Mixed vegetables Paratha /Makki Paratha which is crunchy, healthy and yummy. Want more ?? Its almost a complete meal can work for your breakfast brunch or lunch. Basically any time of the day. Made with cornmeal / makki ka atta and the regular atta loaded with mixed veggies and added spices to lift the flavors. These Mixed vegetable Parathas are a sure shot hit .
I remember my mum makes makki ka paratha with mooli for winter mornings and serves with home made makhan/ butter. Nothing like mum made paranthas with butter. It had been years since I had them /made them. A few days ago in the evening I was watching the TV show Turban Tadka where chef harpal singh sokhi was making Makki ke paratha with mooli/ radish. This triggered the nostalgia and excitement to have them right away.
Turns out I have no mooli/radish in fridge, but now having makki ka paratha was a must for me. That’s when I thought of making mixed vegetable paratha with makki ka atta. I was so happy with the result, the best part was my son had them happily. In fact it is a good way to hide veggies in a meal. If your little guys are picky eaters chop the veggies finely and try cutting the paratha in small stars or roundels before cooking . I am sure these interesting shapes would be irresistible for your little stars.
Coming quickly to the details of the taste and recipe of the Mixed vegetable paratha, as I said the these paratha’s crispy and with crunch of veggies, flavored with spices. These go best with loads butter (my all time favorite) but you may also have it with dahi or achar. Also they taste the best when served to your plate hot, right from the pan.
About the veggies I have used carrots , broccoli , cauliflower and onions. You may also add cabbage, capsicum or any other crunchy veggies of your choice. The veggies taste good when part of them are chunky and not finely chopped but if you have picky eaters there just finely chop them all so that no chunks are left to discard. Chef harpal used anardana and sabut dhania (coriander seeds ) in his recipe as well along with the other spices, I have omitted these because I wasn’t sure how they will taste. Please feel free to add them. Also he kneaded the dough with yogurt/dahi however i have used the regular water as I wanted to keep the dough in fridge instead of using all at once.
If you are new to handle makki ka atta you need to know it’s a bit tough , it goes sticky very easily and not easy to shape. So use lots of dry flour for dusting (you may remove some dry flour after rolled) and keep pushing the broken end back while rolling the paratha. Here we have used half wheat flour along with the makki flour so its much easier to handle compared to the all makki/cornmeal version. However the veggies leave water and makes the dough wet. So in case you plan to refrigerate the dough you might need to use a bit more dry flour for dusting then you used initially with the fresh dough. But don’t worry it’s very doable. Another thing we need to know is these will be thick parathas and need time to cook so make sure to cook them on medium flame and be patient. Lets check the step by step recipe to these lovely crunchy and healthy Mixed vegetable paratha.
- Makki Ka atta / corn meal:1 cup
- Wheat flour/ atta:1 cup
- Cauliflower chopped: 1/4 cup
- Broccoli chopped: 1/4 cup
- Carrots chopped : /1/4 cup
- Onion Chopped: 1/4 cup
- Ginger and green chili paste: 1.5 Tbsp
- Carom seeds: 1 Tsp
- Cumin Seeds: 1 Tsp
- Turmeric: 1/2 Tsp
- Salt : to taste
- Coriander powder: 1/2 Tsp
- Oil :4 Tbsp + For pan frying
- water: 1/4 cup to make the dough
- In a mixing bowl add flours finely chopped vegetables and spices all in a go.*
- Add oil and mix all together use little water at a time to knead a soft dough.
- Roll small part into balls and then flatbread by generously dusting the rolling surface.
- Put on a medium hot pan and cook until brown spots appear flip sides.
- Apply oil on the cooked side and flip again now oil the other cooked side too.
- Cook for 1 minute or until done one both sides.
- Serve hot with butter/ dahi/ pickle.
- *When making the same for kids omit chilies from the dough. I chopped all but 4 tbsp veggies later and added the green chilies to these last 4 tbsp of veggies in chopper to get finely chopped green chilies. Now I made two separate dough one for the kiddo and one for us.
I am sure you will definitely give this easy recipe for Mixed vegetables paratha a try and enjoy it with your family. I have many other breakfast / brunch recipes on plumsnpeppers.com do try my Cabbage paratha and Broccoli and cheese paratha for instance.