Chequered paratha | Colored paratha | Bi colored Indian Flat Bread

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One of the days I came across a chequered paratha on web, it looked very innovative and interesting. Google search landed me on to this awesome blog(Pari’s space) where there was recipe for chequered paratha and marble paratha. I adapted the recipe to my convenience and made the parathas. My daughter who was around me through out the process was very excited by the color, the shape and the patterns on it. :) I guarantee you that these colored paratha are going to please your kids. It is time consuming work, but worth every sec spent once you see the parathas :)

These colored parathas are definitely a very good option for kids lunch box, but beware that it’s time consuming. Swirll paratha takes lesser time to make. It’s packed with nutrients as we use  loads of vegetables and the color and patterns would definitely make your kids eat this paratha without any fuss :)

DSC_0482 DSC_0491 DSC_0478 DSC_0479 DSC_0487 Here’s patterned colored paratha recipe(with video instructions)

Recipe adapted from Foodelicious

Ingredients:-

For green dough-

Wheat flour – 1 cup(add more if required)
Spinach – 3/4 cup chopped and tightly packed(Spinach/Methi) I used half of spinach, half of methi
Green spring onion – 2 stem(Optional)
Green chilies -1 (Add more if required)
Coriander – 1/4 cup chopped and tightly packed.
Salt – to taste

For dark pink dough-

Wheat flour – 1 cup(add more if required)
Carrots – 1 medium size
Beet root – 1 medium size
Green chilies – 1
Salt to taste

Oil/ghee to roast the parathas

Method of preparation:-

To make chequered flatbread
1. Pick the leaves of the spinach/methi/coriander leaves and wash them thoroughly. Chop them roughly. Add greens, green chilies and very little water and grind them into fine paste. Transfer to a bowl.

Chequered paratha1 2. Wash and chop carrots and beet roots and grind them along with green chilies into fine paste in a clean processor. Transfer to another bowl.

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3. Add wheat flour and salt to both the bowls and knead them into soft and non-sticky dough. Rest them for about 30 mins.

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4. Pinch a big lemon sized ball of the dough, sprinkle enough dry flour and roll them separately into round shape.Don’t roll them too thin.

Chequered paratha3 5. To get equal sized and perfect rounds I used a small plate to cut off the rolled dough.

Chequered paratha4 6. Place the two flat breads over each other and score at equal distance and then cut into equal distance strips.

Chequered paratha5 7. Remove the strips of top color and place it onto another plate.

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8. Put a horizontal strip of pink dough on the vertical strips of green dough. Lift strips 2, 4, 6 only and place the horizontal pink dough. Place back the strips that you lifted back in it’s place. Press them to stick to each other.

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9. Next alternate by lifting the strips 1,3,5,7 only. Place a horizontal strip of pink dough on green dough. Place back the strips that you lifted back in it’s place. Press them to stick to each other.

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10. Repeat until you complete the entire flat bread in the similar fashion. Any left out strips keep it as it is aside.

Chequered paratha14 11. Lift the flat bread gently and transfer to the griddle. Roast it on the hot griddle on both the sides using some oil/ghee, till it’s cooked.

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To make swril(marbled) flat bread

1. Pinch a big lemon size ball of the dough, sprinkle enough dry flour and roll them separately into round shape.Don’t roll them too thin.

2. To get equal sized and perfect rounds I used a small plate to cut off the rolled dough.

3. Place the two flat breads over each other and score at equal distance and then cut into equal distance strips.

4. Take 1 strip with both green and pink dough and turn them to form spiral. Take the next strip and roll it over the first spiral, repeat till you get a big lemon sized spiral ball.

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5. Sprinkle some flour and roll the the spiral balls into flat breads and roast it on hot griddle on both sides using some oil/ghee.

Chequered paratha7 Chequered paratha8 Flat breads are ready. These patterns looks very cool and attractive.

Serve them hot them curd and spicy pickle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. These are beautiful! Perfect for Christmas with the red and green.

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