Gobi Paratha / Cauliflower Stuffed Flat Bread

Gobi paratha is the one which I prepare very often next to aloo paratha because gobi is the husband's favorite. Whenever he shops for grocery, he buys gobi by default. Now you may wonder then why I didn't post it in my blog yet. The reason is, I prepare it most of the time for dinner.  This time, I prepared it in advance to take a picture of it, but oh....It is only 5 in the evening and it is dark. :-(
But somehow I managed to take picture of it and posted it finally. Enjoy the paratha recipe now.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 8-9  parathas


For Dough:

Wheat flour / Atta - 2 cups
Wheat flour for dusting - 2 tablespoons
Salt - to taste
Water - 3/4 - 1 cup
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Butter/ oil - 2 tablespoon or more, for pan frying

For Stuffing:

Gobi - 1 medium size flower (5 cups of florets approx.)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - a pinch
Coriander leaves - 7 strings, finely chopped
Oil - 2 teaspoons
Salt - to taste


For Dough:

1) In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour and salt. Make a dough by adding water little at a time.
2) When the flour is not sticking to your hand, add oil.
3) Knead it for 5 to 10 minutes.
4) The final dough should be very firm and soft.
5) Cover using wet towel and keep aside.

For Stuffing:

1) Meanwhile, cut the cauliflower into florets and quickly wash them in hot water. Pat dry them well. 
2) Grate them using a grater to a fine particles. You can also use food processor to do it.  if you are using a food processor, make sure florets are completely dry before put them in it.
3) Add salt. Mix well, cover and keep aside.
4) Heat oil in wide pan and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds crackle, reduce the flame to very low.
5) Take generous quantity of grated cauliflower and squeeze in between your palms to extract the water in it and add to the pan. Repeat this step till the cauliflower gets over.
6) Increase the flame to medium and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala. Mix well. Taste it and adjust the salt.
7) Add coriander leaves when the raw smell of cauliflower goes well. Mix well.
8) When you feel the cauliflower is dry(means without water) and able to make a ball of it, remove from flame and allow it to cool.

For Making Paratha:

1) Divide the dough into equal size balls.
2) According to the dough count, divide the stuffing and make a ball of it.
3) Take one dough ball and dust it using flour. Roll it to a small round size(Approx 12-15 cm of diameter) and in center keep one stuffing ball.
4) gather the corners of the dough and cover the stuffing ball.
5) Gently press the stuffed ball using your palm/finger as in picture.
6) Using a rolling pin, roll it to a round shape as in picture and repeat the steps for remaining dough and stuffing balls.
7) Heat skillet/griddle and coat with oil/butter.
8) Put paratha and cook it. When the bottom side is cooked turn to other side to cook. Add butter if required.
9)  Repeat the procedure with other Parathas.
10) Serve hot with curd/yogurt and pickle.


1) Washing the cauliflower in hot water is my personal preference and hence doing it.
2) You have to squeeze out the water very quickly form cauliflower before the cumin seeds gets burnt. If you are not able to do so, Do the squeezing job in advance.i.e., before heat up the pan for cooking.

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Looks delicious n lovely filling,Yummy parathas!!

Omg, prefectly done, if u saw my gobi paratha u will definitely laugh, never got them prefectly,btw regarding ur q'n about flax seeds, if you r living in India, do check out at Nilgiris..they are also called as Alsi seeds..

OMG divine paratha..looks so goodddddd :)))


wowooow.. double WOW! i mean look at those beautifully round parathas.. my husband stand next to the tava so the paratha goes fromt he hot girdle directly in his mouth.. under all that pressure they hardly look like a circle.. :) and i forgot to click pictures when mom was visiting and she made some.. gaah.. coz i was the one standing in the kitchen eating them:)
i need some divine intervention to be able to click pictures of parathas:) i think i will just link to yours:)
lovely step by step pictures too!
Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

Yummy looking parathas...Nice clicks too...

Very spicy filling..paratha looks perfect n awesome...yes Uma it's getting darker soon n morning also it's cloudy...feeling lazy :(

parathas look yummy.. bookmarking this as well.. :)

Perfectly done Gobi Parota Dear.Deliciously inviting.Luv it.

Superb parathas...You are too good at geometry...perfect circles ;)...I never get them like this..Love the clicks..

Absolutely divine, super inviting paratha....wonderful clicks..

Delicious looking parathas. Looks simply wonderful.

Hamaree Rasoi

Simple awesome presentation................

Perfectly done..............mouthwatering by looking at the clicks itself........

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Gobhi Paratha looks so yummy! Love the way you have prepared. Tempting clicks.

Gobi paratha looks delicious and pefectly done.The clicks are awesome.

wow delicious and perfect paratha,luks so soft n yum...

Yummy parathas uma! :)

BTW, i really liked that you counted the strings of கொத்தமல்லி இலை! //Coriander leaves - 7 strings, // you are so dedicated dear! :) :)

Perfect and flaky parathas. For the salsa, my friend's dad actually canned the liquid also to drink later. For my taste, I found it to be too vinegary and I could not have more than few spoonfuls.

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Perfectly made parathas.. they r so lovely ..

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..... so tempting and healthy parathas.. looks absolutely perfect.. thanks for sharing dear.. beautiful shots as usual :)
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All time fav and looks so yum ...nice pictures

love these paratas my Kids favourite Lovely clicks too

You have done it so perfectly...such round shaped parathas, wud luv to grab few :)

Great pictorial! :) Feel like eating some parathas now :)

Awesome pictorial~~~~ They look really good! If you have the time, please go through the rules & link it to my Healthy Lunch event. Thanks! :)
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Lovely step wise clicks Uma.

Paratha looks awesome.Loved your picture tutorial.

looks perfect and delicious dear...
I too prepare this the same way :)

Such soft & inviting parathas...Gobi stuffing is one of my most fav!!
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Beautiful nd perfect parathas..

Wow looks yummy and delicious ....

Spicy and delicious filling..yum parathas.

yummy yummy..Delicious..Thanks for the recipe dear

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Great clicks and looks delicious!

Perefect shaped paratas..Has to blame the weather really..I too find it hard to click pics now :(

Superbly done Uma, beautiful presentation too..Great going there Uma

Delicious gobi partha Uma, perfect round. I love it.

perfectly done uma,love this gopi paratha!!

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Oh those look so amazing, I could almost bite into it :) lovely step by step pics n beautiful presentation.

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Perfectly rolled, they look so neat! Love the pictorials too :)

gobi paratha luks perfect and yummy..Nice click

perfect paratha's uma :) . Love ur idea of grating florets ..

perfect looking parathas...well presented

Awesome parathas...i simply love stuffed parathas...and as winter is slowly setting in here..it's time for me also to make these yummy things and gorge...ha ha!

Delicious parathas,looks so inviting.

Delicious paratha's.. They are very thin & yummy too...

woow! You're a genius! And these look precious and delicious! Thank you. Especially for the detailed step by step description and for sharing such a yummy-looking recipe! yay!

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