Matar ke parathe is one of the top picks for the kids’ dinner or lunchbox. Back in the days when the elder girl took her lunchbox from home, she would always ask for extras to share with her friends. Knowing that she’s a Paratha (stuffed indian flatbread) fan, I am not surprised. And thanks to her, there are considerable varieties of parathas on the blog too :
- Multigrain Aloo Methi Paratha
- Makuni (sattu Paratha) from Bihar
- Paneer Cabbage Paratha
- Gobhi Paratha (cauliflower stuffed flatbread)
- Paneer Aloo Paratha
- Stuffed Broccoli Parathas
- Palak Paneer Paratha
- Alu Paratha
- Paneer Mooli Wholegrain Paratha
- Spring Onion Parathas
- Carrot-Dill Paratha
I have bookmarked and tried many more unique ones from various blogs, but yet to click them for the blog. For now, this Winter special (and actually kids’ special) Peas Paratha makes it way for BM#100 Stuffed dishes theme this week. Hope you liked the earlier two dishes – Mini stuffed Ragi Crepes and Vegan + GF Stuffed Peppers in tomato gravy posted earlier this week !
Fresh peas make very good parathas here, but frozen peas have worked their magic too ! Use whatever you have on hand and serve with a quick tomato chutney (that we ALWAYS make for parathas!) or just dahi (yoghurt) / pickle.
Prep time – 20 mins , Cook time – 20 mins, Makes – 6
Matar ke Parathe | Peas Paratha (Vegan flatbread with stuffed peas)
Wholewheat Atta – 1.5 cups
Salt – to taste
ajwain / carrom seeds – 1/8 tsp
Warm water – to knead the dough
Oil – 1 TBSP + quantity required to shallow fry the parathas
Fresh or frozen peas – 2/3 cup
Oil – 1 TBSP
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Gren chillies / grated ginger – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry Coriander powder – 1 heaped teaspoon
Crushed Kasuri Methi – 1/2 tsp
Crushed Anardana (dried pomogranate) – 1/2 TBSP (can substitute with amchoor / dry mango powder)
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Dough / Outer Covering:
Sieve the flour, salt in a large bowl, add the crushed ajwain, mix and slowly add warm water to knead to a semi soft dough. I required approximately 2/3 cup water (this may vary quite a bit depending on your flour mix). add 2 tsp of oil, and knead again for 5-7 mins to make a very pliable dough. Cover with a damp kitchen towel till use.
PIN FOR LATER
Blanch the fresh or frozen peas with a pinch of salt and sugar. Drain and crush lightly with your palm and keep aside. In a non stick pan, add oil. add chopped chillies, ginger, boiled and crumbled peas, salt, rest of the spices and mix well till the mixture .Finish with anardana powder. mix well, let this mixture cool fully (You may make this ahead and refrigerate it to use it the next day for breakfast like I did)
Making the Paratha:
Knead dough again for 2 mins (if using refrigerated dough, bring to room temperature an hour before making parathas)
Take a large lemon sized dough. roll it into a a 3 inch dish, apply a film of oil, place 1 tablespoon of filling, and bring on the edges to the top like we would stuff a bun.
Flatten it slightly with fingers and roll very gently with a generous dusting of flour.
Roll to a medium sized paratha of 2-3 mm thickness (depending on how thick or thin you like your paratha).
Place on hot tava, cook on both sides, drizzling a tsp of oil around the edges and the face of the paratha.
Repeat for rest of the parathas.
Serve hot with Raita / Pickle. It tastes good when packed for lunch too.
Stuffed paratha are so convenient to pack in lunch boxes, wholesome and filling as well. Pack it with some pickle and mess free as well. Matar paratha looks good.
My daughter and I are fans of parathas too. Peas is a wonderful stuffing. Your vegan version looks delectable! Lovely pick!
My family loves parathas and they are just perfect for lunch box too.
Parathas are perfect for lunch boxes. No mess and a great way of getting your vegetables on the go. Nice one.
Ah I love peas paratha, and your parathas look so inviting with those peas popping out!
That is definitely a flavorful and healthy paratha. Perfect for lunch boxes, I agree.
The best thing about stuffed paratha is that we don't have to search for a side dish to make. And this makes a delicious lunch box treat for kids. The oeas filling sounds so delicious Kalyani.
This is one paratha I haven't made yet. I have 3 bags of frozen peas that needs to be used up and this sounds like the perfect recipe to try.
Love the stuffing you used here, flavorful and spicy. These yummy parathas make a great meal any time.
Stuffed parathas are my favorite and I can enjoy them with just pickle. Perfect for kids lunch box and healthy too