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January 29, 2018

Mixed Vegetable Paratha Using Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder

Vegetable paratha recipe


Recently I got Preethi zodiac mixer grinder for product review.  As Preethi Kitchen appliances is one of my favorite brands, I agreed to do it. In this post, I have shared my opinion after using it for 10 days. I have also shared the recipe of an easy vegetable paratha made using Preethi Zodiac chopper and atta kneader.
Preethi Zodiac offers a wide range of user friendly options like grinding, atta kneading, juicing, grating, slicing, chopping and citrus juice press. Its more than a mixer grinder for sure. It has a powerful 750w motor which is ideal for grinding dosa batter as well. I have tried all these options and shared my opinion about the same. Read on..



Preethi Zodiac MG 218 750-Watt Mixer Grinder 

SPECIFICATIONS (As mentioned in the product)
  • Model No.: Zodiac - MG 218
  • Voltage: 230V AC ~ 50 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 750 Watt
  • Motor: Universal 750 Watt High Power Motor
  • Material of Body: A.B.S
  • Material of Jars: Stainless Steel and Transparent Plastic
  • Blade Assemblies: Stainless Steel, Machine Ground and Polished
  • Speed Controls: Rotary Switch with 3 Speeds and incher
  • Flex Cord: PVC insulated 3 Core, Flexi cord with Plugtop and earthing
  • Country of Origin: INDIA

Preethi Zodiac looks awesome and attracts us by its first look especially the shiny black colored body and the steel rim combination makes it a real winner. Its Package is so neat. Every part was well wrapped and kept inside a cardboard so that it would be safe while shipping.
Its instruction manual is very small but its crisp with all the details. So I din't have any difficulties in assembling the jars and bottom. Before using the jars, I washed them individually using soapy water to remove the plastic smell.

PROS & CONS

PROS
  • Zodiac has a wide bottom with rubber holders. So it is stable while running and vibrates less.
  • It has a powerful 750w motor. So grinding job gets done quickly.
  • It has two blue light indicators.One at the speed knob and other at the bottom of the machine. The bottom light turns red to indicate overload conditions.
  • Master chef jar and its accessories are too good. But the slicing blade is sharp. Please be careful while handling them.
  • I loved the Atta kneader more than other attachments.
  • Juicer, extractor is also equally good. Spout in the juicer is a good idea.
  • Grater and slicer is doing its job perfectly.
  • Small Chutney Jar is quite helpful to grind very small quantity. Its handle is very strong and sturdy. Its lids are also interchangeable.
  • Medium and Big jars are useful for grinding Vada batter and Idli,dosa batter. Everything comes out great. 
CONS
  • Too noisy. This is the first thing that irritated & scared me. Even though its noise level is mentioned as permissible in the specifications in AMAZON, I felt its high when compared with the other Preethi mixers I had used.
  • Other than grinding jars, all the accessories and atta kneading jars are plastic. So I am not sure about its life. It may break if heavily loaded or fallen down. But Preethi service center is available all over India.So getting the spare parts may not be difficult.
  • There is no coconut grater. Zodiac would become a complete food processor if its available. But you can extract coconut milk using the extractor. 
  • Citrus juicer is Okay I feel. 
  • Slicer has one size. It is not adjustable. So you cannot make very thin slices of vegetables for making chips. Similarly grater has one size.
  • Though the cleaning is easier, there are too many small parts. This mixer parts are not dish washer friendly.
Overall, I liked this product and felt worthy for its features. It would have been much better and secured 5 star rating if the noise is less. If you're looking for a good mixer grinder with multi-functions, you can go for it.

You can buy this product online in PREETHI Website Or in AMAZON, FLIPKART  at a lesser price.

Now lets see how to make an easy mixed vegetable paratha using Preethi zodiac chopper and atta kneader. It does the job quickly and easily.

Preethi Zodiac review
Preethi Zodiac mixer grinder 


Easy mixed vegetable paratha recipe


Easy mixed vegetable paratha recipe

How to make vegetable paratha recipe easily using Preethi Zodiac.


