Friday, April 9, 2010

Bottlegourd/Anapakaya/Sorakaya/Dudhi/Lauki Paratha with Multi Grain Flours

The paratha I am making today is a very healthy recipe.The vegetable I am using in making the paratha is bottle gourd.The flours I am using in making the paratha are wheat flour ,yellow corn(maize) meal,Bajri(millet) flour.Bottlegourd is a very bland  and watery vegetable.It is very good for the body during summer as it helps in cooling the body temperature.This vegetable is used in making savory as well as sweet dishes.The tender bottlegourd are used in cooking and the dried ones are used in making utensils,musical instruments ,bird-houses and many more.Not only that , bottle gourd has great health benefits too.For a quick reference you can click here , here and here .

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Main Ingredients :
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Tender Bottlegourd......................2cups(grated with the peel on)
Green Chilly ................................4
WholeWheat Flour.......................2cups
Bajra/Millet Flour.........................1cup
Yellow Corn Meal........................1cup

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Turmeric........................................1tsp
Black Pepper Powder....................1tsp
Fennel Seeds..................................2tsp
Amchur(Dry Mango)Powder..........2tsp
Garam Masala Powder...................2tsp
Salt................................................to taste
Ghee/Butter..................................1/4 cup

Preparation :
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Nicely wash the bottlegourd and put it in the chopper with the peel on and finely chop it along with chillies.


Take all the flours in a bowl and mix them with the hand so that they blend in.


Now add turmeric , pepper powder , amchur powder ,garam masala powder , fennel seeds,grated bottlegourd and salt to the flours mix.


Mix them all together nicely with the hand and make a nice dough.(We do not need any water while making the dough as the bottlegourd has enough juices in it).Let the dough rest for 1/2 hour.


When ready to eat , preheat the tawa. Roll the dough into parathas of the size you like and place it on the pre-heated tawa.


Let the paratha cook well on the 1st side and apply some ghee or butter and turn to the otherside and let it cook.Once done take it off the tawa and is ready to serve.



Healthy and delcious bottlegourd paratha is ready to serve with raita or yogurt or any curry of your choice.We had it with carrot-cucumber-kale raita.Will post this raita recipe soon.


Note :
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1.)Do not peel the skin of the bottlegourd if it is nice and tender as there are lot of nutrients in the skin.

2.)Adjust spices to your taste.

3.)I did not add any water to make the dough.The juice from grated bottlegourd are enough to mkae the dough.

I am sending this recipe to Show Me Your Whole Grains event started and hosted by Divya.

27 comments:

  1. Kiran, this definitely looks super-duper healthy with so many grains. Where did you think of such recipe. Amazing thinking.

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  2. Dear Priya,thank you.Another result of my experimenting for healthy recipes.

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  3. Love dudhi paratha! healthy and tasty too..

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  4. Very healthy rotis...I am definitely going to try this :)

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  5. Hy Kiran,

    Parathas are tempting n delicious. Loved ur detailed presentation with cute clicks.

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  6. very healthy paratha..it have all proteins.
    looks so delicious..nice presentation

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  7. Dear Pranis Kitchen,thank you.

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  8. Nice recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us! Cheers!

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  9. Very innovative parathas. Loved the idea of adding dhoodhi. Thanks for the illustrative clicks.

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  10. Lovely and awesome parathas. Do visit my blog when time permits. http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  11. Kiran, u rock gal, wat a healthy and fabulous paratha..

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  12. Dear Shanthi,thank you for visiting and foryour nice words.Will visit your blog soon.

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  13. These look healthy nad delicious.

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  14. Nutritious parathas,love all the whole grains and spices :D

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  15. wow..such a healthy n delicious paratha...too good yar..thx for sharing

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