Monday, February 1, 2010

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is a North Indian dish. Boiled mashed potatoes are spiced and stuffed in the dough and rolled. They can be savoured with yougurt, pickle or simple enjoy it with a small dallop of butter on hot Parathas. Here is what you gonna need -
For the dough -
Ingredients -
1) 1 cup wheat flour
2) 3/4 cup water
3) 1 tbsp Oil
For the Stuffing -
Ingredients -
1) 4 medium sized potatoes
2) 4-5 green chillied slitted and chopped
3) A bunch of cilantro freshly chopped
4) 1 tbsp Amchur powder
5) 1 tsp cumin seeds
6) Salt
Method -
1) Knead the dough with all the ingredients. It should be a semi soft dough and not as soft as needed for chapatis. Cover for 15 minutes and keep aside. Divide the dough into golf sized balls. Make 8 parts.
2) Cool the boiled potatoes to room temperature. Peel and mash them. Add the green chillies, cumin seeds, cilatro, amchur powder and salt to it and mix well. Make 8 seperate parts of the mixture.
3) Take 1 part of the dough and roll it into a small round. Place 1 part of the stuffing mixture in the rolled dough and cover up all the sides making a dumpling as shown in the picture. Repeat with all the other balls and keep aside. Let them rest for 2 minutes. Do not roll immediately.
4) Roll the stuffed ball into a paratha and fry it on a hot griddle from both sides with little oil.

Serve the parathas with yougurt, any pickle of your choice, mint chutney or even tomato ketchup. Enjoy!!!


Asha said...

Love aloo parathas, looks so good.

Tejaswini said...

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