Lauki Paratha


1 cup grated lauki(opo squash/bottle gourd)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp red chilli powder or 1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp carom seeds
1 tbsp oil
Salt as required


1. Rinse, peel and grate lauki in a bowl. Add red chilli powder or green chilli, garam masala, carom seeds and salt as required. Mix everything very well.
2. Now add whole wheat flour and oil. Mix the flour with the rest of the mixture. Start gathering the mixture and knead to a soft dough.
3. Do not add water as the juices from the lauki are enough to knead. Incase the dough gets sticky, then add some flour to it and start kneading again.
4. Now, take a small sized ball from the dough. Dust it with some flour and start rolling the dough. Dust some flour in between so that the dough does not stick to its bottom. Roll to a medium sized paratha.
5. Place the rolled paratha on a hot tawa. When one side is partly cooked, then flip it.
6. Spread some oil or ghee over the partly cooked side. Flip again and spread some oil or ghee on the other side. 
7. Roast till the paratha is cooked well and you see some golden brown spots on the paratha.
8. Similarly prepare all the parathas in this way and stack them in a casserole.
9. Serve hot or warm parathas with plain curd or pickle.