March 6, 2008

Cauliflower Cheese Parathas

I love using up leftovers. These days we don't have as many leftovers as I am learning to cook just what we need. But every now and then, we do end up with stuff. In more ways than one, it makes my life easier when I have something. But at times, I tend to think up more than one dish with the leftovers and can't decide. So, my maid gets to take extra stuff home on those days. I'd much rather someone eat the stuff than waste it.

On several occasions, we are left with rotis. I try and make something nice so the rotis aren't boring. Kothu Roti and Egg Paratha are some of the things I've tried. I tried Amma's cauliflower and cheese paratha recipe with used up rotis (she makes them fresh). Since the cheese melts, the rotis stick together. This one's a keeper.

6 Rotis
1/4 cup Cauliflower, grated

1/4 cup Cheese, grated

1 tsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Chilli Paste

1/2 tsp Ginger Paste

Salt to Taste

Oil for frying

Heat a griddle (tawa) and grease it lightly.

Mix the cauliflower, cheese, coriander, chilli paste, ginger paste and salt and keep aside.

Place a roti on the griddle and spread some of the cauliflower cheese mixture on to it. Spread the mixture evenly over the roti. Cover this with another roti and cook for a couple of minutes. Turn it over and cook on the other side for a couple of minutes. Use a little oil for frying. Take it off the griddle and cut into quarters. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Off these parathas go to Mansi who is hosting this month's WBB, my dear friend Nandita’s initiative. This month's theme is "Balnced Breakfasts" and she urges us to include Fruits or Vegetables, Grains, Dairy or Protein. I have used all four four food groups in this dish. The rotis are made from wheat flour and soya flour. The stuffing has cauliflower and cheese. I couldn't have gotten a better dish.


jayasree said...

Nice way to use the left over parathas.

amna said...

paratha with cheese? hmmm interesting :)

Laavanya said...

That's a bit like quesadillas... must've tasted great!

Asha said...

Mmm...!!! Great entry Raaga. I love the cheese addition!:)

Seema said...

Nice One Raaga... Additing Cheese brings in flavour & good healthy Breakfast for all..

Raaga said...

Thanks all...the cheese adds taste and also helps the two rotis stick... quite like quesadillas.

Finla said...

Looks really good and adding cheese to it yumm

Kalai said...

Indian quesadillas! Looks awesome, Raaga! Great entry. :)

musical said...

There, you said it, it reminds me of quesadillas :). Lovely way to use leftover rotis.

EC said...

Excellent idea to use leftovers...never tried parathas with cheese !!

bee said...

your amma is an amazing cook. i never cease to marvel at her creations.

Snigdha said...

looks amazing, Raaga! I make this quick snack called 'Roti Fry' from left over rotis. I'll post it soon sometime. It's awesome what one can make out of leftovers!

Annu said...

Awesome raaga.....good idea to use leftovers :-)...

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Menu Today said...

Hi Raaga,

All in one dish. Looks delicious. thanks for sharing.

Mansi said...

I was just planning on making these parathas Raaga! I even bought cauliflower for it 2 days backs! This post couldn't have come on a better time:)

Thanks so much for participating in WBB!!:)

Sia said...

u have used all the 4 things mansi asked for! good one raaga:)

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Cynthia said...

Nice combo there, Raaga.

Raaga said...

Thanks all... my mother is a huge source of recipes and inspiration :-) I will let her know that you've all enjoyed this.