Saturday, 8 January 2011

Carrot Paratha

Delicious parathas with the goodness of carrot .Delicately seasoned with ajwain and a hint of spice with chillies these parathas are delicious accompaniment to any curry.


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 medium carrots
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoons oil for cooking paratha in
2 tablespoons plain flour for rolling parathas.
1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds ( bishops weed seeds)
1/2 teaspoon green chiili paste (omit for kids)


1.Wash and peel the carrots and grate them.
2. Place in a heat proof bowl, add 2 tablespoons water and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
3. Remove from microwave and place in blender and puree.Cool.
4. In a bowl add the wheat flour, salt and turmeric and ajwain seeds and green chillies.
5. Rub in 1 tablespoon oil and add the carrot puree as needed to make a soft dough.(Depending on the wetness of the puree and the brand of flour used, you may have a little left over or you may find to bring dough together you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons water.Judge this yourself)
6. Knead the dough, cover and leave aside to 15-30 minutes.
7. Divide the dough in to 10 balls.
8. Take one of the balls dip in dry flour and roll out in a square / round  shape paratha.(I made square)
9. Heat a tava and place the rolled paratha on it, when bubbles start to form flip the paratha.
10. Spread a little oil on to this side and flip again . Repeat for 2nd side.Paratha is ready when brown spots start to appear on it.
11.Remove from tava and repeat for rest of dough.

Serve with  vegetable curry, yoghurt and mango pickle or simple rolled up with jam, chocolate or cream cheese.
NB-If seving to kids or lunch box you can roll partha with a little jam or cheese spread .

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Submitting to:
CWS Event -Ajwain event by Priya , hosted by Kavita
Wholesome Lunch box event by  coffe and vanilla



  1. very nice....isntead of making a stuffing this is much better...square paratha....wonderful.

  2. Carrot paratha sounds healthy and delicious.

  3. I like this healthy option of porathas. I like the square shape too!!

  4. healthy carrot parathas delicious

  5. Love ur idea of grinding and adding the carrots to make paratha...Delicious!!

  6. Hi Naina

    Parathas look delicious. Till now I have not used carrot with parathas. Would try out your method.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. The paratha is very healthy and delicious!

  8. lovely the use of carrots in it..

  9. Well prepared & presented.... Looks grab worthy... Hugs))))


  10. lovely looking parathas..luved the square shape

  11. Delicious n yummy...nice pic too dear

  12. Oh i would love to snack on these or have them at lunch !
    Sooo good!
    the goodness of carrot wiht the spice combi rocks!
    Wishing ya too a brite new sunshine year!

  13. Healthy and yummy paratha..beautifully presented.

  14. Healthy and best way to sneak carrots, delicious parathas..

  15. Oh WOW - that looks soooo good! I wish I could have some now!

  16. Oh WOW - that looks soooo good! I wish I could have some now!

  17. Delicious and healthy paratha :) looks really good and nice shape too :)

  18. Love the carrot paratahs..Looks perfect

  19. Healthy and delicious the idea of using carrot!

  20. nutritious parathas.. liked the square shape..

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  22. Great recipe.. We make something similar

  23. Thank you for your entry, sounds delicious :)
    The round-up has been posted on my website.

  24. i made carrot Paratha today.
    I am not sure why we heat carrots in microwave! But i followed exactly what says in the tuned out really nice.. delicious and HEALTHY

  25. i made carrot Paratha today.
    I am not sure why we heat carrots in microwave! But i followed exactly what says in the tuned out really nice.. delicious and HEALTHY

  26. @jana, you microwave the carrot to part cook it and to soften it to give smooth texture when blended ,if you blend the carrots without cooking the puree will have coarse texture and will taste uncooked in paratha.


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