February 1, 2012

Coriander / Cilantro Paratha (Kothmir Ni Rotli)

                          Its been 2 and half years to my marriage. Besides family I still miss and remember so many other things from my family and my home. There is this endless list that goes on and on when I become nostalgic and kinda emotional ...you know. But these emotions do not bring tears but bring smile on my face. After marriage you walk with a huge responsibility in your new home and before marriage it was rather a very care free wandering. It's the way the tradition is and life is and every woman sails in the same boat and with age things have to change :)..... (but why sometimes I ask my self)......Wellllll there is no answer to this.... :)

The point is I wanted to mention few of my favorite things which I remember a lot (you can call me materialistic , but yeah I have attachment to them :D ) ...

1) The big terrace which always gave a peaceful sight of the sunset

2) The most comfy Sofa ever in the living room. And the king like treatment received in front of the TV sets, lying on those sofas and mom bringing some garama garam stuff to eat. (That's really wonderful) :)

3)  Our bedroom which was shared by me, my sister and my brother. The unusual thing about this room was its color (total green) and its makeover actually (from an attic to a room and a way to it).

4) A biiiig place for Rangoli.. Every diwali I missed it, drawing rangolis with my elder sister. It used to be a total tiring but full of fun experience, I swear.

5) And lastly  "Mummy ke haath ka khana" :( . I miss that a lot. I have tried to copy many of her recipes here. But still I could not have that taste in some of the dishes. There are some favorite dishes which are always on the menu list whenever we visit her. DahiVada, Tomato Omelet, "chakolya" , Dudhi Kofta, Daal Bati, Simple Daal and Rotli, "Matki", Pepper rice and many more...

The Coriander Paratha recipe also belongs to the same list. Absolute simple, healthy and really yummy. I am sure everyone will like this, unless he/she doesn't like Coriander at all. If you have dough ready at you home this will be done in no time. The roti tastes great with simle "kadhi". I will be posting the recipe for this. But you can find it online.

The only steps to make the stuffing are to chop the corriander and add few ingredients to it.


For Stuffing:

Fresh Corriander - Chopped
Roasted Peanuts - Crushed
Gram Flour (Besan)
Salt - per taste
Red Chili Powder - per taste

I am not giving the quantity here as its way easy to make this. Wear you thinking hats and try it out. The stuffing is also shown in the pictures which can give you a brief idea.

For Dough:

To make 5-6 parathas use 1 Cup of wheat flour

Salt - per taste
Oil 1 tsp

 To spread on top of roti:

Ghee (Clarified butter)
Fresh Lime Juice


1. In a bowl take the wheat flour, add salt and oil to it. With the help of water knead the dough as usual. Set aside for atleast 15 minutes.

2. Prepare stuffing my mixing all ingredients listed in another bowl.

3. Take a ball of dough and roll it to make abut3 inch diameter of roti. Place the stuffing in the middle and get the edges together and close it to make a ball again.

4. Roll this into a roti of about 6 inches diameter. Take wheat flour to prevent sticking of the roti to the surface.

5. Cook the roti on a griddle, from both sides.

6.Then place it on a direct flame or heat.

7. Cook a little till  a few tiny black spots appear. Now the roti is done and place it in a plate.

8. Make a few pinches with the fingers to the roti. Spread Ghee and some lime juice over it.

Steps 5 and 6 are shown in here. The Stuffing is shown on the right side


This  roti can be most enjoyed with a kadhi.


  1. Yummy & delicious one......ll surely try soon!!!

  2. interesting combo of peanuts and cilantro got to try this

  3. I love coriander so as paratha ! ;D I bet it taste really delicious with that coriander filling :)

  4. Hi Sayali
    Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. You too have a nice space here. Glad to follow you.

  5. Coriander paratha looks so delicious....

  6. coriander and peanuts, lovely combo n mouthwatering paratha

  7. Lovely coriander paratha, looks delicious and nice clicks as well :)
    Just wanna ask you if therez any specific reason to add besan, bcse I just make by kneading coriander leaves with flour(without besan) or sometimes with coriander n spice stuffing. I sure wanted to try this, will come back n check for the answer :)

  8. Super flavourful paratha, looks fabulous and inviting.

  9. Never tried this,flavorful..sure must have tasted delicious.

  10. Prathibha..I never tried this without adding besan.. Besan adds a little protein to this meal
    and definately a little flavor :)

  11. wow, that is such a great looking stuffing, I can almost smell and taste it. Thanks for the pics and recipe.

  12. wow..this looks awesome..totally yummy


  13. Delicious!!!Luv all kinds of Parathas..

  14. looks delicious.....never made coriander parathas before......hmmm probably will give it a shot :)

  15. I tried Paratha only twice so far, but i absolutely love it! I will have to try your stuffing version - it sounds great! Happy to be your newest follower!

  16. lovely and healthy parathas...you have a lovely blog. Glad to follow you...Do visit my space too.


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