Brussels Sprout Paratha Roti Indian Bread2014-11-02
Paratha is an Indian flat bread made with several type of stuffing’s originated from Punjab. Common types of stuffings are potatos, cauliflower, radish and fenugreek leaves. When winter starts, you find Brussels sprouts (German name – Rosenkohl) in most of the super markets in Germany. Its available only during winter season. In this food blog, I have used Brussels sprout stuffing for paratha preparation. It goes well with Yogurt Raitha or thick spicy curry. Paratha stuffing is Kneaded with Atta flour, Paratha can be made same like roti on flat pan(tava).
Brussel Sprout Paratha – I have read somewhere that, Brussels sprouts (kind of green mini cabbage) can provide some special cholesterol-lowering benefits and it has fiber-related components, which makes digestion easier. Health professionals advise to take 1.5 cups of Brussels spouts on regular basis in order to avoid unwanted impact on thyroid function. Brussels sprouts also offer cancer-preventive components in special combination. Therefore, cooking recipes with Brussels Sprout are very healthy. In Germany, Brussels sprouts (Rosenkohl in German) is available in all supermarkets. I tried to cook Brussels sprouts in many ways, I did not liked it much because of its little bitterness. Once I was invited for dinner by my German colleague, he prepared Brussels sprouts with different taste using thai sauces, it was not bittering rather it was very tasty. After tasting that new recipe, i thought to start my own food experiment in Indian style.So, i selected to make Paratha using Brussel Sprouts. An exclusive Indian recipe – Brussels sprouts Paratha. It worked. I was really suprised when my husband said that my new recipe experiment was delicious and tasty (little spicy too). Yes. Its very tasty, soft and awesome. Now, Brussels sprouts became one among my regular intake.
As usual I will try to keep the recipe preparation steps as simple as possible, so that it will be comfortable for newbies’ of Indian cooking. Step by step easy preparation to make a new indian style paratha with Brussels sprouts is given below. Try this exclusive recipe and drop us a word about your tasty experiences.
- Brussels sprouts - 300gms
- Whole-Wheat Flour (Atta) - 250gms
- Onion (Chopped ) - 2
- Green Chilies (Chopped ) - 2
- Ginger-Garlic paste -1/2 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder - a pinch
- Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
- Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
- Jeera seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves -5
- Tomatoes (finely chopped) - 2
- Coriander leaves (chopped)
- Vegetable Oil as per cook
- Salt – to taste
Brussels Sprout preparation: Take Brussels sprout in a bowl, wash them and grate them finely. (If you have mixi, you can cut Brussels spouts into small pieces and you can dry grind them. Make sure that mixer blades are sharp enough to cut raw Brussels sprouts.)
Tempering and frying: Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds, when it sprinkles, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and salt and saute until the onion turns golden color. When nice aroma comes out, add chopped tomatoes and fry for few mins.
Brussels sprouts stuff preparation: Now add all the masala powders and again fry for a few more minutes. (I have used little Sambar powder, since i like the taste of it). Now add grated Brussels sprouts stir for few mins. Close the lid and let it cook for few mins in a low flame. When all the ingredients gets half cooked, turn off the heat and Garnish with Coriander leaves.
Dough Preparation: Take the mixture in a bowl add whole wheat flour add pinch of salt and mix well. Cooked Brussels sprouts itself leaves water, this water is sufficient to make dough. If you need more water you can add and make the very soft dough by adding 1tbsp oil. Close the bowl and keep it aside for 5 mins.
Dividing the dough: Divide the dough in to big lemon sized balls.
Rolling the dough into parathas: Now roll the dough in to 10cm diameter circles. While rolling the Paratha sprinkle dry Atta flour, so that it doesn’t stick to roller.
Paratha Preparation: Preheat the tava for few seconds. Now place the rolled dough over the tava. When Paratha changes its color, apply little oil using kitchen paper or with onion. Now flip the Paratha upsidedown, after few seconds golden-brown colour appears topside. Now apply vegetable oil other side. When both the sides are cooked, your tasty yummy Brussels sprout Paratha is ready to eat.
New Paratha recipe ready When both the sides are cooked, your tasty yummy Brussels sprout Paratha is ready to eat.
Tips:In order to preserve its softness I always keep the Paratha, chapathis rolled inside the aluminum foil. Otherwise, the parathas may become hard in a short time, when its kept open. This Paratha goes well with cucumber raitha, palak mattar or with any spicy curry.
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