Chelsea's Stuffed Paratha's

My daughter is showing more interest in learning to cook and asking a lot of questions while I am cooking, and the other day, she asked me if she could help roll out, stuff, and cook a paratha. I really didn't expect her to be able to do it, but she did an awesome job with the whole process! I was really happy for her when the bread began to puff... She was excited to watch this happen. I remember when I would get so frustrated by flat, rock hard or chewy bread.

This time I tried something different with the dough, I used 1 cup of wheat flour, and 1 cup of besan, I thought this would make it a little healthier and I wanted something different. The stuffing was from (of course, my fav.) Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking.

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33 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow she has grown, last picture you showed of her was when she did the running.
I think it is really wonderful she is showing such intrest in cooking.

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

How cute your daughter is interested in helping you and learning cooking! The parathas look wonderful!

Cynthia said...

Hugs to you and the family honey! And an extra special hug for Chelsea!

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)

n33ma said...

What a lovely puffed up paratha...and by a kid wow!

Cham said...

Oh I remember the school picture of Chelsea! I cannot believe how well the paratha puffed! Meeso, u ve a little chef on the way. Well done Chelsea!

Dershana said...

Is that ur daughter? pretty girl. Your parathas luk real yum!

Varunavi said...

Paratha is yummy.love to see a kid showing interest in cooking.All the best for her.

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)

~ Thanks, Cham, I hope she enjoys cooking as much as I do.

~ Yes, Dershana, that's my daughter, she will be 10 next month :)

~ Thanks, Varunavi!

sriharivatsan said...

Wow, how well the parathas are puffing up, that too made by a kid...superb..Your daughter looks very cute meeso..

Arabic Bites said...

chelsea looks so cute rolling out the paratha.
looks yummy,good job Chelsea!

kahliyalogue said...

Your daughter is beautiful and very talented!Im not at all surprised she`s taking interest,with the love of food that you inspire! Those parathas look yummy!any chance for a recipe?can you refer me to one? Mia

Linda said...

Wonderful that you can pass the gift of kitchen-wonder to your daughter! She did a great job -- great teacher no doubt :)

Ranjani said...

The paranthas look awesome! Looks like your daughter's been bitten by the cooking bug too:))

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Wow! perfect paratha and wonderful blog here!

Adlak's tiny world said...

daughters are always our right hand, helping us most of the times.. cute gal u got.

parathas looks wonderful and awesome.

Suma Rajesh said...

ur daughter is too pretty..no doubt shez following ur cooking path...paratha has come out perfect..i too feel happy when my 3 yr kiddo makes sandwich..hehe..i can imagine how happy u would be..

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone :)

Uma said...

wow, you have a little chef at home Meeso! She is as talented as you! paratha looks so soft and puffed up. Good job Chelsea! Keep it up!

Vibaas said...

Wow that looks so good. that's so sweet of your daughter :)

Laavanya said...

Wow.. she has done an amazing job and stuffed parathas are usually tough. It's so nice when our kids help us out in the kitchen no?

Joie de vivre said...

Your daughter is so cute! How nice that she is learning from you.

Angry Asian said...

meeso, i love your blog and here is why:
the foods you prepare: things you eat everyday and just from a glance (i will go back to check it all out), indian which i love.
just this first post i've read, your daughter is helping you with dinner. my own mother was not receptive to me being in the kitchen with her and i think it's wonderful that you're encouraging her interest in this.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone :)

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Thanks for your nice comments in my blog Messo!

DEESHA said...

wow, yu r one lucky mom .. its very difficult to get children interested in cooking

Yasmeen said...

Wonderful,my parathas never puff so well.Chelsea,sure has got the knack in making parathas,lazy me never cared to learn until after marriage.The besan and flour mix for the dough sounds good,must try it sometime:)

Navita said...

Girl...great job at teaching ur daughter...n soon I will be asking u for Indian Cooking tips.:)

Bravo!

Vani said...

How cute! And it took me a very looong time to actually be able to stuff parathas and make it work! Hope you are doing well, Meeso.

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)

Vishali said...

wow meeso stuffed parathas look awsome....so puffy...good one.

Noor said...

Ok I am going to have to make this. You all make it look so easy but when it comes to making bread for me, UGH forget it. And I love bread UGH...

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Vishali!

~ Thanks, Noor... Believe me, I didn't always make bread well, it was quite a struggle for quite a while, just keep trying new things, and practicing, an eventually, you will get it :)