Bored of eating regular parathas? If yes, we have something really tasty and healthy for you. If you are particularly craving something sweet and want to try a new version of paratha, then this gur paratha is perfect. This can be served on several occasions. You can also have this on days you are fasting. The main ingredient of the dish is jaggery aka ‘gur’. It is also known as ‘bellam’ in Telugu, ‘vellam’ in Tamil, and ‘gul’ in Marathi. In North India, jaggery is made using sugarcane while in South it’s made with dates palm (Nolen gur) and sap of coconut. It is prepared by boiling the sugar cane juice till it becomes solid. Jaggery is a rich source of sucrose that helps in providing energy to the body. It has immense health benefits too. Here is the recipe for gur paratha that you can try at home. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 7-8 almonds (thinly, sliced)
  • 6-7 cashew nuts ( thinly, chopped)
  • Green cardamom (powder)
  • 4 tbsp jaggery powder 
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee for roasting 

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Instructions:

  1. To begin, you need to knead the dough. For that, take a big wide utensil, add wheat flour, salt, and 1 tbsp ghee. Now, knead this with lukewarm water. Once you get a soft dough, keep it aside for 10-15 minutes. 
  2. Take a small bowl, mix the ingredients including jaggery powder, thinly chopped cashews, sliced almonds, green cardamom powder, and fennel seeds and combine nicely. 
  3. Preheat the iron Tawa, take a small portion of dough and roll it in a small 3-4 inch diameter.
  4. Apply little ghee to paratha, then stuff the jaggery mixture. Close the stuffed paratha properly and roll it back into a ball. 
  5. Dust the dry wheat flour and flatten it gently and convert this into a thick small paratha. 
  6. When the Tawa is enough heated place it on tawa. When it turns little brown from beneath, flip it on the other side, apply ghee on the brown side and flip it again, and spread some ghee on another side as well. 
  7. Roast the paratha, until it gets crispy or brown.

Transfer on a serving plate, and your gur paratha is ready. Serve it with sweet curd or churma.