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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Two Simple Methods To Make Gobhi Paratha | How To Make Gobhi Paratha





  Learn to make Gobi Parathas in two simple methods. With Step-By Step pictures I have tried to clear any doubts of my readers. Indian Flatbread Gobi Paratha / Gobhi Paratha is stuffed with delicious and spicy cauliflower filling. Paratha is a North Indian flatbread which may or may not have stuffing. Again the stuffing has no limits, the variations are innumerable. Few very popular fillings are with potatoes, paneer, dal, mooli and cabbage. The paratha is made with unleavened dough with wholewheat flour. After filling the stuffing, it is then shallow fried a little oil/ ghee or butter.
Gobhi paratha is perhaps the most famous (after Aloo paratha) breakfast that people relish in North India. It is generally accompanied with curd or pickle and during winter time it is at it's best. It is a rich source of carbs and keeps your body energies for a hard days work. 
  If you are looking for more Paratha varieties on my blog then have a look at
* Pizza Paratha  
Tofu Paratha
Peshawari Paratha    
Keema Paratha        
Masala Paratha       

                                         
Ingredients:
Needed for the dough
2 cups Whole wheat flour
1 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tbsp Oil
Water to knead the dough


For the Filling:
1 cup Cauliflower, grated
1 Onion, finely chopped
2-3 Green chillies, chopped
1/2 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Ajwain
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
A pinch of Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste (do keep in mind that I have added little salt in the dough as well)
1 tbsp fresh Coriander leaves, finely chopped
 Oil /Ghee to fry 


Method:
Take a big bowl and mix flour, salt, oil, ajwain and mix well. Add oil and water simultaneously to knead the dough as you would do to make rotis. Cover and leave it for sometime to settle down.


To make the Filling:
In a microwave bowl, fill enough water and place the cauliflower florets with a pinch of salt. Now place this bowl in Microwave oven on high power for 5 minutes and let it stand for 2 minutes. After that rinse thoroughly in running water. Place the florets on kitchen towel to remove the extra water. Finely chop the florets and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it starts spluttering add onions. When they become transparent add ginger, green chillies and fry for a second. Add chopped cauliflower, haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and adjust the salt. Saute well on low flame for 5-6 minutes. When the mixture becomes dry add coriander leaves and remove from heat. Filling is ready.


                                                            Filling is ready...... 


Assembling the paratha:
Now from the dough make two lime sized equal balls. Take a ball and flatten it on your palm and then by using a rolling pin roll out on a floured board to make a 5 inch disc.
                                                                         


 Shift this to another plate and make another 5 inch disc with another set of ball. Spread 2-3 tsp of filling on one roti and then cover it with the other roti. Press down the edges to seal firmly. Dust some flour on it and roll out slightly. 


                                                                
Transfer the paratha on to the hot skillet / tawa. Cook for few minutes, flip in between, when brown spots appear drizzle with some oil. When both sides are done dab little butter on each paratha. Do the same with the rest of the dough.
Serve hot with butter, pickle or with chilled curd. 


Another way to make the Gobi Paratha -  Make the stuffing in the same process as mentioned above and knead the dough as instructed. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls. Flatten the roll balls with a rolling pin. Gently roll it out into 5 inch circle and brush the rolled chapati with 1/2 tsp cooking oil. Place 2-3 tbsp filling of cauliflower /Gobhi in the center and bring all the edges together. Pinch to seal the edges. Now by using rolling pin, roll the dough to make a circle of 8 inch diameter. 
The key to make good soft parathas is to knead a soft dough and rolling the paratha evenly without putting too much pressure or else the filling will come out. Heat a tawa and only once it becomes hot, place a rolled paratha on it. In 30 seconds when you flip the paratha you will notice small brown spots appeared on it. Flip when other side is also partly cooked then apply a tsp of ghee /oil. With a flat spatula keep pressing the parathas in circular motion. This is to ensure that parathas turn out crispy. Once done, take it off the griddle and serve immediately. Continue making the rest of the parathas in the same manner. 
                                                                 

52 comments:

  1. i wanted to try this for a long time. Looks very nice and want to have a bite

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  2. What can I say dear??? U made me hungry right now!!! Those stuffed paratha...come here! :D

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  3. looks so delicious...loved the lastpic...its too tempting..

