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Friday, September 26, 2014

Aloo Paratha

 Aloo paratha is everybody's favorite ,isn't it ?Mine too.
        There are two instances ,how i started liking this Aloo paratha?
       First one is: When i stayed in hostel, my pals from Punjab make aloo paratha.Even though they are younger to me ,they make these parathas and i eat them hehe..
      Second one is :While we stay at Bangalore we usually go to a Singh dhabha near by every week.They serve perfect aloo paratha and serve it with plain yogurt .When i hear itself  my mind is now where here.
    Even though my hostel friends add onions to their paratha's ,I haven't added in this version .You can very well do so if you love onion flavor in paratha.In that case chop the onions fine and add it .

Some similar parathas
  1. Plain Paratha
  2. Methi Paratha 
  3. GreenChanna Paratha

Aloo paratha

Preparation time:25min(including pressure cooking potatoes)
Cooking time :20 min
Yields:6 large parathas

Ingredients

Stuffing:
  • 3 small size potatoes
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 5 coriander strand
  • few cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • little coriander powder(optional)
  • salt as required
  • little turmeric
  • Small onion (optional)
Outer layer:
  • 2 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  • Salt as required
  • water for kneading the dough
Aloo paratha

Method:
Outer layer:
  • Knead the wheat flour with salt and required water.
  • This should be done at least 3 hours before paratha making.This way parathas will be very soft without adding oil/milk/Banana/Hot water.
Preparing stuffing:
  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 3 whistles or until soft .
Pressure cooked potatoes

  • Mash them very well to a fine paste.
Peeled and mashed potaoes

  • Wash coriander and mint leaves thorough.
  • Chop them very fine .If you are using onions, chop them fine too .
  • Mix potatoes ,chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric,jeera,onions ,mint and coriander leaves.
Spices added to aloo

  • Mix them and separate these stuffing's in to 6 equal sized balls.
Add greens to stuffing

Making parathas:
  • In a wide deep bowl place atta for dusting.
  • Divide the kneaded wheat flour dough to 6 equal portions.
  • Roll them using rolling pin in to small circle.
Take one portion of paratha and roll

  • Place one portion of stuffing inside .
Stuff it with aloo mix

  • Fold it tight and close every side .
Fold it proper

  • Shape this stuffed dough  in to circle  .
  • Dust it with  wheat flour and roll them in to little thick circles.
Roll them thick

  • Heat tava, while its very hot add rolled parathas to it .
  • When one side changes color flip them .
place it in tava

  • When the paratha bubbles turn it again and add oil to both the sides.
Paratha bubbles

  • When both sides have brown spots take it out of the tava.
Add oil

  • Repeat the process for 5 remaining parathas .
  • Serve it with plain raitha or raitha of your choice.
Aloo paratha ready

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8 comments:

  1. such a lovely paratha i made last sunday too :D what a co incidence .. i took two rotis and filled a filling i will show you my method too dear

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  2. My daughters fav paratha....... Looks yumm!!

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  3. Potatoes? Yes please, Any time I will grab.

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  4. nicely made.. tasty and yummy..

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