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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Aloo paratha

Preparation time: 45 mins | Cooking time: 60 mins

Ingredients
For stuffing/filling
Potatoes-250gms
Onion(finely chopped)-1
Chilli powder (to taste)-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Garam Masala-1/2tsp
Cumin powder-1/4tsp
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)-3 tbsp
Oil-1tbsp
Salt to taste

For dough
Chapatti flour-400 to 500gms
Salt to taste
Ghee or oil-2tbsp
Enough water to make the dough



Method
Filling
Boil potatoes until tender. Cool, peel and mash. Heat some oil in a pan, add onions and saute for 5 mins. After 2 mins add all the spices and mix well. Now add the mashed potatoes, salt, coriander leaves and mix well and cook for 5 mins. Keep aside.



Dough
Mix the flour, salt, and 2 tbsp oil or ghee and add enough water to make a soft dough. Knead well for 5-6 minutes.(parathas will be softer when knead well and it would be easier to roll them too).
Leave to stand for 10 minutes or so. Knead briefly again.



Separate dough into approximately 10-12 portions. Keep covered with a moist cloth. Dust 1 ball with flour and roll out, 8-10 cm. in size. Take roughly 1/10th of the filling and place in the centre of the circle. Pull in edges and press in the centre, to make a ball (dumpling). Heat the griddle or tawa. Dip the stuffed dough ball in dusting flour on both sides and roll out gently, to approximately 20 cm. in size. Roll from centre outwards, so that the edges are thinner than the centre. You will need to dust it with dry flour a couple of times during the rolling out process. If a little filling escapes, don't worry, just remove it.



Place the paratha on the heated tawa or griddle (medium hot, not smoking hot). Turn it over when it changes colour slightly, you can see a few blisters on the under surface. Cook the other side the same way. Turn it over again. Brush oil on both surfaces, one by one, using a long handled spoon or ladle. Press gently all over, using a flat spatula. This helps to fluff it up into a ball, as well as making it crisp. Cook until nicely browned and crisp on both sides. It is important that you crisp the paratha on medium heat and not cook them too fast.



Serve hot with a knob of butter, pickles of choice, natural yoghurt.

23 comments:

Subhashini said...

Just came across your blog nice collections.Keep it up.

Fathima said...

yummy Aloo paratha... love the step by step pictures... you have a nice space here... happened to come here thru EC...

Priya said...

Thats a filling and my favourite paratha...

Nithu Bala said...

Very nice recipe..loved the way you tried to explain with pictures..very cute presentation..

Tina said...

Perfect and yummy parathas...Looks great.

uma said...

Hi Latha,
came here through Budding Bloggers.. we two use the same templates for our blogs.. beautiful photographs..
Cheers,

Sanjana said...

This looks really delicious! Loving your blog, first time here! I look forward to following you... Please do stop by my blog some time :)

Padhu said...

Aloo paratha looks yummy with nice pictures! Lovely blog.
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

meeso said...

Lovely bread, always a favorite :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love parathas too..looks perfect!

Sushma Mallya said...

one of my fav too...potato filling is really nice,will try it out...and happy woman's day latha..

kitchen queen said...

delicious and mouth watering aloo parathas my favourite.

Vrinda said...

Yumm yumm...i prefer yogurt with this...too good

Jagruti said...

Love aloo paratha any time..;-DD

Rachana Kothari said...

My favourite parathas... love it like crazy:) feel like having it now:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Mmm, I want to grab that plate now, lovely instructions and delicious parottas!!! simply perfect!!

Nostalgia said...

Delicious. great post

Sarah Naveen said...

Adipoli!!! so perfect and yummy!!!

Gulmohar said...

A family fav..Latha, just a suggestion..If you keep the stuffed ball for a few minutes before rolling, it will not break open...

Latha said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.
@Gulmohar Thanks a lot for the suggestion, will try it for sure next time :).

kothiyavunu said...

Perfect and delicious paratha!!

San!!! said...

Aloo paratha is one of my favs.Paratha is so tempting n delectable latha.

FoodLovers said...

my fav ..looks gr8

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