Mint Paratha is a delicious, appetizing and highly flavorful Indian whole wheat flat bread made with wheat flour flavoured with dry mint leaves and spiced spices. This is very popular Indian flat bread that is commonly known as Pudine ka paratha in Hindi. Mint Paratha is awesome and delicious flat bread that kids would also love to eat with plain curd. Apart from its aromatic taste, the mint paratha offers a number of health benefits that we get from mint/ whole wheat flour/ cumin and pepper powder hence making this dish very healthy and nutritious.
Mint leaves also known as pudina or mint derived from the Greek word Mintha is a genus of flowering plants from the Lamiaceae family. Mint leaves are a leaf most well-known for the fragrance and cool refreshing taste. Mint can be either used as fresh leaves or dried and is best source of mint in cooking. Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, raita and ice creams. Fresh mint is also used as part of an ingredient for the excellent aromatic rice based dish the Biryani. It is also used in preparing the delicious and mouthwatering mint chutney served along with various kebabs and snacks and appetizers. Some of delicious recipes prepared using this aromatic herbs are Mint paratha, Mint leaves & lemon dal, Coriander & mint rice, Hot lemon tea with mint and many more...
Paratha is a flatbread that originated from the Indian Subcontinent. They are considered to be the most preferred morning meal at most north Indian homes, restaurants and dhabas across the country. Parathas can also be eaten at lunch or dinner. They are one of the best foods that kids would love to eat. Parathas are made using unleavened flour, pan fried. These breads differ from area to area highlighting the variety of Indian culture and food habits. There are a variety of parathas that can be prepared. Paratha are either made plain or stuffed with variety of spicy vegetables mix which includes potatoes, radish, paneer, cauliflower, green leafy vegetables, egg, chicken, etc.
Whole-wheat flour is an essential food element, produced by grinding the whole wheat. The term "whole" refers that all the grain used and nothing is lost while producing the flour. Whole-wheat flour is required in baking of breads as well as other baked food products. Some of the popularly prepared Indian flatbreads made with whole wheat flour are: stuffed paratha, roti, chapatti, tandoori roti and a lot others…
- If you are handy with fresh mint leaves, then use fresh one.
- Pan frying method is healthier than deep- frying.
- Whole wheat flour consists of vitamins, minerals, protein and loaded with fiber.
- Whole grain is a good source of calcium, iron, along with other minerals like selenium.
- Mint leaves juice is largely used as medicine for stomach disorders and morning sickness and chest pain.
- Mint leaves are very popular in aromatherapy.
- It is said that drinking a glass of milk adding few mint leaves relieves abdominal pain.
- Mint leaves juice is applied to insect bite areas, so that it gets healed quickly.
To try this luscious and delectable Mint paratha and enjoy making it for your family.