Aloo Paratha - Potato Paratha - Potato Stuffed Flat-bread

Aloo Paratha - Potato Paratha - Potato Stuffed Flat-bread

Aloo Paratha 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. 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.

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.

Ingredients

  • For Potato Filling: 
  • 2 boiled potatoes mashed
  • 6 small spring onions (or use 1/4 regular onion) finely chopped
  • few mint leaves finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • few coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fried onions (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder (amchur) 
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground cumin seeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tbsp of kasoori methi (crushed between palms)
  • salt to taste
  • For dough:
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Luke warm water as required
  • Others: 
  • Clarified Butter or regular butter
  • Wheat Flour for dusting
  • rolling pin 

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