Indian Bread

Palak Paratha

Spinach Flatbread in hindi its called palak paratha.Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. it’s provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.most of kids doesn’t like to eat spinach so it’s a good way to include in their diet.Many people pureed spinach & knead with flour,my family like chopped Spinach so i am sharing my way of tasty paratha. Enjoy this paratha with thick fresh curds ,pickles or simply Plain.

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour 1 cup 

Spinach – 3/4 cup chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp(optional)

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp finely chopped  (optional)

Salt – to taste

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp(optional)

Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp

Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped

Onion 1 small finely chopped

Oil /Ghee or  butter for frying

Water if required

Method

Wash & clean spinach dry using a paper towel.In a bowl add Chopped Spinach ,onion & salt.Adding it will leave water.Add all ingredients & make a dough.Heat a griddle divide a dough roll it in a round shape.put it on a griddle cook both sides apply oil/butter/ghee.

Tips: if the dough looks dry, then add very little water and knead. if the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead.if you use yogurt around 1 tbsp no need to add any water while kneading.Parathas for kids then avoid chopped green chillies.

.

 

Naan

Naan is a leavened Oven baked flatbread from India.Traditionally it’s baked in Tandoor. it is prepared mixing Refined flour with salt, a yeast and yogurt to make a smooth, elastic dough.Nigella seeds or garlic & green coriander leaves are commonly added as seasoning & once baked brush with Melted Butter. Naan Dough is kneaded for a few minutes, then set aside to rise for a few hours. Once risen, the dough is divided into balls , which is flattened and cooked.Naan are served with Veg & Non-Veg curries.

I am sharing Naan recipe baked in oven .

Ingredients

Refined Flour/all purpose flour  3 cup

Oil to kneading

yeast 1 tsp

Warm water 3/4 cup (to dissolve Yeast)

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 tsp

Black Onion seeds(nigella) for toppings

Milk/yogurt 1 cup

Melted Butter

Method..
Take a bowl add yeast,salt,sugar & water and cover.keep it for 10 min till it dissolve properly.In.a big bowl add refined flour ,yeast mixture slowly Knead a soft dough adding milk or curd…apply oil on palm while kneading.leave it for 3-4 hrs..Once dough rise knead again it a bit.Now preheat oven on highest temp ,divide dough a roll using rolling pin or flatten with help of finger and give shape of naan &sprinkle black onion  seed on top press it lightly so that it stick on dough .apply a little bit oil on baking tray & put naan on baking tray now bake till it cooked properly both.sides.remove from oven apply butter & serve hot !!

 

 

 

Baked Sattu Kachori

Kachori is a snack popular in India and other parts of South Asia.It is usually a round flattened ball made of Refined flour or whole wheat  flour filled with a stuffing such as Gram flour,different types of Lentils, salt and other spices.it is deep fried or baked.Variations of  Kachori prepared in India such as Onion Kachori,Sweet Kachori , Dal Kachori etc.Served with a chutney made from Tamarind , Mint & Coriander Chutney

I am sharing Baked Kachori Filled with Sattu & Indian Spices.Served with Peanut Chutney.

Ingredients

Whole wheat soft Dough (adding salt & oil)2 cup

For Stuffing
Sattu (Roasted channa dal) 1 cup

Onion Finely chopped -1 medium

Green Chilli finely chopped 1-2

Mustard oil -2 tsp

Salt to taste

Lemon juice 1-2 tsp (adjust per taste)

Nigella seeds(kalonji )1/2 tsp

Carom seeds(Ajwain)1/2 tsp

Grated ginger1 tbsp

Chopped garlic 1/2 tbsp

Chopped Green Coriander leaves 1 tbsp

Add little bit water (it will help fillings to mix properly)

Method

In a bowl add Sattu then all stuffing  ingredients & mixed properly.Adjust ingredients as requirements.preheat oven 180 c/350f.now divide dough then roll  & put fillings as we do normally for kachori.,close properly .with help of a rolling pin or Palm flatten it .now put that kachori on a baking tray and baked turning both sides in between till it cooked properly.to make it crisp (apply little bit oil both side). put on broil mode for 2-3 min turning both sides.Serve with choice of chutney(mint-coriander/tamarind//peanut) with onion (optional)

k2

Inside Oven

k3

In process of Baking

k4

Broil Mode

Stuffed Dal Kachori

Dal Kachori is a spicy snack popular in India and other parts of South Asia.It is usually a round flattened ball made of Refined flour or whole wheat  flour filled with a stuffing such as Gram flour,different types of Lentils, salt and other spices.it is deep fried or baked.Variations of  Kachori prepared in India such as Onion Kachori,Sweet Kachori ,Dal     Kachoris etc.Served with a chutney made from Tamarind , Mint & Coriander Chutney .Some of  a kachori are served with a curry made with Potatoes Aloo Rassedar.

I am sharing Stuffed Lentil Kachori served as appetizer or snacks

Ingredients for stuffing
Bengal Gram(Channa Dal) 1 cup
(Soaked & Grind)
Ginger-chilli paste 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 2 tsp
Coriander 4 tsp
Asafoetida( Hing) a pinch
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
Black salt to taste(optional)
Dry Mango powder(amchur) 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Green coriander leaves finely chopped
Oil 2 tsp for cooking
Oil for deep frying
for Dough
Whole wheat flour 2 cup
Oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water for kneading
Make a dough using above mentioned ingredients ,Cover with wet towel . neither too soft nor too hard & keep aside
Method
For stuffing
Grind dal in a mixer -grinder.Take a pan heat oil add asafoetida,ginger-chilli paste & cook till raw aroma goes.now add all dry spices except salt,garam masala.cook on a med-low heat to prevent burning.saute 2-3 min.add grind channa dal & cook on med- low flame .once it started leaving side & become like a dough.turn off heat add salt,garam masala & green coriander leaves.mix properly adjust spices as per own taste bud.
Heat oil in a deep pan for frying.Divide atta dough stuff channa dal .close properly.now flatten between palm or using rolling pin.depp fry all stuffed Kachoris
Serve with Green Chutney & tamarind Chutney .

 

 

 

 

Aloo Paratha

Soft dough stuffed with the spicy filling of mashed potatoes and other Indian spices and then rolled out into big round shape flatbread serve with Plain yoghurt & pickles.

ingredients

Whole wheat flour 1 cup

Pinch of salt

1 cup water

oil 1/4 cup for kneading

Fillings

Boiled & Mashed potatoes 5 medium size

Onion chopped 1 medium

Green chillies 1-2 finely chopped

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp

Lime juice 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Green Coriander leaves 1 tbsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp (optional)

Black mustard seeds 1 tsp

Oil for Cooking & frying filling

Butter a dash for toppings (optional)

Method

Make a soft dough with the specified ingredients. Divide the dough into balls, as per the required size. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan add black mustard seeds once it crackled add green chilli & chopped onion once onion became pink in color add turmeric powder,red chilli powder ,coriander powder ,mashed  potatoes & salt mix properly so it combined like  a dough .turn off heat then adding lime juice ,garam masala powder & green coriander leaves & mix well..Potato filling is prepared ,keep aside to cool down .

Take each portion of the dough, flatten it on palm.Stuff the filling in the dough ,close edges properly& roll into balls.13133151_1007321552648727_6665461358081143786_n

With a rolling pin, flatten the balls into 1/2″ thick round parathas.

13174106_1007321572648725_6728748046764018755_n

Heat pan on a medium flame.Cook the parathas & apply oil both sides cook until parathas are golden and cooked through.

13133332_1007321589315390_562577747444312667_n

13151859_1007321622648720_2142380338589590966_n