My favorite dish in north Indian recipe is Aloo Paratha.
First time I tasted this paratha I thought how these are made ...just after marriage time!!
At that time I didnot know how to make even a chapati.. when I make chapatti, its shape used to be the Indian or australian map or any other shape other than round!!
But since my husband wanted chapatti for dinner daily...and that helped me to make chapatti the right way and finally it started coming out the way it must come out - round!!
Thats why I could think of preparing this Aloo paratha; else it would have been a joke trying to prepare paratha without even knowing to make a chapati...
Aloo Paratha is basically a Punjabi dish...There are also similar varieties of parathas...Let us look at how we can make this delicious dish.
Wheat flour/Atta -2 cups
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Oil/Ghee/Butter - 5 tblspoons
Potatoes -2 large boiled
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Jeera powder-1 tsp
Chat Masala powder-1 tsp
Green chilly- 1 no
Salt to taste
ProcessTake wheat flour,salt and water in a bowl and make it a soft dough. Add more water if required while kneading.
Cover it for 30 mins.Keep it aside.
Boil the potatoes in the pressure cooker. Peel and chop the boiled potatoes and mash them.The potatoes must be mashed well...
Now add the chopped greenchillies, garam masalapowder, red chilly powder, dry mango powder and salt.
Mix the spices powders and greenchillies with the mashed potatoes very well. Check the salt and if needed add it. Add chilly powder. Keep it aside.
After 30 minutes take the dough and divide into lemon size balls. Then take two balls and roll them out.
Then take one roti and spread it over with the potato/aloo masala. Wetting our palms with water or applying oil ensures that the masala does not stick to our palm.
Cover it with other roti, and press and seal the edges with finger tips. Dust some flour on the top of the stuffed paratha. Again roll them lightly.
Take a tawa and heat it. Put this on the hot tawa. Cook it on the tawa in a medium flame.
Then flip over spread some oil/ ghee/butter.
Flip again and spread the oil/ghee/butter. Keep doing this a few times till the paratha gets cooked as shown.
Aloo paratha is ready. Serve with achaar and curd or raita.