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Sattu Paratha: Stuffed Flatbread, Bihar Style

18 Aug

Till about a decade back, a mention of sattu in conversation with a non-Bihari audience would be greeted with puzzled stares. Things have changed today. The world around is more health-conscious, and sattu has gained currency for its great nutritional benefits. Rich in minerals, proteins and fibre, low of glycemic index – sattu is said to be the most economical antidote to diabetes.

The better-known style of consuming this miracle food is probably in the form of a cooling drink, but my favorite way is as sattu paratha – flatbread stuffed with a spiced sattu filling.

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Dabba Chaukore Aur Paratha Gol? Bahut Nainsafi Hai!

7 Aug

Do you realize that if you stack round parathas in a square lunchbox, then even with the largest paratha size your lunchbox can accommodate you leave more than 20% of its surface space unused?[1]

Does this er…criminal wastage bother you?

You can’t beat geometry. But you can pack parathas in your square lunchbox without an inch of space going waste. Let me show you how.

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Spicy Rajma Parathas

19 Dec

This happens often with me – I make rajma masala ((red kidney beans in gravy), there is plenty leftover after a filling meal and then I don’t feel like do a repeat for the next meal. What is the best way to finish off the remaining rajma masala?

My vote goes to these super-tasty rajma parathas. Packed with the flavors of the rich tomato-garam masala gravy, they also take next to no effort at the time of making.

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Methi Parathas: Fenugreek Flatbread

26 Oct

Want to have greens, but methi (fenugreek) is too bitter for you? Try methi parathas – atta (whole wheat flour) balances the bitterness beautifully. The end result is pretty delicious.

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Cheese Parathas

12 Aug

This recipe teeters dangerously close to the limit of "healthy" but when you crave cheese, far wiser to club it with wheat flour bolstered with kasoori methi and carom seeds than ordinary white bread, right?

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Onion Tomato Parathas

17 Jul

What can one do with atta, onion, tomatoes, ginger and a pack of kasoori methi? Make stuffed parathas of course.

This filling came to be simply because I was out of other vegetables and it was raining too heavily for me to venture out to the grocer’s and replenish my fridge. Sometimes, necessity and laziness can produce wondrous results. Onion tomato parathas are proof :)

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How To Make Triangular Parathas

8 Feb

Have you had those triangle-shaped parathas with layers inside them and wondered how they got made? Wonder no more: in this post, I’ll show you how to make triangular parathas with step-by-step pictures.

The word "paratha" comes from the words parat (layer) and atta (flour). So parathas are literally layers of cooked flour.

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