Pan Fried Flat Bread With Oats

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Pan fried flat bread or paratha with oats.

I always feel happy when my not so oats loving family members love my oats recipes.

Oats porridge are disliked by them. So I try adding oats often in the breakfast with my own recipes. And the best part is they don’t get to know about it and gobble up everything.

Today I made simple paratha/pan fried flat bread with oats. And its delicious. Added flax seed powder too.

Flax seed is a source of healthy fat, antioxidants, fiber and omega 3.
Flax seed can also help lower the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Dry roast the flax seed and let it cool. Grind and keep in freezer in a airtight jar for later use.

I served it with potato curry, but you can serve it with any other curry, curd,  chutney/dip or pickles.

I used green coriander but you can use mint, spinach or any vegetables of your choice.

You can prepare it with any stuffing of your choice. Or make it plain like me.

You can add garlic, egg or onions too. I didn’t.

Recipe

Wholewheat flour  – 1 cup

Oats  – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Tomato  – 1 large chopped

Ginger  – 1/2 inch piece

Flax seed powder  – 3 teaspoon

Oil or clarified butter/ghee – 1 teaspoon + for frying the paratha/pan fried flat bread

Green chilli  – 1-2

Coriander leaves  – handful chopped

Method

Dry grind the oats and keep aside.

Now take chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger and flax seed powder and grind altogether. If you want to add garlic, onion or egg add in the girder now.

In a bowl take all the ingredients. Make a dough with the help of water.
Add water in small quantity at a time.

Knead a smooth and soft dough.
Grease it with 1 teaspoon oil and cover the bowl.

Keep aside for 10-15minutes.
Divide the dough in equal quantity and give shape of round balls.

Take one ball,  flatten it with your palm and coat with dry wheat flour. Dry flour coating will prevent it from sticking to rolling pin and board.

Roll it with rolling pin. I made it simple round like roti or fulka. But you can spread few drops of oil or clarified butter on the surface and dust flour. Fold into half circle.

Again spread few drops of oil or clarified butter and dust flour on it. Fold into a triangle shape.
You can change the shape as per your choice.

Oil and flour dusting gives you a crunchy taste.

Roll the paratha again.
Heat a griddle or tava. Place the paratha on it.

When the bubbles starts to rise on the surface flip it.
Spread little oil or clarified butter/ghee.

Press with a spatula. Shallow fry the paratha by repeating the process till golden brown spots appear on both sides.

Your paratha/pan fried flat bread is ready. Spread some butter if you like. Serve hot.