Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)

Tuvar Lilva Stuffed Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)

Winter season brings in fresh vegetables and herbs. The cold air tempts us to eat something spicy and tasty. In Gujarat, India, you will find stalls of fresh tuvar (pigeon peas), peas, surati papdi, val ni papdi, fresh coriander, green garlic leaves, green chili, ginger everywhere. The tuvar is fresh and cheap during the winter.  The ladies in the houses are busy buying tuvar, peas, surati papdi, val ni papdi. These green pods requires cleaning and removing the seeds from them. This becomes extra work for the cooks in the house. They store them in the freezer for the remaining months. Many dishes are prepared such as Lilva paratha, Lilva Kachori, Undhiyu, Papdi Muthia nu shaak, Tuvar dana bhaat, chutney from the above ingredients.

Winter is the best season to enjoy the Lilva Paratha.

Lilva Paratha is a very delicious and tasty paratha made by using fresh green pigeon peas (tuvar) and peas. The stuffing is prepared by using fresh tuvar (pigeon peas) and peas along with  boiled potato. It is flavored with freshly ground ginger, garlic, green chili and garam masala. The flavor is enhanced more by using fresh green coriander and fresh green garlic leaves in the stuffing. Whole wheat flour is used to prepare the outer layer of the stuffing. It is then roasted in a pan with oil till golden and crisp.

This spicy Lilva Paratha can be served with coriander garlic chutney, ketchup, curd, raita or soup of your choice.

It is a perfect evening meal for a cold chilly winter.

 

Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
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Lilva Stuffed Paratha

A wholewheat flatbread made by stuffing spicy mixture made from fresh tuvar( green pigeon peas), peas and potatoes. It is then roasted till brown on both sides.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 paratha
Calories 284kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic green chili paste
  • 1/2 cup coriander chopped
  • 1/4 cup green garlic leaves chopped
  • 250 g pigeon pea fresh , crushed coarsely
  • 1/2 cup green pea crushed coarsely
  • 4 medium potato boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • water required to knead soft dough
  • oil for roasting paratha

Instructions

  • Add salt and oil into wholewheat flour. Now knead into soft dough by adding water as required. Cover and keep aside.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Add asafoetida and turmeric into it.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Now add the crushed fresh pigeon peas (Lilva Tuvar) and crushed green peas. Add salt. Mix well.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Add the ginger, garlic and chili paste. Mix well.Cook it covered on low flame for 8-10 minutes or till the crushed peas are cooked.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Now add the boiled and mashed potato. (I have added salt in the potato while boiling them).
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Mix the mixture well. Add garam masala to the mixture. Add additional salt if required and mix well.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Add chopped coriander and fresh green garlic leaves.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Mix them well. Cook for 3-4 minutes till everything is well combined. The stuffing mixture is ready.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Remove it in a bowl and let it cool.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • The stuffing and the dough are ready.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Make balls from the dough. Dust them with flour and roll it in a circle.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Roll the circle of around 10-12 cm diameter. Brush it with oil.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Place the prepared stuffing into it around 1-2 tbsp as shown.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Now fold the edges of the circle horizontally. Press the edges inwards.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Fold the other two vertical sides as shown. It will form a square. Dust it with flour.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Lightly roll the prepared square so that the edges are sealed properly.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Heat the pan. Put the prepared paratha on it and cook it on both the sides flipping in between on medium heat till spots appear.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Apply oil on both the sides and cook till golden brown. The Lilva paratha is ready.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)
  • Cut the Lilva Paratha diagonally and serve with green coriander chutney. You can also serve it with curd, ketchup or soup.
    Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5.2mg

3 thoughts on “Tuvar Lilva Paratha (Pigeon Peas Stuffed Flatbread)”

  1. Very much impressed.. simple but adding green mattar and aloo..i used used grated aloo ..your idea of salted pototo is good..chilli techa and curd can be unique.thanks rajiv..

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