Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Colorful Meal ( Beetroot Paratha with Green Onion Subzi )

A nice meal to cheer up a dull evening. The red of beetroot paratha and green of onion subzi goes really well. It tastes as delicious as it looks too :)


Ingredients:

For Onion Subzi
  • 1 big bunch of green onion, chopped finely
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp dhania jeera powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp amchoor powder ( dry mango powder )
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • few curry leaves
  • few chopped coriander leaves
  • pinch of hing
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
For Beetroot Paratha
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 large beetroot, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds ( carom seeds )
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 small green chilli, finely chopped
  • few chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
Method:

For Green Onion Subzi
  • In a small bowl take 1/2 cup water and add garam masala, dhaniya-jeera powder, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, salt and curry leaves. Mix well and keep this spice mixture aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and turmeric. Once the seeds start to crackle, add the spice mixture.
  • Cook for a minute. Add the green onions and coriander leaves.
  • Cook covered till oil separates.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Ready to serve.
For Beetroot Parathas
  • Mix all the ingredients and form a firm dough.
  • Roll thin parathas with a rolling pin as shown below.
  • Cook it with a few drops of oil on a flat pan as shown below.
  • Ready to serve.



Serving Suggestions:
Serve the parathas and subzi along with pickle and chutney.

Tip:
Do not add any extra water while cooking the onion subzi.