Aloo Paratha - Potato Paratha - Potato Stuffed Flat-bread

Aloo Paratha - Potato Paratha - Potato Stuffed Flat-bread

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0VlDdQzk0l8/UKxb6iCszgI/AAAAAAAACe0/taDxdfxLugw/s1600/DSC0552.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0VlDdQzk0l8/UKxb6iCszgI/AAAAAAAACe0/taDxdfxLugw/s640/DSC0552.JPG" width="620" //a/divspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bspan style="font-size: large;"span style="color: purple;"Aloo Paratha/span /span/bspan style="color: blue;"a.k.a flat-bread stuffed with spicy potato filling is common breakfast dish in most Indian homes especially north India. Served with curd, chutney  and/or pickle this dish is a wholesome meal in itself. /span/spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Basically Aloo(Potato) paratha is made by stuffing spicy potato filling in dough & then sealing & rolling it into a circular shaped flat-bread. Its cooked on griddle with some clarified butter (ghee) or simple butter till golden brown./spanbr /br /a name="more"/abr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Being a true potato lover this is my favorite paratha of All. Also for someone who is just venturing into the paratha domain I would advise starting with Aloo paratha as its simple & easy to make. Potato can be very bland at times if not mixed with the right masala's. Hence I like to add some mint, coriander & onions (regular & fried) to give added flavor to this dish. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Now to the recipe.../spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bIngredients (makes 6 paratha's)/b/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bFor Potato Filling: /b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VQQFpPHXhtQ/UKxazoo62zI/AAAAAAAACeE/VvlYj-iqR6A/s1600/DSC0499.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="510" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VQQFpPHXhtQ/UKxazoo62zI/AAAAAAAACeE/VvlYj-iqR6A/s640/DSC0499.JPG" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"2 boiled potatoes mashed/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"6 small spring onions (or use 1/4 regular onion) finely chopped/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"few mint leaves finely chopped/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"2 green chilies finely chopped/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"few coriander leaves finely chopped/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1 tbsp fried onions (optional)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/2 tsp of grated ginger/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/2 tsp chat masala/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/2 tsp coriander powder/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"1/2 tsp dry mango powder (amchur) /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/4 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/4 tsp garam masala (or to taste)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/4 tsp freshly ground cumin seeds powder/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/4 tsp black pepper powder (or to taste)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1/2 tbsp of kasoori methi (crushed between palms)/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"salt to taste/spanbr /br /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bFor dough:/b/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"1 cup of whole wheat flour/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"2 tbsp of oil/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Salt to taste/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Luke warm water as required/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bOthers: /b/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Clarified Butter or regular butter/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Wheat Flour for dusting/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"rolling pin /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kvaeb5eJ15w/UKxcBSE3I6I/AAAAAAAACe8/8pbBR-SHqM8/s1600/DSC0542.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="456" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kvaeb5eJ15w/UKxcBSE3I6I/AAAAAAAACe8/8pbBR-SHqM8/s640/DSC0542.JPG" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bMethod: /b/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bbr //b/spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bFor making the Dough: /b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6K9AFNriM/UKxbAsLEj5I/AAAAAAAACeM/Ky-ei5rFFTs/s1600/Dough.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="160" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6K9AFNriM/UKxbAsLEj5I/AAAAAAAACeM/Ky-ei5rFFTs/s640/Dough.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/divdiv style="text-align: left;"span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Sift the flour in a mixing bowl, to it add salt, 1 tbsp of oil & mix. Now using Luke warm water knead into a soft dough. Apply remaining tbsp of oil & knead again. Cover with a plastic wrap or damp cloth & allow to rest for 30 mins. /span/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bFor making the Potato filling: /b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6ZONKeKMqA/UKxbFhUVXmI/AAAAAAAACeU/frMvpcT1KTg/s1600/Filling.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="122" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6ZONKeKMqA/UKxbFhUVXmI/AAAAAAAACeU/frMvpcT1KTg/s640/Filling.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Take a mixing bowl & add all the ingredients listed under "For Potato filling" in it. Mix together till all is well combined. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bFor Making Aloo Paratha: /b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lBhm4dsPG3s/UKxbM7fY1tI/AAAAAAAACec/8On-IWa8NM/s1600/Step1.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="160" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lBhm4dsPG3s/UKxbM7fY1tI/AAAAAAAACec/8On-IWa8NM/s640/Step1.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Divide the potato filling & dough into 6 equal parts each & roll into smooth balls. Keep aside./spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Now take one ball of dough & roll it into 3-4 inch diameter circle. Apply clarified butter at the center & place the potato filling on it. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EXNxgob1OH0/UKxbTtfV20I/AAAAAAAACek/fukChKMIpc/s1600/step2.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="160" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EXNxgob1OH0/UKxbTtfV20I/AAAAAAAACek/fukChKMIpc/s640/step2.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Bring together all the edges & seal. Remove any excess dough from the peak & press. Slightly flatten the stuffed dough with hands & then with the help of rolling pin & dry flour roll into a 6 inch circle i(Paratha should be thicker than regular chapati/roti)/i/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W5rsdJp5Iac/UKxbZvDrr4I/AAAAAAAACes/TRG3JRh0QHk/s1600/step3.jpg.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="160" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W5rsdJp5Iac/UKxbZvDrr4I/AAAAAAAACes/TRG3JRh0QHk/s640/step3.jpg.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Heat a flat tava (griddle) on medium heat, once hot put this rolled paratha on it. /spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Cook for about a minute & then flip./span span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"While the other side is cooking, apply some ghee/butter on the side facing up. Again flip & cook the side with butter/ghee till its well done & golden in color. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Repeat the process for other side too. Once both sides are well cooked remove from griddle. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Repeat the entire process to make as remaining paratha's. /spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: blue;"br //span/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ARzhRjh9RlU/UKxcH4dCzBI/AAAAAAAACfE/UTOtrwEo4dU/s1600/DSC0546.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="588" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ARzhRjh9RlU/UKxcH4dCzBI/AAAAAAAACfE/UTOtrwEo4dU/s640/DSC0546.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: blue;"br //span/spanspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"That's it our /spanb style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"span style="color: purple;"Aloo (Potato) paratha /span/bspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"is ready, serve hot topped with some butter or curd and with any chutney/pickle/ketchup of your choice. /spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-blqYYXUb4v0/UKxcMm80UiI/AAAAAAAACfM/-1yk2HgSt0/s1600/DSC0556.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-blqYYXUb4v0/UKxcMm80UiI/AAAAAAAACfM/-1yk2HgSt0/s640/DSC0556.jpg" width="640" //a/divspan style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"br //spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Happy Cooking!!/spanbr /span style="color: blue; font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Shweta/spanbr /br /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: blue;"br //span/span

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