Monday, March 4, 2013

Mixed Vegetable Paratha- A Healthy Choice

Vegetable Paratha is a delicious and nutritious traditional Indian bread prepared with lots of fresh vegetables and wheat flour. If you don’t like to eat vegetables alone, then this Indian flatbread is a delicious way to get their goodness. I make this paratha very often because Mr. Husband does not like stuff paratha and he enjoys paratha that are more like thepla. Mix vegetable paratha are thin crispy flat bread that is easy to make and is also very healthy.
This recipe is for all those who do not eat or like to eat vegetables. You can add in or subtract as many as fresh vegetables you wish to. The paratha is loaded with nutrients of fresh vegetables. Not to be missed and must be tries- for sure :-).



1 cup + 1/2 cup Wheat Flour/atta
1/4 cup shredded Carrot/gajar
1/2 cup shredded Cabbag/patta gobi
1/4 cup finely chopped Capsicum/shimla mirch
2 tbsp finely chopped Spring Onion/hari pyaz
2 tbsp finely chopped Fenugreek/Methi Leaves
1 tsp crushed Ginger-Garlic/adrak-lehsun
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder/haldi
1/4 cup Green Peas/mattar, boiled and mashed
1 tbsp finely chopped, Coriander/dhaniya Leaves
1 Green Chilli/hari mirch, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Coriander/dhaniya Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli /lal mirchi Powder
3½ tsp + for shallow frying Oil
Salt to taste


1.Heat 1-teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add carrot, cabbage, capsicum, spring onion, fenugreek leaves and crushed ginger-garlic.

2.Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder over it and sauté over medium flame for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add mashed green peas.

3.Mix well and turn off flame. Let cooked mixed vegetables cool for 5-minutes.

4.Take 1-cup wheat flour, 1-tsp oil and salt in a bowl. Add vegetables mixture, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chilli, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder. Mix them properly.

5.Knead smooth and little stiff dough (like paratha dough) using small amount of water (approx. 1-2 tablespoons). Grease its surface with 1/2 teaspoon oil, cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.

6.After 10 minutes, divide dough into 8 equal parts and give them a round shape of ball. Take 1/2 cup dry wheat flour in a plate for dusting. Take one dough ball, flatten it like Pattie and dust dry wheat flour over it. Roll out the paratha.

7.Place it on a hot tava/griddle and cook over medium flame. When tiny bubbles starts to rise on the surface, flip it and reduce the flame to low.

8.Spread 1/4 tsp oil around edges and spread over the paratha. Flip it again and spread 1/4 tsp oil around over it. Press it with spatula and let it cook over medium flame. Cook until golden brown spots appear on both sides.

9.Follow the same process for remaining dough balls. Mixed vegetable paratha is ready. 
I served them with dry aloo mattar sabji.

Notes and tips

· It is very important to mash the peas. This will help the parathas to roll up easily without breaking.
· Any other vegetable can also be added, like –grated beetroot, launki, spinach, potatoes.
·Triangular paratha can also be made with the dough.

Serving Ideas

·Serve hot with chutney, raita or pickle of your choice.
·These are perfect to be served at breakfast, brunch and as evening or picnic snack.
·Wrap up in the foil and serve in your kids’ tiffin.
·Suitable as travel food. Just increase the amount of oil.

· Soft and spicy.


  1. Good one Swetha..mixed one is a nice change from usual paratha:)

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  3. Parathas look awesome, with loads of veggies..

  4. looks yum.. nice blog.. i m ur new follower..

  5. Thanks Preeti,glad to have u on board:)

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  8. I love all kinds of Parathas.. This one is so tempting.. Happy to see your blog with soo many yummy recipes.. Pls do visit my space too.. It's


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