Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is one of my favorite rotis. And they can be turned out in a jiffy. Needs no specific side dish / sabji to go with. A simple curd is enough to finish this off. And they make a very good combination.
I had this with carrot raitha and it was a hit with my huss.


So on to the recipe...

Ingredients:
For the stuffing:
Potatoes boiled and mashed - 1 cup
Onions finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomato finely chopped - 1/4 cup

Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Cumin seeds
Corriander leaves
Oil

For the dough:
Wheat flour - 3 cups
Olive Oil - 2 teaspoons
Salt - to taste
Water

The Making:

Of the roti:
Mix flour, Oil and salt. Add water and bring it to chapathi consistency. Set aside. Allow it to rest for atleast 1 hour. This makes the rotis soft.

Of the Stuffing:
Add olive oil to hot tawa. Add the cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Add asafoetida powder. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry. Now add the onions and fry till glassy/transparent. Add the tomatoes. (Most of the aloo paratha recipes don't call for tomatoes. I added cos I always want a slight tanginess.). When the onions and tomatoes are done, add the masala powders and salt and fry till done. Then add in the mashed potatoes and fry till done. Add t
he coriander leaves and turn off the stove.


Of the Aloo Parathas:
Take a big ball of dough and flatten it with a rolling pin. Place a generous amount of the potato stuffing in the center of the dough. Pull the sides of the dough and cover the stuffing. Roll it with the pin to a chapathi. Take care that the stuffing does not come out.

Heat a tawa. Add some oil. When hot, place the chapathi. Flip it when the side has turned brown. Remove the chapathi when both the sides have browned.

Of the Carrot Raitha:
Grate 2 - 3 carrots finely. Mix the carrot with curd, salt and a pinch of pepper powder.

Serve the soft aloo parathas hot with carrot raitha.

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21 comments:

  1. Looks superb....Explanation is too good....Do visit my space if time permitts..

    FunWidFud

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  2. Vimitha!!
    Guess who this is!! I was so surprised to see a comment in some other blog and finally landed here! You have so many yummy recipes! Glad you find time to cook amidst your work. Have you looked at my blog?

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  3. sounds yummy n perfect...def a keeper..
    Tasty appetite

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  4. I was just planning this for the weekend, my all time favourite. Looks very soft and yummy.

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  5. Aloo paratha looks yumm. Love it.

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  6. very yummy paratha.thanks for the clear pictures.

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  7. Can have it everyday, my fav aloo paratha..

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  8. I agree, you don't need a curry to have these fabulously flaky and sinfully delicious aloo parathas!! This is one of my guilty pleasures!

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  9. Looks delicious... One of my favorites..
    Bhalo Khabo

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  10. hot aloo parathas are always a hit...never can say no!...
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  11. Aloo Parathas look awesome. My all time favourite parathas. Turned out to be excellent.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. I to doesn't require any curries to have this soft aloo parathas!

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  13. Nice explanation.
    Looks lovely.

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  14. Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog. I love Aloo Paratha and yours look delicious. I like step-by-step instructions with pictures. Very concise.

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  15. wow...Love the filling!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. This is great! Looks so yum...


    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow, they luk so soft and inviting to me:)

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