or pickle or just plain yoghurt. They taste delicious anyway you serve.