Thursday, May 14, 2009

Zero Oil Series- Onion Paratha


Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
1 cup heaped finely chopped onion
1 tsp Kasoori Methi
1 tsp Mixed herbs (dried)
1/4th Cup finely chopped coriander leaves
1 Green chillie, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Warm water for kneading

Method:
In a large mixing bowl put all the ingredients.Knead it into a soft dough with just sufficient water.
Divide the dough into equal portions.
Roll each portions into circles of desired thickness.
Dust off the extra flour on both the sides of the parathas with a clean kitchen cloth.
Cook the parathas on a non-stick pan, until both the sides are golden brown.
Enjoy the parathas with pickle/curd/side dish of your choice.
P.S: Another alternative to prepare this is you could mix the stuffing separately and prepare a regular dough separately. Roll out small circles of the dough and spoon the onion filling in the centre and fold the edges and seal it then roll out the parathas of desired thickness.


Ivy Gourd cooked in Sweet and Spicy Masala

Ingredients:
10-12 Ivy Gourds,Cut into thick circles
2 tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Urad dal
2-3 Red chillies
1/4th tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi)
1/2 cup Coconut, grated
1 Onion, finely chopped
1/2-1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Thick tamarind pulp
Oil
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Method:
In a kadhai/wok heat 2 tbsp of oil throw in onions and fry till they are slightly golden brown.

Add the chopped ivy gourds and fry throughlyon medium -low flame. While this is getting cooked prepare for the masala.
In a small skillet heat a little oil and put in the coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, urad dal and fry till it changes colour slightly and it gives out a nice roasted smell.Take it off the flame and cool it thoroughly.
Grind it into a coarse paste by adding very little water.Set it aside.
When the onions and ivy gourds are nearing doneness add the ground masala paste andmix thoroughly.
Let it cook till the rawness of the masala fades off and oil starts appearing on the edges of the masala paste.
Add salt, sugar, tamarind pulp and sprinkle little water and stir thoroughly once.
Cover and cook till done.

42 comments:

Lavanya said...

Healthy parathas...curry looks so good.lovely n yummy dish!!

Parita said...

Wow i love onion parathas...they look perfect...ivy gourd curry looks tasty..yummm..

Akal's Saappadu said...

that makes a healthy stomach-filling meal, nice post Suparna!

Varunavi said...

Wow another oil less paratha.Bookmarked it.. :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i havnt tried onion paratha yet...snap s superb.. :)

sowmya said...

parata looks yumm..love the spicy subji too..

Prathibha said...

The parathas look perfect in shape...yummy.....even the curry looks good lol..

Suparna said...

Lavanya, Paritha, Pratibha,sowmya,lena, varunavi,vinolia thanks for u visit and comments :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Methi with Onions and Chillies mmm aromatic and a spicy parathas... Ivy Gourd curr with these parathas mmm Slurpp!!!!

Priya said...

Prefectly shaped paratha, just love it..ivygourd curry looks awesome!

Sharmila said...

Zero oil parathas! Wow Suparna! :-)

Malini said...

Thanks for dropping by, Suparna....u too have a lovely blog....

Priyameena said...

I just bought the roti/tortilla maker...I am goin to try all your zero series paratha..

The curry is totally gorgeous..

Lisa said...

More beautiful parathas! You know, I don't cook with gourds, but your recipe has me wanting to try them. Love the spicing!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! yummy both dishes r rocking

Ashwini said...

Paratha looks yumm and perfect. Love that curry. Will try it soon.

Smitha said...

Suparna, your parattas look like they wer made by a pro chef. Neatly rolled and nicely rounded.Onion parattas I love and this one I'm surely surely going to try.

Alka said...

I love Onion Parathas, its just that i never tried adding Kasuri Methi
These Looks Fabulous and so much Guilt Free!

Cham said...

Gal u do well parottas, I got to admit i am not so comfortable in stuffing and rolling. The masala ivy sounds spicy and yummy!

Superchef said...

im warning you girl, if you keep posting these yummy parathas..im definitely gonna gate crash into your home one of these days!!! they look soo sooo yummy and i always have a soft spot for parathas!! *sigh*

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Onion based dishes are something I really enjoy.Onion paratha is something I have never thought about. Must give your recipe a try.

Kalyani said...

wow i love onion parathas ... looking delicious ......thanks for sharing......

Malar Gandhi said...

Curry sounds interesting to me.

Parathas look great too.

Aaah tofu paratha is so new, lovely presentation, dear. I like the plate too, so cute.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Onion paratha looks so perfect like restaurant version. I bet, Ivy gourd curry with that paratha would have made a perfect dinner.
Great recipe and a guilt free food .
Expecting a lot like this dear.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Another great no-oil paratha dear. My MIL makes the same with ginger and onions - with oil though and its tastes nice.
I am sure yours was great too...

Varsha Vipins said...

Yummyyy...love anything with onion..Looks good Sups..:)

Sathya Sankar said...

Parathas looks yummy suparna, love onion parathas :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

something special for you in my blog.. :)

Suparna said...

Thanks pals :) am so gladened by your visit and appreciation.
TC
Manju,
The pleasure would all be mine, would love to have u over anytime.
TC

Thanks Lena for sharing the award with me :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

WOw...the rotis look so perfect and delicious....nice combo with the ivy gourd curry, yummy :)

Chitra said...

Onion paratha is new to me,loooks nice and ivy gourd gravy is also new to me..yummy dishes:)

Bong Mom said...

wow you are making stacks of such yummy parathas. A is lucky :)

DEESHA said...

those are very healthy & tasty too

Suparna said...

Deesha,Sandeepa,Chitra, gita thanks for the visit :)

phanitha said...

healthy and yummy...great posts...

Rush said...

neat blog u have here :)

indhu said...

love your paratha series... onion paratha looks sooo yummy :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

Ammu said...

Never tried making onion parathas. Sure to try. Awesome

Priti said...

They look gud..I did something similar ...yours looks yum

Vibaas said...

Paratha and curry both look good :)

curryworld said...

Paratha looks very nice..never tried onion paratha ..bookmarked it:) ..and the curry too looks very delicious

Pooja said...

Bookmarked it suparna..Never heard of onion parathas..looks yummy..