Cabbage and Soya Parathas: A Healthy Version of Your Favorite Food

Effective weight management is difficult short-term measures. It demands a overhaul of one’s lifestyle.

In order to stick with the long-term dietary changes, it is important to innovate to make healthier versions of your favourite foods, rather than sacrificing them all together.

In this recipe, soy flour is incorporated in the all-time universal favourite paratha to give it a nutritional boost. Soy foods can be an excellent addition to your diet plan. It contains isoflavones which are effective in bringing down blood sugar and improving heart health.

Besides being extremely nutritious, the addition of cabbage makes the paratha softer and more palatable and the addition of spices and condiments ensures that the flavour of this delicious treat is not compromised.


1 cups wholewheat flour

½ cup soya flour

2 teaspoons oil

½ cup grated cabbage

½ tablespoon grated ginger

Red chilli powder, to taste

1 teaspoon Dhania-jeera powder

1 green chilli, chopped fine (optional)

1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped fine

Salt, to taste

Oil, to cook (optional)


Add 1 teaspoon salt to the cabbage and keep aside. After 10-15 minutes press the grated cabbage in the fist to squeeze out as much water as possible.

Combine all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough using water as required. Let the dough rest for 30 mins.

Divide the dough into equal balls and roll them into parathas.

On a tava, cook the paratha, flipping it to ensure it is cooked well on both sides.

Serve with low-fat yoghurt and vegetable / chicken curry for a complete meal.

Variation: Substitute cabbage with grated radish or chopped methi leaves for a different flavour.

Bon Appetit!

About Dr Abhay Agrawal:

Dr Abhay Agrawal is a world-class expert in all types of Bariatric and Diabetes surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux-en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery). He is highly skilled with vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery. One of the few in India to offer 3D laparoscopic Surgery.

Dr Agrawal is among World’s first and few to be certified as International Surgeon of Excellence from the non-profit accreditation organisation from USA, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

He has treated more than 4000 patients with Bariatric and Diabetes Surgeries. His Bariatric and Diabetes Surgery program is well known for consistent and high quality results in long term weight loss and permanent cure for Type 2 Diabetes.  He personally treats every patient with out delegating it to juniors.

Dr Agrawal is available for consultations and surgeries at his own Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC) Malad East; SevenHills Hospital Andheri East; Apollo Spectra Hospital Tardeo, at Mumbai; and once a month at Kalda Hospital Raipur, India.

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