No more complaints of repeating dishes for dinner anymore – here are 20 healthy paratha recipes for kids, one for each week day of the month!
Parathas are among the most popular dishes served for dinner across India, even in states where rice is the staple grain. Parathas are heartier than chapathis or rotis, and the best part is that they’re so versatile!
You can make a paratha out of pretty much any grain you have on hand. You can make plain parathas or you can stuff them with a variety of vegetables, herbs, spices or proteins. The sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing your paratha!
That’s why we’ve gathered together some of the healthiest and yummiest paratha recipes, that are sure to be a hit with the whole family. There are enough to last you for every week day of the month without repeating a dish, so you can say good bye to complaints about dinner from now on!
20 Healthy Paratha Recipes for Kids
Aloo paratha can be called ‘the Amitabh Bachchan of parathas’ – it’s the most popular among them! Few things trigger feelings of nostalgia, warmth and an overall fuzziness than a nice thick aloo paratha smeared with homemade butter!
Certain kinds of fasts in India require abstinence from common grains like wheat, which is when ingredients like water chestnut flour or rajgira make an appearance. This rajgira paratha from Whisk Affair is perfect for fasts, and as regular dinner fare too.
You probably use wheat on a daily basis, but why restrict yourself to that when we have so many other grains abundantly available? The easiest way to use a variety of grains is by using our 100% Multigrain Mix.
Missi paratha is a great way to spice up plain parathas without making it too overwhelming for kids. This goes perfectly well with plain homemade curd since the paratha itself is quite flavorful.
Raks Kitchen combines two super healthy ingredients – broccoli and sprouts – in one dish! Broccoli is a vegetable most kids have trouble with, and this is a great way to get all those important nutrients.
Millets have a whole lot of health benefits like better digestion and essential nutrients like protein and calcium. If you’ve tried a paratha with multiple grains, the natural next step is a multi millet paratha.
8. Gobi Paratha
Cauliflower has suddenly got a place in the spotlight in the health food world, and Sharmis Passsions celebrates this vegetable with a simple yet delicious gobi paratha recipe.
If you’re a vegan household or your child is lactose intolerant and can’t have paneer, this tofu stuffed paratha is the perfect dish! It’s always fun to try traditional Indian recipes with new ingredients.
10. Pumpkin Paratha
Pumpkins are an easy vegetable to work with – you can easily puree them and add it to anything – porridge, soup, cookies and more. Whisk Affair uses it to make a fiber and Vitamin A-rich paratha recipe that looks bright and yellow too!
Kids making a fuss about eating paneer? Sneak it into a paratha, with this paneer paratha recipe! This way, you get multiple macro nutrients in a single dish – perfect for fussy eaters!
12. Dal Paratha
Like parathas, dal is another dish made in every Indian home, in several different ways. But now, Tasty Appetite has a delicious way to make use of any leftover dal you may have – by making dal parathas!
13. Methi Paratha
We know all leafy greens are good for health, but they all have a different set of benefits. Methi leaves are great for improving digestion and bowel movements, lowering bad cholesterol and preventing lifestyle diseases. Get all these benefits and more in a simple dish – methi parathas!
14. Pizza Paratha
Kids love pizza, but the ones you order home aren’t exactly healthy, not to mention expensive! Sharmis Passions has the perfect alternative – pizza paratha – which is healthy and economical, and also ready in 30 minutes!
15. Besan Paratha
Besan is used to make all kinds of snacks, especially pakoras, but it works quite well in parathas too! Take a break from wheat parathas with this besan paratha recipe.
16. Egg Paratha
Anto’s Kitchen has the perfect breakfast solution that’s guaranteed to keep your kids full till lunch! This paratha, made with whole wheat flour and stuffed with scrambled eggs is filling, nutritious and delicious!
Kids love cheese in all forms – including in a paratha! If you’d like something that’s simpler than the pizza paratha but still features cheese, this carrot cheese paratha is the answer.
Cubes n Juliennes has a recipe for a lachcha paratha that looks as good as it tastes. These parathas do take some time and effort, but the end result is completely worth it!
19. Beetroot Paratha
For kids, appearances are important, which is why parents are always trying to make food look attractive. This beetroot paratha doesn’t need any extra garnish, since the bright pink color is enough on its own!
Having trouble getting kids to eat their greens? Chef in You has the solution: a hara bhara paratha, which you can stuff with any greens your child currently dislikes. He wont’ be able to spot it among all that gorgeous green color!