Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas

Between Bobby Chin's Punjab-special episode, and a live tandoor station at the back of my own building for some function I wasn't invited to, I just had to make some parathas, or Indian flat bread, for myself. These are generally made of spinach, cauliflower, potato, or paneer stuffed inside or mixed alongside the dough made of wheat. I made mine with wheat and soy flour, added sunflower seeds. I would have liked to have added some saffron too, but didn't have any handy. And finally, I used very little water - instead just used extra virgin olive oil and coconut milk to bind the dough. I'm usually very yucky about getting my hands dirty while kneading the dough, but soldiered on nonetheless.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
I had the parathas with a green and red pepper relish I got a couple of weeks back from the farmers market.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
I wish I had access to that tandoor oven at the back of my building. I later learnt it was 10 days since some old chap died and they were celebrating with tandoor-cooked breads and such.

Oil, water, and flour measurements are approximations only. I just kept adding them as needed.

Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Paratha

Servings: 4 parathas

  • 1.5 cups wheat flour
  • 0.5 cups defatted soy flour
  • Approx 0.5 cups of olive oil
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 handfuls of sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • Lukewarn water, as needed
  • Salt to taste
To make:
Chop your chilli, cabbage, and onion finely.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Mix the veggies with your flour with salt, olive oil and coconut milk.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Add the sunflower seeds and water, as needed, to form the dough. Keep kneading till the dough is not sticky  - when you lift it off the plate, it comes off clean. If its too sticky, add more flour. If its too dry, add more water.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Divide the dough into four pieces and roll them into a ball using your hands.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Dust some flour on your rolling board, and roll the dough ball into a thin round roti. Hopefully, more round than mine. :)
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
In a flat frying pan, add some olive oil. Remember you're not frying the paratha - the oil is just so the paratha doesn't stick to the pan. When the oil and pan are hot, gently place your paratha and let it cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Enjoy immediately with some pickle, or yoghurt.
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas
Cabbage and Sunflower Seed Parathas


something good said...

mmm, they look yummy! never had this kind of combination before.

Anonymous said...

I love these!! Never thought of using cabbage, I usually do leek & fennel seed. Will definitely try this combo, delicious, thanks!!

Kate @ said...

That patty looks delicious - great job!

Mateja ^_^ said...

This is something I will try to make! I love cabbage...thank you for sharing ^_^

Andrea said...

The parathas look so delicious — thanks for such good directions for making them.

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for the add healthy parathas

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Daksha said...

wow cabbege with sunflower seed lovely cobination nice recipe. i make parathas but i never try this way thanks for give new idea. it's look yumm........ sure i'll try.

Suchi said...

Looks really good! loved the flavors used...

Satya said...

this is a really delightful parathas ... interesting ingredients and very healthy too...thanks for sharing this lovely recipe

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RawFooDHaven said...

This is indeed a very unique combination and it looks tasty!

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