Tomato Paratha | How to make tomato paratha?

Soft, delicious and filling tomato paratha for travel or lunchbox
11/30/2016 9:54:21 PM vindhyadesai

Tomato Paratha

Did you know that tomatoes can be ‘grated’ into a coarse puree. I learnt this recently from an article which mentioned ingredients that can actually be grated. So these grated tomatoes add a new kind of texture to soft tomato paratha. I have used this technique to make super tasty red tomato paratha.
However, tomatoes should be firm and just ripe to be able to grate them. Of course, they should also be fresh. Nothing stops us from pureeing the tomatoes in a blender. That would work well too.

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Try other paratha recipes like carrot paratha, aloo paratha, methi thepla from FOI. More tomato based recipes like tomato bhaat, tomato soup, Bengali tamatar chatni also available.
Try these unique tasting and unique coloured parathas. Tomato paratha do not require a lot of masala, simple black pepper and a little grated garlic(optional) add a lot of flavour to these soft parathas. Pack these for lunch box or carry them for a picnic. Yum!

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Tomato Paratha | How to make tomato paratha?
 
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Soft, delicious and filling tomato paratha for travel or lunchbox
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 12 parathas
Ingredients
  • 2-3 firm ripe tomatoes
  • ½ Tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-2 garlic grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp desi ghee
  • ¼ Tsp red chilli powder
  • Water to make dough
Method
  1. Wash tomatoes, grate them using a box grater, hand grater. You will end up with coarsely pureed tomatoes and the peels separate out
  2. In a bowl add whole wheat flour, salt and sugar
  3. Sprinkle in black pepper powder
  4. Add grated garlic and red chilli powder
  5. Next add 1 Tbsp ghee. Mix well with a spatula or with the tips of your fingers
  6. Add grated/pureed tomatoes
  7. Start kneading the dough
  8. Now add very little water (1 Tbsp at a time~)
  9. Make sure you knead a smooth and soft dough. Do not add a lot of water
  10. Spoon in remaining ghee. Knead well
  11. Cover and let it rest for an hour
  12. To make parathas, make small pedhas/balls
  13. Roll into a roti like paratha. You can also fold into a triangle and roll again
  14. Roast on both sides till golden spots appear. Apply oil when roasting
  15. Serve hot or pack it for lunchbox. Here I have served it with tomato-onion chutney. Serve it with any chutney or raitha or plain yogurt
Notes
Tomatoes can even be pureed. Grating saves you the effort of washing up your mixer. Plus you end up with nice interesting bits of tomatoes giving a good texture

You can also refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight

If you want to skip red chilli powder if you like it bland or when making them for children

Add water very carefully. Tomatoes will almost knead into a dough. You just need a little water to finally bring it all together
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Tomato Paratha Stepwise:
Wash tomatoes, grate them using a box grater, hand grater. You will end up with coarsely pureed tomatoes and the peels separate out
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In a bowl add whole wheat flour, salt and sugar
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Sprinkle in black pepper powder
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Add grated garlic and red chilli powder
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Next add 1 Tbsp ghee. Mix well with a spatula or with the tips of your fingers
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Add grated/pureed tomatoes
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Start kneading the dough
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Now add very little water (1 Tbsp at a time~)
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Make sure you knead a smooth and soft dough. Do not add a lot of water
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Spoon in remaining ghee. Knead well
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Cover and let it rest for an hour
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To make parathas, make small pedhas/balls
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Roll into a roti like paratha. You can also fold into a triangle and roll again
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Roast on both sides till golden spots appear. Apply oil when roasting
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Serve hot or pack it for lunchbox. Here I have served it with tomato-onion chutney. Serve it with any chutney or raitha or plain yogurt
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