Saturday, April 19, 2008

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes to make within a matter of minutes. The best part about this dish is, the filling can be replaced with any of your favourites like gobi, paneer, methi, kheema, palak etc.

Potato - 1 Big
Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Green Chillies - 1 Chopped
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as required

Making the Filling
Wash and cut potato into 4 big pieces. Take water in a container, add salt and boil the potato pieces for about 15 minutes. To test if the potatos are done, pork the potatos with a fork. It should easily pass through the potato. Strain water from the boiled potato and peel off the skin after it cools. Mash potato pieces with a fork. Add salt, chopped green chilli, Red chilli powder, turmeric powder and Jeera to the mashed potato. Mix everything thoroughly.

Making the Dough
Take wheat flour and salt in a wide bowl. Knead the dough with warm water. Dough should be very soft but not sticky. Put a damp paper towel on the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Rolling out and Frying Parathas
Make equal sized balls of the dough as well as potato filling and keep them aside. This potato filling makes 5 parathas. Take a ball of dough, flatten it once. Dust both sides of the dough with wheat flour. Start rolling the dough just until you make sure the potato filling fits in the dough.
Place a mashed potato ball in the middle of dough and seal all the edges by bringing them together. Make sure that the dough is closed completely. Start rolling the potato stuffed dough gently with the help of dry flour. Heat a pan and brush it with oil/ghee. Fry the parathas on both sides.

If you are not planning on consuming them as soon as you make, place them in a sealed container.


ANJALI J. said...

Aloo parathas are my all time the color of the parathas..

shriya said...

Aloo Parathas looks perfect and delicious. Yummy recipe.