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Lauki Paratha served in a plate with lemon wedge pickle on the side
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Lauki Paratha (Bottle Gourd Flatbread)

Lauki Paratha or Bottle Gourd Flatbread is a healthy paratha prepared using lauki ,spinach, few spices and wheat flour.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bottlegourd, healthy, Kids Lunchbox Recipe, lauki paratha, lunch box, paratha recipes
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 235kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

  • 1.25 cup whole wheat or multigrain flour
  • 1 cup lauki (bottle gourd) (peeled and grated)
  • ¼ cup palak (spinach)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon jeera (cumin) powder
  • ½ teaspoon amchur powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • water if necessary

Instructions

  • Peel and grate lauki and squeeze out the juice from the lauki. Do not throw away the water, reserve water to knead dough or for making curry.
  • In a bowl, add wheat flour, squeezed grated lauki, chopped spinach (palak), coriander leaves, ginger, green chilies, garam masala, amchur powder, jeera powder, oil, and salt. Mix well.
  • Lauki will ooze out some water hence be careful while adding extra water and make a smooth (but not sticky) dough.
    Smear little oil on the dough and let it rest for only 5 mins. Do not rest it for more time, the dough becomes very soft.
    Note: I didn't add extra water for preparing the dough.
  • Make balls from the dough. I was able to get six balls.
  • Roll the parathas semi-thick/ thin by dusting some dry flour.
  • Heat a tawa/skillet on medium heat and place the paratha and let it cook. Once you see bubbles, flip onto the other side drizzle some ghee or oil on top.
    Flip again and drizzle oil or ghee on the other side until they have nice golden spots on both sides.
  • Serve Lauki ka paratha (sorekai paratha) with curd, pickle, raita, ketchup, or any gravy of your choice.

Notes

Notes:
  • Prepare the dough when you are ready to cook parathas because lauki will leave out water if you keep it for a while.
  • If the dough becomes sticky, sprinkle more flour and knead to make it nonsticky.
  • You can replace spinach with chopped methi (fenugreek leaves).
  • You can also add some grated carrots or beets to this paratha
  • For kids, add some red chili powder instead of green chilies.
 
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 90mg | Fiber: 8g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 42.1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 9.4mg