Sunday, November 19, 2017

Oil-Free Beetroot Lachha Paratha (Chukandar Lachha Paratha) Recipe

Beetroot also popularly known as the Beet or Chukandar in Hindi, is a deep red vegetable that is highly nutritious and very effective in helping us achieve good health. High source of iron, folic, vitamins, iodine and several other beneficial minerals- it is high in nutritional value and low in fat with no harmful cholesterol.

Eaten both raw and cooked, it is often seen in salads but in today's post I will share a personal favourite recipe for Beetroot Lachha Paratha (Chukandar Lachha Paratha) which is totally oil-free, super tasty, high in nutrition and very easy to make. If you are trying to loose weight, up your iron intake and maintain your fitness then this recipe is a must in your menu!


Oil-Free Beetroot Lachha Paratha (Chukandar Lachha Paratha) Recipe:

Ingredients Required:




2 medium beetroots (chukandar) grated,
1 cup oats,
1 cup gram flour/chickpea flour/channa atta,
2 cup wheat flour/atta,
1 tsp ajwain /carom seeds,
salt to taste,
1 cup of water


Steps to prepare Oil-Free Beetroot Lachha Paratha (Chukandar Lachha Paratha):


1) Mix all the above ingredients except water and prepare a semi-hard dough by adding water. You can increase or decrease the quantity of water while kneading.







2) Make medium sized balls of the dough and roll them with a rolling pin to make to make 3 to 4 inch circles.


3) Dab a little dry wheat flour (atta) to the circle and cut squares.





4) Stick all squares on top of each other. Keep the flour dusted sides on the inside and press down. Roll it with a rolling pin into thin paratha.


5) Heat an iron griddle (tawa) and cook the paratha on both sides on medium flame until they are fully cooked.



P.S: 
Iron griddle (tawa) is used to impart extra iron content to the dish.


6) Cut into triangles and serve piping hot with pickle, chutney, white butter, yellow butter and/or curry.



I have served it with white butter, yellow butter, mango pickle, coriander (dhania) chutney and moong palak ki sabji (curry).

Nutritional value of the ingredients of this recipe:



  • Beetroot (Chukandar) contains iron, folic, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, dietary fiber etc.



  • Oats contains iron, dietary fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium etc.



  • Gram flour (Chana Atta) contains iron, magnesium, dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, calcium, protein etc.



  • Wheat flour contains potassium, protein, iron, dietary fiber, magnesium etc.



The above recipe has ingredients rich in Iron and I have used an iron griddle to prepare Beetroot Lachha Paratha (Chukandar Lachha Paratha) which again adds more iron to the food. Now, as we know Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body's iron. If you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Anaemia results from an iron deficiency in our body which leads to lethargy, lack of concentration and low immunity which can lead to low fitness and more diseases.


I am participating in The Iron Chef contest and the above is my entry to it. #livogenironchef
The Iron Chef contest is an initiative by Livogen to spread the awareness, about the importance of iron in the diet and crowd-sourced iron rich recipes. Simple lifestyle and dietary changes can help one go a long way in fighting Iron Deficiency. Participate in this contest and submit your entry by clicking below link

http://www.livogen.in/iron-chef

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Try this recipe in your kitchen and do share your thoughts with me. 


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