Thursday, November 18, 2010

Butternut Squash & Quinoa Parathas

I know many of u will be definitely surprised to see again a dish with butternut squash,i was pushed to make some dishes coz of some leftover butternut squash puree, thats y i prepared this parathas along with quinoa flour and quinoa flakes spiced up with anardana seed powder which is known as pomegranate seeds powder and cumin seeds..For the first time am using anardana powder in my cooking, that too in paratha none at home found out the addition of anardana powder...Living in abroad have many advantages as well as many disadvantages, we cant get many Indian spices here that much easily,i couldnt able to find out the whole anardana seeds but fortunately i picked a packet of anardana powder from Indian groceries when we went for our weekened shopping, however anardana seeds are usually dry roasted and ground as fine powder while making dishes, using directly anardana seeds as powder will definitely go for less cooking process than the seeds na...Needless to say that this paratha is very healthy, filling, colourful and a guilt free dish to enjoy either for lunch or for dinner with a spicy side dish..Sending this parathas to CWS-Anardana Seeds guest hosted by Jayasri, event by me and to CWF-Quinoa guest hosted by Priya Mitharwal and finally to CMT-Rotis guest hosted by Akheela, event by Jagruti..

Butternut squash rotis

2cups Whole wheat flour
1cup Quinoa flour
1/4cup Quinoa flakes
1/2cup Butternut squash puree
2tbsp Anardana powder/pomegranate seeds powder
1tsp Cumin seeds
All purpose flour for dusting
Salt
2tbsp Yogurt
Oil

Take the whole wheat flour, quinoa flour, quinao flakes , butternut squash puree, anardana seeds powder, cumin seeds, salt ,yogurt in a large bowl, mix everything well, gradually add water and knead a soft and stiff dough ,keep aside for half a hour..Make 10-12 medium sized balls from the dough, dust with all purpose flour and roll as round disc using a rolling pin..

Heat few drops of oil in a tawa, drop gently the flattened parathas, drizzle oil if needed and cook on both sides until the parathas get cooked well..Serve hot with any sort of side dish..

40 comments:

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing combo. Rotis look delicious..

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. those look really good Priya. I wonder how you type your recipes so fast :) Hats off to you Priya.

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Easy n healthy recipe Priya, thanks for sharing.

indianspicemagic said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy parathas...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya,

Lovely and healthy parathas...Your kids are very lucky dear!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe...easy n helathy too....

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy and i guess very tasty too! anardana powder in the quinoa dough- wow very innovative!

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

healthy & east one!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

yummy n healthy parathas..

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

I never used anardana powder for any dish. Interesting.. lets find whether I get anardana... ;)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Its awesome.Never tried anardana with squash.Very innovative Priya.

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a lovely paratha's dear....

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and amazing

vanishri bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Very different paratha and looks very tasty and healthy too.

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

Its awesome recipe:)

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

These look and sound delicious, Priya. The powder is new to me, but I'll ask at our local Indian market to see if they can supply it. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy parathas...new innovative recipe..so good

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Paratha with butternut squash :-O, wow..only you can think at that level Priya..Amazing ...Looks too good..

Dolly said... Reply To This Comment

I must say Priya..U must have maximum recipes with Quinoa..and I feel so bad I have never ever tried Quinoa..Its on my list but never got around to buying it..Healthy and delicious recipe..for the fact that you have added anardana powder too..Thats new to me ..but I know it must be so flavorful..Let me update my shopping list ...lol

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy roti Priya,luks fabulous...

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya-This is so healthy and delicious, can't help but admire each and every dish of yours...visited your other blog too...sad to see your are NOT following my blog after all this time I've been following you, and raving about you. I'm sure it's just an oversight!
I have you on my blog list as well. Will want to check out more, on your other site, it looks so very interesting.

I admire your talent, and all these creative, wonderful projects you are involved with. No wonder I awarded you, for the Lovely Blog. You have become such a good friend, along with Aipi.
You ladies are my true inspiration with your tremendous knowledge in Indian cuisine, and the culture.
p.s. I still have 30 more awards to give out, and you and Aipi are on the list again!
Hugs,
Elisabeth

San said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo priya,parathas looks great n yummy.

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

new cmbo and pratha makes delicious
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Harini said... Reply To This Comment

great combo..

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thats absolutely a healthy one .

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Soft n perfect parathas..loving the anardana in it!

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Jyoti said... Reply To This Comment

interesting combination!

Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

A yummy health pick! Looks like you've become a major fan of quinoa!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

une superbe préparation qui me met en appétit
bonne soirée

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Butternut squash quninoa paratha looks healthy Priya. Anardana seeds brings out little tangy flavor. I love to have them in my dishes.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

I like it how u mix new ingredients and bring out a yummy dish...healthy too!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Yes, those parathas are to be eaten immediately as they look sooooo good!

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

Totally yum...what a haelthy combo for parathas!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy for a paratha. Thanks for sharing Priya.

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious parathas,looks sooooo good.

Nutan said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds delicious. Will try it out.
Nutan
http://rice-n-spice.blogspot.com/

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

Miam, love quinoa and paratha, so quinoa in paratha sounds like a delicious bread!!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

வித்தியாசமான ஹெல்தி சப்பாத்தி!!

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa and butternut squash is such an unusual and delicious-sounding combo. I love any form of parathas, so I wish I could taste this!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

innovative flavourful paratha delicious