Thursday, September 09, 2010


My son loves fried onions He has this with curd rice or with Dal rice  i.e I normally cut onions fine add chili powder, haldi powder and a  little salt to taste and then coat it with a little coarsely ground rice flour .
This I fry on the griddle in a little oil till nice and crispy .A very simple recipe but yummy!!! ( I will make a separate post of this recipe sometime and give a tutorial) .
Now , I wanted to make this into something nutritious and filling for my sons lunch box , so I added a little besan or chick pea flour to this mixture while it was still on the griddle and let it cook for sometime and finished it off with a little sugar,lemon and finely chopped coriander. 
Just add enough besan or chick pea flour  for the onion mixture to come together and form a soft ball like consistency which makes it easier to stuff  it in wheat flour dough that you knead for the covering of the paratha.
So out of this idea was born my onion paratha which turned out to be very tasty ... Give it a try.....


Cover: You have to take about 2 cups of wheat flour (will make          about 4-5 large sized parathas)
           Make a well in the center and add about 1 tbsp warm oil
           salt to taste .
           Knead this into a dough.
Stuffing; 3 Large onions finely chopped
             One tsp chilli powder, one tsp haldi powder
             1 tsp Dhania-Jeera powder optional
             a little lemon juice about 1/2 Tsp
            1/4 Tsp sugar to balance taste.
            1 Tbsp besan or chick pea flour.
            finely chopped coriander leaves added at the end.

Procedure for making the stuffing is as mentioned above, add the besan when you see that the onions are nice and crispy and soft and cooked .
Stuff this mixture into a ball of wheat flour roll and fry on both sides till brown and ready
You can serve it with a bowl of fresh curds, mango pickle , ketchup ,or  coconut chutney
You can pack it in your kids tiffin box its healthy and nutritious and also stays for a long time.
I am linking this to this site eat at home cooks 
Where she is having an "Ingredient spot-light " event.
check it out and add some of your recipes too...


Aparna Rao said...

Looks yummy, Will try this.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

That sounds really good and very different from anything I've had before. I'd love to try it!

kitchen queen said...

lovely onion parathas.

Mahek said...

Aparna,Tiffany and Kitchen queen for visiting my blog and for the appreciation.