Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is very easy to prepare that no explanation is required. And yes, it is very tasty to eat. Nobody needs to have any skill to prepare a Paratha.
There are different ways to prepare the paratha and lots of different recipes to prepare the filling. Everything tastes great. This is just one method to prepare the aloo masala, you can change to suit your taste.

You need
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
oil - 2tsp
Warm water
Salt - 1/2 tsp

For the filling
Potatos boiled and mashed - 4
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Carrot - 1 small grated
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
finely chopped coriander - 3 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp

Take wheat flour in a medium bowl. Add salt and oil. Stir to combine. Now slowly add warm water to make a soft smooth dough. The dough should not be sticky, so add water only as needed. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour. 

Knead the dough and divide into golf sized balls. Roll out each ball into a 3 inch round. Place 2 tbsps of the filling, in the centre of the rolled dough. 
Bring up sides of the round over the filling to make a closed bag. Cover with the sides of the circle like below.
Roll out gently into a 6-inch round. You can add flour for rolling.
 Heat a pan and toast the paratha on both sides, on medium heat. First toast on one side then go to the other side. Use ghee to roast if required.
Serve hot with choice of pickle and curd.

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