Monday, August 19, 2013

Tofu Paratha (Tofu Flat bread)

Tofu Paratha is a healthy Indian flatbread. Few months back, I came across this recipe on Show me the Curry. I was very excited to try it out, as I love to include tofu in our diet. I really liked the way the tofu was included (hidden) in that recipe. I have made slight variations to the original recipe, to suit our taste.

Tofu is a good source of protein for vegetarians. We get freshly made tofu at our local Chinese stores. So I always buy whenever we go there and add them in Thai dishes or many other recipes. I am not a great fan of tofu but love them in these parathas. The parathas  really turn out soft. Tofu does not have its own flavor and hence you can't really taste them in this recipe.

  • Silken Tofu - 1 block
  • Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups and extra for dusting
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves - leaves of 5-6 sprigs
  • Red chilli powder - To taste
  • Asafoetida - a big pinch
  • Roasted cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp and extra for frying


Crumble the tofu in a big bowl.

Then add red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, chopped cilantro, asafoetida, oil and salt.

Then add the flour and mix well. Knead it until you get a non - sticky, soft dough.

Coat the surface of the dough with few drops of oil and then keep it covered for 15-20 minutes. Then divide the dough into small round balls (I made 10 of them).

Then dip each ball in flour and roll them into a circle of uniform thickness.

When you are done with the rolling, place it on a pre heating skillet. Once it turns golden brown, flip it to cook the other side. Smear little oil on both side, while cooking. Once both sides get cooked, transfer it to a plate and continue with the rest of them.

Tofu Parathas are ready!!

Serve it hot with any curry of your choice. Above measurement makes 10 parathas.

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