2012-02-05

Lauki / Ghiya Pratha ( Bottle Gourd Indian Flat Bread)

2 comments
I never used to like Bottle Gourd eventually I acquired a taste for it and started having Ghiya sabzi with Onions and tomatoes and yes of course I like these Ghiya Parathas which I made recently these are not on healthy but flavorful as well.The following is the way my mom makes it.




Ingredients :-

  1. 2 cups of Wheat Flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 3 tbsp Yogurt
  4. 2 cups of grated Ghiya/ Bottle Gourd
  5. 1 tsp of roasted Cumin seeds
  6. 2 tbsp of finely chopped Cilantro
  7. 3 cloves of garlic finely crushed
  8. 2 green chili finely chopped
  9. oil for cooking
Method :-
  1. Take a bowl and grated ghiya , Wheat flour ,Yogurt, cumin seeds, green chili , garlic and salt, Knead it into a soft dough.You can add 1 tbsp of oil if the Kneaded dough is too sticky.
  2. Keep it aside for 15 minutes
  3. Keep the pan/ girdle for heating in the mean time take a small ball of kneaded dough and roll it into a 6'' inch disc as shown in the figure above.
  4. Now once the pan is hot transfer this to the pan and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Turn it upside down , you will see small brown spots on it , add around 2-3 drops on the its surface and spread it on the whole disc.Cook it for about 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  6. Turn it around again and apply oil on the other surface as well.
  7. When both sides are cooked evenly, take it off from the pan.
  8. Do the same procedure for the whole dough.
  9. Serve it hot with pickle and curd.


2 comments:

ankur said...

Sur, I logged on your website after a long time today. Good to see lot many updates. I made a similar thing but with a Gujju style rather than a Punjabi Parantha. It was thin and kind of thepla.

Tell me something, instead of adding ghiya in the dough, what if i add as a filler in the paratha, just like a alu or a gobi parantha. Hope you got what i mean. Will it taste good?

Surbhi said...

Ankur , I'm no expert in cooking so I might be wrong But I guess Bottle Gourd is too watery ( That's why you dont even add water while kneading the dough ) So if you add it as a filler you won't be able to make the paratha properly.

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