Sunday, August 28, 2005

Alu Paratha(potato-stuffed flatbread)

This is also another favourite in my house and easy to make. It can be served with some spicy vegetable curry or with simple pickle and plain curd(yoghurt). It can be served as a breakfast or as a main dish with lunch or dinner. I love the ease of making this dish. Whenever there is some free space in the pressure cooker (which I use everyday to cook our meals) , I boil a few potatoes in it. I store them in the fridge and use them over the next 2-3 days to make sabji or paratha, or bonda(vada), raita etc.
FOR ALU PARATHA : Ingredienats: For stuffing:
Potatoes : 4-6 boiled and mashed finely or grated.
green chillies - 2-3 finely chopped or 1/2 tsp green chilli paste.
red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp.(optional)
Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - 1 tsp.
For dough :
whole wheat flour - 2 cups.
salt - 1/2 teaspoon
oil - 2-3 teaspoons
water to make dough. - as needed.
Mix all together and form a dough as for chapati.
Method : Mix together all the ingredients for stuffing. Divide into lemon sized balls. Also make smaller balls with the dough. Roll the dough a little. Put the potato stuffing in the middle. Close to form a round. Roll with the help of flour. Heat pan/tava/girdle. Place the rolled paratha on it . Add a tspfull oil. Let cook till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with butter/ghee, pickle, curd. So yummy! Make a lot of them and share.

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