Monday, 9 July 2012

Corn and Spinach Parathas with Chokha and Chilli Garlic Chutney

There's no better meal than a crisp,flaky,hot paratha with curd and pickle!! Monsoon brings in the temptations for hot bhajia's or wadas. But as they say , variety is the spice of life! And what better variety than a healthier and yummier meals , that are hot and crispy like bhajias , spicy like wadas and not very oily.
And currently, for me ,monsoon has become synonymous with corn , as much as they had been for bhajias.
So thats how ,I took my cullinary romance with Corn , further ! By incorporating them in a staple meal ...Parathas! And to increase the nurtitional quotient, the very versatile spinach stepped in.
Now , since the american sweet corns are obviously sweet , I paired it up with a fiery hot chilli garlic chutney , and replaced dahi with Chokha ( yah yah,...Litti walla Chokha) And believe me , the end result is worth all the hard work needed to put everything togerther.
So make sure you definitely try this one!!

I have divided this recipe into three parts( Paratha/Chokha/Chutney)

Corn and Spinach Parathas
1 Cup Sweet Corn kernels ,coarsely ground
1 Cup Chopped Spinach
1 Medium Potato,boiled and mashed
1 small Onion finely chopped
2 Green Chillies finely chopped
1/2 Lemon juice
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Chilly Powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Namak Shamak
1 Tbsp Grated Processed Cheese
1 tsp oil+ 2-3 tbsp for roasting parathas

1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Namak Shamak

Knead a stiff dough ,mixing Wheat flour with ghee and salt and keep covered aside.

Heat oil in a pan , and add cumin seeds. Once they splitter ,add green chillies and onion and roast till translucent. Add the ground kernels and cook till the mixture gets dry. Now add spinach and mix.
Add turmeric,chilly powder,coriander powder,salt and lemon juice and saute till the mixture dries up.
Add potato and mix , till the mixture sticks together in a lumph.
Cool the mixture and add the grated cheese and mix.

Roll the wheat dough into a small roti and fill some corn mixture and cover it with the dough.
Now roll up the stuffed dough into parathas and roast them on a tawa on medium flame , with oil , till crisp.
 Serve with a cube of Butter! And chokha with chilli garlic chutney

Chokha:( there are various versions of chokha's,this pne's from a marathi recipe show , but with my twist)


1 medium Onion cut into chunks
1 medium boiled potato cut into 2 pieces
2-3 green chillies
1/2 cup Curd
1/2 tsp Namak Shamak
1/4 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
For tempering:
11/2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Fennel Seeds(Saunf)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 chopped green chilly

In a metal skewer, string the onions,potatoes and chillies and roast on the gas flame for 5 mins, from all sides.
Remove from the skewer and lightly mash or chop them.

Add curd ,salt,sugar and mix.
Heat oil and add all the tempering.
Pour it over the onion curd mixture and mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander

Chilli Garlic Chutney:

8-10 Dry Red Chillied soaked in water for 2 hrs
5-7 cloves of Garlic
1 tsp Tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp Vinegar
1/4 tsp Namak Shamak
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Oil

Put all the ingredients ,except oil in a blender and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil and add the chilly mixture and saute for 2-3 mins.
Cool and serve.

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  1. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Please add the links to event page and Nithu's page - both are mandatory!!!

    Looking forward for more great recipes!!!


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