June 29, 2007

Aloo Paratha

Another of Amma's treasures. The ready boiled potatoes that come in handy when hunger strikes. But Amma's only worry has always been that in our family, hunger rarely ever strikes! But she is a true Girl Guide as she is always prepared for the opportunity that may never arise :-)

This is a simple, time-tested recipe that is filling and tasty all at once.

Also, W is for Whole Wheat parathas stuffed with a spicy potato stuffing. This goes to dear Nupur's A-Z of Indian Vegetables.


For the dough:

1 cup Whole wheat flour

1 tsp Oil

1/4 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste

For the stuffing:

2 Potatoes, boiled and mashed

1 tsp Ginger paste

1 tsp Green Chilli paste

1/4 cup Coriander Leaves, chopped

Salt to Taste

Oil for frying

Flour for rolling

Take a little water in a bowl. Add the salt, sugar and oil. Mix well until the sugar crystals dissolve. Add the flour and mix well. Knead the dough, adding a little water at a time as needed. Keep aside.

Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing.

Roll out small portions of the dough. Place a little bit of the stuffing in the centre and bring the edges together and seal. Roll these using a little flour taking care to ensure that the filling doesn't spill out. (Actually, the portions where it does spill out are tastier than the rest as the potato stuffing gets toasted directly on the tava. So, don't pay much attention to this one!)

Toast on a tawa on medium flame using a little oil for each paratha. Enjoy with tomato sauce or curd and pickle. I enjoy these parathas with the Gujarati Gorkeri pickle.

This is one of my entries to the RCI: Punjabi Cuisine which is being guest hosted by Richa of As Dear As Salt.


Nupur said...

What can I say? Mmmm...gimme more :)

TNL said...

My favorite lunch....Aloo-Paratha with Yogurt-Garlic chutney.
Kya yaar, Savere Savere....,got me craving for these right now!

bee said...

sugar in the dough. that's unusual. looks fabulous.

Richa said...

aah! alu paratha, the ever fav :) looks so good.

DEEPA said...

wow!!!very tasty ..I made them last week and it came out great ..Thks for sharing ..Nice entry

Suganya said...

Paratha with pickle and curd. My fav lunch!

Cynthia said...

This is a well loved paratha. It is such a treat.

Raaga said...

Hi all,

thanks for the lovely comments. I'll be back in a bit. Our apartment has just been burgled and I'll be off blogging for sometime.