Tofu & Capsicum Paratha Recipe (Stuffed Tofu Flatbread)
The Tofu & Capsicum Paratha Recipe is made from a whole wheat dough (Chakki Atta - Vivatta) that is stuffed with finely chopped green capsicum and tofu, spiced up with green chillies, coriander leaves and cumin powder. The addition of bell peppers, tofu along with fiber rich wheat flour, makes this paratha wholesome and delicious. The Tofu & Capsicum Paratha can make a meal in itself and can served with a pickle and some yogurt or raita. The paratha makes a great lunch box as well, as it does not brittle and remains soft when heated in a microwave oven. Serve The Tofu & Capsicum Paratha Recipe with boondi raita or dhaniya pudina chutney.
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Ingredients for dough
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Oil Ingredients for tofu paratha stuffing
- 1 cup Tofu , crumbled
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- Salt , to taste
How to make Tofu & Capsicum Paratha Recipe (Stuffed Tofu Flatbread)
To begin making the Tofu Capsicum Paratha Recipe, we will first need to make the dough for the parathas. In a large bowl add in 2 cups of whole wheat flour and some salt. Use your fingers and stir in the salt into the flour.
Add water a little at a time and knead to make soft, pliable dough. Knead dough for a couple of minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Use the fold press and knead motion to make the dough smooth.
Next we will add a teaspoon of oil to coat the dough and knead little more. You want a dough that will be soft smooth and not sticky.
Next we will divide the dough into 14 to 16 equal portions. Cover the dough and allow the dough to rest until you the filling ready.
While the dough is resting, we will prepare the filling for the tofu parathas.
In a large bowl; add in the tofu. Use your fingers or a fork and begin to crumble the tofu. Next add in the chopped capsicum, lots of chopped coriander, the more you add the more flavor you get. Then add in the finely chopped green chillies, a large teaspoon of cumin powder, and finally some salt. Combine all the ingredients well.
Divide the filling into 10 to 12 equal portions. This process of dividing and keeping the portions of dough and filling ready, helps you gauge the number of tofu parathas you can make and if you need more or less of the filling.
Take a dough portion dust it in flour and flatten it on the rolling board by pressing it down. Roll the dough out into approximately 3 inch diameter circles dusting with flour in between to prevent the dough from sticking to the surface. Place this rolled dough to the side.
Take another dough portion, dust it with flour again and roll into approximately 3 inch diameter circle.
Now place the a portion of the filling onto the circle and spread it evenly around. Next, take the other rolled portion of the dough and place it over the filling.
Press and fold the edges so that the filling does not come out while cooking the tofu paratha. Once sealed press down the paratha with your palms to release any air pockets.
And give it a gentle roll with the pin to even it out. Proceed the same way with the remaining dough and filling portions.
Now we will get into the final steps of cooking a tofu paratha, preheat a skillet on medium heat and place the filled dough.
Allow it to cook on medium heat for about 30 to 45 seconds and flip over. Add this stage add a teaspoon of ghee or oil and spread it around.
Flip again, so the oiled side can cook on the skillet. Spread a little more ghee and keep pressing the parathas while on the skillet to cook the tofu paratha evenly from inside out.
Do the flipping over process a couple of times until both sides get cooked, browned and crisp evenly. Make sure you cook on medium heat as it allows the tofu parathas to get a crisp on the outside and yet soft texture.
Once the paratha is cooked transfer to a plate. Continue to the remaining dough portions the same way.
Serve the Stuffed Tofu Capsicum Paratha Recipe along with a Pickle. You can pack them for your kids lunch box or take them as a travel snack. It is filling and nutritious.