Surati Paratha

Surati Paratha is a unique and interesting mixed vegetable paratha invented by a lady in Surat,

Surati paratha is yet another street food from Surat. The paratha is really unique and nutritious.It has mixed vegetables and cheese as stuffing, and after it has been cooked it is cut like a pizza , and then you open the top layer and the paratha turns into a beautiful sunflower. A fried papad is placed in the centre and finally lots of cheese is grated . Gujrati’s normally like a overdose of cheese in their food . I am amazed that they can add cheese to practically everything , starting from Pav Bhaji to Pulao ! Even Maggie !! So adding cheese to a Paratha did not surprise me , but the garnish definitely did surprise me . Adding papad to the paratha is very innovative and enhances the taste .

I followed a video on you tube and the video doesn’t show potatoes in stuffing , but I used them since I felt it gives a good bind to the veggies , I cut down the cheese in the stuffing . One can play around with the stuffing , and go ahead with the rest of the paratha in the similar fashion .By now I have made this paratha a couple of times . Also I realised that this paratha is my rescue menu when Juhi is not happy with the routine menu .

 

The paratha is a treat ! Served piping hot with ketchup and chutney ,both taste fantastic . On the streets they even serve a small bowl of curd, Do watch this video ,  I assure you you will enjoy it .

Enjoy this paratha while I Explore the Flavors of some more street food . I will come back tomorrow with another interesting street food , which city ? Keep guessing .

Surati Paratha

Surati Paratha

Ingredients

1 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water for binding the dough

Stuffing

1/2 cup carrots, grated
1/4 cup beet root , grated
3/4 cup cabbage, grated
1 small potato , boiled , mashed
2 cubes cheese , grated
1 green chilly , chopped
Coriander leaves
1 tsp chilly sauce
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chat masala
Salt to taste

Surati Paratha

Other ingredients

Papad
Cheese for garnish

Accompaniments

Curd
Ketchup
Green chutney

Dough

Add salt to the flour and bind using water .
Bind to a semi soft dough.
Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Stuffing

Sprinkle salt over grated veggies .
Let rest for 5-7 minutes.
Gently squeeze the water from these veggies .
Mix rest of the ingredients to these veggies .
Mix well to prepare the stuffing .
Divide the stuffing into two .

Preparing the Paratha

Pinch out a big ball from the dough .
Roll it into a 6” disc.
Place one of the stuffing balls in the centre .
Bring the corners together and seal it to make it into a ball .
Flatten the ball lightly and dust with dry flour .
Roll it into a disc , about 8” .
Heat a griddle .
Add a tbsp of oil .
Fry the papad in this oil , keep aside .
Now place the paratha , let it cook till brown spots appear.
Flip over and cook the other side .
Drizzle some more oil , so the Paratha is nice and crisp .
Remove the paratha on the chopping board . Using a pizza cutter cut the paratha as though slicing a pizza , but be careful just cut the top layer , do not cut through and through .
Now start opening these cut flaps one by one .
This will look like a sunflower .
Place the fried papad in the centre.
Crush it lightly .
Grate cheese lavishly over the papad .
Sprinkle coriander leaves .
Serve hot with tomato ketchup, chutney and curd .
Make the other paratha in the similar manner .

Surati Paratha

Here is what I have been posting under Explore the Flavors

A – Agre ka Bhalla

B – Bhungra Bateta

C – Chole Chawal

D – Dahi Wada Aaloo Dum

E – Elaichi wali Chai

F – Fariyali Sabudana Khichadi

G – Garadu Chat

H – Halwa Nagori Poori Sabzi

I – Ice Dabeli

J – Jamun Kulfi

K – Kutchi Bread Channa

L – Laiya Channa

M – Matra Kulcha

N – Nadir Monje

O – Onion Samosas

P – Pav Pattice

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Surati Paratha
Surati Paratha is a unique and interesting mixed vegetable paratha invented by a lady in Surat, The paratha is a wholesome and delicious meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Stuffing
Accompaniments
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Stuffing
Accompaniments
Instructions
Dough
  1. Add salt to the flour and bind using water .
  2. Bind to a semi soft dough.
  3. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Stuffing
  1. Sprinkle salt over grated veggies .
  2. Let rest for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Gently squeeze the water from these veggies .
  4. Mix rest of the ingredients to these veggies .
  5. Mix well to prepare the stuffing .
  6. Divide the stuffing into two .
the Paratha
  1. Pinch out a big ball from the dough .
  2. Roll it into a 6” disc.
  3. Place one of the stuffing balls in the centre .
  4. Bring the corners together and seal it to make it into a ball .
  5. Flatten the ball lightly and dust with dry flour .
  6. Roll it into a disc , about 8” .
  7. Heat a griddle .
  8. Add a tbsp of oil .
  9. Fry the papad in this oil , keep aside .
  10. Now place the paratha , let it cook till brown spots appear.
  11. Flip over and cook the other side .
  12. Drizzle some more oil , so the Paratha is nice and crisp .
  13. Remove the paratha on the chopping board . Using a pizza cutter cut the paratha as though slicing a pizza , but be careful just cut the top layer , do not cut through and through .
  14. Now start opening these cut flaps one by one .
  15. This will look like a sunflower .
  16. Place the fried papad in the centre.
  17. Crush it lightly .
  18. Grate cheese lavishly over the papad .
  19. Sprinkle coriander leaves .
  20. Serve hot with tomato ketchup, chutney and curd .
  21. Make the other paratha in the similar manner .
Recipe Notes

13 thoughts on “S – Surati Paratha”

  1. Wow, Surati Paratha looks absolutely delicious. Love the way you have presented, totally appealing and yummy. Great find from surat. Interesting to know about gujarat’s love for cheese ,even on Maggi!!!

  2. Really interesting. Kudos to that lady who invented it… Hamara apna pizza hai. 🙂 Veggies and cheese with that crunchy papad oh my god. Love that sunflower shape as well. Great share Vaishali.

  3. OMG. I came across a video of Surati paratha while exploring but did not watch it thinking maybe it was another paratha recipe. What a unique kind of flat bread with that amount of cheese. Another great choice from you for this series.

  4. Surati paratha rocks and wonderful way to enjoy vegetable loaded parathas in a different way. And with loads of cheese, i can have this parathas without any guilt. Well done.

  5. What a lovely paratha that is Vaishali. Stuffed with mixed veggies and all that cheese — it’s making me drool just thinking of it. Lovely recipe.

  6. Mindblowing one Vaishali. I remember seeing another video of that lady and had bookmarked it..this one is really awesome..you have got it done so well…so much cheese!..must have tasted so good right..can’t wait to make it myself..

  7. You’re right we gujjus love cheese on anything and everything. An interesting paratha, but I’d perhaps skip the added cheese. Its amazing how different and new street food keeps on cropping up to meet the taste of the aam junta.

  8. Ha ha I agree Gujurati do like Overdose of cheese as my experience from eating at my gujju friends place. This is such an amazing street food apart from the loaded cheese the paratha’s looks so so delicious and I am loving the filling !! am drooling literally !!

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