Our Host Pavani of Cook's Hideout decided to start the new year with a "
Healthy" Bread -- with or without yeast   for our group Bread Bakers. 

This is healthy paratha that I,  made has a combination of Whole Wheat Flour and Besan - which is called Chick Pea Flour or Gram Flour in English.

These parathas are a great choice for breakfast or lunch. Gram flour is gluten free and hence whole wheat flour is added to make the dough for paratha. If you have gluten allergy then instead of wheat flour you can add mashed boiled potato to form the dough.

Makes  8 - depending on the size and thickness.
2 Cups Besan / Chick Pea Flour
1  Cup Wheat Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
2 Tablespoons Heaped Ghee - melted
1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds - coarsely crushed
2 Teaspoons Anardhana / Pomegrante powder
2 Green Chillies - finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Coriander leaves - finely chopped
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped

Water as required  for the dough
Desi Ghee as required


Seive the wheat flour and besan together. In a bowl add in  flour and 
ghee mix it till resembles bread crumbs, then add rest of the ingredients and mix well,   add in water little by little and knead to form into a soft and smooth dough. 

Let the dough rest for at least an hour covered with a damp cloth. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 equal balls, roll to a quarter plate size using dry flour for rolling. Make the parathas a little thin.

Heat a griddle pan or tawa, place the paratha and cook one side for a few seconds, then flip and  cook till brown spots appear, flip again and cook the other side too, spread a teaspoon of desi ghee on top and on the sides, cook till brown spots appear.  Like wise prepare rest of the parathas. 

Serve hot with any gravy dish, or have it hot for breakfast.. I made this for our breakfast, its crisp and delicious, spread a little desi ghee on top and enjoy... does not require any chutney or pickle.

Labels : Besan, Parathas, Flatbread, Bread Bakers, Healthy, Breads

Check out the Healthy Breads that our fellow #BreadBakers have baked this month:

Amaranth Flatbread from Mayuri's Jikoni
Beet Rye Bread from What Smells So Good?
Blueberry Almond Bread from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Brain Booster Pancakes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Chocolate Banana Flax Almond Meal Muffins from Spill the Spices
Eggless Whole Wheat Brioche Buns from Gayathri's Cook Spot
Grain-free Nutty Carrot Flatbread from A Baker's House
Healthier Applesauce Spice Bread from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Healthy Whole Grain Bread from The Bread She Bakes
Honey Almond Brioche from Kidsandchic
Honey Oatmeal Bread from Food Lust People Love
Multigrain Pesto Swirl Bread from Herbivore Cucina
Oatmeal Crispbread (Oatmeal Knäckebröd) from Baking Sense
Organic Honey Whole Grain Bread from Hostess At Heart
Quick Whole Wheat Bread from Ambrosia
Spiced Besani Paratha from Sneha's Recipe
Sprouted Wheat Bread from Palatable Pastime
Sweet Potato Bread with Honey from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Sweet Potato Millet Bread from The Schizo Chef
Ten Grain No Knead Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Whole Wheat Carrot Apple Walnut Quickbread from A Salad For All Seasons
Whole Wheat White Bean Bread from Cooks Hideout

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Oooh, these look really good. I can't wait to try them with the chickpea flour.

  2. These are pretty incredible! I've got to try chick pea flour! Sounds so delicious.

  3. I love all the mixes of flours and seeds!

  4. The breads look awesome. I have never tried making any of these with besan. Now I have to try this one really soon Sneha.

  5. I love rotis with besan -- makes them so nutty and soft. Love the addition of spices in there.

  6. I love all the goodies stuffed into these beautiful Parathas. I haven't tried chick pea flour yet but it's on my list.

  7. LOVE paratha, and this looks so unique

  8. Love all the seasonings and spices use for the Sneha.

  9. Delicious looking parathas. Just the right thing to begin the day with.

  10. what a flavorful flatbread - perfect with a breakfast omelette

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