After going gluten-free, I never thought I’d eat a paratha again… ever. I mean, paratha literally translates to layers of cooked dough. It’s one of the most popular flatbreads in India and is typically stuffed with something delicious – like potatoes (aloo) or cauliflower (gobi).
My paleo-friendly paratha is a flaky and crispy flatbread filled with a spiced cauliflower mixture and topped with ghee.
This recipe is the gluten-free version of gobi ka paratha – and it tastes just as good as the real thing.
If you prefer an aloo paratha, just use the recipe for the potato filling in my paleo samosa recipe.
Growing up, my parents made parathas (my fam is Punjabi, so we actually call them prontha or parontay) every Sunday for brunch. The stuffed parathas would be served with a small bowl of yogurt, a huge dollop of ghee and a jar of char (Indian pickles). There would also be masala chai – my parents would sometimes dip their bread into the chai before eating it.
If you like my paleo naan recipe, you’re going to LOVE these paleo parathas. They’re so easy to make and like my paleo naan, the bread requires just three ingredients: almond flour, tapioca flour and canned coconut milk. If you have a nut allergy, you can try my coconut flour naan batter instead.
You’re going to love this! Make sure to also try my paleo samosas next!
Making the Stuffed Pratha:
- In a bowl combine bread ingredients to form a batter.
- Ladle ¼ cup of the batter onto a greased 9.5-inch non-stick frying pan on low-medium heat and allow the flat bread to cook until the bottom firms slightly, then remove and place on a large baking sheet.
- Repeat until batter is done.
- You should now have 6 half-cooked flatbreads (naans) (if you have more… just eat one. You will need two naans/tortillas to make one stuffed flat bread).
- Place 2 tablespoons of cauliflower mixture on one piece of bread.
- Brush melted ghee around the naan (see the picture above) - then place another piece of naan on top of the cauliflower mixture - pressing the two pieces of bread together.
- Repeat until you’ve made about 3 stuffed flat breads.
- Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
To Make Cauliflower Filling:
- Clean the cauliflower by soaking florets in warm water, pinch of salt and pinch of turmeric. After 30 minutes, dump out the water and rinse. Drain and let the cauliflower dry completely.
- When the cauliflower is dry, put it into the food processor.
- Place cauliflower in a bowl with salt and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Then using a paper towel, squeeze the water out of the cauliflower. Place dried cauliflower in another bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
- It's now ready for filling!