What exactly are parathas? Well they are like flatbread only they are filled with deliciousness. And they are baked with a bit of oil so the crust already tastes like heaven. They are really quick to make and need no resting time. We can find them in Indian cuisine and I bet they would go really well with this butter tofu curry.
Parathas with tofu and carrot
Delicious parathas with smoked tofu and carrot. Perfect as a side dish or as a snack.
- For the dough
- 150 g wholewheat flour (plus more for rolling)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of oil (plus more for cooking)
- For the filling
- 200 g of smoked tofu
- 1 big carrot
- Oregano, thyme, pepper, salt
- 1. Drain the tofu, wrap it in a kitchen towel and put something heavy on it. We want to drain as much liquid from it as possible.
- 2. Mix all the ingredients for the dough. Add water little by little to the dough until it is nicely elastic. Knead for about 4 minutes, cover and set aside.
- 3. Grate the carrot and crumble the tofu. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling. Add spices and salt to you taste.
- 4. Take the dough and divide it into 8 equal balls. Using lots of flour roll each ball to about 10 cm diameter.
- 5. When all are rolled place the filling evenly on four of them. Spread it well.
- 6. Water the borders and place the remaining four rolled doughs on them. Press down the borders and roll parathas again with a rolling pin. They should become quite bigger in size.
- 7. Heat up the pan well, place parathas one by one on it. Cook it for a few seconds then turn it around, cover one side with oil (I recommend using a brush), turn around, cover another side with oil. Keep turning it around every few seconds until it’s nicely golden brown.
- 8. Repeat with all of them and serve.
Parathas are really good for dipping in sauces too!
The recipe makes 4 parathas so just double the recipe if you are cooking for more people.