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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oats - Sesame Parathas

Actually it was supposed to be the day of zucchini pancakes here if not for the minor detail that I missed while picturing them. Flat breads / pancakes had to be pictured along with a side dish according to the BM theme and I had completely forgotten about it when I pictured those pancakes. I realized that today morning while drafting the post and I wanted to bang my head somewhere as I did not have anything else to post. And adding to my woe, the weather has been so bad today with not a ray of sunshine in the radar. I was feeling like going and curling up under the covers than cooking and clicking. I started to dig in my drafts folder to see if I had something suitable and ended up with posts with mediocre pictures. They were in drafts in the the first place for the same reason. 
Somehow late afternoon I decided to make these oat based parathas and was able to get some decent pictures in spite of the gloomy weather. I saw these healthy parathas on a cook show and the recipe has been in my drafts for a while. I did not have time to rest the dough and so I added about 1/4 cup fat-free yogurt while preparing the dough so that the parathas remain softer for longer. It's time now for these parathas, owing to the 'Flat breads / Pancakes' BM theme going on this week here.

1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 to 1 cup wheat flour + extra for dusting
3 - 4 tbsp. sesame seeds
2 green chilies, finely chopped
2 tbsp. finely minced cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. oil (optional)
Oil / Ghee to toast parathas

* Lightly dry toast sesame seeds. 
* Add all ingredients except the oil to a mixing bowl and combine. Prepare a firm yet pliable dough using water as needed. Knead for a couple of minutes and place the dough in a bowl, covered. Let it rest for about an hour or so. 
* Make lime sized balls out of the dough. Take out a dough ball, flatten it and roll into a thin circle of about 5 inches diameter, dusting with flour if needed.
* Repeat the steps with the remaining dough. One can keep rolling and frying the parathas simultaneously or roll some and start frying while keeping the rest covered.
* Heat a griddle or a shallow pan. Place the rolled out dough circle on the griddle. When the bubbles start to appear, flip it. Spread 1/2 tsp of oil around the edges and fry flipping in between, until brown spots appear on both sides. Remove and repeat the steps with the remaining rolled out circles. 
* Keep the rotis covered until ready to serve. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen. Just warm them on the griddle again before serving.
* Serve them warm with any subzi / dal. I served them with Vegetable & Soya chunks curry and some tindora chutney.

These go to blogging marathon #57 and check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking today.



Priya Suresh said...

Love the addition of sesame seeds in paratha, though i add oats quite often in parathas, i definitely would like to give a try to this sesame seeds version of oats parathas, well done Suma.

Srivalli said...

Sorry you had to trouble yourself because of the clause....glad you managed to get a new one done..I have never tried oats and sesame..sounds like an interesting one..

Varadas Kitchen said...

I have never tried to make flatbread with oats flour. I have to try this.

Usha said...

One of my friends adds oats to parathas but i never tried it. Will try it next.

Maha Gadde said...

added oats in roti recipes,but sesame sounds new..nice fr dinner.

Sapana Behl said...

Oats in parathas sounds healthy and interesting .

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Wow the oats and sesame parathas are sounding super healthy and delicious

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Oats in paratha sounds really delicious and we love sesame seeds in our house. I would absolutely love to try this paratha. Bookmarking it :)

sneha datar said...

Delicious and healthy parathas.

Pavani N said...

Love the addition of oats and toasted sesame seeds to parathas. Bookmarked to try soon.

Harini-Jaya R said...

The combination of oat flour and sesame seeds is brilliant.

Chef Mireille said...

What a great combo of flavored

Sowmya :) said...

Have never tried oats in a paratha...looks like a delightful idea!