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Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread RecipeParathas are so versatile that they can be pepped up with many additions. I came up with this combination of zucchini and mini red bell peppers because they are straight from my garden. I was wondering how best to use up both of them, and it flashed to me to just grate it and fold it into the paratha dough to make Zucchini paratha. Well, this was the perfect way to use both of them up and make a paratha with tons of flavour……and it is also a part of the blog hop theme for this month “INDIAN FLATBREADS”.

I’m keeping today’s Zucchini paratha recipe simple with just grated zucchini and few of my favourite spices. But on the other hand, I’m adding an extra dash of chillies to make it spicy because I do not intend to make any curry to go with it. By the time I cook, click and get on to the post, it’s going to be nerve.racking and I’ll be done for the day.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Stuffed Parathas are great, but incorporated and combined parathas are even better. They are quicker and easy to make. Many people seem to think that parathas are only made by stuffing them. I love this method as it makes a great lunch box idea, or a quick snack idea for the kids or the entire family. It is a great way to sneak in veggies for picky eaters. These parathas go great with Sweet and sour tomato chutney, Mint coriander chutney, onion raita or Boondi raita or any pickle.

We love to have stuffed parathas instead of the plain ones, I keep changing and trying variations. Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables. It can be used in all kinds of dishes. In case you want to make this as the stuffed version, squeeze out the excessive moisture content in the Zucchini and use it to make the outer dough instead of water. This way you don’t lose the nutrients and add also some roasted peanut powder which helps to retain the stuffing and also makes it delicious. 

Off to the recipe for Zucchini Paratha!!

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Stepwise guide to prepare Zucchini Paratha:

 

Prep Work:

  • Grab all the ingredients to go into the whole wheat flour to prepare the dough.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Start off the process by grating Zucchini. Cut off the ends of the zucchini. Peel the zucchini if you don’t want the peel to be included, but I love it with the peel.
  • The peel contains a large amount of nutrients, so avoid peeling it if you don’t mind the flavour. Moreover I’m using organic, so I can use the skin.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

 

Preparing the Dough & rolling to make parathas:

  • In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour and salt. Mix well.
  • Start adding the spices, a teaspoon of oil, grated ginger and finely chopped green or fresh red chillies to the flour.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Rub the spices into the flour with  your fingers, so that all the spices incorporate well into the flour.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Now add shredded zucchini and finely chopped red bell pepper (optional).

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Combine all the ingredients to incorporate the veggies well into the flour to ooze out any moisture.
  • Now add enough water to make a soft and pliable dough. Amount of water depends on the moisture content of the zucchini. 

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Divide the dough into 8 equal parts.
  • Roll each part into a smooth ball, dust it with some flour and keep it aside.

NOTE: It is important that you make the parathas as soon as your dough is ready. As the dough sits, zucchini leaves moisture and the dough will become soggy.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Now roll out each ball into a round disc. Dust flour to help you roll out the parathas.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Frying Parathas on a Griddle:

  • Heat a griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Place the rolled paratha on the griddle and cook on till you see brown spots on both sides.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Smear some oil, ghee or butter while cooking the parathas.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Press the paratha with a ladle to cook evenly. Flip and add oil on the other side too.
  • Cook till you see some golden brown spots on both sides.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Once done remove from the griddle and keep the parathas warm by stacking them in an aluminium foil or a kitchen towel.
  • Continue to make the rest of the parathas.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

  • Serve hot Zucchini Paratha with any curry, yogurt, pickle or even tomato ketchup will do the job.
  • Serve with a dollop of butter if you are fine with it….no harm in indulging once in a while!!
  • Today I’m serving with Boondi Raitamango pickle and some onion slices.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

My TIP:

  • A small trick to serve to kids or in parties as a Toothpick Appetizer,
  • Cut thin strips of the paratha, roll it as shown in the pic below and serve it Skewered on a toothpick. Serve with Tomato ketchup.

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

A Quick Summary:

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Stepwise pictorial guide to prepare delicately flavoured Zucchini Paratha, an Indian flatbread made with grated zucchini, whole wheat flour & a few spices.
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Recipe type: Main Course / Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian (North)
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • For the Dough:
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kalonji seeds (Nigella seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon Amchur powder (Dry mango powder)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1½ Cups Shredded Zucchini
  • ¼ Cup Red Bell Peppers, finely chopped
  • Required water to knead the dough (zucchini has quite a bit of water)
  • For frying Parathas:
  • Required Oil/ Butter/ Ghee to fry parathas
Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients under the section “For the dough” in a mixing bowl.
  2. Now add enough water to make a soft and pliable dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls.
  4. Dust with flour and roll each ball out into a round disc.
  5. Heat a griddle over medium-high heat.
  6. Place the rolled paratha on the griddle and cook on till you see brown spots on both sides.
  7. Smear some oil, ghee or butter while cooking the parathas.
  8. Cook till you see some golden brown spots on both sides.
  9. Once done remove from the griddle and keep the parathas warm by stacking them in an aluminium foil or a kitchen towel while you continue to make the rest of the parathas.
  10. Serve hot with any curry, yogurt or pickle.

 

My Notes:

  1. Zucchini will ooze out some water hence be careful while adding extra water. Make a smooth but not sticky dough.
  2. Don’t let the dough sit for too long because zucchini gives out water and the dough will get too sticky. So make the dough about 5~10 minutes before making the parathas.
  3. Don’t grate the zucchini too fine, it leaves a lot of moisture and also you want to feel the zucchini while relishing the parathas.
  4. Adjust spice levels to suit your tastebuds.
  5. Include any other spices of your choice to go with this combo….Just Experiment..play with the spices!!

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Zucchini Paratha Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

 

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Many more to come!!…..STAY TUNED.

Happy Cooking ?

Cheers!!

Padma.

 

 

24 Comments:

  1. Amazing recipe with a versatile veggie. Love zucchinis and these are very tempting.

  2. Love your version of zucchini paratha, Padma. I bet kalonji seeds must have added so much flavor and texture. They would make a perfect breakfast.

  3. I like the idea of putting grated zucchini first in the dry flour. this way the juice is not lost. shall definately try.
    Thanks.

  4. Lovely paratha!! Love the idea of adding it to the dough!! Tempting clicks as usual!!

  5. Eye catching gorgeous captures as always! Those parathas look just perfect and delicious. Awesome share as always Padma ❤

  6. priya @asmallbite
    Lovely share dear,beautiful presentation.

  7. adding zucchini to paratha is a new idea…lovely share padma

  8. Looks delicious and nice way to incorporate both the veggies together. Garden fresh parathas, awesome share.

  9. Awesome share dear. I totally fell in love with the idea of serving the parathas as a finger food. That’s so creative and only you can come up with something as fantastic as this. The pictures are stunning. The parathas look so droolicious. Loved everything about this share.

  10. Superb share Padma.. as always beautifully photographed..simply love the blue back drop..thanks for the recipe:)

  11. Wow…they have come out very nice…

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