GREEN PEAS PARATHA

2 Oct

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GREEN PEAS PARATHA

Indian stuffed Parathas are sustaining and wholesome for breakfast. In this recipe Puréed green peas are combined with whole wheat flour to make this delicious paratha dough. Both whole wheat flour and green peas are rich in fibre which aids in controlling the blood sugar levels. Each paratha if being cooked in ¼ teaspoon of olive oil instead of ghee is absolutely healthy for diabetics, as well as the whole family. These parathas taste best when they are served as soon as they are prepared.

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makes 8 parathas

cooking time :- 15 minutes

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INGREDIENTS:-

  • Green peas 100g
  • Garlic 4 cloves
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • ajwain seeds – 1 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour 2 cup
  • olive oil
  • oil / ghee for frying the parathas

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METHOD:-

Roast the garlic cloves with the skin in a skillet for a few seconds. Boil the green peas with 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep aside to cool. In a mixer grinder add the peeled garlic cloves,green chilies, ginger , boiled and drained peas and grind till smooth.
Take a mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour, add salt, ajwain,cumin powder,2tsp oil and warm water.Knead into a soft dough and keep aside for atleast 20 minutes, before making the chapati. Divide the chapati dough in to equal portions, and make small balls from the green pea mixture too. Roll out one portion of the dough into a circle of (3″) diameter using flour for rolling. Place one portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle. Bring together all the sides in the centre and seal tightly. Roll out again into a circle of  (6″) in diameter, using flour for rolling. Heat non-stick pan and cook each paratha, with ghee or olive oil until both sides are golden brown using ¼ teaspoon of oil.Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make more parathas. Serve hot with raita, curd or any pickle of your choice.

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Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Peas are relatively low in calories on comparison with beans, and cowpeas. Fresh pea pods are excellent source of folic acid, ascorbic acid and vit k. In addition to folates, peas are also good in many other essential B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. Furthermore, they are rich source of many minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese.

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