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Sweet Potato Paratha with VIDEO

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Sweet Potato Paratha is one such delicious recipe, which made in minutes and also good for lunch box. As they have a sweet taste, it would be liked by most of the kids. I could remember very well during winters; sweet potatoes are available all over the local markets. During Pongal, my mom use to get these sweet potatoes, cook them, peel the skin and we have it as such. It would be yum, but nowadays when I served it the same way my mom served it me, my kids do not want to have it.  

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato is one of the high calorie food with no saturated FATS or CHOLESTEROL and rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. The Vitamin B6 in them, helps keep the walls of arteries and blood vessels flexible and healthy which allows blood flow freely. It helps in the treatment of anemia and several premenstrual symptoms in women.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #156 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

Usually I don’t miss to use the seasonal produce, so thought of creating a recipe with sweet potatoes and this resulted in my sweet potato paratha where I served it with Tomato dip and Mushroom potato curry. Let me share the recipe…

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Sweet Potato Paratha

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato paratha – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp

Making of Sweet Potato Paratha:

Preparation:

  • Roughly chop the sweet potatoes to medium size and pressure-cook them for 2 whistles (up to mashing consistency).
  • Finely chop the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Take the wheat flour in a wide mouth bowl, make a well in the center, pour ½ cup of water, and knead the flour to a dough.
  • Pour water little by little and knead the flour to dough.
  • Finally pour a 1 tbsp of oil and knead the dough for 15 mins.
  • Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Meanwhile, remove the lid from the pressure-cooker when the pressure subsides.
  • Drain the water, peel the skin and transfer the sweet potatoes to a wide mouth bowl.
  • Add the cumin powder, salt and green chillies, mash them to a paste.
  • Divide the dough to a medium size ball, dust the surface and flatten the rolled balls.
  • Place a small portion of the mashed sweet potato and again roll the dough to a ball.
  • Dust the surface with flour and gently flatten the rolled-out dough.
  • Heat a tawa, rub the tawa with oil, place the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha.
  • Cook in medium flame by swapping both sides, until they turn golden brown in color.

Serve hot with Tomato Dip and any gravy or curry. I have served it with Mushroom Potato curry.

 

 

Rajma Paratha / Red Kidney Beans Paratha

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Paratha is one of my favorite, not only me but also my family likes to have paratha atleast once in a week. My daughter love to get it for her lunch box, not only mine but I have seen most of the kids throwing out the beans from the gravy. Rajma Paratha is a healthy, easy and a perfect lunch box dish. Thought of using Rajma in the better way, which should be liked and not thrown out by them and this resulted in my RAJMA PARATHA.

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Rajma Paratha goes out well with any dips or any curry. I have served it with Mayonnaise and Lamb Bones Curry. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Boiled Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour / Atta – 1 ½ cups
  • Green chilli – 2 nos (optional)
  • Cumin seeds (crushed) – ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp


Preparation:

  • Mash the rajma well or grind the rajma to a coarse paste.
  • Finely chop the green chillies and crush the cumin seeds.
  • Take wheat flour / atta, salt in a wide mouth bowl, add the rajma paste followed by green chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Crumble it well with your hands, pour water little by little and knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough to small portion, roll it to a ball.
  • Flatten the balls to a thin circle by dusting it with wheat flour/atta.
  • Heat a tawa, rub it with oil, gently add the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha and cook for a min.
  • Swap the sides and cook until the paratha is done.

Serve hot with any Curry (curry should be watery) and a dip.

Soya Paratha

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As already we have discussed a lot about this soya chunks and it’s benefits, now we directly move on to the recipe. This soya paratha was soft, spongy and delicious. Kids loved this a lot. A good source for the intake of soya nuggets. Let us move on to the recipe…

Soya Paratha

Soya Paratha

Ingredients:

  • Soya filling – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Water – as required
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • To prepare the filling refer to this link: Soya filling.
  • Make small balls of soya filling and keep it aside.
  • Take wheat flour, a tsp of salt in a mixing bowl, make a well in the centre pour in a cup of water and start mixing the flour.
  • Pour water little by little and knead the flour, until it rolls to a big ball.
  • Pour in 2 tbsp of oil and knead for few min, cover the dough with a damp cloth.
  • After 10 mins, roll out medium sized balls from the dough and then flatten it using rolling pin.
  • Keep the soya ball in the centre and start rolling to a ball.
  • Now roll it on the rolling pin, gently by dusting with the wheat flour.
  • Heat oil in a tawa, gently place the rolled flour and drizzle little oil around the paratha.
  • Swap the sides and cook them.

Serve hot with any dips. I have accompanied this with Tomato Ketup, Coriander Chutney and Mashed Potato Dip.

For dip recipe, check out this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/chutneys-dips/