Thursday, September 15, 2011

Aloo Paratha (Whole wheat flat bread stuffed with spicy potato)


Aloo paratha is s whole wheat Indian bread stuffed with aloo curry is the easiest of stuffed parathas. When I tried this for first time it was bit difficult to roll the stuffed dough but now after practicing I am able to make perfect aloo parathas. This tastes good along with curd or any gravy. Even it can be eaten without any side dish as it is stuffed with aloo curry. Try this recipe at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour                            250 gms.
Potatoes                                          150 gms.
Pomegranate seeds                          1 tsp.
Red chili powder                              1 tsp.
Green chili Chopped                        1 tsp.
Butter/Oil                                        4 tbsps.
Salt                                                 To taste

Procedure:

1. Sieve flour.
2. Rub part of the oil/butter into flour.
3. Add salt, water and make dough.
4. Keep aside for atleast half an hour.
5. Pressure cook potato, peel, grate into small pieces and cool.
3. Grind pomegranate seeds to a coarse powder.
4. Mix potato, pomegranate seeds powder, red chili powder, chopped green chili and salt. Divide it into four equal portions.
6. Divide dough it into 4 equal portions and make balls.
7. Take a ball and flatten it by pressing. Place potato mixture on it and again make it into a ball. Seal the edges to avoid potato stuffing coming out.
8. Flatten these balls, sprinkle a little flour and roll them with a rolling pin to approximately 0.75 cm thick.
9.Heat griddle(tawa) and bake each side of paratha for 2 minutes in a slow flame. Add fat around the edges and a little on top. Turn over and fry both sides.

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