Elumiccai / Lemon Paratha

Elimuccai Paratha is a lemon paratha . A paratha from Parathe wali Gali of Chandni Chowk .

Now E definitely made me go crazy , I had the option to make a Egg Paratha , but a vegetarian egg paratha didn’t sound very interesting , of course I could have made a besan or a Paneer one and named it egg but somehow the Tamil name Eluccai for Lemon appealed me and since this is one of the famous parathas of Delhi , I decided on it .

Parathe wali Gali is a famous lane in Chandni Chowk , Old Delhi . The Gali / lane is lined up with paratha walas . These shops are generations old . Initially the whole lane was full of these Parathe walas but slowly we see only a couple of them .

Flatbreads and More is actually a apt name for these shops which have a big paratha menu along with these side dishes. It takes a while to read the menu , but it takes really long to decide which paratha to order . The list is so interesting that it really gets confusing . This was one of our halts when we BM buddies made the food tour during our BM 75 meet . The place is super crowded and it sure is a task to survive in this lane for more than fifteen minutes .

Anyways long back I went with mom to this Gali specially to eat these parathas . These parathas are served with Pethe ki Khatti Meethe Sabzi , Aloo Mattar ki Sabzi , Kele ki Meethi Chutney , Hari Chutney , Achaar , Salad and Dahi . The parathas here are fried , yes deep fried and in ghee .

Frankly I had never tasted this lemon paratha , though I had heard about it so I searched for it and I did find one sole recipe here . I followed the recipe but did not use the lemon crystals ! and I deep fried the paratha . Yes I did deep fry and in ghee! My family was shocked but secretly enjoyed it too . I thoroughly enjoyed this spread . If you decide to make it , deep fry the paratha to get the authentic taste of crunchy and delicious paratha .

Elumiccai / Lemon Paratha

 Elimuccai Paratha / Lemon Paratha

Ingredients

Dough

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Water to knead the dough

Stuffing

1tsp ginger, shredded
2 green chillies
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/4 tsp dry pomegranate seed powder
2 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Method

Dough

Take the flour in a mixing bowl .
Add water gradually and bind the dough .
Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes .

Stuffing

Dry roast the cumin and coriander seeds and pulse coarsely .
Remove and keep aside .
Take rest of the ingredients and pulse them to a coarse mixture .
Combine the cumin and coriander mix and salt .

How to make paratha

Divide the dough into two balls .
Heat ghee in a shallow kadai / pan .
Take one ball and roll it into a 2-3” disc.
Divide the stuffing into two and place the stuffing in the centre of the disc .
Bring the edges together and seal them .
Gently flatten the ball with your palms .
Roll into a 6” disc .
Gently slide the parathas in the hot ghee .
Now simmer the gas and press the paratha so that it doesn’t puff up .
Flip over and increase the flame for a minute . Again simmer till the paratha is nice and crisp .
Serve hot .
Make the other paratha in the similar manner .

 Elimuccai Paratha / Lemon Paratha

Here is the menu for the Parathe Wali Gali Thali

Pethe ki khatti Meethi Sabzi

Aloo Mattar ki Rasse wali Sabzi

Dahi

Kele ki Chutney

Hari Chutney

Salad

Gulab Jamun with Rabri

 Elimuccai Paratha / Lemon Paratha

Print Recipe
Elimuccai Paratha
Elimuccai Paratha is a lemon paratha .interesting, delicious and totally yummy paratha from Parathe wali Gali of Chandni Chowk .
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Method
Dough
  1. Take the flour in a mixing bowl .
  2. Add water gradually and bind the dough .
  3. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes .
Stuffing
  1. Dry roast the cumin and coriander seeds and pulse coarsely .
  2. Remove and keep aside .
  3. Take rest of the ingredients and pulse them to a coarse mixture .
  4. Combine the cumin and coriander mix and salt .
How to make paratha
  1. Divide the dough into two balls .
  2. Heat ghee in a shallow kadai / pan .
  3. Take one ball and roll it into a 2-3” disc.
  4. Divide the stuffing into two and place the stuffing in the centre of the disc .
  5. Bring the edges together and seal them .
  6. Gently flatten the ball with your palms .
  7. Roll into a 6” disc .
  8. Gently slide the parathas in the hot ghee .
  9. Now simmer the gas and press the paratha so that it doesn’t puff up .
  10. Flip over and increase the flame for a minute . Again simmer till the paratha is nice and crisp .
  11. Serve hot .
  12. Make the other paratha in the similar manner .
  13. Serve with Pethe ki khatti Meethi Sabzi , All Mattar ki Rasse wali Sabzi , Dahi , Kele ki Chutney and Salad .
Recipe Notes

12 thoughts on “Elumiccai / Lemon Paratha”

  1. Am hearing this paratha for the first time, never thought that lemon paratha do exists, lovely share Vaishali. Dont torture us with your amazing thali again. Seriously feel like hungry after going through your nimbu ka paratha.

  2. OMG! That is awesome. Just by reading the ingredients which go into the filling, I am drooling here. I am amazed that you deep fried them in ghee. The whole platter looks fantastic Vaishali.

  3. Oh my God! That thali is so tempting that I want to fly down to your place right away to eat it all!!! Especially the parathewali gali and chandni chowk trip holds such a special place in my heart! And lemon paratha is a totally new concept to me….I am trying this over the weekend for sure!

  4. I too heard a lot abour parathe vali gali but even I was in delhi for 5 years never got a chance to go there. Now we have moved so GOD knows when we will visit. Lemon paratha looking so tastful. Name itself make mouth watering. Scrumptious platter with geat dishes. Loving it.

  5. What a fantastic find Vaishali, hats off! Paratha Wali gali is always such a dear place to me, not just for our visits but the memories of a previous BM cooking when I was literally searching the whole place and finally finding the recipe. This lemon paratha sounds out of the world and the whole platter awesome. You deep fried!!! that itself calls for some celebrations right..I can’t wait to try this myself Vaishali, thanks for the recipe.

  6. Wow never heard of lemon paratha, something new to me. The stuffing, the paratha, the platter , the pic all looks so so good to me. I am in love with this series of yours.

  7. You deep fried the paratha!! Wow! And I am so speechless seeing that thali! Yes, surviving in the parathawali gali is a task! I loved that trip and the sight and smells of that lane!Clever choice for the letter E!!

  8. I am in love with this paratha with all its flavors. My son loves paratha (deep fried ones like this) and he loves lemon. He would go crazy for this. I never knew something like this even existed. What will we do without you Vaishali!!

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