Gobhi ka paratha also known as cauliflower paratha is an unleavened whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced grated cauliflower filling. It originates from the Indian subcontinent. It is usually consumed during breakfast along with curd, butter or pickle.
Gobhi ka paratha is one of the most famous paratha recipes from the province of Punjab with other notable mentions such as Aloo ka paratha and another famous recipe (not only in Punjab) is the Lacha Paratha which you will find common in Karachi people’s breakfast. In Punjabi homes, restaurant and dhabas this recipe is something you will find very common in the breakfast menu. If you have made other paratha recipes before such as Paneer paratha or Aloo Paratha than it won’t be a problem for you to make this one as the only difference is stuffing.
In Punjabi homes, while making Gobhi ka paratha, the gobhi is not deep-fried or cooked before but instead the grated gobhi is directly added as a stuffing. Adding raw grated gobhi is very awesome as the taste changes a lot if you add cooked gobhi but the former is incomparable to the latter. But still some people also add cooked cauliflower in it too. Moreover, there are several recipes for gobhi ka paratha which mainly differs in its stuffing.
To make this Punjabi special Gobhi ka paratha, the Gobhi is grated finely. It is important to make sure that the grated gobhi pieces are not very large as they could cause the paratha to break. In this recipe I have used only cauliflower stuffing, but this can be easily extended by adding onions, potatoes and even capsicum.
Gobhi ka paratha are usually made for breakfast, but I prefer it making in the lunch when my children are back from school as it is quick to cook and they love to eat this especially if Green chutney or Raita. Not only for children returning from school it is also an ideal dish to cook if you are from the mothers who worry about what to give your child for his recess. It is the most suitable dish for that time as it fills the stomach full and is healthy and nutritious.
Recently I have really noticed the fact that children are not at all interested in dishes like this one and prefer eating junk food from canteens. This is something that should be changed as children really need to eat healthy to keep themselves fit and I guarantee that this recipe would make your ones also love this so don’t be worried!
I would like to give some important tips and suggestion for a perfect and yummy gobhi paratha recipe. Firstly, the dough needs to be kneaded very smoothly so that the spiced cauliflower is easily stuffed. Secondly, and more importantly, apply butter or ghee on paratha while frying after you have roasted the paratha once. This ensures the paratha to cook perfectly otherwise it will turn oily and half cooked. Lastly, I have added red chili powder to Gobhi stuffing, but if you are a spice lover green chilies can also be additionally added.
Gobhi ka Paratha
- 300 grams Cauliflower
- 4-5 Green Chili grinded
- ¼ Bunch Green Coriander
- 1 tsp. Red Chili crushed
- ½ tsp. Whole Spices Powder
- ½ tsp. Dry Coriander Powder
- ½ tsp White Cumin Powder
- Salt to taste
- Ghee for cooking
- Wash and cut the Cauliflower into smaller pieces (approx. 1 inch). Boil it for 3-4 minutes and strain. When dry then add mash it and add all the spices in it.
- Make big lemon-size balls of atta (wheat). Give them a rest of 4-5 minutes. Roll it into small tortilla-shaped circles. Add mixture on one of them and cover it with another. Press it from the side to make sure the stuffing won't come out.
- Roll more and put it on stove. After cooking, you will see your Gobhi Paratha all ready to be enjoyed by your taste buds.
- Making a separate stuffing is not necessary, you can also add Gobhi Gosht in it.
Gobhi ka Paratha step-by-step
Wash and cut the Cauliflower into smaller pieces (approx. 1 inch). Boil it for 3-4 minutes and strain. When dry then add mash it and add all the spices in it.
Make big lemon-size balls of atta (wheat). Give them a rest of 4-5 minutes.
Roll it into small tortilla-shaped circles.
Add mixture on one of them and cover it with another.
Press it from the side to make sure the stuffing won’t come out.
Roll more and put it on stove.
After cooking, you will see your Gobhi Paratha all ready to be enjoyed by your taste buds.