Monday 23 April 2012

Pink Beet Fit Paratha


 Hi All!

Joining my list of healthy and tasty snack items, is this Pink colored Paratha which I had made for the kid's lunch box. This is a nutrient 'BLOCKBUSTER' PARATHA. My regular readers would know that all my innovation goes in  making  food item for the kid in a  tasty and nutritional way. The kid is in his pre-teens and definitely needs a good dosage of proteins along with other important nutrients.

Like the chickpeas, the kid is also quite fond of tofu and that helps me, as tofu or (soybean paneer) is an excellent source of proteins. One half cup serving of raw firm tofu contains 10.1 grams of protein. The recommended daily intake is 56 grams for most men and 46grams for most women. I also added beetroot,  which not only provides the attractive pink color to the bread but is an excellent source of Iron also. The unique crimson color of the beet is due to Betalin pigments such Betanin and Betacyanin. Raw beet are excellent source of Folate and Vit. C and are quite low in calories. Along with the beet, also went veggies and greens..

I used very little oil to lightly smear the Parathas. Overall, the Paratha is very rich nutritionally, looks very beautiful and is quite tasty too. My kid who hates eating Beetroot is a fan of this Paratha and my niece who was visiting us recently, also loved eating this. This paratha has become quite popular amongst the kid's school friends too. The kid also loves to roll this and eat as a snack after playing.

Pink Beet Fit Paratha


Makes: about10
PreparationTime: 20mins
Cooking Time: 20mins


about 2cups whole wheat flour
half medium size beetroot (grated)
100gms Tofu grated
1/4cup cabbage finely chopped
a small handful mint leaves, finely chopped
a small handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
5green chilies finely chopped (decide based on the spiciness of chilies)
2tsp ginger grated
salt to taste
oil for smearing


1tsp red chili powder
2tsp coriander powder
1tsp cumin powder


Take all ingredients (except flour and oil) in a kneading plate (paraat).


Mix properly.


Once the veggies starts to release water, add the flour and mix. You will get a crumbly texture. Leave for a minute or two.


Using minimum water knead a tight dough. Keep the dough tight as the veggies release water and the dough becomes softer after some time.


Take gooseberry size ball and roll it thin (5”disc) using dry wheat flour to make a Paratha.


Heat a griddle and roast the Paratha lightly on either side. Apply a few drops oil on either side and roast again till cooked.


Serve hot with curds and pickle, or roll them up eat.
These make excellent lunch box item and an afterschool snack as they are healthy, filling and very tasty too.


Sending this to my event ‘Only’ Snacks & Starters hosted by Raji at Vegetarian Tastebuds and reposting Stuffed Dahi Vada and Corn on Wheat Canapes-A Fusion Chaat for the event . Also to Sangeetha's event me your HITS-Soy recipes, guest hosted by Prabha.

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Priya Suresh said...

The name itself attracts a lot, wat a catchy,colourful and healthy paratha..

Suparna said...

hi pari,
I made mooli paratha today:P
wow! your beet paratha is superb with inclusion of tofu and cabbage :P it adds a great nutritional value too!! nice post!

Suparna said...

hi pari,
I made mooli paratha today:P
wow! your beet paratha is superb with inclusion of tofu and cabbage :P it adds a great nutritional value too!! nice post!

Indian Khana said...

Adding tofu is wonderful idea this

Shobha said...

Loved it..
It is like the Sindhi koki with the addition of beetroot and tofu.

Ramya said...

What a lovely pictorial! Colourful and yummy parathas!

Kanan said...

love the color of paratha. looks fantastic. love it

Julie said...

Superb color n perfect fit parathas!

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divyagcp said...

Colorful paratha.. I too make this paratha, but without adding tofu..

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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

colorfull and delicious paratha

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very delicious and awesome looking parathas.

Unknown said...

delicious looking and I am sure tasted fabulous!

Sravs said...

Healthy one !! perfectly done and super recipe !!

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parathas looks delicious.

Rasi said...

loved the name & dish does is in perfect sync :)

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Lets Party-Breakfast said...

parathas looks delicious.

Unknown said...

Very healthy and colourfull ur spread.

Akila said...

Wow that was so yummy n healthy one

Gayathri NG said...

Looks delicious n yummy combo paratha...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Delicious and healthy paratha !! Looks yummy !!

Rosh said...

What a gorgeous colour! Ever since I saw a recipe for beetroot puris, been thinking of trying the same with rotis. Seeing your results I cant wait to try it. Bookmarked! :)

anjana said...

Healthy and so colourful ..loved the combination of veggies goes into this..nice and delicious

Sobha Shyam said...

healthy parathas, love the colour :)

Resh said...

love the colour and the healthy version....btw, do come by my blog and grab some awards that's waitng for u ;)

simran said...

healthy,colourful..and tasty..the perfect combination.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Looks so yumm!! Wonderful combo and sure would have tasted good too.

Satya said...

what a combination of ingredients ...superbly done...looks very yummy
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Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy parathas love the gorgeous colour:)

Faseela said...

yummy n healthy paratha....

shruti @ a spoonful of yumm said...

now that's a colorful paratha :D yumm

Kavitha said...

healthy recipe and lovely color :)

spicenflavors said...

Pari these beet paranthas look awesome,sure it wud be delicious too:)

R said...

great color! luv all the flavors going in there.....

zareena said...

mmmm.... yummy and nutritious.

Hema said...

One healthy paratha with beets and tofu..

Sangeetha M said...

very colorful,healthy n yummy parathas...sounds so filling n nutriitous,great recipe..thanks for sharing...loved the recipe name :)
Thanks for linking it to HITS series !!

Prabha Mani said...

Wow...Colorful Healthy Parathas..Looks Yum..Never tried parathas with Beets..Interesting!!Thanks for sharing :)

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Home Cooked food said...

Healthy and tasty combo.


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