Groundnut/Peanut Masala Stuffed Paratha

Bored of making plain chapathis for dinner. So, i m trying all kind of stuffed parathas.My Mom is a crazy lover of peanuts. In Chennai, when its season we can find it for every 10 steps @ T.Nagar Ranganathan Street, Usman Road and in every railway station and every train connecting Beach-Tambaram!!!

She is a very happy person when we get her a bag of fresh peanuts. She will become nostalgic about her childhood days and say “we used to pullout fresh peanuts from our farm and wash it the stream nearyby and eat. It tastes heavenly”. She enjoys eating them even now, coz its her childhood days she cherishes everytime she pops one.cLove you amma, This Post goes specially for you!!! My Mom, My Inspiration.

Ingredients (gives approx 10-12 parathas)
Whole Wheat flour – 2 cups
Bajra flour/Millet Flour – 2 cups
Oil/Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste (Adjust accordingly since the masala too contains salt)
Water/Milk for making the dough.

Groundnut masala
Peanuts/Groundnuts – 1 cup (With or Without skin, i didnt bother the skin)
Gram Dal/Chana dal – 1/4 cup
Red Chillies – 10 nos (Round ones, if using long red chillies reduce the no by 6-7)
Tamarind pulp – 2 tsp
curry leaves
hing/asafoetida – a pinch
Salt to taste ((Adjust accordingly since dough too contains salt)

For the filling
Roast peanuts and chana dal separately. Grind all the given ingredients together without water. keep separately

For the Parathas
Mix all the given ingredients together with some water and make a soft chapathi dough.Divide them into portions. Take a Ball of dough and flatten it a lil and place 1 or 2 tsp of filling at the center fold the sides in and roll it lightly to a thick disc. Dont make a big disc, it might make break the dough and cause the filling to spill out. Smaller the better.
Cook Both the sides on a Hot Tava. If you prefer u can add lil ghee/butter while cooking. I jus made it Chukka.
Didnt make any side dish for this, coz the masala itself contains Spice,sour and salt.

Tastes Great with Pickle, raitha or Plain Yoghurt
Sending this post to My Legume Love Affair – 17, hosted by SRA , Event started by Susan of Well Seasoned Cook