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Paratha Recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Wheat flour / Atta - 2 cups
  • **Mixed vegetables - 1 cup ( chopped finely)
  • Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - Little ( I used around 1/2 cup)
  • Cooking oil or ghee - to drizzle
  • **Mixed vegetables : I used 1 small carrot, 1 big piece of cauliflower, 2 leaves of cabbage, 1/4 capsicum, 1 big onion, 1 green chilli, 2 tbsp coriander leaves)

METHOD

  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables into 2 inch size to chop in Preethi zodiac.
  2. Take the master chef jar and put the chopping blade.
  3. Chop the vegetables finely. Remove the chopping blade and replace with atta kneader.
  4. Add wheat flour, spice powders, salt and oil. Grind to mix well.
  5. Add water little by little while the mixer runs. Dough will be kneaded in few minutes.
  6. Remove and make shapes. Cook paratha on both the sides drizzling oil or ghee.
  7. Serve with onion raita and pickle.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and chop all the vegetables into 2 inch size. Place the master chef jar and put the chopping blade with the coupler. Drop all the vegetables and coriander leaves. Grind to very fine pieces. Wipe the sides whenever needed.
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    • Now remove the chopping blade and replace with atta kneader. Add in wheat flour, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, ajwain and cooking oil.

    vegetable paratha recipe

  • Grind well to mix them evenly. Wipe the sides of jar using the spatula. Now add water gradually to make a non-sticky dough. Remember this dough needs less water. So add it carefully.

  • Pulse the mixer in speed one and grind till it becomes a smooth dough. It takes just few minutes. Check the dough if its non-sticky and smooth. If its too sticky, add some more wheat flour and knead again in the mixer.

  • Dough will come out easily without sticking to the walls of the jar. Remove the dough and make balls of uniform size.
    vegetable paratha recipe
  • Roll into thin or thick paratha by dusting in wheat flour. Roll it as you wish. I make slightly thick paratha. Heat dosa tawa and cook paratha on both the sides by drizzling and greasing oil on the paratha. Cook till you find brown spots all over the paratha. Cook in medium flame for better results. Remove and serve hot immediately with onion raita and pickle.
    vegetable paratha recipe
    vegetable paratha recipe
  • Enjoy !

  • Note

    • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as you like.
    • If you have added more water while kneading, you can add more wheat flour and knead to make smooth, non-sticky dough.
    • You can add up to 3 cups of atta for kneading the dough.
    • For variations, you can make masala using chopping vegetables and spice powders and then stuff it in the dough while rolling.

    Do try this easy, yummy vegetable paratha using Preethi Zodiac.It makes your job done quickly and easily without any hassles !

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    June 29, 2017

    Palak Chapathi – Spinach Chapati – Pasalai Keerai Chapathi Recipe

    Palak chapathi (Spinach chapati, Pasalai keerai chapathi in Tamil) is an easy, healthy paratha recipe that can be served with onion raitha or boondi raita and pickle as the side dish.
    Palak chapati recipe

    I make this easy palak chapathi for our dinner usually. I followed my soft chapati recipe and added masala powders to make this spinach chapathi flavorful and soft. Curd & oil is the major ingredient that helps to make it soft. You can roll it thin or thick and pack it for lunch box if you like. You should eat it hot to enjoy its best taste. For variations, you can add finely chopped palak leaves and add it to make the job easier. Lets see how to make easy palak chapati with step by step photos !
    Spinach chapathi

    Palak Chapati / spinach chapathi recipe


    Palak Chapati / spinach chapathi recipe Easy , healthy palak chapathi / Spinach chapathi recipe with step by step photos - Easy, instant dinner recipes
    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Dinner Recipes
    Serves: Serves 14 nos
    Prep time: 30 Minutes
    Cook time: 5 Minutes
    Total time: 35 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup - 250ml
    • Wheat flour / atta - 2 cups
    • Palak leaves - 2 cups
    • Ginger - 1 inch piece
    • Green chilli - 1 no
    • Curd - 1 tbsp
    • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
    • Ajwain/ Carom seeds OR cumin seeds - 1 tsp
    • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
    • Salt & water - as needed

