Roti/Chapati is a routine dinner in my household for a decade now. I am always on the look out for different kinds of chapatis or rotis or parathas to get variety to the dinner table. I prefer mixing the veggies, dals or avocados in the roti dough because it not only adds variety but it also helps in intake of necessary vegetables for my little one who otherwise eats chapati with sugar or ketchup and no other side dish whatsoever!
Today’s recipe has my son’s favorite veggie TOMATOES as the main ingredient.
Presenting to you – Tomato Paratha 🙂 Enjoy these delicious and spicy flatbreads!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 15-20 parathas
- Tomatoes – 3
- Wheat flour – 3 cups
- Gram Flour (Besan) – 2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
- Ajwain – 1 tsp
- Coriander Leaves – few (chopped finely)
- Salt – as per taste
In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of water. Add the roughly chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Allow it to cool down completely.
Once cool, pureé in a mixer or blender without adding any water.
Now, take a large mixing bowl.
Add the pureéd tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, ajwain, gram flour, and salt. Mix well.
Next, add about 3 cups (or more if required) of wheat flour.
Mix and knead well to make a soft, pliable dough.
Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into thin rotis.
Heat a griddle or tawa. Cook the tomato parathas on both sides till done by smearing drops of oil or ghee.
Serve hot with curd and pickle or any other side dish!