Monday, April 18, 2016

Aaloo Paratha

Ingredients
Aatta/Whole wheat flour- 2cups
Oil - 2teaspoons
Salt 
Water 

For stuffing
Boiled potatoes - 31/2 [Refer the pictorial..sorry about the measurements!! ;)]
Onion, finely chopped -1
Green chilly, finely chopped -1
Ginger, finely chopped - 1teaspoon
Chopped cilantro - 1tablespoon 
Chilly powder - 1/2teaspoon 
Coriander powder - 1/2teaspoon
Salt 
Oil 

To crush
Coriander seeds - 1teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1teaspoon

Method
Combine the aatta, salt and water, make a soft dough. Finally add 2 teaspoons oil, knead well. Keep it covered at least for 30 minutes.

Peel the skin of the potatoes and mash them well. Alternatively you can grate them too. 
Chop the onions, green chilly and ginger. 
Crush the cumin and coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle .
Heat oil in a pan, once its hot add the crushed seeds and let them brown slightly.
Then add the chopped onion, ginger and green chilly. Sauté for  2-3 minutes. Now add the salt and chilly-turmeric- coriander powders, give it a quick mix. 
Add the grated potato and mix it well.
Switch off the stove, add the chopped cilantro and let it cool.
Make lemon sized balls out of the dough. Make the potato stuffing also as same size balls.
Slightly flatten the dough ball, keep the stuffing, gather the edges and seal it carefully. Flatten it slightly, dip in in dry flour and keep it aside.
Likewise do the rest of the dough. 
Roll each stuffed paratha balls gently, dusting with dry flour.
Heat a griddle, add cook the paratha. Add little oil, and cook on both sides.
Tasty aloo paratha is ready to serve. Serve along with plain yogurt and some pickle.
Goes well for trips too. 

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