    METHOD

    1. Wash and clean the palak leaves. Grind the leaves, green chilli and ginger to a smooth paste adding required water. Set aside.
      Palak chapati/ spinach chapathi
    2. In a wide plate or bowl, take the whole wheat flour, ajwain, ground palak, curd, cooking oil, salt, garam masala powder and mix well.
      palak chapati recipe
    3. Add little water only if needed. Make a smooth dough.Knead for 5 minutes. Grease with oil. Cover & rest for 30 minutes.
      palak chapati recipe
    4. After 30 minutes, make ball sized dough and dust in wheat flour.Roll it thin or thick as you like. I rolled it medium thick.
      palak chapati recipe
      palak chapati recipe
    5. Heat a dosa pan. Put the chapati and cook in low to medium flame. When bubbles start to appear, flip the chapati and cook the other side. Apply oil on both the sides by flipping the chapathi.
      palak chapati recipe
    6. Remove and serve hot with onion raita or boondi raita.
      Enjoy !
    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of masala powder as per your taste.
    • For variations, you can add finely chopped palak leaves, grated ginger & green chilli instead of grinding them.
    • You can use cumin seeds instead of ajwain.


    Easy, healthy palak chapathi is ready to relish with boondi raita & pickle.
    Palak chapathi recipe
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    January 6, 2017

    Gobi Paratha Recipe–How To Make Cauliflower Paratha With Video Recipe

    Gobi paratha recipe with step by step pictures
    Gobi Paratha is Sendhil’s most favorite Paratha recipe. After marriage he took me to In-swing restaurant in BDA complex, Banashankari and got this cauliflower paratha for me as he loves it very muchHappy. That’s the first time I tasted a stuffed paratha in my lifeBatting Eyelashes.He told me to try the same at homeWinking. As I was a beginner in cooking, I did not have any idea about the stuffing part, how to roll paratha etc. When I tried it, all the stuffing came out while rolling and the paratha became a disasterTongue. Still he appreciated me for my attempt and ate well. And that’s my manLove Struck. Now after so many years of cooking, I can make a good gobi paratha for him.So I wanted to share this recipe in my blog with step by step photos and a detailed video recipe to help beginners. You can try this yummy paratha recipe for dinner or lunch box. Even Kids would love this paratha if you cook it adding ghee or butter. It comes out soft and stays good for hours. Lets see how to make Gobi paratha/Cauliflower paratha at home easily !
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    November 28, 2016

    Easy Mooli Paratha Recipe – Radish Paratha

    Easy mooli paratha
    Radish paratha ( Mooli paratha, muli paratha in Hindi ) is a popular North Indian paratha recipe. It is basically a Punjabi recipe. Usually I make mooli paratha/ radish paratha by stuffing mooli masala in roti dough. But recent days, I have been making mooli paratha without stuffing following this easy method as told by my friend Shalini.Its a no onion no garlic paratha recipe. In this method, I have added the ground mooli along with spice powders to the whole wheat flour directly. To make this paratha soft, I have added besan flour, oil and curd. These ingredients help to keep this paratha soft for few hours. I have made these paratha thin as Sendhil loves this way. Make it thin or thick as you wish.Bachelors and working women will find this recipe very easy to prepare in busy morning hours or for dinner after coming back tired from office. Onion raita , masala dahi or pickle would serve as a best side dish for this paratha. Friends, do try this easy mooli paratha recipe at home and share your feedback with me. Lets see how to make this easy radish paratha / muli paratha with step by step photos !
    Easy mooli paratha

    Easy Mooli paratha / Radish Paratha recipe


    Easy Mooli paratha / Radish Paratha recipe Mooli paratha ./ Radish paratha in an easy way without stuffing !
    Cuisine: North Indian
    Category: Dinner / Breakfast
    Serves: Serves 2
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 2 Minutes
    Total time: 12 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup - 250ml
    • Wheat flour - 1 cup ( I used Aashirvad atta)
    • Besan flour - 1 tbsp
    • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
    • Curd - 1 tbsp
    • Radish - 2 nos ( medium sized)
    • Carom seeds/ Ajwain - 1 tsp
    • Finely chopped green chilli – 1 no
    • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
    • Dhania powder – 1.5 tsp
    • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
    • Coriander leaves - a fistful ( finely chopped)
    • Salt – as needed
    • Water – few tbsp  ( Use very less water)
    • Cooking oil or ghee – to drizzle on paratha
    METHOD

