June 13, 2008

Chawal ka Parantha

For the last few days, daily, atleast one post in TOI is on roti with varied stuffings and ingredients, thanks to Srivally and her Roti Mela. I had planned to try some new varieties as part of the on going Roti Mela. Ever since she announced the mela, I was too busy that routine cooking itself was too tedious. Now, things are falling back to routine.

This recipe is from Sanjeev Kapoor's Dal-Roti cook book. An easy one to make and can make good use of the left over rice too. Here is the recipe.

Cooked rice - 1 cup

wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups

salt - 1 tspn

curds/yogurt - 1/4 cup

ghee - 2 tblspn

red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn

cumin powder - 1/2 tspn

green chillies - 2 nos, chopped

medium sized onion - 1, chopped

oil for frying

Sift wheat flour and one teaspoon of salt. Add yogurt, 2 tablespoons of ghee and half cup of water. Mix together to form a soft dough.Cover with a damp cloth for half an hour.
Meanwhile prepare the stuffing. You can make use of left over cooked rice for this paranthas. Mix cooked rice, red chilli powder, cumin powder, chopped green chillies , chopped onion and salt to taste.
Knead the dough and divide into equal sized balls. Roll out each ball to a three-inch round. Keep a portion of the rice mixture in the centre and gather the edges together and shape into a thick round pedha. Roll out into a 7 inch circle.
Heat a tawa. Place a parantha on it. Turn over once and sprinkle some oil on it. Flip and spread some oil on the other side. Cook till both sides are well.

Paranthas were very soft and spicy too. Since these paranthas remain soft for a longer time, it is suitable for lunchbox too. Serve with some plain curds and pickle or any side of your choice.

This is my entry to Vally's Roti Mela.


  1. A great way to use up leftover rice.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. nice one ..lovely entry..i always think of making this with left over rice...but been very lazy to do it..seeing yours , am tempted to tr this now..

  3. Shalini, thanks. you were very quick.

    sowmya, thanks. I found this very easy compared to other kind of stuffing. You can prepare the stuffing before hand too. Do try.

  4. jayasree..thats a nice one!..thank you for the lovely entry!

  5. Very nice way of using up leftover rice...Iam sure it would taste and look really good with matta rice...

  6. This is totally new to me, ie mixing rice and wheat. Excellent Jaya, got to make this now!:D

    Enjoy your weekend, will see you on Monday!:)

  7. Yeah Roties are flying every where now a days.
    This looks good as all the other ones too.

  8. Looks so yummy!
    Another way is to simply mix rice in the dough and make paranthas. That works well too !

  9. wow, reminds me of mama, she would always make this with left over rice. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Never made with rice, looks yummy those parothas

  11. Interesting to have rice & roti together! Sounds nice :)

  12. Lovely paratha, nice recipe, looks yummyy!!!


  13. Love this way of using up leftover rice, Jayasree! Looks great. :)

  14. what a wonderful way to use the leftover rice! the parata looks delicious.

  15. Good recipe! That last snap looks very nice!


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