What does a mommy do when her little son refuses to eat vegetables? Go on a hunt for recipes that disguise them in various forms ofcourse. I’ve been racking my brains trying to figure out what to feed my little brat cum angel. As much as my husband & I love Mangalorean food, our son is anti-Mangalore when it comes to veggies and the way they are cooked. Our recent holiday trips saw us ordering a lot of rotis, kulchas & naans for him at various hotels as they proved to be the safest kind of food plus he enjoyed them. I thought I’d try my hand at something of that sort which also had some healthy veggies in it. I found an apt recipe in Tarla Dalal’s ‘Healthy Snacks for Kids’. These parathas are quick to make and you can store the dough in the fridge for upto 2 days – just in case your tot is in the mood for a quick snack at odd hours.
Nutritious parathas are great breakfast option for kids of all ages. They are packed with potatoes, spinach and spices in a whole wheat base, perfect way to start your morningsPrint Pin Rate
- 1-1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup Chickpea flour (Besan)
- 3/4 cup potatoes boiled and grated
- 1 cup spinach/palak or any other finely chopped (make sure that the spinach is washed & completely dried otherwise your dough will turn sticky)
- 1/4 cup grated carrots
- 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
- 4 tablespoons fresh curds yogurt
- 2 teaspoons oil
- salt to taste
- Mix all the ingredients (including the oil) and knead into a soft dough – If you find the dough a bit sticky, dust some extra flour to make it smooth. Keep dough aside for 10minutes
- Divide into 8 equal portions and roll into round parathas or you can use a cookie cutter & cut into interesting shapes. Keep them a little thicker than chapathis
- Heat a tawa and place the paratha on it & cook on slow flame till it is golden brown on both sides
- To make the parathas soft, always fry on slow heat & brush with a little oil or ghee.
- Serve hot – they are delicious when eaten plain, with cheese spread, mayonnaise or the authentic way – with pickle or fresh curd.
The nutritional values are only indicative.
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