Friday, 10 June 2011

Aloo Parathas - Potato filling in Flat bread

Cooking new dishes and updating the blog has taken a backseat with painting coming in between .I will for s more time I think it will be quick recipe updates till I get into the mood of trying again.

Aloo Paratha is a family favourite and thanks to a friend of who gave me the perfect way to make it. Being the easiest to make without too much of prior preparation this is a great breakfast/lunch or dinner dish. Best part is it tastes as great with simple curd and pickle as it does with Palak Paneer. 

Here is the recipe of my method of Aloo paratha.
Ingredients  for the Dough:

3 cups of Whole wheat flour
2 spoons of oil
salt to taste
1/2 cup milk
and enough water to mix the dough.
Mix all the above ingredients and make a tight dough and keep it aside for about 30 minutes . Meanwhile prepare the stuffing.Knead the dough well so that it is soft and spread easily.

Ingredients for the stuffing:

6-8 medium sized potatoes
salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)
1 tsp red chilli powder /garam masala powder
1 spoon butter

Boil the potaoes in a pressure cooker . Peel and mash to a fine paste mix all the above ingredients and keep aside covered.


Take the dough and divide into tiny  lemon sized balls of the. Take two of them and roll them out to the size of the palm. Smear some oil  on of these tiny rotis and spread the filling evenly with the help of spoon .Place the other on top and lock the edges with your fingers.(will post some pictures soon).
Now use some dry flour for dusting and roll this roti out to a bigger paratha. 
Heat the flat girdle (tava) and cook the paratha on both sides with butter/ghee to a golden colour
I am sure you will like the taste . Try and let me know.

Few pictures of my glass paintings:


Warli on Glass 


Acrylic paints on Glass
Reverse Glass painting.