Saturday, 16 November 2013

Basil (Tulsi) Paratha

Basil in hindi is called tulsi. I brought two packets of organic fresh basil leaves home and prepared the following paratha And it tasted amazing. These Parathas are an excellent source of beta-Carotene, Fiber as well as packed with flavor. They are soft, and hence carry well as your kid’s lunch-box item. You can also use these to make Veggie Rolls.

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Prep time:20 mins |Cook time:30 mins |Serves:4

For the dough

Ingredients

Quantity

Wheat flour

2 cups

Salt

To taste

Curd

½ cup

Butter

1 tbsp.

Water

As needed

 For the stuffing 

Fresh Basil leaves

2 packets

Shredded Mozzarella

2 cups

Green chilli chopped

2

Ground pepper powder

1 tsp.

Cumin powder

1tsp

Turmeric

Pinch

Salt

To taste

 Method

1. Make the dough of wheat flour by adding enough quantity of water and knead it well. Should be in the form of soft dough.basil12. Cut the fresh basil leaves and keep aside. Shred the mozzarella cheese along with green chillies, black pepper and salt. Set aside.basil23. Take lemon size ball of the dough and roll it about 10 cm round. Put 2 tbsp. of cheese mixture and and make a ball of dough, like dumplings. Then roll it again to make sure that the mixture is spread all the areas.basil3 4. Heat tawa or a flat pan and once it is hot, put the prepared paratha and apply oil on both sides by turning.basil555. Once again turn, dizzle some oil over the surface. The cooked consistency will attain when you see that color of the bread has changed.IMG_20131116_0716056. Once Paratha is golden brown on both sides remove and serve hot with Ketchup or pickle of your choice.I served with pomegranate raita.

Notes

Pinch of ajwain can be mixed at the time of kneading dough

 

 

11 comments:

  1. Wow Shoba, very innovative paratha... it is sure bursting with flavors and healthy....

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    1. Thanks priya.Because of the cold seasons, thought of trying stuffed basil in parathas.

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  2. Very healthy n completely new to me.

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  3. Really an innovative recipe..never thought basil leaves can use for stuffing..really an healthy and tasty paratha...

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  4. An extremely healthy dish. Basil has all the anti-cholestrol, anti-cancer properties. This is something that must be tried. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. Really nice well prepared paratha from an young chef.

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  6. Innovative and yummy fusion.. Basil and cheese in Indian paratha's .. Great Job..

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  7. Thanks for sharing shoba winter. Are on right now best to have this paratha in breakfast look delicious especially when presented with pomegranate raita

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  8. wow.. super.. great idea,, looks nice..

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