Spicy Cauliflower stuffed Paratha

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Author Notes: Spicy Cauliflower stuffed Paratha is an Indian flat bread eaten all over the sub-continent. Paratha literally means buttery layers of cooked flour. Parathas are traditionally stuffed with spiced vegetables served with yogurt & Indian pickles called Achaar. Spicy Cauliflower stuffed Paratha is perfect for a Sunday brunch along with sweetened Lassi!onetribegourmet

Serves 4

Cauliflower Masala

  • 1 medium size bunches Cauliflower, Chopped
  • 1 lg Onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Ginger/Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 large Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Green Chile Pepper, Sliced
  • handfuls Cilantro, Chopped

Paratha~ Buttery Layered Flat Bread

  • 2 cups Wheat Chapatti Flour
  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • pinches of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Lightly Salted Butter
  1. Heat the Olive Oil in a large size deep pan on a medium high heat.
  2. Saute Cumin Seeds, Ginger/Garlic Paste & Sliced Onions in the Oil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add chopped Cauliflower & Saute for few more minutes. Now add Salt, Cayenne Pepper, & Turmeric. Stir well. Saute the Cauliflower & the Spices for few more minutes. Add the sliced Green Chile Peppers. Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Uncover & let the liquid dry. Garnish with chopped Cilantro.
  4. For the Paratha~ Add luke warm water & salt to the Chapati Flour. Knead the dough & let it rest on the counter top for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out two 8 inch round Chapattis. Spread Butter on one of the Chapattis. Spoon the Spicy Cauliflower Masala on the Chapati. Cover it with the other Chapati and lightly roll it with a rolling pin.
  6. Heat a heavy bottom skillet. Melt some butter and place the Paratha on the skillet. Cook the Paratha until golden brown. Serve Hot with Yougurt/Raita, Achaar, or Lassi.
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over 1 year ago kamal

you can put onr palm full of cauliflower in one paratha

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about 4 years ago fortheloveofyum

lovely! i just made aloo paratha a few days ago. your gobi version looks yummyyyy!

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about 4 years ago onetribegourmet

ooh I love Aloo (potato) Paratha too!!!

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about 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Quick question . . . can I use ghee instead of butter in the parathas and instead of oil for the vegetables? Also, if I don't have time to go to an Indian grocery for chapatti flour, what is an acceptable substitute? Thank you! ;o)

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about 4 years ago onetribegourmet

Hi Antonia! You can certainly use ghee which is more traditional and will taste great!
And for the chapati flour, I think if you can pick up bread flour & mix it with 1/4 cup wheat flour which should work fine!
Thank you for your question! :)

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over 1 year ago kamal

ya sure !!!! you can use ghee, and for wheat flour ,you can use packet flour, easily available at any supermarket.

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about 4 years ago testkitchenette

I'm with you Antonia! This sounds so delicious.

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about 4 years ago onetribegourmet

Thank you so much!

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about 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thanks for posting it! I'm definitely trying it, soon!! ;o)

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about 4 years ago onetribegourmet

Thank you Antonia!

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about 4 years ago onetribegourmet

Hi! I would say this is more like a "fajita". Cauliflower should be chopped into smaller size pieces, it should be chunky but not mashed. I made the Cauliflower masala first and then assembled the Paratha and then cooked on a skillet with melted butter.

Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks. :)

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about 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Is this like a sandwich? Or is the cauliflower like a paste? How much cauliflower masala on the chapati?
My daughter and I love paratha and seriously need to know the details!! Thanks.