Seduce Your Tastebuds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!!

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

  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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