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 .
1 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water for binding the dough
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
1 tsp chilly sauce
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chat masala
Salt to taste
Cheese for garnish
Add salt to the flour and bind using water .
Bind to a semi soft dough.
Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
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 .
Here is what I have been posting under Explore the Flavors