Thursday, June 19, 2008

Aloo Paratha

Am I on roll or what? 2 posts in 2 days! Thats quite something going by my standards... ;)
Well what can I do.. with so many blog events taking place and Roti Mela just around the corner, I cannot not blog abt my favorite Aloo paratha!

Now I know there are several Aloo paratha recipes out there but I had to share with you this recipe that I learnt from my mom years ago. Mummy used to make these in a jiffy, be it for breakfast or for packing it in my lunch box for school (which of course I didn't get to eat coz my friends used to just pounce on it and finish it in matter of minutes!! oh well, I then ate the maharashtrian goodies or idli chutney in their lunch boxes! so no complains.. but I digress...)

This is a very simple recipe and quick to make if you have the basic hang of rolling out parathas.

2 cups whole wheat flour
warm water for kneading

For filling:
2 potatoes
2 green chillies - chopped fine
1 tsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp chili pwd
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp roasted jeera pwd
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves chopped

1. Knead the dough with warm water. Cover and keep aside.
2. Boil the potatoes - I use microwave for this. Put them in a plastic grocery bag close the top and just heat for 3-5 mins. No water needed. The potatoes get "boiled" in the steam.
3. Peel and mash the potatoes.
4. Now add all the dry masalas, green chillies and coriander leaves. Mix well. Filling is ready.
5. Put the Tava on gas to heat up

Roll out the parathas now as follows:
(and this time I have taken step-by-step pictures!! :)
1. Take a golf sized ball of the dough and roll it out to a 3-4 inches diameter circle
2. Put some ghee in the center
3. Then place some filling on it.

4. Cover the filling and seal as shown in the following pic

5. Now roll it out again to a bigger circle.. using dry flour as needed.

6. Put it on the heated tava now and let it cook for 30-40 sec.
7. Flip it over and apply ghee and flip it back
8. Now it should fluff up. Put ghee on this side too and flip again.
9. Press it with a roti fluffer like in this pic so the other side cooks well.

10. Turn it over, apply more ghee if needed and cook the other side now.

Paratha is done! Serve hot with your favorite achaar and raita.

This goes to Srivalli's Roti Mela.


Priti said...

Ahh Mu mei pani aa gayi aur bhuk bi lag gayi....looks so yummyyyyy

Srivalli said...

they look so yummy vandy!

Vandy said...

Thanks Priti and Srivalli! :)