Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cheese and Carrot Paratha

Cheese and carrots along with a few spices makes one delicious savory paratha. I have made carrot paratha before but this time I took it a step further and stuffed it with a combination of feta and cheddar cheese. I had a little leftover feta cheese that needed to be used up and this was a great way to use it up.

The shredded carrots are sauted until tender and added to the flour. The cheese mix is stuffing while rolling out the paratha.

You will need (for 5 parathas)
For the dough
1 cup whole wheat chapati flour + extra for rolling
1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 carrot, shredded
1 tsp. kalonji (onion seeds)
1 tsp. ajwain or ova (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
water to form a dough

2 tbsp. feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded or dice fine

oil to roast the parathas

Heat oil in a pan and saute the shredded carrot until tender. Let it cool completely before transferring to a mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients for the dough except the water.

Using as much water as needed form a soft dough. Knead and keep aside for 15 minutes. Divide the rested dough into five portions.

Heat a griddle pan. Take a portion of dough and using flour as needed roll into a small disc.

Place a fifth of the stuffing mixture on it.

Fold the right and left sides. Fold the bottom.

Fold the top. You will have a square stuffed piece of dough.

Roll it out using flour to keep it from sticking.

Place it on the hot griddle pan with a few drops of oil. Flip it over when one side is done.

Flip over when the other side is done and remove from heat. Repeat for the remaining parathas.

Enjoy with yogurt and pickle.

Sending this to Kid's Delight, an event by Srivalli hosted this month by PJ.

This is my entry for week four, day one of BM #48 for the theme Say Cheese. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#48.


  1. Lovely.. Feta and cheddar are perfect choice for these :-)

  2. I like the way you have kneaded the dough, with so many spices, the dough itself is perfect for Parathas, adding cheese is Like wow.

  3. What I liked is how u have converted a roundish dish to a square one . I do that with sada roti but good to try with parathas😊😊

  4. Fantastic parathas, healthy and delicious.

  5. Cooked carrots are not acceptable at my place but I suspect this paratha will be most welcome.

  6. what flavorful parathas - so good to be enjoyed on their own even

  7. not sure my comment went through - parathas are so flavorful can be even enjoyed on their own

  8. As vaishali said, the dough itself looks so colorful and tempting! Me and my kids have the habit of tasting raw dough, i think they will eat it as such!!! :) Colorful paratha's and definitely cheese is a winning combo!!! :)

  9. Nice and healthy parathas,like the way you add spices and grated carrot to knead the dough...

  10. Wow very interesting way to make carrot Paratha and with cheese it looks superb.

  11. Carrot parathas with cheese sound like the perfect way to feed carrots to my carrot-phobic son. Will try them soon.

  12. That's a great paratha Varada, very healthy as well..

  13. I have never thought of using feta as a filling for parathas! I am going to be making them soon :)

  14. Parathas are my your cheese idea!

  15. Interesting how cheese is incorporated in these parathas!

  16. Parathas are made mode healthier. Never thought of using these cheeses as stuffing for parathas.

  17. Lovely Parathas Varada! Cheese stuffing is wonderful...


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