Mix Vegetable Stuffed Paratha | Lunch Box Recipe

Mix vegetable stuffed paratha with the goodness of vegetables and health, is perfect for lunch box and breakfast. The best way to sneak in vegetables in your child’s food. These mix veg parathas are tasty and very easy and quick to make.

I make parathas almost thrice a week and plain paratha is our favorite to dunk in a thick gravy.  Stuffed parathas like aloo paratha and vegetable paratha are a meal in itself. The best accompaniment to stuffed parathas are a refreshing bowl of curd and pickle. Mix Vegetable stuffed paratha and aloo paratha are also my daughter’s favorite for her lunch box.

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In this lunch box, I have paired mix veg stuffed paratha with Baked Zucchini Chips, Spinach Corn Sandwich and Fruits like Pomegranate & Oranges.

What is the difference between naan and paratha?

Naan is a very popular leavened flat bread. It’s traditionally made with all purpose flour and no yeast. It’s baked in a very hot stone oven or tava (or griddle) and brushed with butter, garlic, nigella seeds before serving with a North Indian gravy dish!

Paratha on the other hand is an unleavened flat bread usually made with whole wheat flour. It’s usually stuffed with a mixture of spices and vegetables and rolled into a thick paratha and shallow fried on a tava (or griddle). It’s most popular as breakfast in North India.

How do you make a paratha?

Parathas are unleavened flat bread. They are a bit thicker than the roti or chapati. Basic paratha is made with whole wheat flour or mixed grain flour, salt (optional) and water. A soft dough is kneaded with these ingredients and rolled into medium thick roundels. These are then shallow fried on a griddle or tava.

One can also mix grated vegetables and spices while kneading the dough itself. The other way to make delicious and filling parathas, which are a meal in itself, is by stuffing them. There are a variety of stuffed parathas you can make, like aloo paratha, mix vegetable stuffed paratha, peas paratha, etc.

How we can make soft paratha?

A few things you can do to make soft parathas:

  • Make a smooth soft dough (which is neither dry nor sticky)
  • Rest the dough, covered, for about 15 to 20 minutes
  • Add a bit of ghee or oil or milk while kneading the dough.
  • Don’t overcook the parathas.
  • Cook parathas over medium high heat and quickly. Cooking parathas on very low flame and for longer, makes them chewy and hard.

What is in a stuffed paratha?

In a stuffed paratha, the stuffing is usually a spicy mixture made with mashed potatoes, mashed peas, mashed lentils, mixed vegetables, cauliflower, radish, paneer (cottage cheese), etc. The list is endless.

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Mix Vegetable Stuffed Paratha | Lunch Box Recipe

A very easy and healthy stuffed paratha recipe made with lightly spiced mixed vegetable stuffing. Best served with a refreshing bowl of curd and pickle on the side.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Medium Parathas
Author Nandita

Ingredients

For Paratha Stuffing

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup Capsicum finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup Carrot finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup Beans finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Potatoes boiled and mashed*
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder or red chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Coriander chopped

For Paratha Dough

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • Salt to taste (optional), I don't use in the dough
  • 2 tbsp Oil or Ghee (optional), I don't use in the dough
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Oil or ghee for shallow frying parathas

Instructions

  1. Knead a medium soft dough with whole wheat flour, salt (if using), oil (if using) and water.

  2. Cover the dough and rest it for 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. For the stuffing, heat 2 tbsp oil in a wide kadhai or a deep pan.

  4. Saute garlic for a minute before adding other ingredients.
  5. Now add onion, capsicum, carrots, beans. Mix well. Cover and cook till they are soft.
  6. Once done, remove the cover and add mashed potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, lack pepper powder and garam masala powder.
  7. Mix well and keep aside to cool.
  8. Divide the dough into 8 equal small dough balls.
  9. Roll each into a medium sized circle and stuff with 2 tbsp of the prepared filling. Close both ends into a square packet (see the video for more details). Roll it a bit with light hands and then cook them on the tawa or a griddle until cooked on both sides.
  10. Cut into two triangles and pack them in the lunch box with spinach and corn sandwich, baked zucchini chips and fruits mainly pomegranate and orange.

Recipe Notes

A few things you can do to make soft parathas:

Make a smooth soft dough (which is neither dry nor sticky)

Rest the dough, covered, for about 15 to 20 minutes

Add a bit of ghee or oil or milk while kneading the dough.

Don’t overcook the parathas.

Cook parathas over medium high heat and quickly. Cooking parathas on very low flame and for longer, makes them chewy and hard.

Comment (32)

  1. My kids are starting with their preschool next week and I am preparing a snack box schedule. Loved the simple yet fulfilling parantha recipe. This is going to be an essential part of my meal plan for kids ..

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  2. I have never tried mixed vegetables in parathas ever but seeing your post I must make it soon. Love the wonderful kids lunch idea.

  3. I love paratha and always look out for a filling variation, with these mixed vegetable paratha you won’t need even any chutney or pickle. Such a delicious two in one meal.

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  4. Such veggies loaded parathas are not only great for kids but adults too. Very filling, hides the veggies they otherwise dont eat and you can always keep changing / adding masalas / veggies to make it interesting.

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    1. Yes absolutely Draashti – thats the idea to keep it fresh and interesting with variations. That ways kids & adults are more receptive to eating more and eating healthier. We all need a little tadka and excitement in our daily lunch box! 😀 See you around.

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