This never goes out of fashion. To be honest, this was the first time that I started liking Moringa, by having it as a Paratha. Being committed to good health, you would find in the recipe, how we make Parathas. This process through which the oil doesn't smoke, makes it retain all the good properties and flavors. The heat of the Paratha makes it melt and provides a smooth texture. In a way, it is more like a roti.
The other difference that you would notice is that we advocate cold-pressed oils from plant-based sources. This could be coconut oil or olive oil. You can definitely use ghee, but our recommendation is that you don't put it in a skillet and smoke it. Apply it later, when the roti is crisp. This is very similar to preparing Paratha's in tandoor.
Moringa is a versatile nutrient-rich product from the Drumstick Tree. As you start using Moringa, you will be surprised, how similar it is to Spinach or Palak. And at the same time more nutritious. It has 10 times more iron than spinach (if the quantity is the same).
This recipe is very similar to the Moringa Ragi preparation that we featured earlier and very easy to make. In fact in your regular preparation, you can simple add 1 tablespoons of Moringa per cup of flour. When you have it regularly, you can witness small changes in you life, starting with load of HAPPINESS
The Hot Moringa Parathas
Nothing can beat parathas, be summer or winters. My wife hailing from the north, this the staple breakfast. I would not deem it healthy, until the time my wife started making for me in a healthier way. The combination with our Superfood, Moringa, makes it even healthier.
Moringa is a known nutrient powerhouse with almost 10 times more iron than Spinach (making the similarity so that you can picture it). Iron is one of the important builders of immunity and helps the body to fight fatigue & lethargy. Check our Trivia section to know about the latest Superfood that is taking the world by storm. You will be surprised when you consume Moringa every day, how it prepares you in taking on the world.
We recommend the use of cast iron pans/skillets to make the Roti. Also since we use primarily plant-based oils, we would recommend using Virgin Olive Oil/Virgin Coconut Oil for smearing. To be honest, this doesn't take away anything from the regular preparation. In fact, it makes it better by giving it the natural aroma and properties of the oil. You can also use ghee if you like.
The recipe is an easy one...
Wheat Flour 4 cup
Green Chillies 2 Finely chopped
Onions 1/2 finally chopped
Good Lyfe Project Moringa Superleaf Powder 80 gms ( ~ 10 tbsp)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Combine all the ingredients - the Wheat Flour, Green Chillies, Onions, Coriander, salt & Good Lyfe Moringa Powder in a large mixing bowl & mix for even distribution
Add little water at a time and knead the dough for about 5 minutes till it soft and has an even consistency
Cover the dough & let it rest for 15 minutes
Make small portions of the dough splitting into 4-5 balls
Take one ball (made from a small portion of the dough) and using flour as dust, roll to make a roti. You can grease the tawa if you like
Cook on both sides on medium heat, until the roti is cooked and slightly crisp
Add Virgin Olive Oil/Coconut Oil and fold the Rotis
Your hot Moringa Paratha is ready. Serve hot!
The favorite combination that goes well with Paratha is pickle and yogurt. You can spice up the yogurt with Good Lyfe Amla Powder and roasted cumin seeds with crushed & roasted mint leaves.
It a great recipe packed with nutrition and energy. Do tell us how did you like the recipe (& leave us a rating). You can also take a picture and tag us on Instagram (@goodlyfeproject). You never know what you may end up winning, in addition to inspiring many others!