Is there some special recipe to create magic? I guess not. Just like a car needs a driver to take it around, a person needs to be driven to put it in his best. I get driven by plenty of things; smell, eyes, writing, intelligence, even hunger. The fun part is when a combination of all of these leads to the creation of something pleasing to the eyes, tongue and smells divine! As a mother of two I often use this creative streak to feed my kids something new, interesting and healthy.
Slightly tricky but amazingly tasty, Gud ki roti is a given at our place every time I prepare ghee. Whilst giving close attention to every detail from setting aside fresh makhan, preparing the stuffing and carefully baking it. Tempted? Sharing this simple and quick recipe for you!
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Ghee to roast
Jaggery powdered or grated – ½ cup
Desiccated coconut – ½ cup
Nutmeg powder – 1 pinch
Cardomom powder – 1 pinch
Milk – 1 tsp
1. Knead soft dough with the wheat flour and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, take a bowl and add jaggery, desiccated coconut, nutmeg and cardamom powder and mix them well together. Add milk if this mixture seems dry. It should be sticky enough to make a ball and get stuffed in the parathas.
3. Make medium-sized laddoos with the dough. Dust dry flour on the board and roll a small chapatti with the help of a rolling pin. Place a small gud mixture ball in it and cover it properly from all sides. Make sure that there aren’t any open cracks left.
4. Delicately roll the gud paratha. Keep it slightly thick else the gud may burn while roasting.
5. Heat a tawa. Grease the paratha well with ghee on both sides and roast till it is a lovely golden brown.
6. Serve hot with a big dollop of white makhan on top!
Kids love this yummy treat and can down a couple of them in no time. This is a healthy recipe to add to your weekly lunchkit list. Also, you can conveniently pack them in your kids lunchkit. Don’t blame me if your kids’ friends place requests for more though!
White makhan is a superfood found in most of our kitchens. It is rich in vitamins A and D, great for skin, enhances brain activity and also increases metabolism. Jaggery has antioxidants, coconut helps reduce risk of heart diseases while nutmeg and cardamom have immense heath and skin benefits. This Gud paratha hence is a wonderful indulgence during winters since its healthy ingredients provide energy and naturally boost our immunity.
Have you tried this Gud paratha before? Do you have a different recipe? Do share with me.