Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Phool Makhana Parathas[Puffed Lotus Seeds Parathas] | #BreadBakers

I have missed a few editions in the #BreadBakers group.This months theme is Griddle Breads, hosted by Anshie of Spice Roots. With a theme this easy I did not want to miss the event.

So, presenting to you Phool Makhana Parathas or the Parathas with Puffed Lotus Seeds.


I have already written about the health benefits of Puffed Lotus Seeds. When Vaishali got me a huge bag of these seeds, I made sure to use them in various recipes.

This is a simple paratha/ flat bread recipe that is really soft and perfect for dinner/ breakfast or to pack for the kids lunch box.

I used:

Puffed lotus seeds- 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
Potato- 2 ,medium sized, boiled and peeled
Ajwain / Bishop's weed- 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves- 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tablespoon,divided

Roast the puffed lotus seeds in 1/2 teaspoon oil till crunchy. Let it cool and powder. Keep aside.


In a large bowl, take the flour, ajwain,salt, powdered lotus seeds, coriander leaves and mix well. Add the boiled potato and mix again.Add water little by little and knead to a smooth dough. In the final stages of kneading, add the remaining oil and knead for 5 minutes.


Let it rest for 10 minutes. In the meantime heat a griddle / tawa. Pinch out a golf ball sized portion of the dough and roll out into parathas on a flour-dusted surface.Cook the paratha on the griddle, drizzling oil if needed[I usually don't use oil to cook the parathas],till you get brown spots on either side.


Remove from griddle and serve with a side dish of your choice.


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15 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea to add phool makhanas in the paratha.

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  2. I would have never thought about adding makhana in a paratha! Very interesting and nutritious .

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  3. I have never heard of puffed seeds or Bishop's weed. I would be so intrigued to try this bread, how wonderful!!

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  4. Perfectly round Parathas and the addition of Lotus seeds..this sure makes yours a very interesting griddle bread Padma.

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  5. Wow your parathas are perfectly shaped and beautifully browned. They look delicious!

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  6. Thank you for sharing with Bread Bakers! I would love to try to find the ingredients to make this at home.

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  7. Interesting recipe. I never heard of puffed lotus seeds. What do they taste like?

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  8. I'm going to have to figure out how to get ahold of puffed lotus seeds. These look delicious!

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  9. Wow, puffed makhana in a paratha, now that is an amazing idea PJ. Your parathas look just perfect and soooooo delicious.

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  10. All of these ingredients sound so exotic to me. I am looking forward to doing a search and learning more.

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  11. What a wonderful and innovative way to incorporate phool makhana into your diet!! Have never used them before and i am going to start off with your recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. thats a really healthy addition of Makhana , PJ ! i bet it tasted fab :)

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  13. I love the attention to detail. Adding more steps (roasting/cooling/grinding) to build flavor. Indian food is my favorite, and I am in heaven looking at all these delicious flat breads! I also went and read your puffed lotus seed post. They look very similar to some of the puffed products I see at the Indian grocery. I don't know what they're called, but lots of times I see them as one of the "crunchies" in my samosa chaat!

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