Under the theme, “Stuffed Breads“, Valli wanted us to make a stuffed roti/ paratha with a twist. The twist can be the use of a vegetable or a spice that is not usually used in the parathas. So my twist is the use of broccoli and corn in the stuffing.
I had a ton of ideas for the stuffing, but when I thought of the combination corn and broccoli, I actually patted myself on the back for coming up with this delicious idea. Finally when we made the parathas, they tasted awesome, soft, slightly spicy and delicious. I used fresh sweet corn that are sweet and juicy, but the parathas were not too sweet because of the spices and chilies that I added. Corn made the parathas very soft and absolutely addictive.
I consider my mom as the best roti/ paratha maker ever. She makes the whole roti making process look so simple and easy. She makes the softest rotis and pulkas with the same atta (wholewheat flour) that I use, but mine end up being crispy and brittle most of the time. Now I can’t even blame the flour for my papad like rotis–thanks to you Amma 🙂
Broccoli & Corn Stuffed Parathas
For the dough:
- 2 cups Atta (wholewheat flour)
- to taste Salt
For the Stuffing:
- 2 cups Broccoli florets
- 1 cup Sweet corn kernels
- 3 chilies Green - adjust according to your taste
- 1 Ginger "
- ½ tsp Garam Masala
- to taste Salt
- Make the Dough: Combine atta and salt. Add lukewarm water and knead into a smooth pliable dough. Cover and set aside for at least 15 minutes.
- Make the Filling: In a food processor, add broccoli, corn, green chilies and ginger. Process until finely chopped. Heat 1tsp oil in a saute pan; add the veggie mixture along with the spices and salt; cook on medium low heat until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Divide and roll the filling into 8-10 equal balls. Divide the dough into 8-10 equal portions too.
- Cook the Parathas: Preheat a tawa or griddle on medium high heat. Roll out the dough into 3" circle, place the filling in the center; fold and cover the filling with the dough and roll it out into 6" round circle using flour if needed.
- Cook on the preheated griddle until brown spots form, flip and cook on the other side until cooked through. Brush with oil if desired. Keep covered until ready to serve.