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Spicy Cauliflower stuffed Paratha

October  7, 2010
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  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  • Handful Cilantro, Chopped
  • Paratha~ Buttery Layered Flat Bread
  • 2 cups Wheat Chapatti Flour
  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • Pinch 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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Hi I'm Sara and I love the art of food & travel. I have a blog called One Tribe Gourmet, where I share my passion for global cuisine and my travel adventures around the world. I have always felt that food is the most common denominator that crosses all boundaries and brings people together. The ritual of “Breaking Bread” in every culture is a special bonding experience. Personally I love to experience different cultures through there cuisines! My goal here is to encourage an individual who is interested in learning different global cuisine yet is a bit intimidated by it. I am here to help you, all you have to do is open your heart!!!

12 Reviews

kamal June 2, 2013
you can put onr palm full of cauliflower in one paratha
fortheloveofyum October 28, 2010
lovely! i just made aloo paratha a few days ago. your gobi version looks yummyyyy!
onetribegourmet October 28, 2010
ooh I love Aloo (potato) Paratha too!!!
AntoniaJames October 8, 2010
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)
onetribegourmet October 11, 2010
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! :)
kamal June 2, 2013
ya sure !!!! you can use ghee, and for wheat flour ,you can use packet flour, easily available at any supermarket.
testkitchenette October 8, 2010
I'm with you Antonia! This sounds so delicious.
onetribegourmet October 11, 2010
Thank you so much!
AntoniaJames October 8, 2010
I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thanks for posting it! I'm definitely trying it, soon!! ;o)
onetribegourmet October 11, 2010
Thank you Antonia!
onetribegourmet October 8, 2010
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. :)
luvcookbooks October 8, 2010
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.