Saturday, October 31, 2009

Aloo Paratha/Potato Stuffed Flatbread.

Aloo paratha, with some yogurt and pickle, ummm....... who can decline an offer of such a combo. At least I cannot. Made this for dinner the other day, my kids enjoyed it very much.

For covering
1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour,
1/2 tsp salt,
2 tsp oil,
water to make dough.

For filling,
3 potatoes cooked, peeled and mashed,
1/2 tsp cumin powder(jeera ),
1/2 tsp coriander powder(dhania),
1/2 tsp dry mango powder(amchur),
1 tsp turmeric powder(haldi),
1 tsp white pepper powder,
salt to taste.

extra ghee or oil to apply on the cooked paratha.

  • Take whole wheat flour in a bowl, add salt and the oil to it. Slowly add water and make a soft pliable dough. Keep aside covered for about 20 minutes.
  • Mix all filling ingredients.
  • Make lemon sized balls of the dough(about 8). Divide the filling also into 8 portions.
  • Roll out the dough into a circle about 4 inches in diameter, spread one portion of the filling on one side of the circle and cover to make semi circle, press the edges to seal ,dredge in flour and roll out into a thin paratha.
  • Heat a tava or non stick pan on medium high heat and roast the paratha for about 2-3 minute on each side till it is cooked.
  • Take it off the pan and apply oil or ghee on both sides.
  • Cook the rest in same manner.
  • Serve with yogurt and pickles.

I know this is not the authentic way to make and roll a paratha, but this method works fine for me without the stuffing coming out. The authentic method of making a circle of 3 inches in diameter and then putting stuffing and covering the stuffing and then making a ball and trying to roll it flat into a paratha is a disaster for me :(
Even though I fold it in a semi circle I still almost manage to roll it out to an almost circle paratha :)
I picked this knack of making circles from my mom :)

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