Tomato Paratha is a delicious and nutritious dish that is popular in India. It’s a tasty way to incorporate the health benefits of tomatoes into your diet, making it an excellent breakfast or lunch option. This dish is easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available, making it an excellent choice for busy weekdays or a quick snack.
Benefits of Healthy Parathas
Eating healthy is crucial for maintaining a balanced diet and leading a healthy lifestyle. Parathas are a staple food in Indian cuisine and are loved by people of all ages. Traditional parathas are made using healthy flours like Wheat and Gram Flour (Besan) making them healthy options for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Here are some reasons why you should eat parathas made with healthy wheat flour instead of refined flour:
- Rich in nutrients: Parathas made with whole wheat flour are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and other essential nutrients like B vitamins, iron, and calcium. Whole wheat flour is made from the entire wheat grain, including the bran, germ, and endosperm, making it more nutritious than refined flour.
- Supports weight loss: Whole wheat flour has a lower glycemic index compared to refined flour, which means it helps regulate blood sugar levels and reduces hunger pangs, making it easier to maintain a healthy weight.
- Promotes digestive health: Fiber is essential for maintaining good digestive health, and whole wheat flour is an excellent source of fiber. Consuming healthy parathas regularly can help prevent digestive problems like constipation, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Good for heart health: Whole wheat flour is a rich source of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, promoting heart health.
- Boosts energy levels: Whole wheat flour provides slow-release energy, helping to maintain stable blood sugar levels and providing sustained energy throughout the day.
So, next time you’re craving a delicious and comforting meal, reach for a healthy paratha made with whole wheat flour.
Here’s why you should consider making tomato parathas a part of your diet:
- Rich in vitamins and minerals: Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins C, K, and A, as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health and preventing various health problems.
- Good for heart health: Tomatoes contain antioxidants that help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Supports digestive health: Tomatoes are rich in fiber, which is essential for maintaining good digestive health. Eating tomato parathas regularly can help prevent digestive problems like constipation, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Promotes skin health: Vitamins A and C, which are abundant in tomatoes, are known to promote healthy skin and prevent signs of aging.
- Low in calories: Tomatoes are low in calories and are an excellent choice for people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight.
Thus, tomato parathas are a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate the health benefits of tomatoes into your diet. They are easy to make, low in calories, and rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health. So, next time you’re looking for a tasty and healthy meal, try making some delicious tomato parathas.
Tomato Paratha recipe video
- 1 Bowl For kneading the dough
- 1 Griddle To cook the parathas
- 2 Cups Multigrain flour You can use readymade multigrain flour or mix different flours viz. Wheat, rice, gram, etc. The total quantity should be two cups.
- 1 Tbsp Red chilli powder
- 1 Tbsp Coriander powder
- 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Carom seeds Optional. Carom seeds are spicy. So, if you are using, adjust the quantity of red chilli powder and green chilli accordingly.
- Salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp Chopped green coriander For that lovely hint of green color. And fragrance of course 😉
- 1 Chopped green chilli Optional. You can use only red chilli powder instead.
- 1 Large Tomato Two small tomatoes would do too.
- Water to knead the dough
- 2 tsp Oil To add to the dough while kneading. It makes the dough soft and the prathas crispy.
- Oil as required For cooking
- Wash the tomato and puree it along with the skin. Keep aside.
- Take the flour in a bowl and add all the spices and 2 tsp oil.
- Add the chopped coriander, green chilli and tomato puree to the flour and spice mixture.
- Mix well and knead a soft dough. You may use a little water too, if required.
- Divide the dough into 7-8 small balls. Roll out the dough into small disc shape and apply oil on half part.
- Fold the disc into half and apply oil on half of this.
- Fold again and roll like a regular roti.
- Heat a tava and roast the paratha applying little oil on both sides. You may press the paratha a little while roasting to make it crisp.
- Serve hot with your favourite dip/sauce or pickle.
More Paratha Recipes
While we love all kinds of parathas, Aaloo (Potato) Paratha remains our favorite.
Here are some more of our favorite healthy paratha recipes.
- Healthy Lauki (Bottlegourd) and Carrot Paratha
- Corn Mutter(Green Peas) Paratha
- Onion Paratha
- Pedha Poli (Sweet Paratha)
- Mooli (Raddish) Paratha
- Beetroot Paratha
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