Stuffed paratha for kids

These filled Indian flatbreads are a good way to experiment with spices and flavours - you only need a tiny amount of filling and it is a good way of using leftover mashed potato or cooked vegetables. Parathas can be served alongside a curry or can be eaten with dips as an alternative to sandwiches in picnics or lunchboxes.

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For the dough

For the filling: about one cup of a mixture of the following

  • leftover cooked potato, chopped or mashed
  • cauliflower, carrot or squash, microwaved, steamed or boiled until soft
  • frozen peas or sweetcorn, defrosted
  • spring onion, chopped
  • cooked, shredded chicken or lamb (optional)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut, soaked in a few spoonfuls of hot water (optional)
  • spices, such as ground cumin, cinnamon, coriander, curry powder or paprika, to taste (optional)
  • chopped fresh coriander, to taste (optional)
  • squeeze lemon juice