Saturday, 28 July 2012

Aloo Paratha (Potato Stuffed Indian Flatbread)

aloo paratha

Since hubby dear is a big fan of aloo paratha, it features regularly in our meals.  I try to make aloo paratha as thin and crisp as I can. Aloo ka paratha is the easiest to make stuffed paratha so newbies can also try their hands at it.
Recipe of aloo paratha/aloo ka parantha
2 cups atta (whole wheat flour)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt

4-5 medium aloo (potatoes) - boiled, peeled and mashed
3-4 green chillies- chopped
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves (cilantro) - chopped

Oil to shallow fry
1. In a bowl, add atta and salt. Slowly add water and knead atta into smooth dough (adjust the quantity of water as needed). Let the dough rest, covered, for 20 minutes.
2. Mix all the ingredients under filling to make aloo ka masala.
3. Pinch a ball (peda) out of dough and roll out into a 3 inch disk (dusting in dry flour as needed).
4. Grease this disk with the help of an oiled spatula or spoon. Place a portion of aloo ka masala at the center of this disk.
5. Gather the edges and reshape into a ball. Flatten this ball between your palms.
6. Roll out into a 5-6 inch paratha.
7. Heat a tava (griddle) and place this paratha over it (for the 1st parantha, grease the tava).
8. Cook the paratha from both sides applying oil. Cook till brown black specks appear on the surface of paratha. Remove from tava and serve aloo paratha with curd and pickle. Similarly make rest of the parathas with the remaining dough and alu mixture.

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