Tuesday, September 7, 2021


 Make and enjoy these simple and healthy beetroot parathas. Beetrrot is loaded with nutrition and this is a nice way to consume it apart from the salads. You can simply relish them with some pickle of your choice and yogurt. 

Wheat flour ....... 2 cups or as needed
Ajwain / carom seeds ..... 1/2 tsp
Salt .................. to taste
Oil or ghee ....... 1 tbsp (for the dough)
More oil or ghee as needed for making the parathas 

For the stuffing:
Grated beetroot ........... 1 cup
Coriander or fenugreek leaves .... handful
Gram flour / besan ... 1 tbsp (use dry roasted one)
Turmeric powder ..... 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder .... 1/2 tsp (or more as you like it)
Cumin powder ...... 1 tsp
Coriander powder .... 1 tsp
Amchoor powder / dry mango powder ... 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt .................. to taste

1. Mix all the ingredients for stuffing and set aside.
2. Knead the dough adding ajwain, salt, ghee or oil and water as needed. Rest it for 5-10 minutes.
3. Roll out a small portion and spoon the stuffing.
4. Gather the edges sealing them and make a small pouch.
5. Flatten it and roll out gently.
6. Roast the paratha on a heated griddle spooning a little ghee or oil.
7. Repeat the same with all the parathas.
Serve them with a pickle of your choice and yogurt.

This recipe is made for the event - A-Z Recipe Challenge. 
Season 1 - We hace completed the first season making the recipes alphabetically with ingredients with English names. ( eg. A - Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus ..)
Season 2 - We decided to make the recipes alphabetically with Hindi names. ( A - Anar, Adrak Aloo ... )
This month the Alphabet is C and I chose Chukandar ( Beetroot )

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Recipe List of A-Z Challenge (Season 2)

A - Adraki Aloo  (baby Potatoes with ginger and spice powders)
B - Begun Bhaja  ( Bengali style fried Brinjals)
C - Chukandar Ke Parathe  (Stuffed Beetroot Parathas)
D - Dahi Chawal  (Farali) (Barnyard Millet Curd Rice)
E - Elaichi Cup Cakes - (Cardamom Flavoured Cup Cakes )
F - False ke Biscuit ( Lemon Currant Cookies )
G - Gud Wale Pohe ( Sweet Flattened Rice flakes with Jaggery)
H - Hare Dhaniye ki Sabzi ( Fresh Coriander Stir fry)
I - Imli Gosht ( Tangy Mutton Curry )
J - Jowar ke Phulke (Sorghum Flour Flatbreads)
- Karele ki Bhurji ( Diced Bitter Gourd Stir fry)
L - Lehsun Ka Achar ( Garlic Pickle)
M - Moong Dal with Sarson ka Saag ( Moong dal with Mustard Greens)
N - Neembu Gud ki Shikanji (Indian summer drink with herbs and spices)

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  1. I love beets but never tried them in paratha before. This is the next paratha recipe I am definitely going to try!

    1. Thanks. We also love beets. Hopw you enjoy the parathas

  2. These parathas will be loved by my daughter in her lunchbox. I seriously cannot wait to go back to the lunchbox comfort with these.

    1. You are right. Stuffed parathas make a perfect lunch box food.

  3. Love beetroot parathas . I must try your recipe of stuffing grated beet and rolling out . I normally knead the dough with beetroot puree and make parathas .

    1. Thanks Priya. It is easy and you must try it.

  4. These beetroot Parathas are so nutritious and filling. Fab idea to incorporate veggies in parantha. I love the addition of spices here. Would love to make them for my boys.

    1. Thanks dear. Beets are healthy and this way kids will have them without fuss

  5. Beetroot parathas are quite new for me. Will try out these healthy parathas. I would love to have them spicy, Great recipe and a quick one too!

  6. Loving the use of gramflour and methi leaves along with beet to make these delicious parathas. they look so good ...

  7. Honestly, when I read the title, I thought you had made parathas with beetroot puree but when I read the recipe , I realised that these are stuffed parathas. Never thought of beetroot as a stuffing. Absolutely incredible idea.

  8. Such a healthy and wholesome paratha. I love beetroot in any form. Paratha looks so inviting.

  9. Beetroot stuffing paratha not only looks colorful but tasty too, perfect with my karak chai! Wish I could indulge in right now.

    1. True dear, even I enjoy parathas with chai. Thanks

  10. The beetroot Paratha seems so nutritious and filling. The addition of spices here must be making it so flavorful. I would love to make sometime....

    1. They really are tasty and nutritious as well. Do make them sometime.

  11. I make beetroot roti by simply grating beetroot to the flour. I loved your stuffed parathas where you have used fenugreek leaves, gram flour and spices with beetroot. Sounds absolutely delicious and filling.

    1. Thanks for liking Poonam. I would love to try out your version too.


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