Onion Stuffed Paratha
Onion Stuffed Paratha is a delicious and very popular North Indian breakfast dish. We all love parathas and our dinner comprise of mostly rotis or parathas. Onion paratha can be prepared in two ways- one is onion stuffed paratha and another method is to prepare the paratha dough by combining the onions with the flour/atta. Paratha can be had for breakfast or a quick brunch or lunch. accompanied with a side vegetable dish or raita these parathas make for a complete meal. As far as onion paratha is concerned it is very easy to make. on top of it, onions are easily available in any kitchen and more so in an indian kitchen. onions are always there in my kitchen, except on days when we fast and abstain from onion & garlic.
Ingredients for dough:
- Wheat flour – 2cups
- Water – 1 ½ cup (enough to mix the dough)
- Salt – 1tsp
- Oil – 2 to 3Tlbs.
Yield: 12 – 14 Pieces
Ingredients for Stuffing:
- Onion – 5 medium size
- Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
- Oil – 2tsps
- Chilly Powder – 1tsps
- Coriander Powder – 1tsps
- Gram masala Powder – 1tsps
- Salt – 1 taps
- Haldi ( turmeric powder) – ½tsp
Method for stuffing:
- Chop the onion very finely and squzee out the water and take a clean muslin cloth and tie the onions for 5 to 10 minutes to take out excess water.
- Heat oil in the pan add cumin seeds,and add squzed onion ,Chilly powder, Coriander powder, Gram malasa powder, Turmeric powder, and salt.
- Fry all the ingredients well till the raw smell of the powders goes off. (15 minutes)
- Allow the stuffing to cool, and make small balls and keep aside.
Making stuffed paratha:
- Make round balls and roll out to a small circle and add the stuffing and close it nicely.
- Roll out the dough balls a little bit say about 4inch diameter or whatever is comfortable for you and place the onion mixture in the middle.
- Close the loose ends of the dough such that the mixture is completely sealed. Now roll out the dough. It’s okay if the onion mixture comes out a little bit here and there. Use some flour to roll out whenever needed or if the dough sticks to the board or your counter top while rolling out
- Heat the Tawa and put the Onion Stuffed Paratha on the top of that add oil or ghee on the sides.
- When it puffs up turn over the other side and cook till brown specks are formed both sides.
- Serve the parathas warm, as a mealtime bread. They are traditionally accompanied by plain yoghurt or any raita.
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