15 Minute Protein-Rich Tofu Paratha
Delicious vegan flat bread made with tofu & aromatic spices
Paratha is an Indian flatbread that is usually made with whole wheat flour/ all purpose flour and stuffed with various fillings. They are delicious and can be healthy or unhealthy depending on how they are made.
Today I'm sharing with you a simple Tofu Paratha that is made with protein-rich tofu and spices that are Uber-flavorful and make for a quick weekday lunch/ dinner. I mean, this dish can be made in 15 minutes - start to finish, now who doesn't love that?
Tofu is a form of plant-based protein that is made from soy beans. Although it looks like Paneer, it has fewer calories and fat than paneer and higher in protein content. It is also a good source of calcium, selenium & Phosphorus.
I've added chickpea flour to this recipe to increase the nutritional value of this dish. The spices are anti-inflammatory and add so much flavor to this recipe.
Here's a fun reel of this recipe I made on Instagram
TOFU PARATHA RECIPE:
Whole wheat flour - 1 1/4 cups
Chickpea flour - 3/4 cup
Extra firm tofu - 1 cup, drained completely (see tips below) & grated
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Cayenne pepper/ Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp, crushed
Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped finely
Warm water - As required
Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
Add water slowly to form a soft dough.
Knead well, cover and keep aside
Heat a cast iron griddle on medium heat.
Take a small ball of dough and roll into round discs. You can make them thick/ thin depending on how you like it.
Put this on the griddle and roast both sides until lightly brown.
Top with ghee and serve hot with a side of veggie curry and/ yogurt and pickle.
You can also use this as a wrap or make quesadillas, kati rolls etc.
I haven't added any oil to the dough, the chickpea flour and the moisture from the tofu keeps it nice and soft.
TO DRAIN THE TOFU: Wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in a colander with a heavy pan or weight on it until most of the water drains out.
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