I always have all types of flours in my house, because I feel that when you have these at home sudden quests do not frighten you. I make lot of things with various flours, the basic being the maharashtrians “bhakri” which I cannot make the way the older generation does. But I have invented my own way of making bhakri and that is mixing wheat flour with any flour like nachini, jowar, bajri or makai and roll out think chapattis and let them puff up on the gas stove. Bhakri is served with a dollop of ghee on top.
Today I made CARROT MIX FLOUR PARATHA to send as my entry for JFI # 4
Two cups finely grated carrots.
One-cup wheat flour
One-cup bajri flour
One-cup jowar flour
One-cup rice flour
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp haldi powder
1 tsp dhania jeera powder
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp amchur powder or lemon juice
You can add finely chopped coriander or kasuri methi this is optional
1 tbsp ghee or oil
salt to taste.
This is a very simple paratha
Mix all the ingredients together add minimum water for kneading the flour mix, as carrots leave water, which can make the dough soggy.
You can add more oil while kneading.
Make balls roll into a paratha
Cook on a hot tava
Serve with garlic chutney and dahi.