Parotas are part of a set of food items that I call joy food. They are wonderful to taste and give me immense joy.
- Onions (chopped) – 3nos.
- Tomato – 2 medium sized
- Carrot – Chopped 1 cup
- Cabbage – A handful
- Beans (chopped) – 5nos.
- Green Peas – One Cup
- Capsicum (diced) – 1 cup
- Cauliflower – 5 flowerets
- White Channa(Boiled) – Half a Cup
- Green Chilly – 2 pieces
- Coriander Leaves (Finely Chopped)
- Parotas – 3 nos.,
Gingelly Oil, Salt to taste, Garam Masala – half tsp, ginger-garlic paste half tsp.
Heat the oil in the Kadai and add the onions and cook till the Onions turn a Golden Brown. Add the Tomato and Ginger-Garlic Paste and cook till the tomatoes are well cooked and have been puréed well. Add the green Chillies then add carrot, beans, cauliflower, green peas, along with the garam masala and let it cook for 2 minutes. Finally add cabbage and capsicum make sure they are not overcooked.
Chop the Parotas to 2 inches length pieces and add them to the cooked vegetables in the kadai and let it cook for about 3 minutes on a low flame (place a lid on top of the kadai)
Finally add Coriander Leaves and serve hot with Onion Raitha or simply Plain Curd.
I prefer the mixed vegetable Parota over normal Parotas because
- I don’t have to battle with the Parotas to finish eating them.
- The added Vegetables make the parota taste much better instead of the kurma taste that I prefer not to deal with.
- They are very colourful and super tasty.
Do give it a shot and let me know how you liked it. If you don’t know how to make Parotas please do teach yourself they are pretty simple. I request you to not buy those packaged frozen Parotas they are a shame to the Parota Lovers of the world.
Nandini ( my wife ) urged me to write this recipe and also helped me with those cooking terms that I just can’t seem to remember.
Nandini has a twist to the Mixed Vegetable Parota will post the recipe soon. Stay tuned and visit http://www.cookdinnerfaster.com/ for more info.
Pic: The Mixed Vegetable Parota at HSB where HSB stands for Hotel Saravana Bhavan and not Hong Kong Shanghai Bank. 🙂 I am escape.