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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cilantro stem Paratha.. just yummy !

I love the smell and taste of Cilantro leaves /Coriander leaves. I like to put a lot of it in my curries, raitas and daals. All that is routine when it comes to cilantro...I wanted to try something new with it... So I ended up making this roti... with cilantro stems.

I always collect the stems of the cilantro leaves. As I said I love the smell of the fresh cilantro... The thing is, the stems of the cilantro are as fresh, flavourful and aromatic as the leaves.Then y throw them rt?... So I stock them up, wash them well... lightly dry it and then chop them into fine pieces and then put them in my tamarind, and store. This tamarind I use specially when I am making Rasam / Chaaru. It gives such a nice flavour and Aroma to the rasam. Do try it next time u make ur rasam. Yummmmm!


I am sending this Cilantro stem paratha recipe to Srivalli's Roti mela event. Check out my previous entries to the roti mela here.

You need :

Cilantro stems - 2 cups finely chopped
Fresh coriander leaves - handful finely chopped
Gram flour /Besan - 3/4 cup
Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cup
Ajwain - 2 tsp
Jeera /cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Coriander / cumin powder - 2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Method :

Put all the above ingredients in a bowl and mix it up into a dough using some warm water.
Make this dough soft and pliable.

My lovely lunch platter! Lobia bhaji, yoghurt, pickle, onions and my lovely cilantro stem parathas:D

Heat the griddle on medium heat.Take a small ball of dough and roll it into a circle. This circle is called as a roti. Now put it on the hot tava. Drizzle oil on the side and let it roast. flip it on to the other side and again drizle some more oil. Cook until brown spots appear on both sides.

Ur roti is ready. Enjoy hot...as it is.. or with some garlic chutney...or yoghurt and pickle.

Enjoy!

26 comments:

shanti said...

hi shubha mouthwatering parathas...never heard of them.......nice recipe dear

Cham said...

I can smell the parotha :) Lovely entry Subha...

Asha said...

Cool! I have collecting stems without knowing what to do except throwing them in chutney!:)

Looks colorful, good one.

Jeena said...

What a brilliant way to use up all of your coriander stems! This is a wonderful recipe the colours are so appealing, delicious.

skribles said...

Hey I too love cilantro stems ... I usually grind up the stems when making any tomato/onion gravy or a chutney.
Nice idea of making parathas with them.
The tip to place them with tamarind is good - especially for rasam :)

ranji said...

me too simply love cilantro..i also add so much of it in my curries..simply love the flavor:)...i also add it in my dosas and parathas too..good one shubha..looks damn good:)

Suma Rajesh said...

nice idea shuba...usually i make raita out of coriander stem...this roti looks fabulous...great entry for the event

Andhra Flavors said...

roti lookS FABULOUS. good entry shubha.

Trupti said...

Cilantro stem paratha..that's good idea..lovely & delicious.

Uma said...

nice idea to add cilantro stems to the paratha. must have tasted great. nice entry. Love your lunch platter, yum!

notyet100 said...

lunch plate looks so yummy,,,nice combo,..everythin rocks//

sowmya said...

nice one..thanks for sharing this will know what to do now with stems..

Devi Priya said...

Nice Recipe, Shubha! I have a Surprise for you in my blog.

Illatharasi said...

Ur paratha looks great... I too love cilantro... will try this:)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

I too just looove cilantro! In my opinion, u just dont have to throw the stems away!! great entry....i would add the leaves too ;-)!!

Srivalli said...

nice way to use the stem subha..we mostly stock them and use in the rasam daily...it does adds good flavour to rasam..this is another good way to eat them!..thanks for the entry!

Sireesha said...

Nice idea to add cilantro stems to the paratha now came to know what to do with stems. Lovely lunch plate....

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Kalva said...

yumm love the paratas.. Saving cilantro stems is a nice tip... lemme try next time

Madhavi said...

Lovely recipe Subha. Paratha looks great and with pickle of muhme pani aa raha hai :))

Vani said...

Some people cannot believe we use the stems of the cilantro too! It's as good as the leaves themselves, don't you think? Never tried parathas with them. Yet :)

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey Lux lovely! What creativity dear!!!
Hey one more thing, my feed is giving me a problem too, they arent appearing on the taste of india list.....tell me how to make it happen dear...please!

Meera said...

great idea.
Hey something for you, on my blog. Hope u like it.

Divya Vikram said...

Thats a nice innovative idea to use the stems Shubha..great entry

Swati Raman Garg said...

perect use of d stems haan...

ok i have a little something for you in my blog.. come over and check it :)

meeso said...

Oh, I also LOVE cilantro! I will use it like crazy when It's around! I also use the stems... It's a taste and flavor I can't get over... I will try this bread for sure!