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:

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

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  2. Easy n healthy recipe Priya, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hey Priya,

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

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Very different paratha and looks very tasty and healthy too.

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. Nice combo priya,parathas looks great n yummy.

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  16. new cmbo and pratha makes delicious
    do comment on my blog

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

    US Masala

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

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  19. une superbe préparation qui me met en appétit
    bonne soirée

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

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

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

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

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  24. very healthy for a paratha. Thanks for sharing Priya.

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  25. Delicious parathas,looks sooooo good.

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

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

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  28. வித்தியாசமான ஹெல்தி சப்பாத்தி!!

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  29. 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!

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  30. innovative flavourful paratha delicious

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