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We could not walk past the purple cauliflower at the farmers market this week. My daughter immediately rushed to the table and picked up o...

Gobi Paratha/ Cauliflower Paratha : Its A Purple Gobi / Cauliflower Partha

We could not walk past the purple cauliflower at the farmers market this week. My daughter immediately rushed to the table and picked up one and put them in my hands demanding that I buy it because she wanted the cauliflower which came in her favorite color: Purple. Today, we decided to make gobi paratha for lunch. It was so perfect with the rain and cold weather in this part of the county.What amazed me was the color of gobi when we grated it. Absolutely beautiful and most colorful thing that I have ever cooked with. It tasted delicious and made the paratha's look so photogenic. I served this spicy paratha with strawberry raita and I must say it was perfect.


Food Processor
Cutting Board
Box Grater
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Rolling Pin
Rolling Board


For Dough: Makes 8 parata's

Atta / Whole Wheat Flour - 4 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Water - Enough to make a soft dough ( totally depends on the brand of flour used)

For The Filling:

Grated Cauliflower - 4 cups ( only the flower and not the stock)
Grated Fresh Ginger - 1 tbsp
Grated Garlic - 2 cloves
Mint - 1 tbsp minced
Cilantro - 1 tbsp minced
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili Powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp ( depending on the spice level)
Ajwan Seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - A dash
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1tsp

For Making the Parata:

Flour - 2 1/3 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp


Preparing The Dough:

1. Add the flour, salt, oil, ghee to the food processor and mix for 30 seconds. Add water 1/2 cup at the time and run the processor until the dough comes together. Wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in the fridge until ready to use.

Preparing The Filling:

1. Heat the wok with ghee and oil to medium high. Add coriander powder, ajwan seeds and allow them to blend in the oil for a few seconds.

2. Add the grated cauliflower to the wok and mix well. Add turmeric, chilli powders and salt. Mix well.

3. Add the dash of lemon juice, mint and cilantro. Remove from heat.

Making the Paratha:

1. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Make balls of the dough and flatten it and dab with some flour.

2. Roll it out a little and then place this dough into a bowl. It creates a natural cup where you can add the filling making sure to leave some space to seal the parata. (NOTE:This method will help you create even sized parata)

3. Seal the parata by bringing the open edges together. Sometimes some air bubbles would be trapped in the ball. Make sure to release it before sealing.

4. Remove the dough from the ball roll in some flour, flatten and then roll out into a thick parata.

5. Place it on the tava that is heated on medium high. Cook on both sides to remove the rawness and then add ghee/ oil mix on both side. Serve them  hot with strawberry raita.


  1. love the way you prepared in bowl

  2. Truly colorful, a perfect treat to the tummy and the eyes.

  3. Healthy and colorful paratha.. looks absolutely delicious.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. paratha's look woderful sri and love the way you have made it :)

  5. Colorful Gobi for sure,... will try it when I get the Purple Cauli. Never heard of strawberry Raita.. cant go wrong for sure...

  6. Never seen this colored gobi before. Purple cabbage is common though. The cup idea is smart!

  7. Looks so awesome, I've never seen purple gobi..