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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aloo Paratha

I just love parathas, the good thing about making parathas is that, once you learn to make any kind of paratha, it becomes that much easier for you to choose your stuffing and make your own unique paratha. Here I would like to share one such recipe. Unlike my previous recipe postings, this one is much more simpler and requires the least amount of ingredients.

Ingredients:For Aloo stuffing -
Potato (Aloo) - 4 large
Green Chillies - 4 medium spicy
Coriander Leaves - small bunch
Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
Salt to taste

For the dough -
Wheat Flour - 4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Water

Method:
Sieve flour and salt together in a vessel, add oil and mix well. Slowly add water and knead it to soft yet firm dough. Leave the dough to stand for about half an hour.

Slice the potato into two halves, cook them in a pressure cooker with little salt, first on high flame until whistle and then simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then de-skin & smash the potatoes (be careful not to make a paste out of it). To this, add cumin seeds, finely chopped green chillies, finely chopped coriander leaves. Add salt to taste. Mix thoroughly with the help of a spoon and divide the mixture into balls as shown in the picture below.


Make balls out of the dough and then roll it into small circle around 8cms diameter, leaving the centre portion thicker than the edges. Now place the potato stuffing in it, bring together the cover from all the sides to the center, seal tightly and roll the parathas. You may use wheat flour to dust and keep the paratha from sticking. Cook on a hot tava, use a little oil or ghee, and cook until both sides are golden brown.
Serve these hot, mouth watering parathas with some curd and tomato/mango pickle.

2 Comments:

Jean said...

Aloo parathas with curd & pickle are my favourites, too!
I didn't know of this interest of yours, Anup. :)
Glad to have found your blog.

- Jeena

Anup (Vikky) said...

Thanks Jeena. Sorry didn't see your comments earlier.

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