Friday, March 15, 2013

Aloo Paratha (2)

Aloo Paratha (2)
Traditionally, Punjabi Aloo Paratha does not have turmeric powder. However, my MIL makes Aloo Paratha with turmeric powder in it, so it almost tastes like a batatavada stuffing inside the paratha. I like this variation so I make aloo paratha with turmeric powder for a change.
Aloo Paratha (2)
Turmeric Flavored Potato Flatbread
Knead to a smooth dough -
1 1/2 cup wheat flour + 1/2 cup all purpose flour or 2 cups wheat flour
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
water as needed
4 medium Yukon gold potatoes, boiled, peeled & mashed
Grind to a smooth paste
1 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled & roughly chopped
1" ginger, peeled & roughly chopped
3-4 green chilies (or per desired heat level)
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1. Knead dough till elastic. Cover and set aside.
2. Boil, peel and mash the potatoes. set aside.
3. Grind ginger-garlic-chili paste. set aside.
4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add turmeric powder. saute for 20 seconds without letting it burn and add green paste. Saute for 1 minute. Add mashed potato. Stir well. Switch off the gas. Let it cool down completely.
5. Once the potato mixture has cooled down, knead it with your hands so all the spices are nicely mixed with the potatoes.
6. Make 12 uniform balls of the dough and potato stuffing respectively.
7. Roll a ball of dough into a small disc using flour as needed for dredging. Place potato ball in the middle. Bring all the sides of the disc in the center. Place it on the flour for dredging and roll into a paratha of uniform thickness. Do not let stuffing come out.
8. Heat an iron pan. Place aloo paratha and roast from both sides till brown spots appear. Use oil as needed for roasting.
9. Enjoy with  your favorite pickle or chutney.
Note -
1. This recipe gave me 12 aloo parathas. This count will vary depending on the circumference/thickness of every paratha.
2. You can omit cilantro if you like.

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