    • Wash and peel the skin of radish using a peeler. Discard the skin. Slice the radish into thin roundels. Grind them to a smooth paste without adding water. While grinding wipe the sides of mixie jar and grind for long time till radish becomes a smooth paste. If you do not want to grind the radish, just grate it using a fine grater and keep aside. No need to squeeze the water from it.
      Easy radish paratha 
    • In a wide plate, take the wheat flour, besan flour, cooking oil, curd , carom seeds, red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powderand finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.Mix everything well to make a crumbly mixture.
      Easy mooli paratha recipe
    • Now add the ground radish paste/ grated radish and mix well without adding water. Flour will become semi wet now. So add very little water using a tbsp measure and make a soft, non-sticky dough. Make sure you do not add more water. If the dough becomes sticky, paratha may turn out dry and hard. So add water very carefully. The quantity of water depends on the water content in radish. I used less than 1/4 cup of water.

    • Easy mooli paratha recipe
      • Grease your hands with oil and make golf sized balls from the paratha dough.Arrange them in a plate. Take one ball, dust in wheat flour and roll it to a thin or thick paratha as you wish. Paratha should not stick to the rolling pin. Do not use more flour for dusting. It will make the paratha dry even if you add more oil. Make all the paratha and keep them in a plate. If  you are not able to make round paratha, just roll the paratha to any shape, cut it with a round box lid. 
      • Heat a dosa tawa. When its hot, drop a paratha on the tawa. Keep the flame medium. Apply a tsp of oil or ghee all over the paratha, cook for a minute. Flip and cook the other side as well. Brush with oil. Cook both the sides till golden spots appear. Remove the paratha, brush with more oil or ghee if you wish. Serve it hot with raita and pickle to enjoy its best taste. If you are packing for lunch, just stack the cooked paratha one over the other, roll it in a thermal foil and keep inside the lunch box. Stays soft for few hours.
      Easy mooli paratha recipe
      Enjoy !

    Note
    • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your taste.
    • Usually I make this paratha thin as per my family’s likings. Make it thick if you wish.
    • You can replace carom seeds with cumin seeds.
    • Adding besan flour is optional. You can skip it too.
    • Adding curd and oil helps to make the paratha soft.
    • Be careful while adding water. Add it little by little. The quantity of water depends on the water content present in radish.

    Enjoy this easy mooli paratha with a simple onion raita and pickle and relish a quick breakfast/ dinner !
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    December 11, 2015

    Paneer Paratha Recipe - Stuffed Paratha Recipes

    Paneer paratha recipe
    Basically I love to try different varieties of paratha recipes at home.I make aloo paratha and mooli paratha most often.But I have not tried paneeer paratha & gobi paratha recipes so far.I have tried many paneer recipes like paneer gravies,korma,Paneer Kheer, Paneer biryani & even Paneer bonda. But somehow I haven’t tried my hands on the most popular paneer paratha recipe.Yesterday I bought a 200gms block of paneer just to make this stufffed paratha.It was so easy to make and it came out so tasty,flavorful and soft.This paratha would be loved by kids and adults as well.For variations,you can mix some grated cheese along with paneer and make it for kids.Try making this paratha for you lunch or dinner.It tastes yum.Lets see how to make this easy & healthy paneer paratha recipe !
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    April 10, 2015

    Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe - Stuffed Potato Paratha Recipe

    Aloo paratha recipe
    Long back I had shared an aloo ka paratha recipe learning from my friend.Today I tried Punjabi style aloo paratha for a change. I never thought its so easy to make and tastes like the one we get in paratha joints here.Its a no onion,no garlic jain recipe apt for fasting days. I loved the simplicity of this recipe and of course its delectable taste with the combination of masala dahi raita. Yes masala dahi is one of the best side dish for aloo paratha. I came up with this recipe after googling so many punjabi paratha recipes and videos. For rolling these parathas, I followed my friend’s method of rolling obbattu using two polythene sheets. It was very easy to roll and the potato stuffing din’t ooze out at all.I have shared the procedures with step by step pictures along with tips & tricks to make a perfect paratha for beginners sake.I hope and I am sure it will come out well for you.Try it and let me know how u liked it.I always make the parathas thin as my man likes it that way.Please make it thick or thin as u wish.This morning I packed few parathas for his lunch box and i am waiting for his feedbackBatting Eyelashes.Ok,lets see how to roll and make these yummy,soft Punjabi aloo ka paratha recipe with step by step photos.

