Monday, March 5, 2012

Easy Cabbage Paratha | Cabbage Chapati

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My usual weekday dinners would be either roti-sabzi-dal or paratha-pickle-raita-salad combos. While I plan the menu ahead most of the time there are few instances that I would be lazy enough to either plan or do the preparations ahead.Then comes these kind of easy peasy parathas like cabbage paratha,bottle gourd paratha,methi paratha and onion paratha based on the availability of vegetables in my refrigerator.
If your kids are fussy about these vegetables,this is the best way to make them eat those healthy vegetables.These piping hot parathas when paired with an achaar and dahi makes a wholesome meal.
This is a very simple recipe as it does not involve any stuffing business;grated veggies are added inside the dough which makes our job easier.My mom used to make a similar version of cabbage chapati and onion chapatis for breakfast while I tweeked it a bit to give a typical North Indian touch to them.My mom always add sesame seeds to onion chapatis saying that they give a nice taste to it and it is true,even I like the taste of sesame seeds while eating the paratha.There are no hard and fast rules about the ingredients in this paratha,you can actually play with the ingredients and make it according to your family preferences.I have mentioned a few variations to the recipe to give you few such ideas.
Cabbage Chapati | Cabbage Paratha Recipe:
(makes 10-12 parathas)

2 cups Wheat flour
1/4 cup Besan(Chickpea flour)
3/4 cup finely chopped or shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup finely chopped Onions
1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander
4-5 Green chillies,finely chopped
1/2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste or 1/2 tsp grated Ginger
2 tbsp Sesame seeds
1 tsp Coriander-Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Amchur powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala (optional,I did not add)
2 tbsp Curd
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Oil for frying parathas

  • Finely chop or grate the cabbage and drop it in a bowl.
  • Add finely chopped onion,chopped green chillies and coriander, all the masala powders, salt and sesame seeds to the chopped/grated cabbage and mix well.
  • Add chickpea flour and wheat flour and now mix again.
  • Add curds,oil and add little water to the dough and knead into a smooth and pliable dough.Take care that the dough should not be very sticky,it should be bit stiff while kneading so that it would become little soft when we start rolling.Leave it aside for 10-15 mins.Do not leave the dough for longer time as the cabbage leaves water.
  • Take a big lemon sized ball and roll into a thin paratha(as thick as chapati or slightly thicker than chapati) and fry it on tawa on both sides applying either oil or ghee over it and roast until you see the brown specs on both sides.
Serve them hot with North Indian style Aam ka Achaar or Stuffed Chili pickle and masala raitha.
I made alu-spinach raita with lots of walnuts to go with the parathas.The combination was truly divine and yumm.
  1. Always make dough just 10-15 mins before making parathas,otherwise it would be difficult to roll the parathas.As cabbage leaves water the dough would become sticky which is difficult while rolling them .
  2. Addition of chickpea flour is optional but I like to use it in theplas and these kind of parathas which are not stuffed.
  3. If you feel that cabbage smell is dominating in your parathas you can even saute them in a tsp of oil for a couple of minutes before making the dough.
  4. If you are making this for kids,try to replace chopped green chillies with 1 tsp of red chili powder in the recipe.You can even avoid garam masala.
  5. They stay soft and good up to 3-4hrs and so it is ideal for lunch boxes.
  6. These parathas will not give clean edges and hence I used a round cutter to give a clean shape to cabbage parathas,but it is optional to follow this method.
  7. For a Vegan version avoid curd in the recipe.

  1. You can add grated carrots or chopped methi along with cabbage to the same recipe.
  2. You can easily replace cabbage with grated bottle gourd or grated radish and follow the same recipe to make Bottle gourd parathas and Radish paratha.
  3. If you do not like cabbage ,replace cabbage with onions in the above recipe and make Onion chapatis.

I just love to eat a meal like short it is a simple and wholesome meal for me..How about you ??


Saraswathi Iyer said...

So tempting and perfect Prats, Love to eat now. Looks delicious. Super nice clicks.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Perfect yummy looking chapathis...Nice clicks..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Perfectly done and beautiful clicks.
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Sobha Shyam said...

cabbage in chapathi is so new to me, they look so yum and sure a different one :)

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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

would love to try it too... looks great!

Kanchan said...

I call it cabbage parathas, one of the easiest to prepare and tastes good too.

cookingvarieties said...

hi prathiba, came from neha.. your paratha looks great and appetizing. the prettiest i have seen so far. have a nice day

Rekha shoban said...

perfect paratha!!nice presentation dear!

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious prathy :)
beautiful clicks.

faseela said...

wow....superb paratha ....lovely clicks...

Anonymous said...

Cabbage paratha looks yummy and perfect.

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Kaveri said...

Definitely a healthy and wholesome meal..Love these kind of chapathis...I too like the flavor of sesame seeds in my theplas and always add it.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks very tempting....nice setup too!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Perfect round shapes. What a coincidence, i just made dough for cabbage paratha for my dinner. nice presenttion


Lovely clicks and nice recipe for cabbage chapati!

Bindu said...

hmm.. perfect parathas... beautiful presentation.. I love it :)

Aarthi said...

yummy recipe..Perfectly made


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very innovative combination of cabbage and roti. I always wait for your new creative ideas that you post so regularly.
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Rachana said...

Such tempting and perfect parathas. A great post.

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Rajee Mani said...

Yummy looking parathas and such a tempting and healthy meal. Love it !!

Anonymous said...

These look great Prathiba. Could you please clarify in which step do you mix the cabbage mixture with the dough.


Kanan said...

its looking so delicious. You made it perfect round. I am your new follower now.

Nupur said...

I make this quite often Prathy, but your pics have made me drool all over again.. love the wonderful and simple clicks..

Anonymous said...

I don't understand step 3. you make the dough 15 mts earlier. and then do u incorporate the cabbage in it?

Anu said...

Lovely clicks and perfectly shaped parathas. Happy following you

Prathibha said...

Hi Anon,
I am sorry for the confusion..updated the recipe..I hope it clears your doubts now

Anzz said...

Looks picture perfect, like an artist sketched it out..!beautiful.!

Shobha Kamath said...

The cabbage parathas looks too good !
Will surely try this out.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

what a great idea! never tried cabbage as stuffing for a paratha, this looks delecious

maha said...

paratah looking yum tasty marked...

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious cabbage paratha.

San said...

Neat presentation and an awesome cabbage paratha. It's good to see variety of parathas that's a tongue twister for sure.

Treat and Trick said...

So light and yummy!

Soundarya V said...

Looks very innovative..will try it..

hemalata said...

Cabbage paratha Looks so yummy.

Archana said...

This is exactly my way of making parathas, only I do not use amchur, will do so next time. Love the patahas dear.

Sumi said...

Those paratha's look divine.Are you using a new camera looks perfect :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so delicious and yummy Prathibha:)

Kai ruchi said...

I had prepared this parathas yesterday. We all just loved it.
Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

Prathibha said...

@Sumi....yes I am..
@Kai ruchi...THanks for trying it out n letting me know..I m glad that they turned out nice

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks superb

Deepa said...

That's an easy recipe for a quick breakfast. Thanks !!!

kareena Shaikh said...

Hi this is very good recie for making paratha I will try soon.

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Sushma Vasudeva said...

I tried this recently and it came out good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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