Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Whole Wheat Ceylon Paratas with Moong Sprouts - Kelangu Rotti - Srilankan Rotti

I had once prepared and posted a Ceylon Parata made with potatoes and chickpeas. It was a really tasty dish which does not even need any sides. This week when I had some sprouts, I thought why not try a similar rotti with it. And so I made this. It was quite good, though I would still vote for this one.

Avant Garde Cookies are making Srilankan dishes and I tried a couple that did not work out. So here is my choice. Will have to work on some more Authentic Srilankan Dishes.

Ingredients (Makes 10)

Wheat Flour 2 cups
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Stuffing

Onions 2
Potato 3 Boiled
Moong Sprouts 2 cups
Coriander Leaves 2-3 tbsp
Coriander Powder 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp

Oil and salt to taste

Grind to Paste

Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 6 pods
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Clove 4
Star Anise 2
Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin 1tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Mix the All Purpose Flour (Maida) and Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add salt to it and mix well.

2. Add a little oil and the knead into a smooth dough by adding enough water. Remember that because of Maida it will require less water than regular chapatti dough.

3. Place in a bowl. Cover with cling film. Let this rest for a couple of hours.

4. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onions. Saute till it starts to brown.

5. Grind ingredients under - grind to paste. Add to the pan. Saute for a few more minutes.

6. Add moong sprouts and toss for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle some water and cover and cook till the moong is cooked.

7. Add salt, coriander powder and chilli powder. Mix well.

8. Finally garnish with some coriander leaves.

9. Divide the dough and stuffing to 10 parts.

10. Take one portion of the dough. Roll it into a big circle.

11. Add the stuffing and shape it into a square.

12. Fold the dough from left to right and right to left with a little overlap.

13. Fold from top to bottom and bottom to top with a little overlap.

14. Now it will resemble a parcel.

15. Heat a tawa and place the parcel on the pan. Cook on one side and then turn and cook on the other side. You can add a little oil or butter while cooking this.

Enjoy as is or with some raita. Another combination is a gravy called Salna. I will post recipe for that soon.

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