Pepper Parathas with Red Bell Peppers

Red Bell Pepper Filled with Grated Red Bell Pepper

A real treat for those who like the sweet, peppery taste of red bell peppers – these pepper parathas are fine on their own, but with curry, dal or raita makes a very satisfying farm-style meal.

Pepper Parathas with Red Bell Peppers
(for 10 to 12 parathas)

3 cups chapati flour (whole wheat flour from India)
2 fresh and firm red bell peppers
1 tablespoon kasuri methi
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Bell Peppers: Wash thoroughly and in a plate or a big bowl, grate the bell peppers with a grater. Start from the bottom and when you reach the top most, discard it. Some seeds join the fun and keep them for extra ruchi.

Paratha Dough: In a big bowl, take the chapati flour. Add kasuri methi, cumin and salt. Mix well. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the grated and juicy bell pepper. Combine into the flour with your fingertips, then gradually knead in enough water or yogurt to make soft dough. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for atleast 30 minutes.

Pepper Paratha: Divide the dough into equal sized pieces and shape each piece into a round. On a lightly flour-sprinkled counter, roll out each round into a 5 to 6 inch circle. Keep the rounds that you are not working on covered, to prevent them from drying out. Heat a cast-iron pan. Place the paratha and cook, turning and moving gently with a spatula until golden each side. Brush ghee or peanut oil, if you like, during cooking.

Remove the pepper parathas from the skillet and serve immediately with curry, dal, kurma or raita for a good meal.

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15 Responses to “Pepper Parathas with Red Bell Peppers”

  1. Nirmala says:

    Real unique combo! I bet this should taste best wtih som pickle and curds! A must try Indira!

  2. DK says:

    Get me your address! I am going to come for lunch 🙂 Somehow I am looking forward to eating food made by you! Warm, Hearty and full of love it sure will be!

  3. simplyfood says:

    Very innovative and creative ,I would never have thought to try this combo.

  4. rashmi says:

    nice one….unique style….
    next time i go for vegetables shopping i am gonna get red bell pepper for parathas…

  5. Ranjan says:

    Indira sounds really nice, I will be trying this at the weekend. Is there a receipe on Dal Mahkhani please? thanks

  6. vineela says:

    Love the pepper paratha,Indira thanks for sharing.

  7. aarthi says:

    looks very nice… I am going to try it soon 🙂

  8. ruchikacooks says:

    Parathas look very nice and colorful. Now a days we are adding a salad to the lunch or dinner. Lettuce kosumbari was also tasty one to try and keep.

    I missed the sprouts biryani post, I have got some growing in the backyard 🙂
    Will make it for sure, now that all ingredients are handy.

  9. Madhu says:

    Red pepper paratha, very creative. Will try this for sure.. thanks for the recipe, looks very delicious.

  10. BDSN says:

    Hi Indira,
    Is it ok to make a paste of red bell peppers and add to dough or should it only be grated?

  11. leena says:

    Hi Indira, As i like peppers very much,i liked the idea of making paratha’s with them.Thanks definetly will try.

  12. Very creative idea, will try it out. Thanks!!!

  13. madhu.g says:

    good combination of healthy and tasty recipe.

  14. Indira says:

    Thanks for your comments. Peppers make pleasing parathas. Hope you get a chance to make them at home.

    Dear DK: You must know that you are always welcome to our home. Let me know when you are here. I will keep the dining table ready full of your favorites.:)

    Ranjan: They tasted good and hope you like them too.
    I haven’t written Dal Makhani recipe yet on Mahanandi. One of these days.:)

    Ruchika: That’s good you are adding kosambaris to your meals.
    Homegrown brussel sprouts will make flavorful dishes.

    BDSN: Paste works fine. It would be good and noticeable to make the paste in coarse consistency rather than smooth paste.

  15. Hema says:

    Good to see the another version to make paratha. Yummy!!!

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