Horsegram / Muthira/ kollu is very good in cold season becoz of its warming effects on body. Horse gram is rich in B-complex vitamins and protein. It is quite delicious to taste and at the same time highly nutritious.
Horsegram / Muthira/ kollu - 250 gms
Green chillies - 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Corriander leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Wheat flour- 6 cups
water- to knead the dough and pressure cook horse gram.
Refined Oil, Butter,Ghee - 1/2 cup
Soak horse gram overnight. Pressure cook the horsegram with the water just covering the horsegram. Give three whisles, one in high flame and two in Low flame.
Grind the cooked horsegram in a mixer with out any water. Also add coriander leaves, salt, green chillies and ginger while grinding. with the help of a knife or spoon stir so that all are ground uniformly. Make balls with this and keep aside.
Knead Wheat flour with enough water and salt. Divide chapatti dough into balls. Spread them with hand. Keep the prepared horsegram ball inside and bring together all the sides in the center and seal tightly. .
Roll this ball with a rolling pin like a chapati , using wheat flour for Powdering.
Transfer them on to a tava (griddle). Cook the paratha on a tava (griddle) using little ghee or butter or refined oil, until both sides are golden brown. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make more parathas.Horse gram Paratha ready..... Serve hot with pickle or curd. I have sprinkled red chilly powder and salt on curd. I could make 14 parathas with this measurements.
Recipe Courtesy: Mrs.Ruchi Raman,Dehradun.