Cauliflower paratha is unleavened whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced grated cauliflower filling. Gobi ka paratha is often made for breakfast in Punjabi homes as well as served in restaurants and Punjabi dhabas.
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Author: Dassana Amit
for the wheat dough
3cupswhole wheat flour
1cupwateror add more if required
salt as required(optional)
1tablespoonghee or oil or add as required (optional)
for gobhi paratha stuffing
½of a cauliflower head,finely grated
1green chili,chopped finely
garam masala powder as required
red chili powder as required
salt to taste
for roasting the paratha
ghee as required(clarified butter)
In a bowl or vessel take 3 cups whole wheat flour along with salt as required. add 1 tablespoon ghee or oil.
Next add 1 cup water or as required. knead the wheat flour with water to a smooth dough.
Cover and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
making gobi paratha stuffing
Rinse the cauliflower head very well.
Then grate cauliflower with a fine grater.
Add some finely chopped green chilies to it.
Uniformly mix the green chilies with the gobi. Keep aside.
making gobi paratha
later take 2 small to medium sized balls from the dough. dust them with some flour on the rolling board.
With a rolling pin (belan), roll both the dough balls to a size of about 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
Now spread some ghee over one of the rolled disc. top it with a few tablespoons of the grated cauliflower mix and keep about 1 inch empty space from the sides.
Sprinkle 1 to 2 pinches of salt, red chili powder and garam masala powder all over on the grated gobi.
Also sprinkle some wheat flour. As the grated cauliflower tend to be moist, sprinkling little wheat flour helps the parathas not to be moist and sticky when rolling with a pin (belan).
Be careful as not to understuff or overstuff the paratha. cover with the other rolled dough (disc).
Press and seal the edges very well with your fingertips.
Dust some flour on the stuffed paratha and start rolling the gobi paratha with the help of a rolling pin (belan). Roll very gently and lightly till you get the paratha to a size of a chapati or roti.
roasting gobi paratha
On a hot tava (tawa or skillet or griddle) place the rolled gobi paratha.
Roast the gobhi paratha with ghee till browned and uniformly roasted on both sides.
You can also press the gobhi paratha edges with a spatula or spoon, so that they are fried well. As some time, the paratha edges are not cooked well.
Make all gobhi paratha this way and stack them up in a roti basket or casserole.
Serve gobi paratha hot with yogurt, pickle or white butter.