Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Matar Paratha

What do you do when you got to finish off a packet of frozen peas lying in the freezer before leaving for a vacation? Matar(Peas) Paratha for RCI Punjabi Cuisine :) Its "the" best thing that can happen with peas! :) My display of love for Parathas continues ;) Similar to other parathas, this paratha can be served with curds, raitas or pickles! I served matar paratha with boondi raita.
Matar Paratha


What you need:

For the cover:
2 cup Wheat flour (Atta)
2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Oil
Water

For the filling:
1 cup Peas, boiled and drained
3-4 Green Chillies
1 inch Ginger
1 tsp Corriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
Salt
Oil

How to proceed:

For the cover:
1) Mix all ingredients and knead into soft dough
2) Keep aside for 15-20 mins

For the filling:
1) Mince green chillies and ginger and keep aside
2) Mince peas
3) Heat 2-3 tbsp oil and add ginger chilli paste to it
4) Add minced peas and remaining ingredients
5) Cook for 12-15 mins until the mixture seems dry and then set aside to cool for 1-2 hrs

Putting it all together:
1) Divide the dough and filling in equal parts.
2) Roll each ball of dough to diameter of approx 4 inches
3) Put the stuffing/filling in the middle and get the ends of dough together and close so that the filling does not come out
4) Roll the parathas to size 7-8 inch in diameter using wheat flour
5) Roast on hot girdle on both sides till brown using butter/ghee/oil
6) Serve hot wit raitas, yoghurt or pickles!


9 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW.....This is very nice.....It sounds different to me....never tried this before.....

Sreelu said...

I love matar but never tried paratha with it, thanks for the recipe

Asha said...

I sometimes make Peas parathas,taste great.isn't it? Great entry for Punjab.Mine coming next Wednesday.Check out today's post!:))

Richa said...

yummy paratha, love it :)i also make grilled toast with the stuffing.
chaan padarth banaviley ahes!
thanks!

Hima said...

My god, the list of parathas is growing.. will have to find some time to try them.

Arts said...

Thx Sukanya,
try it sometime.. tastes nice!

Thx Sreelu,
u will surely love this!

Thx Asha,
Am looking fwd to ur Punjabi dishes.. seems will have to wait another 10 days a I'll be on vacation!

Thx Richa,
I too make grilled toasts from any leftovers :D

Thx Hima,
u better find some time now ;)

Mahek said...

wow!!!
i had never thought of making matar paratha before thanks.

Rushi said...

O balle balle .....Panjab da paratha. Good.

Rakhee said...

Hi Arti, loved your paratha .. was not less than awesome .. waitin for more parathas from your side.... love ur cookin ... great work and its a bigggg help for beginners like me ... thank u very much