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Peas paratha or Matar ka paratha is a delicious Indian flatbread, where whole wheat soft dough ball is stuffed with mashed green peas. This paratha is easy, healthy, and very nutritious. Peas paratha taste great if peas stuffing is little spicy as peas have little sweet taste. Peas paratha is the perfect dish for breakfast or in any meal accompanied with raita and pickle.
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Peas Paratha | Matar Ka Paratha | Green Peas Stuffed Flatbread

Peas paratha or Matar ka paratha is a delicious Indian flatbread, where whole wheat soft dough ball is stuffed with mashed green peas.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 Paratha
Calories 151kcal
Author Bhawana

Ingredients

For Stuffing

  • 2 cup green peas fresh (if frozen then thaw before measuring)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ cup onion chopped finely
  • ½ tsp fennel seed saunf
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds or cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil

For Dough

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Warm water

Instructions

Dough preparation for green peas paratha

  • First of all, take flour, salt, cumin seed powder and oil in a mixing bowl. Mix nicely so that salt is combined uniformly in the dough. Make a soft dough with warm water.
  • Keep it covered until stuffing is ready. This will make the dough very soft.

Keep it covered until stuffing is ready. This will make the dough very soft.

  • 1. Now prepare green peas stuffing as per given notes above whichever type of peas you are using.  Add in the grinding jar and use a few pulses you don’t need a smooth paste.
  • 2. Heat oil in the pan and add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onion. Cook for 2 minutes till onion is soft and golden brown in color.
  • 3. To this add fennel seeds, cumin seeds or cumin powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix nicely.
  • 4. Finally, add green peas paste. Mix properly and cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir it till the mixture becomes a little dry and no smell of rawness of peas.
  • 5. Cook for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Transfer peas filling to a plate and let it cool down.

Rolling Stuffed Paratha

  • 1. Divide dough and stuffing into equal portions. With this much quantity of ingredients, I could make 8 parathas.
  • 2. Dust the rolling surface. Roll out a circle of about 3″ in diameter. Place one portion of peas filling in the middle and gently seal it.
  • 3. Gently press the stuffed dough ball in between your palms. Roll out into a circle of 6-7″ diameter.
  • 4. Put little pressure while rolling it out. Make gentle circular motion around the center and roll it further.

Cook Paratha

  • 1. Heat a griddle on medium heat.
  • 2. Transfer the rolled paratha on this hot Tawa (griddle). Cook it till you see little bubbles forming up on the surface.
  • 3. Flip it on the other side and cook for 30 seconds. Apply oil on this side and turn it back. Repeat the process and cook this paratha from both sides until brown in color.
  • 4. Repeat the same with other dough balls. Green peas paratha or matar ka paratha or stuffed peas paratha is ready to eat.

Notes

Storing suggestions
The Best part of this stuffed paratha recipe is, it is a make-ahead easy paratha recipe. You can prepare the green peas filling in advance and store it in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Stuffed matar paratha can be stored at room temperature for just one day. In summer it is not advisable.
If you are kneading dough with the green peas puree and making paratha, then for two days paratha can be stored at room temperature.
Note- I have not tried keeping it in the fridge or freezer. It tastes great when fresh.
 
Tips & FAQ’s
  1. Do not over grind, we do not need a smooth paste. It should be a few pulses for a few seconds.
  2. You can keep this stuffed paratha on room temperature for 24 hours. keeping more then onion will start slimy.
  3. Stuffing should be at room temperature, you can not stuff when hot.
  4. The dough must be soft, else rolling paratha will be difficult and stuffing will come out.
  5. You can adjust the chili as per taste, being sweet in taste, a little spiciness makes a perfect balance with sweet green peas.
How to make peas paratha without stuffing?
You can puree all the ingredients listed under peas filling and knead the dough. It will use less water while kneading. This is another way to make your favorite matar ka paratha without worrying about stuffing.
What to serve with matar paratha?
Boondi raita, lauki raita, masala chaas, green chutney, masala chai, and sweet lassi are few side dishes to serve along with matar paratha.
Indian stuffed paratha recipes taste great and you can have them anytime with simple cardamom tea as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg