Carrot is high in vitamin A and has lots of water content in it. Carrot helps to improve the eye sight especially in growing children. We can prepare varieties of Parathas using grated carrot. You can prepare this simple Carrot Cheese Paratha and relish it with plain curd or with pickle, as the stuffing has spicy ingredients in it.
Many people love to have different types of Parathas, especially children. Here I am presenting one of the types called the Carrot Cheese Paratha. It turns out that this Paratha tastes great. If you do not prefer to have Cheese for health reasons, you can forego Cheese and go for just plain Carrot Paratha. As always, you can prepare varieties of Parathas by varying the stuffing.
Carrot Cheese Paratha Ingredients:
- Carrot Grated – 300 gms (approx. 2 medium sized carrot)
- Cheese – 50 gms
- Coriander leaves chopped – 1/2 cup
- Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
- Garam Masala or Paratha Masala – 3/4 tsp
- Carom Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Paratha Dough Ingredients:
- Wheat flour – 2 cup
- Bengal Gram (Besan) flour – 2 tsp
- Rice flour – 2 tsp
- Oil – 1 tsp
How to Prepare:
1) Paratha Dough Method:
In a bowl, add Wheat flour, Bengal Gram flour, Rice flour, Salt and Oil. Mix all the ingredients well, add water to this flour mixture and prepare dough just like the regular Chapati dough. Keep aside for about 30 minutes.
Note: Adding different flours helps Paratha to turn soft and taste better.
2) How to prepare Carrot Cheese Paratha Filling or Paratha Stuffing :
Squeeze out the water from grated Carrot completely by pressing between both palms. Mix all the Paratha ingredients- Grated Carrot, Cheese, Coriander leaves, Chilli Powder, Garam Masala or Paratha Masala, Carom Seeds and Salt with your hand. The Paratha filling is now ready.
3) How to prepare Paratha:
Knead the dough from Step 1 for few seconds. Divide and shape the Paratha dough into round shaped balls. Roll it out to the size of a small-sized Puri/Poori. Place 2 Tbsp of Paratha filling/stuffing (Carrot Cheese filling) in the centre. Raise the sides to cover the filling. Flatten and roll out into a medium thick Paratha by dusting occassionally in the Wheat Flour.
Alternate method to roll out Paratha:
At times when Paratha dough or the Paratha filling turns a bit watery or too soft, the filling may come out of the Paratha Dough while rolling the stuffed dough and you may not be able to roll out the Paratha Dough comfortably. Then try this – Take 2 small round sized dough balls. Roll those 2 balls into small Puri sized dough rolls. Spread evenly the filling/stuffing on one of the rolled out dough and then place the other rolled out dough on top to cover the one below. Then roll it out into medium thick Paratha.
4) Cook it on a hot griddle or Tawa and bake the Carrot-Cheese Paratha on both the sides by applying enough Ghee till the Paratha turns crisp.
Serve great tasting Carrot Cheese Paratha hot with Coconut chutney.