Simple and quick – Stuffed veggie paratha

Adapted from Tarladalal’s recipe this one is simple and quick and really delicious. My kids loved it and I am happy to stuff some veggies into their stomachs 🙂 The soy sauce gave a hint of “Chinese” feel but it did not overplay. Any combination of veggies can be used but only constraint is they should be crunchy. And yeah the folding and rolling is not there which made my job no-mess!

Stuffed veggie paratha


For the stuffing:

Green Capsicum chopped to 1/2 inch cubes – 1/2 cup

Cabbage thinly slivered – 1/2 cup

onion sliced – 1/4 cup

ginger slivers – 1/2 tea spoon

Sambar powder or chilli powder – 1/2 tea spoon

soy sauce – 1/2 tea spoon

Salt as per taste

Peanut oil – 1 tea spoon

For the roti :

Make regular rotis. If not knead 1 cup of whole wheat flour with little salt and 4 T spoon of water. Add water Tablespoon at a time until you get a firm pliable dough. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Add a teaspoon of ghee/melted butter in the last 3 minutes of kneading to get a silky texture. Divide into 6 equal balls.

How to make ?
For the stuffing:

Heat the oil in a thick bottomed pan and add onions and ginger and saute on high flame till the onions wilt. Now add the veggies, sambar powder/chilli powder and salt and sprinkle 2 T spoon of water and stir on high flame for 2 minutes. Once the capsicum just starts to wilt add the soy sauce and stir for half a minute. Switch off the stove and let it cool.

Now roll a ball of the roti dough into a thin circle. Dust with enough flour while rolling.


The size of the roti should be 7-8 inch in diameter. Place a tablespoon of the stuffing in the center and bring all the four ends (as shown in the picture) and press slightly to stick them together.


Heat a tawa or griddle and cook the paratha on both sides till golden brown. Add a drop or two of oil while cooking the parathas.


Serve hot. No need for any side dish!



12 comments on “Simple and quick – Stuffed veggie paratha

  1. I am thinking of veggie spring rolls as I read this post! 😀

  2. Perfect for kid’s lunch box. Less messy to eat also like in making them.

  3. Interesting stuffing. Loved the shape of parathas.

  4. Nirmala, delicious. Kids would love these.

  5. Looks like veggie pockets……i can see how kids would gobble this up without any grumbling…

  6. this looks quite like the pic in tarla dalal’s book. 😀

  7. Mashed veggies, paneer, mozarella, grated sausages make great stuffings. It is also possible to roll out the stuffed parathas much thinner when using mashed stuff than when using chopped stuff.

    Here are one page cookbooks listing easy Veg and Non Veg Stuffed parathas …



  8. I love parathas– I’d love to try my hand and making them myself sometime! I love the blistered golden surface! 🙂

  9. Oh these look delicious, looks like pita packets.

  10. Nirmala, I tried these with a different filling. The kids adored them. Thank you.

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