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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gobhi Ke Parathe / Spiced Cauliflower Stuffed Indian Flat Bread

 Parathas (unleavened Indian flat bread) are staple food of North Indians. Many types of plain and stuffed parathas are a part of their daily diets. Vegetables like potato, radish, green peas are stuffed to make a wide range of lip smacking stuffed parathas. Gobhi Paratha among their favourite ones. 

Gobhi Ka Paratha is a delicious stuffed flat bread from Punjab Cuisine. Gobhi in Hindi means Cauliflower and paratha is the name given to a flat Indian bread, hence the name. This healthy and wholesome paratha has outer covering made from whole wheat flour and is stuffed with spicy tangy filling of cauliflower. Serve them either as a filling breakfast with plain curd and Spicy Raw Mango Pickle or with any dal for lunch or dinner. They make a good lunch box menu when paired with some raita and dry vegetable curry or pickle. 

The recipe is onion garlic free, very simple and easy to follow. There are many ways of making the stuffing. Here grated cauliflower is stir fried and seasoned with spices and herbs. This mixture is allowed to cool down before it is stuffed in a dough made from whole wheat flour.

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients :

For the dough:
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste
For the stuffing:
  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • Small bunch of fresh Coriander 
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch root ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mango powder (Amchur powder)
  • Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 table spoon Oil
Other Ingredients: (optional)
  • Ghee for roasting 
  • Butter to top while serving
  1. In a bowl take the flour and add oil and salt to it. Mix well to get a crumbled mass. Using little water at a time knead the flour to a semi soft dough . Cover the dough and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile we will prepare the stuffing. For that , discard the stems and leaves of the Cauliflower and grate the head using a grater. You can also use a food processor for this. Wash the grated cauliflower and drain.

  3. In a wok heat oil, add cumin seeds to it. Once the seeds crackle add chopped chilies, grated ginger and asafoetoda. Stir fry for a while.

  4. To this add the grated cauliflower and stir fry for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.

  5. Season the mixture with spices( turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala), dry mango powder (amchur) and salt. Mix the spices well with the cauliflower mixture. Allow to cook for a minute or so and put off the flame.

  6. Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.

  7. Remove the cauliflower mixture in a wide plate and allow to cool down at room temperature.

  8. Make 6 equal balls of the dough. Roll out the dough ball to a small disc using a rolling pin. Place enough cauliflower mixture at the centre using a spoon.

  9. Gather the sides of the disc using your fingers and bring them to the centre and seal it.

  10. Flatten the stuffed dough ball using your palms. Dip it in flour and roll it out delicately to a desired thickness on a dusted platform using rolling pin. I have rolled out the parathas thin as my family prefers it.

  11. Slowly lift the rolled out paratha in your palms and place it on a heated skillet. Roast the paratha on medium heat until it turns golden brown from both the sides. Apply ghee while roasting the paratha, if you prefer.

  12. Make rest of the parathas in similar manner. Top them with dollop of home made butter and serve hot with curd and pickle of your choice.

  • Make sure the cauliflower mixture has cooled down completely before stuffing it, as hot stuffing will tear the paratha while it is rolled out.
  • If making for kids, do not add the finely chopped chilies.
  • Be careful while adding salt in the stuffing as the dough also has salt.
  • If you do not have practice of rolling stuffed parathas, make them small with less stuffing. Apply less pressure while rolling them to avoid the stuffing from come out.

  Do try out this simple recipe, if you like it . Would love to hear from you. For more Indian flat bread recipes, do check my posts on


  1. Lovely pics..well explained recipe....

    1. Thank you Foodiezflavor for stoping by my space. I am glad you like my post :)