Thursday, February 9, 2012

Peas Paratha (Matar ke paranthe)

Peas paratha is the most convenient option among all the other stuffed parathas. Minimum effort is required to get the delicious hot parathas. My favorite combination is peas paratha with cold boondi ka raita. A perfect lunch option for the days when I do not want to cook a lot :)

Ingredients :

For the stuffing :

1. Peas- 200 gm (approx)
2. Salt to taste
3. Coriander seed- 1 tsp
4. Chaat masala- 1/2 tsp
5. Coriander powder- 1 tbs
6. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
7. Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
8. Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
9. Hing- 1/4 tsp
10. Oil

For the dough :

1. Wheat flour- 2 cup
2. Oil- 1 tbs
3. Kalonji- 1/2 tsp
4. Water

Procedure :

Boil the peas in pressure cooker until one whistle. Let it cool down. Then mash the peas with spoon. In a pan dry roast coarsely ground coriander seed. Add 2 large tbs oil to it and all the masala of the stuffing. Let the masala get a little fried and then add the mashed peas. Mix well. Do not add water. Cook the mixture over low flame until the pea mixture starts getting brown and sticks to the base of the pan. Turn off the heat after 4 to 5 minutes and keep the mixture aside to cool down.

Meanwhile add the oil to the wheat flour and mix well. Add the kalonji and little water every time to knead the dough. The dough should not be too soft. When its done, keep the dough covered with a wet cloth. 
Before making the paratha, knead the dough once again. Take medium size ball from the dough and roll it into a small 2.5" round disc. Put one large tbs of the peas mixture at the center of the disc and close the ends in the middle. Now roll the ball again to make the paratha. Do not put much pressure while rolling the paratha or else the mixture will come out slowly. Heat 1 tbs oil in a flat surface frying pan and when the oil is ready, fry the parathas one by one. Keep adding oil when needed. Fry the parathas from both the side until they turn brown.

Serve the hot parathas with boondi raita.
Recipe for boondi raita :
In a bowl add 4 tbs curd , 1/4 cup water , salt to taste , 1 tsp sugar , 1/2 tsp chaat masala and 2 large tbs boondi. Mix well and serve.

I am sending this to the event Anyone can cook series 41.

Sending this to the event Cook with spices: coriander seed, announced by Anu


  1. I love stuffed parathas... This is a great recipe... Never tried adding Kalonji for the dough will try it next time I make these...

  2. Tasty looking peas paratha,love it any time. Loved ur version.

  3. I have not tasted peas parathas, yours look really inviting especially with the boondhi raitha..

  4. Very interesting n Lovely parathas , perfect weather to have them hot , love it :)

  5. Love Parathas, never tried peas parathas though :) Nice recipe, sounds delicious :)

  6. wow! the name itself makes me crave for as it is very cold here. :-) They look so inviting with that dollop of butter on top....:P

  7. peas paranthas are my fav...perfect for winter season...luks delicious

  8. Lovely parathas..:)) Very inviting dish..

  9. i love parathas in any form!! urs looks very tempting!

  10. This is a awesome recipe...YUMMY


  11. In Bengal we relish peas kachuri in winter but after seeing this delicious recipe I have to try peas paratha!

  12. Lovely parathas. Happy to follow you

  13. My mom makes peas and aloo parathas, I am not so lucky with stuffed parathas, never come out so well. your version looks easy, will try soon.
    Love Ash.

  14. @ Ash.....even I was not so happy with my stuffed parathas before...but with time I have learned it :)...roll the parathas very softly ..that will work.

  15. Sutapa.....few days back I made peas can have a look at them in my blog...I loved both the versions...and being a Bengali how can I forget the famous kachuri!!

  16. Wholesome and healthy parathas. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  17. Never tried pressure cooking them. That is awesome. Thanks. Lovely paratjas


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