July 7, 2014

Gobhi Paratha | Stuffed Cauliflower Paratha, and a baby shower celebration for Sapana

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new ~Rajneesh

What does Gobhi Paratha have to do with motherhood, you may wonder. Today we celebrate with a virtual baby shower for our dear blogger friend Sapana who is on her way to have a baby soon ! When we discussed this amongst our Blogging Marathon group, we were very excited to be part of this virtual celebration. Pradnya got out 3 cute options for a logo, which we were free to choose from, and there was so many whatsapp and emails going back and forth to discuss the nitty gritty details. Like a batch of school going kids, we bookmarked recipes quickly and cooked them, and post them together today:) 

So, here you are Sapana, with me posting Gobhi Paratha cooked from your blog. Wishing you a very safe and healthy delivery. We eagerly await the arrival of the little bundle of joy, and hope you and your family will share this happiness that we present with this virtual baby shower post.

Without further ado, presenting Gobi Paratha (or stuffed cauliflower wholewheat flat bread) served with Chole (chickpeas curry) : the classic Punjabi combo for a true blue Punjabi mom. Check out the linky tool at the end of this post to see what a spread we girls have dished for u, Sapana :) 

Enjoy girl ! 

Prep time : 15 mins | Cook time : 30 mins | Makes : 8 Parathas
Serving suggestions : Chole, Raita, Pickle


  • Wholewheat flour - 2 cups
  • Grated cauliflower - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1/2 cup , finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Dry masalas : Red chilli powder, Dhaniya (coriander pwd), Jeera (Cumin powder), Amchur Powder - each 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Oil - to fry the parathas
  • Ajwain / carrom seeds - a small pinch
  • Green chillies - 1 - 2, chopped fine
  • Coriander leaves -  a few
  • Anardana powder (dried pomogrante powder) - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp (optional)
  1. Covering - dough: Add ajwain, salt, 2 TBSP oil to the sieved wholewheat flour and make a semi hard dough with warm water, Rest for 15 mins, covered.
  2. Filling : In a small pan, heat 1 tsp of oil Saute the onions and cauiflower along with the chillies for 3-4 mins. Cool, and add the salt, dry masala powders, coriander leaves, anardaana powder and sugar, Mix well, and let it cool. (Sauteeing is optional, you can omit the onion and add raw grated cauliflower, but I prefer to saute it a bit)
  3. Pinch out even sized balls from the dough. Roll out to 4 inch discs, put 2 TBSP of the filling, close it up carefully and roll out gently again. 
  4. Fry on a medium hot tawa on both sides till they are cooked. 
  5. Serve hot with a dollop of butter, and raita / chole , or just any pickle :)

More paratha options : 


  1. That's a delicious one you made Kalyani..I love gobi paratha!

  2. Thanks a lot Kalyani for your wishes . Words are inadequate o express my feelings . Thank you for everything you have done . I am truly enjoying this virtual treat of yours .

  3. Gobi paratha looks fabulous and prefect choice from Sapana's..Love those nice words about motherhood.

  4. yum..yum..I love these parathas and the hit chole..wow..what a treat!!

  5. Love the paratha and the chole are just awesome.

  6. Wonderful post and amazing recipe.

  7. Awesome parathas, Kalyani..Healthy choice for the virtual baby shower!

  8. Nice post and yummy paratha!

  9. Nice pick. A healthy and wholesome paratha.


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