Paratha nutty fruity tarts


Paratha nutty frutti cups


Tender, flaky paratha cups are filled with a delectable combination of dried nuts, dates, coconut, tutti frutti (candid fruits), peanut butter with the cinnamon and vanilla flavour. Finished with cherries/currants. These bite-sized desserts are simply delicious and healthy, no added sugar.

The original recipe uses puff pastry for making cups, here I used frozen whole wheat parathas and it puffed out as pastry sheets. Frozen Whole wheat parathas is healthier than puff pastry sheets so tried this variation.

They are perfect bite for parties/ any occasion.

Yields: 6-8cups
Preparation time: 15 mins
Baking time: 15 mins


  • Frozen whole wheat parathas-3 ( thawed)
  • Olive oil butter-to brush

For topping:

  • Roughly crushed Walnuts- 2tbsp
  • Roughly crushed Pistachio-2tbsp
  • Roughly crushed almonds-2tbsp
  • Dates-1/4cup (deseeded and finely chopped)
  • Tutti fruitti-2tbsp (mixed colour)
  • Desiccated coconut-1/4cup
  • Peanut butter-1/4cup
  • Cinnamon powder-1/4tsp
  • Vanilla essence-2tsp


  • Currants/Cherries


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg c , lightly grease 12cups muffin trays and set aside.

For topping:

  • In a bowl add crushed almond, pistachio, walnuts, coconut, cinnamon powder, peanut butter, tutti fruitti, dates , vanilla essence mix well until well combined.
  • Transfer all the parathas  on the lightly floured surface and slightly roll and cut into  3-4inch diameter 6-8 circle , place each circles in the greased muffin pan and use your fingers to press it firmly and evenly up the sides to make a pastry shell.
  • Pierce each shells with fork, freeze for 5minutes.
  • Then bake until cups are golden brown, (approx. 12-15minutes) .
  • Let it cool in the pan for 5minutes.
  • After 5minutes carefully remove from the pans and cool completely.

To serve:

  • Spoon the nutty fruity topping into the pastry cups. Top it with currants and serve immediately.


  • Puff pastry sheets can be used instead of frozen parathas.
  • If you like more sweet can include honey

I am bringing this recipe to Angie’s Fiesta Friday


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 11, 2014, in Dessert, Indian, International, Kids recipes, Sweets and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 49 Comments.

  1. These are super cute Chitra, love this 🙂


  2. How innovative! Do you think I could do this with leftover Parathas?


  3. With nuts it looks yummy:) kids wil love it


  4. You are the queen of cups 🙂


  5. Those look delish! So cute. 🙂


  6. I get these are so delicious Chitra!! Yum! So colorful too!


  7. Kitchenequations

    A healthy combo 🙂


  8. These look so cute, Chitra! 🙂 And healthy, too. Thanks for bringing some healthy treats to FF table. Happy FF#24!


  9. Sinfully Tempting

    Chitra, these are adorable! And they look SO delicious! Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂


  10. Hi Chitra, I am one of the co-hosts for Fiesta Friday this week and can I say that these make a wonderful addition to the table?! Such a clever idea to use paratha instead of puff pastry – thanks so much for sharing and Happy Fiesta Friday!


  11. I love the combination of flavors inside! Happy Fiesta Friday, and have a wonderful weekend. 😀


  12. paranthas ??? wow !!! my daughter will never pick at her food again. This goes on ‘to do’ 🙂 They look so cute and crunchy


  13. These are beautiful little tarts and so original. I love the colourful fruit mixture and the nuts and other flavourings. I can’t believe all the new ideas I am picking up from the guests at Fiesta Friday this week. Thanks so much for joining the party and bringing this beautiful recipe.


  14. How interesting to use whole wheat parathas as a base. They look beautiful and ever so colorful!


  15. Hi Chitra, Really a cute, healthy and easy dessert! That is awesome! Thanks for bringing these cuties to Fiesta Friday! 🙂


  16. What an innovative dish. Luv it. 🙂


  17. This looks wonderful! yummmm!!!!


  18. Hi Chitra! These are just the dessert I need right in front of me, right now! Theyre so pretty.. and filled with nutty and fruity goodness! Im bookmarking this one! ❤


  19. Your cups look so good! Yummy!
    Happy Fiesta Friday!


  20. O wow. These are amazing. I love the look of that filling. I’m so glad you’ve come to Fiesta Friday this week.


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