Friday, 29 March 2013

Bajra-Lauki Paratha-Indian flat bread with millets

I've already mentioned about the goodness of bajra and how important it is to include this millet in our diet.Lauki,doodhi or bottle-gourd is yet another vegetable that has many health benefits.This paratha recipe is healthy and a great way to sneek lauki in your child's paratha.

Bajra flour-2 cups
Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
Lauki-1/2,peeled and grated
Salt-1/2 teaspoon
Ghee-1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Hing-a generous pinch
Garam masala-1/4 teaspoon
Oil- 1 teaspoon each,for making the parathas

-Wash and peel the lauki and grate it and keep aside.
-Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients expect oil and mash well and make a soft dough and let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
-Take some wheat flour in a bowl and take small portions of the dough and roll them into parathas with a rolling pin.Dust some wheat flour as the paratha may become little sticky.
-Heat a flat pan and put the paratha and cook it till one side is properly done.Flip it and cook the other side.
-Smear a little oil on both sides of  the paratha.
-Repeat the above steps with the rest of the dough.
-Serve hot with raita,salad and pickle.

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