Peanut Butter Paratha With Chocolate Dip

    Peanut Butter Paratha

    A few days back I was given an opportunity to taste some of Peanut Butter Company’s amazing Peanut Butter flavors. Considering how much I love Peanut Butter, I was excited like a kid when I got the parcel delivered to my home. I actually never though that there could be so many peanut butter flavors! Let’s see there was dark chocolate, maple, raisin-cinnamon, white chocolate and honey..Mmmmmm! While all the flavors were fantastic, my favorite was The Bee’s Knees, I could not stop eating it.

    I lost count of how many spoons of peanut butter I ate while making this recipe and clicking pictures. REALLY.

     

    Indian Peanut Butter Paratha

    I have been wanting to make something “Indian” with peanut butter for a while now. And so when I got these, I knew what I was going to make with them – peanut butter paratha!

    Parathas are Indian flatbreads made with whole wheat and stuffed with lots of vegetables like potatoes, onion, carrots etc. In fact any vegetable you can think of, it can be stuffed and made into a paratha. They are a everyday thing in almost every Indian household, especially in North. However paratha for dessert is not very common and so I thought of making this dessert paratha and serve it up with some chocolate dip. After all how can I ever make a peanut butter dessert without chocolate? Not possible!

    Peanut Butter Paratha With Chocolate Dip

    This recipe calls for The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter, which is peanut butter blended with honey. The good thing about this butter is that it’s all natural and healthy. All the products at Peanut Butter Company are gluten-free, vegetarian, and certified kosher pareve by the Orthodox Union. Also they have no cholesterol,  no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils and no high-fructose corn syrup. Healthy + Delicious is a super awesome combination in my opinion and Peanut Butter Company scores in that department for sure.

    Peanut Butter Indian Paratha

    I opted for a healthy chocolate dip by combining together greek yogurt with cocoa powder. In case you don’t have greek yogurt, just tie your normal yogurt in a muslin cloth and let it stand for 1-2 hours till all the water drains out and you can then use in the recipe.

    Serve this peanut butter paratha to your kids, they are sure to love it!

     

    Method

    To make the chocolate yogurt dip [sorry no pictures]: simply mix together greek yogurt, cocoa powder, vanilla and sugar till smooth and combined.

    And now to the peanut butter paratha!

     

    In a bowl measure 1 cup of whole wheat flour (atta).

    Start adding water slowly to the flour, also add 1/2 teaspoon of oil.

    Add water little by little and knead to form a smooth dough. Drizzle few drops of oil on top, cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

    Peanut Butter Paratha-Recipe-Step-1

    After 20 minutes, give the dough a quick knead and divide it in 4 equal parts.

    Take 1 ball, roll in round and then flatten it using your fingers.

    Roll into a circle of 6-7 inch [using extra flour to roll whenever necessary]. It shouldn’t be thick but shouldn’t be thin either. Roll the remaining 3 balls too.

    Peanut Butter Paratha-Recipe-Step-2

    In a bowl mix together cinnamon powder and sugar. Set aside.

    Take around 3 teaspoons of  The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter and place in the center of the rolled paratha. spread the peanut butter using a spatula or your fingers. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar mixture on top. This is optional and you can even skip adding cinnamon.

    Take another rolled paratha and place in on top of the one with peanut butter. Press the edges using your hands or do what I did – use a fork. This will make sure that the peanut butter doesn’t come out while the paratha is being cooked.

    Peanut Butter Paratha-Recipe-Step-3

    Heat a tawa/pan on medium heat. Once hot, place the paratha on it.

    When you see some bubbles, flip the paratha and drizzle some butter/oil [around 1/4 teaspoon] on the cooked side.

    Flip again and now drizzle some butter/oil on the other side. Cook till both sides are done and have some brown spots on them. Cook the other paratha in the same way.

    Peanut Butter Paratha-Recipe-Step-4

    Cut into wedges, drizzle with some chocolate syrup and serve with a healthy chocolate yogurt dip!

    Peanut Butter Paratha Recipe

    * Using cinnamon-sugar is optional, only peanut butter in the paratha tastes awesome too.

    * Even though parathas in India are usually cooked using ghee (clarified butter), I would not recommend using it in this recipe. I personally feel vegetable oil or simple butter pairs better with peanut butter flavor.

    * You can use 50% all purpose and 50% whole wheat flour for this recipe, I used the regular Indian atta (whole wheat flour) that we get at the Indian stores. Usually parathas are made using whole wheat flour.

    NOTE: I was provided with samples from Peanut Butter Company. I have not been paid in return for this post. All opinions are my own.

    Peanut Butter Paratha With Chocolate Dip

    Manali
    Whole wheat flour paratha (Indian flatbread) stuffed with peanut butter served with chocolate yogurt dip. A fun fusion dessert!
    Course Dessert
    Servings 2

    Ingredients
      

    Peanut Butter Paratha

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour atta
    • 6 teaspoons The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
    • 3-4 teaspoons sugar
    • ½ teaspoon oil some more to drizzle on top of dough
    • oil or butter to make the paratha
    • water to knead the dough
    • chocolate sauce optional, to drizzle on top

    Yogurt Chocolate Dip

    • ¼ cup greek yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 4 teaspoons sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

    Instructions
     

    • In a bowl measure 1 cup of whole wheat flour (atta).
    • Start adding water slowly to the flour, also add 1/2 teaspoon of oil.
    • Add water little by little and knead to form a smooth dough. Drizzle few drops of oil on top, cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
    • After 20 minutes, give the dough a quick knead and divide it in 4 equal parts.
    • Take 1 ball, roll in round and then flatten it using your fingers.
    • Roll into a circle of 6-7 inch [using extra flour to roll whenever necessary]. It shouldn't be thick but shouldn't be thin either. Roll the remaining 3 balls too.
    • In a bowl mix together cinnamon powder and sugar. Set aside.
    • Take around 3 teaspoons of The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter and place in the center of the rolled paratha.
    • Spread the peanut butter using a spatula or your fingers. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar mixture on top [optional]
    • Take another rolled paratha and place in on top of the one with peanut butter. Press with fingers or a fork to seal the edges.
    • Heat a tawa/pan on medium heat. Once hot, place the paratha on it.
    • When you see some bubbles, flip the paratha and drizzle some butter/oil [around 1/4 teaspoon] on the cooked side.
    • Flip again and now drizzle some butter/oil on the other side. Cook till both sides are done and have some brown spots on them.
    • Cut into wedges, drizzle with some chocolate syrup and serve with a healthy chocolate yogurt dip!
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