Traditional Gobi Paratha
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use More As Needed)|
|Whole wheat flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Shredded cauliflower||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Cumin seeds||1⁄2 Teaspoon (Jeera)|
|Green chili||1 , chopped|
|Chopped cilantro||2 Tablespoon (Green Coriander)|
|Whole wheat flour||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1 Cup for dough and 1/4 cup For Rolling)|
|Oil||1 Tablespoon (To Cook)|
Mix flour, salt and water together to make a soft dough (if the dough is hard add a little more water). I like mixing the dough by hand.
Knead the dough for a few minutes on a lightly greased surface to make a smooth and pliable dough.
Set the dough aside and cover with a damp cloth. Let the dough rest for at least ten minutes.
Mix all filling ingredients together by hand. After mixing let the filling settle for about 5 minutes. Note: Shred the cauliflower using a shredder (electric or manual). However, do not use a food processor to blend the cauliflower, as the cauliflower will become too moist and hard to work with.
Squeeze the cauliflower mix in order to take out as much water as possible.
Making of paratha
Divide the dough and cauliflower mixture into 6 equal parts.
Roll the dough into 3 inch diameter circles. Put the filling in the center. Seal by pulling the edges of the rolled dough together to make a ball. Proceed to make all six balls.
Each ball needs to settle for two minutes before rolling. Note: If you don’t wait long enough the cauliflower mixture will seep through the edges when rolling the parathas.
Heat the skillet on medium high. Note: An iron skillet works best. To see if the skillet is ready, put a couple of drops of water on it. If the water sizzles right away, the skillet is ready.
To make it easier to roll the balls, first roll them in dry whole-wheat flour.
Lightly press the ball on the sealed side and keep it on the topside when rolling. Roll the ball light handed in to 6 inch circles. To reduce the stickiness on the rolling pin or rolling surface, sprinkle dry whole-wheat flour on both side of the semi-rolled paratha.
Place the paratha over the skillet. You will see the color change and the paratha will bubble in different places.
Then turn the paratha over. Paratha should have golden-brown spots. Wait a few seconds and put 1 teaspoon of oil over paratha and spread the oil on the topside. Flip the paratha and lightly press the puffed areas with a spatula.
Flip again and press with the spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides.
Cool the Parathas on a wire rack so they don’t get soggy.
Parathas can be kept outside wrapped in aluminum foil or a cover container for 2 days or they can be refrigerated for 5-6 days (wrapped aluminum foil). To re-heat warm on a skillet or toaster oven.