Spicy Mexican Parathas
Give traditional stuffed parathas a Mexican twist by filling them with spicy beans, cheese, and veggies.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup cooked and spiced Mexican beans
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
Salt and chili powder to taste
In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt and enough water to make a soft and pliable dough. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it’s smooth. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the cooked and spiced Mexican beans in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until they are warm. Take a portion of the prepared paratha dough and roll it into a small circle. Place a portion of the warm Mexican beans filling in the center of the rolled-out dough. Add grated cheddar cheese, finely chopped bell peppers, chopped cilantro leaves, and a pinch of chili powder to taste on top of the bean filling.
Carefully gather the edges of the dough and seal them at the top, creating a stuffed ball. Place the stuffed paratha on your microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until the paratha is cooked and the cheese is melted. The large turntable ensures you have enough room for a large batch.
Serve the spicy Mexican Parathas hot with a side of guacamole or salsa for a delicious fusion treat. (IANS)