Peanut Masala Stuffed Paratha/வேர்கடலை மசாலா பராத்தா - Revisited Recipe

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Saturday, October 25, 2014

In my attempt to revisit my old recipes, i m today presenting you a delicious paratha. These peanut masala paratha, makes a yum anytime snack. When i made them today for our lunch, kuttu tasted them and asked whether i can pack this for his breakfast tomorrow. Bala just loved them with some plain yogurt on the side.
The Masala can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a week. They can also be used to make a quick mixed rice.
For the Dough (Makes 12 parathas)
4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Milk 
2 tbsp Oil

For the Stuffing (for about 14 paratha's)
1 Cup Peanuts/Groundnuts
1/4 Cup Gram Dal/Chana dal
1/4 Cup Corinader seeds
1 tsp Flaxseed
10 nos Round Red Chillies 
a small lemon-sized Tamarind
Salt to taste 
For the filling
  • Dry roast  each of the ingredients separately, except tamarind. While roasting, roast flaxseed finally. Switch off the flame, and add the flaxseed to the hot pan. The residual heat will pop the flaxseed, try to keep it covered with a flat plate.
  • Let it cool completely.  Take it in a mixer, and grind it to a coarse mix. Not too coarse, but neither too fine. Keep aside, until use.

For the dough
  • Take flour in a wide bowl, i normally do not add salt to chapathi/paratha dough. If you add, add to the flour and whisk well to mix.
  • Slowly add milk and water and make a soft dough. While finishing add oil and knead into the dough. Let the dough rest 30 minutes before proceeding to roll them out to make paratha's or plain roti's.
For making the Paratha.
  • Divide the dough into 12  portions. Roll each dough into a thick circle of 4-5 inches in diameter. 
  • Place 2-3 tbsp of filling in the middle of the rolled dough. Bring the edges together and seal the dough inthe center.
  • Now dust the dough ball with flour and start rolling into a disc again. I rolled into a disc of about 6-7 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a non-stick pan, cook the rolled out paratha on both the sides till golden brown. Serve it hot with sides of your choice. I served it with plain yogurt mixed with black salt and some plain dal.
Sending this to Kids Delight - Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox happening  +Srivalli Jetti space.

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  1. The masala sounds very flavorful. I am going to try this paratha.

  2. Paratha looks absolutely fabulous and your clicks rocks Priya..

  3. sema . never had this stuffing .. by the by peanut is looking large :D

    1. Thanks Aparna, yes, the indian store nearby has these peanuts!

  4. interesting stuffing. Never had this before especially flaxseed. Great ideal.. Arumai

  5. That's a great stuffing you have..and the pictures are no doubt awesome..I enjoyed visiting the other one too..very lovely pic of Aunty and your son...

  6. Oh wow..I like that stuffing....very very interesting a must try Priya.

  7. Very interesting stuffing, Priya! Love it..Shall have to try it out soon!

  8. Wow, that is such a yummy variation to good old rotis. Love that spicy peanut masala in there.

  9. Lovely variation. My daughter doesn't touch veggie stuffed parathas and have to check with her if she prefers these.

  10. oh wow wow what an wonderful stuffing idea priya kalakals :) making me hungry now !!

  11. That's a very interesting and different filling, Priya.


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