When I posted the recipe for sweet potato porridge, my friend Sheetal said she makes sweet potato parathas for her daughter, Anahita. I think she sent me the recipe more than a couple of months back. She even sent me a photo of the dish. But I’ve been plain lazy. I kept putting off detailing out the recipe and writing an introduction. In fact I’m posting on this blog after two whole weeks. Other than posting some links on my Facebook page (Mum-Mum Time), I’ve been pretty much inactive. I think part of the reason for my inertia was that I didn’t know if I was really reaching out to other moms. Some of my friends and ex-colleagues have been very supportive of my blog—especially Sheetal, Josceline, Shilpi, Shweta, and Eisha. But I didn’t know if I was reaching out to moms other than the ones I know. Then yesterday out of the blue I saw some comments posted by moms I didn’t know. Their encouraging comments were a great motivation for me to write again. 🙂
To get back to sweet potato parathas…I’m yet to make these parathas. Devansh tastes parathas but doesn’t eat them in good quantity to comprise a meal. So when I want him to eat sweet potatoes, I make him a porridge. But older kids will prefer parathas. Give these parathas a try. A good way include sweet potatoes in your kid’s diet, which are a good source of vitamins, iron, and magnesium.
Recipe of sweet potato paratha--a yummy way to include vitamins, iron, and magnesium in your and your kid's diet. Ideal for kids' lunch box.
- 1 medium sized sweet potato
- Wheat dough (2-3 ball-shaped portions)
- 1/4th tsp jeera powder
- 1/4th tsp ginger paste
- Salt to taste
- Boil sweet potato and mash it.
- Add jeera powder, ginger paste, and salt to mashed sweet potato and mix well.
- Make 2-3 ball-shaped portions of the mixture to be used as stuffing for the parathas.
- Take one portion of dough and roll out into a small circle (about 5” in diameter).
- Place one portion of the stuffing on the rolled out dough.
- Bring together the sides of the dough in the center and seal tightly. This again will be ball-shaped. Flatten it slightly so you can roll out to make parathas.
- Roll out the ball-shaped dough stuffed with sweet potato to make a paratha.
- Place the paratha on a non-stick tava and then add a little homemade ghee.
- Turn the paratha over and cook the other side.
- Take the paratha off the tava when both sides turn golden brown.
- Repeat the procedure for the remaining dough.
- Serve hot with some homemade ghee.