Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Patta Gobhi aur Adrak ke Parathe | Cabbage-Ginger Flatbread

The other day I noticed that fresh local grown cabbage has arrived at our green grocers. I immediately picked up 2 pieces with tender leaves. The fresh cabbage grown locally - the one that has not seen the inside of a storage coolers has a great sweet taste and it is remarkably crisp. It is ideal for making soft parathas, as once grated it literally melts into the flour.

1 cup cabbage, grated
1 tbsp ginger, grated
2 green chilies, minced
2 cups whole wheat flour (more for rolling)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
Water, as needed
Ghee, as needed

  1. Sift the flour and salt. add the cumin seeds, ginger, cabbage, and green chilies.
  2. With just enough water, prepared a semi-stiff dough. Cover with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Add a half teaspoon of ghee to the dough, knead well to incorporate.
  4. Heat a large pan or griddle. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Divide the dough into small balls the size of key limes.
  6. Taking one, roll it out into a thinnish disc.
  7. Place on the heated griddle. Allow one side to cook, until brownish spots appear on it.
  8. Turn over, cook the other side. Using a spoon to apply a spot of ghee.
  9. Remove from the griddle, and place on a sheet of wax paper.
  10. Repeat until the dough is used up and you have a nice stack of parathas.
  11. Serve with your favourite curry or vegetable.
These parathas come out very soft. They taste great with pickles and yogurt, or delicious Tamatar Ki Chutney. You can also serve it with a vegetable dish Sarson ka Saag or a lentil dish like Chana Dal Dudhi.

They can be saved in the refrigerator for a week. Cool completely and then wrap them in a layer of wax paper before placing them in any storage container. You can also freeze them in a good quality freezer bag.

Vegan Substitute: Replace the ghee in this recipe with vegetable oil. 

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  1. I have not tried cabbage for parathe.. nice one.

  2. wow, nice stack of parathas. looks so tempting.

  3. Never made Cabbage Paratha, looks so yummy. Must try sometime. Thanks for posting.

  4. there is something abt stuffing into parathas that makes any vegetable taste good.

  5. Never tried cabbage for Paratha... Looks soft.

  6. Fabulous paratha, looks awesome..

  7. Finally, I tried the patta gobhi parathas and real flavour came up with some toppings of chopped green chillies and crushed black pepper into the grated patta gobhi.

    Interestingly the final taste comes very close to the phul gobhi parathas.

    Nevertheless, very interesting recipe, thx


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