Monday, August 9, 2010

Aloo Paratha

Parathas are basically unleavened flat bread made on  tavas (flat pan), which is a significant element of our Indian cuisine. Aloo paratha only gets better because its nothing but a delicious paratha with a generous stuffing of spiced potatoes. A specialty food that is truly  Punjabi by nature.

Prep Time: 30 - 45 mins
Ingredients

Dough
Wheat flour/Atta: 1 cup
Hot Water: 1/4 cup (more or less)
Salt to taste
Filling

Medium sized Potatoes (boiled & mashed): 2-3
Green chillies (finely cut): 2-3
Cilantro leaves (chopped): handful
Red Onions (finely chopped): 4-5 tablespoons
Jeera/Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Oil to drizzle
Lil more wheat flour for rolling the parathas.

Begin by making  the dough for the paratha. Pour the hot water into the wheat flour with  some salt  and knead into a soft dough. Make medium sized balls and keep aside.

Boil the potatoes until soft. Peel the skin and mash the potatoes until smooth making it lump free. Add in the chopped onions, cilantro , green chillies and cumin powder. Mix well. Check for the salt. Make small balls of these and keep aside.
Now flatten   the dough balls slightly in your palms making a lil cup. Place one ball of the filling and close it from all ends. Press it in some wheat flour  and roll it out into circles with a rolling pin. Heat tava/ pan and fry these rolled parathas until cooked on both sides. Make sure to drizzle oil or ghee while making these.

Serve hot with pickle and a bowl of yogurt.

27 comments:

  1. Awww....that looks yum...it's been ages that i made soem aloo paratta! When i make, i usually add a teeny bit of coriander powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder and a good squeeze of lemon juice in the masala. Plus, if you saute onions and chillies before mixing with potato, that will prevent the chappathi from forming holes while rolling.This is a great tip that i leanred from Vahrehvah.

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  2. aloo paratha ... nothing can be better than this...looks awesome..can u pass me the WHOLE plate : )

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. Love that yellow coloured plate and the Parathas looks delicious.

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  4. Lovely comfort food. Good clicks.

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  5. Wow the plate is inviting us for dinner dear.

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  6. Alloo Paratha sounds too gud,perfect...

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  7. Ethu kidilan..Dinner kazhikan pokanipol, ethum manasil orthukondu ketto..Adipoli aloo parathas..

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  8. wow.. kidilam aloo paratha... nice presentation too...

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  9. Looks so soft and perfect for dinner!

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  10. looks soo good ... wish I could grab this plate and fill my stomach ...

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  11. ente fav annu...paratha looks very soft and yummy! nice click!

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  12. love alu parathas and that platter is inviting me. wouls love to tear a piece and have it with that stuffed chili pickle.ahhh

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  13. Nice presentation and aloo parathas are my fav one. Your's look soo perfect and inviting!!

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  14. Beautiful pictures once again. Thanks for this post. Will try soon :)

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  15. Perfect Parattas....Look really soft..

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  16. Saw your blog n it was luv at first sight ! Awesome job gurls !!

    Following you.

    Do buzz by when ever u get some time.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  17. I simply love aloo paratha and that platter is too inviting :-)

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  18. Yummy hot parathas!!! Love it! Good team effort :-)

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  19. aalo paratha looks so yummy and delicious!

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  20. my all time fav stuffed paratha :) kothiyavunnu :)

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  21. I love this Aloo paratha recipe. Aloo Paratha are my favorite and I love to try different parathas. This paratha recipe is refreshingly new. I am going to try

    this.Can't wait to try it.thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Aalo Paratha

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