Saturday, June 14, 2008

Orange Carrot Parathas

Gajar Halwa is generally relegated to dessert. When I read about the Cooking 4 All Seasons roti mela, I decided to make some special parathas. And, then I ran out of time to post them. Luckily Roti Mela has returned by popular demand (and the kindness of the hostess), so my Gajar Halwa Parathas have another chance to jump from Flickr to the big time of my blog.

The premise was simple. Mooli paratha was a favorite breakfast at my grandmother's house. Gajar Halwa was a favorite dessert. A little blending and I accomplished a nice sweet/savory dish.
The filling was shredded carrot, orange zest and the smidgest amount of cardamom. It was then pan fried as any paratha and then slathered in ghee. I then ate them with my spicy orange pickle, but it is an obsession these days.

Orange Carrot Parathas

Mix 1 cup of wheat flour with salt and water until it turns into a dough. Add water slowly.
Let rest while you make the filling.

While the dough rests, shred or grate 1 carrot. (I used 1/2 white carrot and 1/2 orange carrot)


1 t orange zest
1 t powdered ginger
1/2 t chili powder
1/2 t powdered cardamom

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, add a dollop of filling and roll out.
Pan fry in ghee and top with more ghee and serve with pickle and yoghurt.



Sarah said...

Wow, those look amazing. I love Indian flat breads, but we've really only made Naan's at home. I am going to add this recipe to our list! Thanks!

maybelles mom said...

S--if you try it, tell me. If you like sweet you could add sugar to the filling, but thats not my bag.

Srivalli said...

thats really one tempting paratha..what an innovation!..thank you very much for the lovely entry..its my pleasure indeed!

Liz said...

Just wanted to ask about the Cupcake Project. Are you still doing that?