"MEME" and Spicy Spinach Paratha

>> Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hi All,
Raaji has tagged me with a MEME. Hope you will enjoy knowing me here :
Here are the rules: (a) List these rules on your blog. (b) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog. (c) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

1. First thing you feel when you see ME, you want to make friends with me. At least this is what most of my friends and others told me. Very friendly, jovial, fun loving at the same time very serious when it comes to important issues.
2. My Family is my first priority. Rest all comes next.
3. I simply love cooking. Cooking is something I never get bored or tired of. It's my passion. I remember watching all the cookery shows on TV , language no barrier. My love and passion for cooking started when I was 15yrs old. Thanks to my mom, for being my inspiration.
4. Quite orthodox. Traditional at heart,modern and practical in thoughts. Love to do all pooja's, festivals no matter where I am! I like to keep the tradition and custom alive in however smallest way possible.
5. Being a computer student (done my masters in computers), love to spend time with my laptop. Just cannot do without this.
6. Crazy about shopping. This is one more thing I never get bored. Poor husband. Can't help it. I have this madness about matching esp my ear rings, handbags and sandals. I have huge collection of ear rings of almost every color. Very particular about my dresses. Hmm, I can go on and on about this topic. But, want to refrain myself here.
7. A movie buff. I love movies with good sense, subject. Other than that, I always had a special interest on the technical aspect of a film. I always wanted to be a movie maker (earlier not anymore). My husband says my analysis about any movie is good. So, better luck next time.

Girls, hope you enjoyed reading about ME. I know there's nothing so gr8 or interesting to know and also I admit it's quite boring. OK. Let me spice up your taste buds. Spicy with the Spinach Parathas.

The other day I was craving for something spicy and I thought will make spinach parathas not the usual way, but more spicy and tasty. I was looking for the same in Internet and found a recipe in Manjula's Kitchen. I varied the procedure according to my own taste and spice levels..

Ingredients :
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Soy flour - 1 cup
Spinach - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1tsp
Crushed pepper - 1tsp ( or more if u want more spicy)
Lukewarm water - 1-2 cups

1. Take the wheat flour, soy flour in a bowl, add pinch of salt and slowly add the lukewarm water and make a smooth dough with hand. Knead well and add 2-3 drops of oil and then again knead well with your fist.
Just coat with oil (very little),
cover it with a lid or a damp cloth or paper towel. Keep it aside and allow it to rest for 10-15mins.
2. Now, in a pan add very little oil and when its hot, add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, crushed pepper , saute for 2mins and add the washed and cut spinach. Add pinch of salt. Cook it uncovered for sometime until the entire mixture becomes dry (there should be no moisture left). Keep it aside.

3. When the mixture is done, keep it aside.
4. Now take the dough and make lemon size balls. Make small balls of the spinach filling as well.

5. Now, take each ball and with your fingers make a hollow in the center, place the filling and close all the edges to a center (or) roll the dough to 1''/2'' , place the filling inside and close by folding all the edges to the center.
6. Roll these stuffed balls to desired shape ( round, triangle) parathas.
7. In a skillet, when the skillet is hot enough, put the paratha, add some ghee/oil and fry on both sides by pressing with a cloth, spatula or wooden roti presser.

8. Repeat the same for all the parathas.
9. Serve hot with
raita, pickle or any subji of your choice.

Spinach Parathas served with Bhindi masala and raita.
You can check here for Bhindi Masala recipe.


raaji Oct 4, 2008, 1:49:00 PM  

praneetha i was really nice reading abt u........now i could atleast picture your personality.....gr8...

palak parathas are our dinner mates.......

Kitchen Flavours Oct 6, 2008, 4:37:00 AM  

Wow parathas look welcoming. Raita looks gr8. Nice to know about u through this MEME. Nice to read about the trip in your other blog.

Supriya Oct 9, 2008, 4:05:00 PM  

Lovely parathas. I always have a hard time making these, the filing is never dry enough. Must give it another try soon. Also love the mix of soy & wheat flours in the dough. I'll follow ur method this time.

Kitchen Flavours Oct 13, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

This is in reference to the comment in my blog. Click on the following link for details.http://indianhut.blogspot.com/2008/10/announcing-swc-andhra-pradesh.html

MamaFaMi Oct 22, 2008, 1:20:00 AM  

My friend once taught me how to prepare this dish but I haven't tried it myself. Maybe one fine day. But the taste is lovely though.

Simran Oct 24, 2008, 3:26:00 PM  

Nice twist on the parathas. Loved reading more about you

Amu... Nov 3, 2008, 1:42:00 AM  

hey paranthas look great....

nice reading about you in the Meme...intaki evariki pass chesavu ee Meme....

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