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Broccoli Paratha

 Published 2008-Jan-12   Updated 2019-Jun-12

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Broccoli Paratha, Broccoli Chapatti)

This Broccoli paratha is a small variation to the traditional parathas. Instead of stuffing the vegetables inside rolled out rotis, we grind the vegetable into a smooth paste and add the paste to the atta while kneading the dough. So am not sure whether to name it as paratha or vegetable chapatti. Whatever be the name given, it is definitely a healthy food and an easier way to eat this power packed vegetable. As you must have already noticed, I have shared many different vegetable paratha recipes in my website. It is one simple way of increasing the nutrition of a meal.

Recipe for Broccoli Paratha

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Whole Wheat flour - 1.5 cups
  • All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
  • Broccoli - 1/2 crown
  • Onion - 1/2 (minced - optional)
  • Garlic - 1 clove 
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Garam masala - a pinch
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Carom seeds or bishop's weed (Ajwain) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for making parathas


  1. Wash the broccoli and cut into florets.
  2. Bring some water to boil and add app. 10 florets to it with some salt.
  3. After 2 minutes remove the florets and grind it into a fine paste with turmeric powder, garlic, garam masala and green chilies.
  4. In a mixing bowl add wheat flour, all purpose flour, the ground mixture, some minced onions, carom seeds and salt.
  5. Knead it like chapatti with required water.
  6. At this stage you can let the dough rest for some time.
  7. Make small balls similar to chapatti.

    broccoli paratha

  8. Roll out each ball similar to making chapattis.
  9. Heat a griddle and put the paratha on it.
  10. Pour few drops of oil/ghee on top.
  11. Cook till both sides are browned.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve with pickle, curd or some spicy gravy.

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Comments (15)

Person   ()
Two questions:
1. Can you bake it and avoid oil?
2. Can you use not grain flour like chick pea or mung bean?
Person   ()
Hi Tamarque,
These are thin flatbreads. Baking might dry them out. You can roast them on the griddle with no oil instead.
Also, gluten free flours like chickpea flour are difficult to roll out. If you really want to use them, try out this Besan Chilla recipe. ( You can add grated broccoli in the batter.
Person   ()
Thanx for the quick response. Will definitely try this Besan recipe with fresh ground organic chick peas. Love adding veggies to as many things as possible.
Person   ()
can i take it for travel? how long will it stay fresh?
Person   ()
yes you can. It could be kept for for 6-8 hours.
Person   ()
It is looks like a cauliflower but comparatively gud for health
Person   ()
looks like cauliflower
Person   ()
Tastes different though. Try it.
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Person   ()
wt v call brocoli in hindi.i dont know wt it is?i hav heard first time
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Person   ()
i dont like broccoil
Person   ()
Broccoli is very very healthy. Start using it little by little in sabzis. Don't make it the main ingredient but add it along with other veggies that you like. You can also try making broccoli bajji. Slowly you will start liking it. Personally I like broccoli when it is little crunchy (not overcooked).
Person   ()
its like caulilower paratha.
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Comment by Sonu Raj
I watched a cooking program when I was in India..They used blanched and grinded Methi leaves in chapati flour, They called it Missi roti. Nice blog
Reply :-
Hi Sonu, Thank You for your compliments.
Missi rotis are made by mixing chappatti flour and besan flour together with some spices added. Dry or fresh methi leaves are added too. Will post the recipe of missi roti soon.

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