Peas Paratha - Matar Paratha
Matar Paratha is Indian whole wheat flatbread stuffed with green peas.
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whole wheat flour
as required to knead
boiled and coarsely mashed
red chili powder
or to taste
to roast the parathas
Take the whole wheat flour in a bowl.
Add water little by little and knead to a soft dough.
Smear 1/2 teaspoon of oil on top.
Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Take out the seeds from the peas, and put them in a pan of hot water.
Simmer on medium flame till peas are soft.
Take out the peas from the pan, drain the water and set aside.
Now you can either blend them using a blender or crush/mash them using a pestle. I prefer crushing them with pestle.
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
Once the cumin seeds crackle add the chopped garlic and saute till the raw smell goes away. Next add the crushed peas, salt, red chilli powder and mix.
Cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes till the aroma of spices, garlic is all well incorporated into the peas.
Switch off the flame, take out the stuffing in a bowl and set aside.
Make the paratha
To make the paratha, take a small amount of dough (size of a big lemon) and shape it round. With the help of rolling pin roll the dough into a circle of around 1/8 inch thickness.
Apply 1/4 teaspoon of ghee/oil all over.
Place around 1.5 tablespoon of filling in the center.
Gather all the edges and pinch them together forming a seal.
Flatten using you fingers and roll again into a circle of approx 1/8 inch thickness.
Place the paratha on heated tawa/griddle.
Once there are light brown spots on one side, flip the paratha and apply ghee/oil.
Flip again and apply more butter/ghee/oil on the other side now. Cook till paratha has brown patches all over.
Serve hot with yogurt and pickle.
Get recipe at: https://www.cookwithmanali.com/matar-paratha/