Thursday, September 10, 2015

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha,  popular North Indian dish. Enjoyed by many as a breakfast. These are prepared by stuffing wheat bread with a spicy potato filling , and cooking the wheat bread to a crisp golden color.
Enjoy with yogurt, these hot Aloo paratha,  any time and especially on a cool Sunday morning as a brunch.

4 to 5  medium size potatoes (boiled till soft)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 to 3 finely chopped green chilies
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala ( available in Indian grocery store)
1/2 tsp chat powder
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
1 small onion finely diced 
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilly powder

2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup water
vegetable oil

Aloo Parathas 

Method 1.Boil potatoes and peel the skin. In a bowl, add mashed potatoes, salt, green chilies, onions, chat powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste. Add garam masala powder and check for salt. Mix well together. This becomes the potato stuffing.
2.Take 2 cups of wheat flour, add 1/2 cup of water  slowly to the flour to knead it and prepare a dough that is not sticky or too wet. Divide this prepared dough into 8 portions, each ball almost the size of a golf ball.
3.Using a rolling  pin, roll out  3 inch disc shape bread. Add a tbsp of potato stuffing and close the rolled bread, by bringing the ends together. Add a dust of wheat flour and carefully roll the disc again. Approximately 1/2 inch thickness and 6 inch in diameter each.
4.Heat a flat pan, add the Aloo stuffed wheat  bread and cook for about a minute, flip carefully as not to break the bread :) add a tsp of vegetable oil on the surface of wheat bread , further cook the bread on both sides, for a minute or two till they appear golden brown in color.  Remove and continue cooking the rest of parathas (aloo stuffed wheat bread)
Enjoy hot parathas with white butter , and yogurt :)

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