Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cauliflower Parota

Cauliflower belongs to cabbage family and it is one of the most loved vegetable of every one including elders. Gobi Manchuri has hit the whole world because of its yummy taste. Whether it is an Indian Style or Chinese Manchuri stands first in the line of favourite dishes. Parathas come next.
This " Cauliflower Parota " is one of my earlier recipe. I had a chance to eat when we visited one of our friend's house in Dubai. (when we were there of course). I just watched the process and she too was interested in telling the recipe. It looked so easy. It was really yum yum and thanks to her. I learnt a one more yummy Paratha/Parota. I had prepared this my self after some days it came out well and we like it a lot.
I have used Cauliflower, some spice and a very little oil. Create your own style and enjoy having this parota. It is good to take it to school for kids lunch box. Good for people who travel and yummy to eat for breakfast/snack/dinner. Though it takes little more time of yours while cooking it is worth trying, that is what I can say.
Lets see some benefits of eating Cauliflower in our diet/Day to day life.
Cauliflower is good relief for indigestion, diabetes, obesity and hypertension. It is full of antioxidant properties and help in strengthening the immune system. It helps in maintaing bone and brain health. It helps to balance the cholesterol levels. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin K and small amout of  Vitamin B - 6, Vitamin B 1. B-2, B - 3 and Vitamin E. They contain minerals like calcium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and manganese. It is a good source of protein and contain very low fat content. It has good amount of fiber and helps to provide dietary fiber. It does contain Omega 3 fatty acidswhich is good for us.
(Cauliflower cooked, boiled, drained with/without salt : 1452 mg of Omega -3 fatty acids).
Caution : Remember Cauliflower contain lots of chemical spray to keep them shelf stay for longer period and pest. One needs to wash cauliflower thoroughly and keep in plain water at least for 2 hours. Wash it again and dip in hot water/warm water  with a tablespoon of salt at least for 20 minutes.. It helps the worms to be off from cauliflower.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things needed:

Cauli fFlower: A small cauliflower.
chilli powder: 1/4 Teaspoon
Cummin/jeera powder : 1/2 Teaspoon.
Garam Masala powder : 3/4 Teaspoon
Salt: to taste
Coriander leaves: 2 to 3 sticks
Oil: 6 Table spoon.
Wheat flour: 2 Cups


Method:

1. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour, a tablespoon of oil/ghee and salt. Mix it nicely.
2. Add water and prepare chapati dough and keep it aside.
3. Wash and grate cauliflower in a big bowl. (2 cups gratings should be there)
4. Add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, jeera powder.
5. Wash and cut coriander leaves and add it to the cauliflower gratings. Mix it nicely and keep it aside.
6. Prepare chapatis by taking a small size of dough, dip in dry flour and roll chapatis. Prepare 2 chapatis and keep it aside.

7. Spread 2 tablespoons of grated cauliflower-spice mixture. Spread it evenly on the chapati.
8, Now put the other rolled chapati on the top of mixture spread chapati and bind the edges.
9. Lightly roll the chapati roller on the top.




10. Keep a tava on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the top and put the pressed cauliflower parata
on the hot tava. Sprinkle oil and cook them for a minute. (Let it cook nicely).
11. Turn the other side and cook for another 30 seconds.
12. Cauliflower Parota is ready to serve. Serve with a cup of curd or your choice of curry.
13. Repeat the same with the remaining dough and cauliflower mixture.
14. We had " Cauliflower Parota " with a cup of curd and Chutney powder.

Note : 

Prepare chapati dough bit thick, so that you can roll the chapati slightly later. (or it might tare).
Adding cauliflower spice mixture according to your taste is optional. More/less.
Adding any other spice is optional. Roll it slowly.
Time : Total time : 40 minutes : Preparation time : 15  minutes + cooking time - 25 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 (According to the requirement ).

2 comments:

  1. thank u so much cheerful Lady.....

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  2. Hi, Kavya ...thanks for trying out Cauliflower parota ..

    Try out other dishes and I am sure U like the taste ...

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