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  4. Winter means gobi paratha ... never got 'round to posting one yet. These look so good with that dollop of butter. :-)

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  5. Looks yum ...n perfect ..nice pics dear

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  6. barite akta biye holo tai esechi Kolkata. tumi kamon acho? ei tricks e paratha darun hay kintu ami thik korte parina. kamon khule khule jay.

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  7. Slurp soo tempting and drool-worthy paratha..

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  8. Wow what pics! I have just had my dinner and would love to have some parathas.

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  9. Wish to have it right now . Yummy

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  10. Makes me hungry,parathas looks awesome.

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  11. delicious n tempting gobi parathas..

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  12. Thats a great breakfast choice, Deepa. Looks absolutely yummmm!!!!

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  13. Gobi paratha looks delicious. this one is my favorite Deepa.

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  14. it is muthwatering for me i love to eat at ny time.clicks make pratha tempting

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  15. Never say no to this delicious and filling parathas..

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  16. My fav paratha....tempting and delicious one!!

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  17. Looks delicious!!! Perfect Paratha.

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  18. I love gobi parnathas,these look so crisp and tasty:)Loved the filling too!!!

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  19. Looks wonderful and tempting....

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  20. its been so long since I had gobi paratha. You made me crave for some:) looks yum!

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  21. As am replyn to ur sprinkle on my blog , am leaving u some love here too:-))))
    U seem to make all the things i love , and i lovveee GObhi Parathas sooo muc!
    I am loving those heart shaped Spinach cutlets too!
    Way way good!

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  22. Lovely paratha's...looks super good...

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  23. Yummy it's looking really tempting dear!!!

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  24. The filling looks so tasty & generous..;)..Usually i have seen gobi parathas which are short of the filling but urs looks perfect...

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  25. QMG....too tempting ...wanna taste now...can t wait to giv a try..
    Tasty appetite

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  26. hi di, first of all thankx for all these delicious recipe. can u confirm if we need not to add salt in filling at all. (you have added a pinch of salt only at microwave time which u wash away later) i m lil confused.

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  27. @Meghna: thank you so much for your encouraging words. And yes you need to add little salt after you add all the dry masala powders. I forgot to mention that. Have updated now. And do let me know how it came out. If you have any other doubt please feel free to get back.

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  28. Love love gobi parathas.OMG I want some now.Very neatly done.

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  29. I love them,esp the ajwain in them..made some last week too, but never got a chance to take some pics :( they look fabulous, Deepa

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  30. Just looking to the; is making me drool.

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  31. Parotha gulo khub shundor Deepa. Aami chaa diye ee khe nebo breakfast e.

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  32. Looks delicious and inving paratha..One of my fav.

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  33. i made gobi paratha this morning. it was really yummy. i liked ur idea of making two flat chapati and stuffing in between. it was easier and had given superb appearnace to it. Thanks a lot. looking for some more veg dishes (prefebly some wihtout onion and garlic).

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  34. Wow! This looks very delicious. Would have some with spicy gravy.

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  35. Gr8 looking paratha.......i love the presentation!!! Using two chappatis is a good way to get a uniform spread...

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  36. whoa, looks delicious, mouth watering. Love the picture with butter smothered all over those slices.

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  37. Ahh..my all time fav breakfast..looks so crispy n perfect Deepa :)

    US Masala

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  38. nice article, I love to read such articles. Thanks admin I follow with pleasure.

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  39. lovely stuffed paratha..i could never make such parathas..now that i know how to make stuffed paratha will try this one..

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  40. Hi deepa...Its been a long time since I logged into blogs again...Just that busy with the studies !!!
    Its nice to see such wonderful recipes in ur blog....feels like entering into the blog world again :)
    Cauliflower Paratha looks amazing n tempting..!!!!

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  41. Yummy...looks perfect' got to try this way. Whenever I make parathas...I ruin the shape...end up like Australia or Antarctica, so gonna try this method.

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  42. Thanks Deepa for your loving wishes..:)
    Hope you are having a wonderful day..!
    Tasty appetite

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  43. such yummy parathas...............will try for sure............

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  44. Paratha with gobi stuffing looks so delicious dear. I try another method, but like the way you made 2 rotis and stuffed inside:) I roll along with filling and its tough for me:) thanks for sharing.

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  45. wow...perfect paratha...looks very tempting and super delicious

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  46. YUm to the max! Hope you'll drop by at rawgirlinmumbai.blogspot.com for some raw and vegan dishes.
    Cheers,
    zen

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