Green Papaya Paratha (Green Papaya stuffed flatbread)
Posted on May 31, 2015 by Viji
Once considered quite exotic, and was reputably called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, Papaya is now gaining in popularity worldwide as a fruit and is ranked third in total tropical fruit production after bananas and citrus fruits.
Though they don’t like the fruit yet, green papaya parathas have become a favorite of Maanas and Navya. While Maanas enjoys the hot and spicy parathas with mint chutney, Navya loves them non-spicy and with plain yogurt.
Green Papaya Paratha
- 3 cups of spelt, whole wheat, or any flour you normally use for parathas (flatbreads)
- A pinch of salt
- Water to mix (just enough to make a firm dough)
- 1 raw papaya. Peeled, seeds removed, washed and grated
- 2-3 green chilies, minced
- 1-2 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
- Salt to taste
A few tablespoons of oil.
Mix together the ingredients for the dough, adding just enough water. Knead to form a firm, yet smooth dough. Cover and set aside for about half hour. You can follow the dough making process from the Phulka recipe
Heat 1-2 teaspoons of oil and saute the ingredients for the filling till dry, for about 10 minutes. Remove from fire and cool.
Take lemon size balls of dough and roll into flat discs of 3-4 inches using a rolling pin. Drizzle a few drops of oil. Spread 1 Tablespoon of the filling in the center, close, pat into shape, and roll into a circular paratha of about 6 inches, with very little pressure, using flour for dusting. Sprinkle a few cilantro.
Heat a tava (skillet), fry parathas on both sides, using a few drops of oil, until golden brown.
Serve hot with mint chutney and yogurt!