Methi Vegetable and Cheese Paratha | Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipe

 Roti / Chapathi is something that my kids love to eat and I try to make them more nutritious by incorporating different  vegetables and I also add some masalas to make them more flavorful.

Here is one such recipe that can be packed for the kids lunch box. I have used a cookie cutter to make the parathas cute and packing the rotis in different shapes making the lunch very interesting.

I used:

Whole wheat flour- 2 cup
Methi leaves/ fenugreek leaves- a large handful,washed and drained,roughly chopped
Grated radish-1/4 cup
Grated carrot-1/4 cup
Grated cheese as needed for the filling
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a large pinch
Oil-1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

In a bowl take the flour, methi leaves, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, grated vegetables,salt and mix well. Let it sit for 5 minutes .The vegetables will sweat in the meantime.Now add water little by little and knead to a smooth and elastic dough.Add oil and knead for a couple of minutes.

Divide the dough into golf sized balls.Dust the work surface with flour and roll out into parathas.Place some grated cheese in the center and close it up with dough by bringing the side together.Roll it out. Use a cookie cutter and cut the paratha to any shape you desire.[ Remove the excess dough from the side and reuse it].Cook on a heated griddle till brown spots appear on both sides.

Remove from heat and pack along with a side dish of the kids choice.

Healthy dish ready to be served....

This post is for the Kids Lunch Box Recipes event @ Indus Ladies

Bon Appetit...

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