Pumpkin Chapati Recipe
Pumpkin chapati is a soft and layered Indian bread with lots of benefits in them.
Pumpkin Chapathi Recipe is one that you need to try for your everyday meal. It is a simple Indian bread by made by mixing it along with a vegetable to increase the nutrient content. Pumpkin is really good for heart. The vegetable is also rich in Vitamin C, fiber and Potassium. By adding pumpkin into the dough, it will create a very soft bread. You can pack this for your everyday lunch box or even for your kids lunch box too.
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- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 200 grams Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , boiled and mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Oil , for kneading
- Ghee , or oil for cooking
How to make Pumpkin Chapati Recipe
To begin making the Pumpkin Tawa Paratha Recipe, we will first pressure cook the pumpkin till it is completely cooked, this will take about 4 to 5 whistle and Once down allow the pressure to release by itself and mash them well.
In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, mashed pumpkin, a tablespoon of oil and knead adding little water at a time to make firm and smooth dough. Add one tablespoon of oil to coat the dough and knead again. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
Knead once again and divide the dough into 8 portions. Preheat the iron skillet on medium heat.
Roll the paratha dough portions into balls and flatten them with the palm of your hand. Toss them on flour and roll them out into circles of approximately 3 inches in diameter. Put 1/4 teaspoon oil and spread it on the rolled dough.
We need to get a triangle shape, to do so, first fold into a semi-circle, then fold the semi-circle into half again. You get a mini triangle shape. Tossing the triangle on a little flour, roll it out gently into a larger triangle. Continue the same process of rolling with the remaining dough portions.
With skillet on medium high heat, place one rolled out dough on the skillet. After a few seconds you will notice an air pockets popping out. At this point flip the plain paratha and smear about 1/2 a teaspoon of ghee. Using a flat spatula do a light pressing and turning motion to cook to the pumpkin paratha.
Flip to the other side and press and turn in a similar way. You will notice brown spots around the pumpkin parathas and it will be slightly crisp. Remove from heat and place on a platter or serve hot.
Continue the similar process with the remaining rolled portions and stack the cooked pumpkin paratha one above the other and serve hot.