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Thursday, March 13, 2014

I am not a big fan of broccoli, mainly its texture, so I always find a way to cook it in a way that its in mashed form like in my broccoli pesto pasta recipe. Aj is just opposite to me, he loves broccoli only if its in bite florets. This recipe is told to me by my friend Sangeeta and she asked me to try it. I loved the way it is prepared – with spice powders both in the stuffing and in the dough. I tried and I liked it a lot. This is sure a great recipe with broccoli for me to consume this healthy veggie. The preparation is exactly same as gobi paratha. I would say, I like this more than gobi parathaCool. Makes it a perfect one for your lunch box or your kid’s lunch box or for a quick fix dinner.


Broccoli Paratha recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Atta/ wheat flour - 1 cup

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Oil - 1 tblsp + as needed

Salt - As needed


Broccoli, grated - 1 & 1/2 cup

Onion - 1

Finely chopped ginger - 2 tsp

Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp

Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - A pinch

Salt - As needed

Oil - 2 tsp

Jeera - 1 tsp


  1. Prepare dough with approx. 1/2 cup water (plus or minus as needed) using the first table ingredients. Keep aside while you prepare stuffing and make equal sized balls out of it at the time of rolling.
  2. 1-dough
  3. Wash and tap the excess water from broccoli. You can either grate or run it in a food processor. I used my mixie. Heat kadai and temper with jeera.
  4. 2-grate
  5. Add ginger and onion, fry till onion turns transparent. Add grated broccoli and mix for aminute.
  6. 3-fry
  7. Add turmeric, salt, red chilli and garam masala powder. Mix and cook covered for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  8. 4-cook
  9. Once done, transfer to a bowl. Spread the dough ball into thick circle as shown in the picture and stuff with 3 tblsp of the prepared broccoli.
  10. 5-stuffing
  11. Pinch the dough towards centre to close and make a pocket. Dust generously and start rolling our into thick parathas. Reverse the paratha while rolling in between and dust with flour if needed.
  12. 6-stuff
  13. Heat tawa until hot and cook the rolled out paratha both sides in medium flame. I usually drizzile oil only after the parathas are half done.  
  14. 8-tawa


    • I used juice/pulse option to give a grated feel for broccoli.
    • The dough should be in right soft consistency. Not sticky, not too stiff too. Otherwise the stuffing will ooze out.
    • I always keep the parathas in wire rack while cooling.

Serve with pickle and curd or any raita. I loved to have it as such. Soft parathas, stays soft for hours!


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  1. Very healthy recipe will surely try!nicely done

  2. Even i m not a fan of broccoli esp when its cooked whole. Love the roasted version though :) Scrummy parathas Raji

  3. Wow!!!Such a yummy yet healthy paratha!!gonna try tis soon :-)

  4. I made it too.. Probably my next post.. Looks nice

  5. I am also not a big fan of Broccoli due to the texture.. I still hv to find a way to eat... should try this healthy paratha? looks good

  6. I liked the blue based Plates . very nice . so as recipe

  7. Wow .. Raji, i like this parathas much. I ve tried this and yes as you say its really very yummy...

  8. WoW... Healthy and Yummy.. Will try it soon.

  9. Wonderful way to sneak broccolis..Prefectly rolled parathas,loving it.

  10. Wo...w it looks vry nice n perfect texture rak.
    Last week I tried this recipe.bt I added broccoli with mashed potato for my kids.they enjoyed to eat.

  11. This looks wonderful. Healthy parathas.

  12. a nice way to have broccoli fed to kids!!!

  13. what a healthy paratha. Love it..

  14. What a great idea of having Broccoli? Oh my family really hate this veggie, should try this way. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Your paratha is an absolute circle dear..:)

  15. Brocoli paratha came out well.Thanks for the healthy recipe .

  16. best way to consume broccoli. luks delicious. :)

  17. Thank u. I tired, it came out well. I even added cheese as my kids like it.

  18. Tried this recipe and came out very well! Very tasty and my hubby loved it too.. We had to pack food for two days for mountain hiking and this one was a good choice. Parathas were super fine for the two day (temperature was not hot anyways), except for aalu parathas which started giving a mild bad smell.
    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  19. Accidentally put my comment for Radish Parantha which was meant for Broccoli Parantha!!!...tried it and loved it...and for once even my Husband loved what I cooked....Big thanx to you..:)

  20. Thanks! Turned out great. Must just be careful with the salt next time while adding it to the broccoli as we already add it to the dough initially.

  21. Thank you ..its a great recipe.. quick question though can we store this filling in fridge or freeze for later use?


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