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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Aloo Paratha | Step by step method of making Aloo Paratha

















For the potato stuffing





Ingredients:

  • 3 large potatoes boiled and mashed.
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds crushed
  • 1 or 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder / 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste.
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil.


Method: 
  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a saucepan. Add 1 tsp cumin and when it slighly changes color, then add 1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds, chopped green chilies, 1 tbsp of grated ginger and add 1 medium onion finely chopped.
  2. Saute onion till soft and then add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp amchoor powder or lemon juice. Fry for few seconds.
  3. Add mashed potatoes, salt and coriander leaves.
  4. Cook and mix well till everything is well combined.
  5. Taste and check the salt, spice and sourness. The stuffing should be slightly pungent. Adjust accordingly. Add more chopped green chili to adjust spice.
  6. Remove from heat and cool down completely before making parathas. (preferable in a refrigerator for at least 1 hour)





How to make Paratha dough for Aloo Paratha


Method:

Make a regular roti dough by mixing 1 cup plain flour with 2 cups wheat flour. Add a bit of salt and 2 tbsp cooking oil and make a dough with water as needed.

I add plain flour because it is easy to stuff and roll. The plain flour prevents the stuffing from leaking out of the paratha.

Making Aloo stuffed Paratha needs a little practice. It also depends on how the stuffing is. If the stuffing looks soft and watery, it is difficult to roll the paratha. Just add some bread crumbs to make it manageable. Or even refrigerating for an hour will also help.

No need to struggle if you are not able to do it the right way. Simply roll out 2 rotis. Place stuffing on one of the roti and place other on top, seal the edges and roll out as usual.

The secret for perfect aloo paratha is - do not make a very soft dough. And the stuffing should be as dry a possible. 

It becomes much easier for me, as I prepare the dough and stuffing the previous day and I refrigerate overnight. My breakfast preparation becomes much easy and quick, when the dough and stuffing are chilled. This makes it much easy to handle.


1) Keep the dough and stuffing ready.



2) Divide the dough into small balls and flatten it little up to 3 inch in diameter. Roll and make the edges more thin than the center.


3) Place 1 tbsp full of stuffing in the center of the dough.


4) Bring all the edges together and seal the stuffing well. As shown in the picture.



5) Repeat step 4 with all other dough parts. And keep the stuffed pedas covered on a greased plate.

6) Take each peda and flatten slightly with your hands, and then using plain flour roll out the paratha slowly and carefully. Do not put too much pressure while rolling. It has to be done gently. Move the rolling pin (bhelan) from edges to the center.  


7) Cook your paratha on a hot pan, till cooked on both sides using generous amount of oil or ghee. 




8) Serve hot as breakfast with butter smeared on top. Along with pickle or yogurt. 

8 comments:

  1. My best turned out aloo paratha has come out. Thank u

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  2. My best turned out aloo paratha has come out. Thank u

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  3. Thank you so much for the detailed explanation! I could make aloo parathas perfectly after trying for such a long time!

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  4. How many parathas does this make?

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    1. I really forgot to mention that. You can make 10 medium size parathas.

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  5. What is the difference between wheat and plain flour?

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    1. Wheat flour also known as Gehu ka atta is a whole wheat flour. Plain flour also known as maida more white in colour and is a refined flour. We plain flour for baking cake and breaf.

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