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