Friday, March 27, 2009

Beets N Spring Onions Paratha & Mint n Coconut Chutney

Colourful Paratha with beetroot n spring onions with a tsp of ajwain seeds n garam masala, needless to say that these pink parathas are healthy as well as they stay very good even after a day, if u conserve them properly. These parathas are very much prefect while we go for travelling for a long journey, as ajwain seeds are in this parathas they helps for good digestion also gives a superb flavour to the parathas, as a side dish for this parathas, i will surely recommand to try the mint n coconut chutney (thuvaiyal) which also stays prefectly for more than two days in room temperature and for several weeks in fridge, this chutney tastes divine with beets parathas, U may think that coconut will spoil the chutney after a day, even i thought the same but my friend D confirmed that this chutney will stays for more than two days..i surely confirm now yea they stays good coz of tamarind,ginger, garlic which we are using to prepare this chutney...This mint n coconut chutney suits prefectly with any sort of rice dishes, my H relished this chutney with hot steaming idlies...This both dishes goes to Meals on Wheels by LG of Taste of Mysore n also to FIC -Pink/Rose guest hosted by me n event started by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers..

Beets N Spring Onions Paratha:
2cups Wheat flour
1/2cup Beetroot puree(pressure cooked n pureed)
4nos Spring onions(chopped)
1tsp Ajwain seeds
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Cumin seed powder
2tbsp Oil
Few tsp of ghee r oil

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl n knead them as soft dough with beetroot puree n oil with enough salt..keep aside for 15 minutes...take a small golf ball size dough n roll them as circle r triangle shape parathas with the rolling pin, heat a tawa and place the paratha on the hot tawa, drizzle few drop of oil r ghee... cook the paratha slowly on both sides until get well cooked...

Mint N Coconut Chutney:
1+1/2cups Mint leaves
1/4cup Coriander leaves
20nos Curry leaves
1/4cup Grated fresh coconuts
1tbsp Ginger pieces
5nos Garlic cloves
1small piece Tamarind
2tbsp Oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal

Heat a tsp of oil n fry the ginger pieces, garlic cloves n tamarind pieces until brown, keep put the mint leaves, coriander leaves n curry leaves in the same kadai and fry until they shrinks, take off the shrinked leaves n add the coconut pieces n dry roast for few minutes, take all the roasted ingredients in a mixer r blender add enough salt n springle few drops of water... grind them as bit coarse paste..

Heat 2tbsp of oil n add the mustard seeds n urad dal, let them splutters n add the grounded paste to the oil n turn for a while until the oil gets separated..

Healthy Paratha with delicious chutney!!


jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Color combination of parathas and chutneys is good. The color of parathas are sure to attract kids.

NTW, how did u add the beets to paratha dough- juice/grated? I think you have missed that in the post or is it my oversight?.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Jayaree,thanks for letting me know that i have forgotten to add the beetroot puree, i used pressurecooked n pureed beetroot for kneading the dough..thanks for ur comment!!

arthi said... Reply To This Comment

Colourful plate priya... Never heard about beetroot Paratha.. new to me... Kids will like this

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting combo!The paratha looks very inviting :)

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Beet with spring onions..what a combination..parathas look lovely

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Nice colour...looks delicious

Keerthana said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya lovely dishes! did u try adding the raw grated tastes awesome..just grate the beets and add them raw, no need to boil.that way its more fresh and healthyand also less time consuming!

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful meal sweetie, looks mouthwatering! Love Beet rotis, made it once!:)

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow i love the colour of those dleicous parathas.

indosungod said... Reply To This Comment

Beetroots never fail amaze right. Love the color of the paratha.

Sia said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful colour of beets and spring onin paratha priya and healthy too :)

wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi :)

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a healthy combination. Nice color combination. A feast to the eyes too:)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

the color combo is very very good.Kid as well as adult friendly healthy meal.

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

wow ! very atrative .i always make this with rice flour will try this soon healthy hah! ...but mint chutney is new to me Thanks for the recipe :)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Beet paarata should be tasty sweet and spicy! Looks pretty!

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

Colorfull and healthy paratha. i used to mix beet, carrots . potatos and make paratha. But i have not used sprind onions, surely try next time.

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

A Healthy paratha & wonderful chutney to go with it. Love both the dishes.

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color of the paratha and chutney...nice combo...very inviting Priya.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and healthy combo..havent tries spring onions in parathas..lovely idea

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious! Nice colour!

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

The color hooked me..Pretty Paratha's..I would love it with Chanas n the chutney with thinking too much of food ..all the time.:P
Happy Ugadi Priya..:)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

oooohh your beet parathas looks so yummy priya adding spring onio is a great twist to this will try next time perfect combo with mint chutney just love it

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I love the combination of beets with scallions Priya, I cant wait to try these two recipes, they look so good :)

Madhu's cooking gallery said... Reply To This Comment

looks lovely! have to make this.. delicious one!