Deciding what to pack for lunch for my kid is a big project for me. Every single day I try to come up with a variety dish so that she doesn't get bored of eating packed lunch. As a part of that thinking today came up with healthy paratha/flat bread.
This paratha is full of nutrients and protein.
1 cup of wheat flour
1/4 cup of soy bean flour (optional)
1tsp garam masala powder
2tsp red chili powder(Adjust as per your spice level)
pinch of turmeric powder
1tsp lemon juice
salt as per taste
1 clove of garlic(Finely chopped or grated using grater)
10 broccoli florets
1 medium sized potato (If you want to avoid starch do not use potato)
1tsp of kasoori methi leaves(Dry fenugreek leaves) (Optional)
In a sauce pan add water and little bit salt and cook potatoes and broccoli florets. Once vegetables are cooked remove from heat and let it cool. Once cooled peel potato skin. Mash broccoli,potato with pestle or masher and keep it aside. In another bowl remove meat from avocado. (With a sharp knife cut avocado length wise. Gently open both sides to remove the seed. Either you can use spoon or use kife to remove the seed.) . Add lemon juice to avocado and using a fork or spoon mash.
In a bowl add flours( wheat, Soy bean), spices(masala, red chili, turmeric, salt), crushed dry fenugreek leaves and grated garlic and mix well. Add mashed avocado, broccoli, potato mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Do not add water since mashed vegetables has lot of water. Adjust spices and make a soft dough and keep it aside. (If needed add few drops of water) . Rest the dough for 10 mts.
There are multiple ways to make rotis:
Take the dough and divide into small balls. Roll the dough into small round shaped dusting with flour and gently roll into flat bread approximately 5" to 6" diameter.
2nd Method: (This will yield super soft(More softer than 1st method) parathas/rotis)
Take the dough and divide into small balls. Roll the dough into small round shaped. Now add 2 drops of oil and spread on the bread. Fold into half moon shape. Now add one more drop of oil and fold into triangle shape. Dust with flour and gently roll these triangle shaped dough into flat bread approximately 5" to 6" diameter.
Note: (Today I used 2nd method.)
On a hot griddle or pan place paratha on it. Cook both sides till it turns golden color drizzling little bit of oil or ghee.
Yummy Parathas are ready to be served with any curry or pickle or raita/yogurt.
Ideas for lunch box-- Stuff these cooked parathas with any dry vegetable/ salad and pack like burrito.