Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha
Paratha is Indian flat bread made with several type of vegetable stuffing. Parathas originated from Punjab region. The common stuffings are Potato, Radish, Spinach, methi leaves, cauliflower. It goes well with Yogurt Raitha or thick spicy curry. Paratha stuffing is kneaded with (Whole Wheat) Atta flour. Some people knead only Atta flour, when Atta flour are made flattened, they keep stuffing in the middle of the Atta and then they roll like a chapathi. This kneaded Atta reacts like an envelope over the vegetable stuffing. In this Easy-Indian-Cooking.com food blog, I have used completely new stuffing (carrot and peas). Carrot enriched with Vitamin A, which is necessary for proper growth of tissues, skin and its good for eyes. Now a days we are working more than 12 hours a day in front of computer, even I am not an exception. My doctors advised me to take vitamin enriched food like carrot. But always cooking curry or sabji became boring. Here in this recipe post I have written my homemade recipe – an easy way to make Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha.
Last week Sunday one of my friend visited us. Unfortunately, I forgot to purchase fresh vegetables on that Saturday. So, it was hectic for me, because Sunday no supermarkets are open. Fortunately, I had some Carrot and (frozen) Green Peas. Then, keeping the only option with carrots and peas, I thought to make some exclusively new Indian cuisine for my friend. I decided to give a try for some kind of Paratha using carrot and peas, which I one of my North Indian friend told me some weeks ago. I surfed in the internet for some good recipe using carrot and peas but not found anything as I expected. Then, I prepared Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha in Indian way. The new recipe really turned very nice. My friend and my family were so happy with that delicious and awesome healthy Paratha. I hope you admire this recipe and I believe you will include this as regular recipe. Let me tell you the recipe. Moreover, this became now one of my recently favourite recipes. This is an exclusive recipe . What makes this recipe exclusive ?. Well, very simple, i did not do that in a normal way when stuffing the parathas, but to keep in simple and easy, i just mixed everything (Cooked Carrot, Peas together with Wheat Flour Att) to make the dough and prepared just like Chapathi.
As usual I will try to keep the recipe preparation steps as simple as possible, so that it will be comfortable for beginners of Indian cooking. Step by step easy recipe to make an exclusively new Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha is given below. Try this new Paratha variety and drop us a word about your tasty experiences.
Indian Recipe – Step by step photos – How to make Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha
Carrot (Grated) -4
Green Peas – 1/2 cup
Onion (Chopped ) -2
Green Chilies (Chopped )-2
Ginger-Garlic paste -1/2 tbsp.
Turmeric Powder -a pinch
Red chilly powder -1/2 tbsp.
Garam masala -1 tbsp.
Jeera seeds – 1/2 tsp.
Urad dal -1tbsp.
Chana dal -1tbsp.
Mustard seed -1/2 tbsp.
Curry leaves -5
Salt – to taste
Vegetable Oil – 2tbsp.
Coriander leaves chopped
Method of Preparation – Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha:
Step 2 – Tempering and Frying:
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds, when it sprinkles, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and fry it for few mins until all the ingredients turn to light brown color. Now, add chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and salt and salute until the raw flavor goes away. When nice aroma comes out, add chopped tomatoes and fry the whole mixture for few mins.
Step 3 – Masala Preparation:
Now, add all the masala powders and again salute for a few more minutes. Now, add grated carrot and Peas and stir it for few mins. Sprinkle water and let it cook for 5 mins in a low flame. When all the ingredients gets cooked, turn off the heat and add some fresh Coriander leaves. Now, the carrot peas with masala ingredients are ready.
Step 4 – Dough Preparation:
Transfer the carrot peas masala mixture in to a bowl and add whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt and mix altogether well. Vegetables (Carrot and Peas here) will leave some little water, so don’t add much water to make the ground dough. Close the bowl and keep it aside for 5 mins.
Tips for this Recipe
Carrot Peas (Gajar Mattar) Paratha – In order to preserve the softness of Paratha, Chapathi, Roti (whatever made with wheat flour) for long time, cover the whole food using aluminium foil.