Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Aloo Methi Paratha

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Indian Breads/Roti | 1 comment

  Paratha is stuffed Indian flat bread made and a staple food in North part of India. There are various types of paratha and this one is Aloo Methi Paratha made with spicy potatoes and fenugreek leaves. You can serve it along with raitha or curries. I also pack it for lunch by rolling it in an aluminum foil which keeps it fresh. Whenever I make paratha I add ghee generously but you can also spread butter or oil as much as you want. Preparation time: 2 hours Yield: 12 Spice level: 2.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Wheat flour – 2 cups Medium size potato – 2 Fenugreek leaves (methi) – 2 cups (a bunch) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Chili powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp Cumin – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Oil...

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Paneer Paratha / Cottage Cheese Stuffed Flatbread

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Indian Breads/Roti, Paneer Recipes | 1 comment

Paneer is a fresh cheese, very much common in Indian Cusine. I love to eat paneer in any form. Recently I am making different kinds of Parathas and today I tried Paneer Paratha. It came out so good and it is a easy lunch box menu. We can enjoy this Paneer Paratha just with pickle or Raitha :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of Servings : 12 Parathas Ingredients: For Dough: Wheat Flour – 2 cups Salt – to taste Water – as required Oil – 2 tsp For Stuffing: Paneer – 1 3/4 cups (grated) Green Chillies – 4 to 6 (according to spice level) Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 1/4...

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Gobi Paratha / Cauliflower Stuffed Flatbread

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Indian Breads/Roti | 1 comment

My husband was bored to have cauliflower in the form of poriyal or korma. So I thought of making this stuffed paratha which is actually very simple to make. He liked it a lot and it is a easy lunch box menu for the kids too. Time of Preparation : 45 minutes No of pieces – 9 parathas Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: For Stuffing: Cauliflower – 2 cups Oil – 2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Green Chillies – 3 (finely chopped) Grated ginger – 1 tsp Grated garlic – 1 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (according to spice level) Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Amchoor powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt – to taste Green Peas – 1/3 cup (I have used frozen peas) Coriander leaves –...

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Roti/Phulka – Indian Flat Bread

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Indian Breads/Roti, Slideshow, Veggie Entrees & Sides | Comments Off on Roti/Phulka – Indian Flat Bread

Phulka (Fulka) or Roti is an unleavened flat-bread from South Asia and a staple diet in many homes in India.  Rotis are made from whole wheat flour dough which is rolled and cooked on a skillet and then over direct heat where it is puffed up.  Roti is generally served with dal/pappu and with so many other curries (veg and non-veg). You can also spread some butter or ghee/clarified butter which is optional. When you cook on electric stove, a metal mesh is used since the coil is not suitable. If it is gas stove you can cook the rotis over direct heat. The metal mesh is generally available in the local Indian stores in the U.S. I do not use any oil for making rotis and it stays soft. You can roll up the remaining rotis in an aluminum foil...

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Chilli Chapati

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Indian Breads/Roti, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 7 comments

Yesterday we had a potluck and there were so many  leftover chapatis. Today I did not have mood to make any side dish for that. Then I remembered my grandmother’s recipe with leftover chapatis. This Chilli Chapati recipe is similar to Chilli Parotta and it will be tasty too. My husband who does not like chapati liked this :). People who do not eat leftover food will love this Chilli Chapati. Time of preparation : 20 minutes No of servings – 1 to 2 Spice level – 4 Ingredients: Chapati (leftover) – 4 (cut to small squares) Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Green chillies – 4 (slitted) Onion – 1 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp Tomatoes – 1 cup (finely chopped) Red chilli powder – 1 tsp (according to spice level) Coriander powder –...

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Palak Paratha

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Indian Breads/Roti, North Indian recipes | Comments Off on Palak Paratha

Palak Paratha is an easy way to give spinach to the kids. We can make this paratha either by stuffing the spinach like how I did for Methi Paratha or we can just mix the spinach to the dough. I did the Spinach Paratha by mixing it to the dough. Here is the recipe for delicious Green Parathas :). Time of Preparation : 40 minutes Resting Time : 2 hours No of Parathas : 9 Spice level : 2 Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups Spinach / Palak – 1 cup Garlic – 3 cloves Green chillies – 2 Sambar Powder – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1 1/4 tsp Yogurt – 1/2 cup Oil – as needed Method of Preparation: Grind the spinach, garlic and green chillies in...

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Mooli Paratha/Radish Paratha

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in Best of ST, Featured, Indian Breads/Roti, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 29 comments

My mom used to make mooli parathas. Last week, when I tried methi paratha I remembered about this mooli paratha. I wanted  to try it since then and I have tried immediately :). It is very easy to make will be tasty too. Preparation time: 30 minutes No of Servings: 2 Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Radish-1(grated) Green chillies-2(finely chopped) Red chilli powder-1 tsp(according to spice level) Cumin powder-1/2 tsp Garam masala-1/2 tsp Coriander-1 tbsp Salt-to taste Wheat flour-2 cups Oil 2 tsp Method of Preparation: Mix all the ingredients except for the wheat flour and oil and cover the mixture for 15 minutes. Radish will leave some water. Remove that water and keep it aside. Now take the wheat flour and use the water taken from radish and make a smooth dough just like that for...

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Methi Paratha

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Best of ST, Featured, Indian Breads/Roti, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 31 comments

Methi leaves are rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron and its mineral and vitamin contents are also high and this is easily assimilated by our body. I like methi leaves in any form..especially I loveee Methi paratha. My cousin used to make this recipe and now I am making it whenever I buy methi leaves 🙂 I like this to have with raitha or pickle. Preparation time: 30 minutes No of Servings: 2 Spice level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Wheat flour-2 cups Methi Leaves-1 bunch(chopped) Onions-1 cup(finely chopped) Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp Green chillies-2(finely chopped) Coriander powder-1 tsp Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp(according to spice level) Garam masala-1/4 tsp Salt-to taste Oil-2 tsp Method of Preparation: Take 2 cups of flour in a round bottom vessel and add a little salt and 3/4 cup of water or more and...

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Aloo Paratha – Stuffed Bread

Posted by on Jul 30, 2008 in Indian Breads/Roti, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 14 comments

Aloo Paratha is nothing but stuffed roti. This is one of the popular Indian bread which is served with spicy curries. Roti is stuffed with mashed potatoes and spices which makes it soft and tasty. It is very easy to make. All you need is patience to roll it slowly. After making two or three rotis, you will get hands on it. This is one of my all time favourite. I am sure you will become a favourite too if you make it once. Here you go… Ingredients: Wheat flour – 2 cups Potatoes (medium size) – 2 Chopped onion – 1 cup Green chillies – 2 Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup Salt to taste Method of Preparation: Take 2 cups of flour in a round bottom vessel and add a little salt and 3/4 cup of water or...

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