    Aloo paratha recipe

    Punjabi style aloo paratha recipe


    Punjabi style aloo paratha recipe Punjabi style aloo paratha recipe -Easy to make,soft n flavorful !!
    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Dinner
    Yields: 8 nos
    Prep time: 15 Minutes
    Cook time: 3 Minutes
    Total time: 18 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS
    For the dough
    • Atta/Wheat flour - 2 cups ( i used aashirvaad)
    • Water - as needed ( I used 1 cup + 1/2 tbsp)
    • Oil - 1/2 tbsp
    • Salt - as needed
    For the stuffing
    • Potato - 4 nos (medium sized)
    • Ajwain/Omam - 1/2 tsp
    • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece ( grated or finely chopped)
    • Green chilli - 1 no ( finely chopped)
    • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp ( I used 3/4 tsp)
    • Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
    • Chat masala powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Anardana powder/Pomegranate seeds powder OR Amchoor powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
    • Cumin powder/Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Finely chopped coriander leaves - few tbsp
    • Salt - as needed
    METHOD


    • In a wide bowl,take the flour and add salt.Mix well.Make a dent in the center and add water little by little.Gather the flour and make a soft n smooth dough.Lastly add 1/2 tbsp of oil and cover the dough.Spread well and set aside for sometime till u make the stuffing.
    Aloo paratha recipe
    • In a pressure cooker base,wash and add the potatoes along with required water.Cook for 3-4 whistles.Take the cooked potatoes,peel the skin and mash them very well without any lumps(This is the first most important point to make the stuffing prevent oozing out)
    Aloo paratha recipe
    • To the mashed potatoes,add all spice powders,ajwain,finely chopped green chillies,grated ginger and coriander leaves.Mix them well adding the required salt.Check for taste and add more spice powders if needed.Make golf sized balls out of the stuffing and set aside.
    • Now take the dough & knead it really well by greasing your hands with oil.Make balls from the dough equal to the size of the stuffing ball.
    Aloo paratha recipe
    • Take an obbattu sheet greased with oil & place the dough ball & stuffing ball.Press the dough ball into a small circle.Make sure the sides of ball is thinner than the center.Now place the stuffing ball in the center.Bring the edges of the dough and cover the stuffing ball.Press it and put few drops of oil on the stuffed dough ball.Place another polythene sheet over the stuffed dough and pat it well to make a round thick or thin paratha as u wish.In this method,u don’t need to dust the paratha in flour.Just few drops of oil would do.
    Aloo paratha recipe
    • If u don’t want to follow this method,just stuff the filling in the dough as mentioned above.Dust the balls in wheat flour and roll it using a rolling pin.for this method,u don’t need oil but u have dust the paratha with wheat flour.Excessive dusting may result in dry paratha.So take care.
    • Now heat the dosa tawa and drizzle some oil.If using obbattu sheet for rolling,transfer the entire sheet with paratha over the dosa pan and remove the sheet.Cook the paratha only in medium flame on both sides by drizzling some oil around  & all over the paratha.Remove & serve hot with raita !Enjoy !
    Aloo paratha recipe


    Note

    • Make sure the potato is mashed really well else the stuffing will ooze out while rolling.
    • The consistency of dough should be soft and non-sticky.U can add more oil if needed.
    • The size of the stuffing ball should be bigger than or equal to dough ball.This helps to spread the stuffing evenly all over the paratha.
    • You can roll it thin or thick as u wish.
    • Adjust the quantity of masala powders as per your taste.
    • You can use obbattu sheet for rolling the parathas or simply dust the paratha in wheat flour and proceed like making chapathi.
      
    Enjoy this yummy punjabi style aloo paratha recipe for your breakfast/dinnerHappy
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