Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Paratha

Lauki Paratha
Lauki Paratha

Description –

Lauki paratha can be prepared in different ways. Its can be made either stuffed or grated lauki is mixed with flour directly and then paratha is fried. Different flavours as per choice can be added.

This is healthy recipe and a good way to feed lauki to kids. This vegetable is usually not much liked by all; this recipe helps to intake lauki in delicious way.

(Lauki-Matar ka paratha)

Preparation Time – 10 Mins
Cooking Time – 25 – 30 Mins
Servings – 4-5

Ingredients –
• Whole wheat flour – 2 Cups
• Lauki (Bottle Gourd) – 1 Medium size
• Coriander Finely chopped – 3-4 Tbsp
• Green chili finely chopped – 1 No.
• Salt to taste
• Oil – 1 Tsp
• Water for kneading (If Required)
• Oil as required (For frying)

Method –
• Wash, peel and grate lauki.





• Transfer in a large container to knead dough.

• Add finely chopped coriander, green chili and salt.





• Add flour and mix well all the ingredients.





• Lauki has its own water content which will help kneading the dough.
• Take water if required (I did not use water for kneading), knead a soft dough.





• Apply some oil over dough and knead again.
• Divide the dough into equal balls.

• Dust the ball using dry flour.





• Roll the ball into small circle using rolling pin.





• Heat tawa on a medium flame. Place paratha over hot tawa and cook for about half a minute on one side.





• Flip paratha and cook on other side.





• When both the sides are slightly brown, apply oil on both the sides one by one and cook till crisp and lightly browned.





• Make parathas in a similar way using remaining dough balls.





• Serve hot parathas with curd, butter and pickle or your favourite vegetable dish. (Homemade curd recipe)





Tips and Tricks –
• You can also use ghee instead of oil for frying parathas.
• Keep in check the temperature of tawa and regulate it from medium to low flame as required. It should neither be too hot to burn the parathas or too cold.
• Adjust spices as per taste. You can also add saunf powder while kneading the dough.

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