Aloo Paratha (Potato stuffed flat bread)
When i was at pune this used to be our weekend lunch menu. It is so easy to prepare and yet so delicious. If i make these at home my brother could eat 9 of them in single sitting :)
Only when i was at pune i learnt the differences between phulka, paratha, roti, nan etc...
Preparation time: 30 mins
cooking time : 10 mins
Serves : 5 to 6 parathas
FOR THE DOUGH:
- whole wheat flour - 2 cups
- oil - 1 tbsp
- warm water - 1 cup or as required
- salt - a pinch
FOR THE FILLING
- Potatoes - 10 small
- Onion - optional (finely chop and add to taste)
- salt - to taste
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
- coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
- cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
- coriander leaves - finely chopped few strands
- dry mango powder - a generous pinch
- Garam masala powder - a generous pinch
Note: All these spices i added to my taste you can change to your preference.
Prepare the dough adding liitle by liitle luke warm water to the whole wheat flour. Knead and make a nice soft dough and let it rest in the counter until you make the filling.
In a sauce pan add water and boil potatoes in them until they become tender and skin separates out. Once it is cooked show them in cold water or wait until they come to room temperature and peel the skin off.
them mash them and add all the other ingredients mentioned in the 'for filling' list and make it into a thick dough. Make sure there is no water added only moisture from potato should be used for binding.
Now to make aloo paratha, in a surface sprinkle some whole wheat flour and spread / roll a small ball of dough into a circle and place a big ball of potato filling on top and cover it and again roll it with a rolling pin. Make sure the aloo doesnot come out the dough ball.
If you want you can grease the inner layer of dough with oil/ghee.
while making the paratha grease both the sides with oil or ghee and cook them in a medium flame so that they get cooked evenly and nicely even inside.
Yummy and delecious aloo parathas are ready, you can serve it with curd topped with little chilli powder and salt or pickle and don't mind the shape of the parathas :) i made them in a hurry !!
Enjoy and Happy Cooking !! :)