May 7, 2009

Alu Paratha

Alu Paratha
Its has been few days that I posted something :) and thought this would be a nice recipe to start with. Alu Paratha, I guess needs no introduction. Potatoes itself are loved and liked by many inspite of them being not so healthy. We can indulge in them once in while right :D. So, for new comers out there dont think its very tough to make rotis leave alone Alu Parathas which are stuffed version of rotis with Alu/Potatoes. The recipe here is not the only way Alu Parathas are made. One can mix and match with whatever spices you like.

Always remember, try and try. Practise will make you better and someday definetly perfect. When I started learning how to make rotis they were like many country maps :) instead of being a circle. So, I never let it ruin my passion for cooking and kept on doing them until I am here today. Let me not give a lecture before you run away and get started with the recipe :).

Serves - 2-4
Cooking and Preparation Time - 30 mins approx

Ingredients :
 
Chapati Dough/Wheat Flour - 1.5 cup kneaded with enough water, salt, 1 tbsp and kept aside covered with a cloth
Potatoes - 2 very large or 3 medium boiled with skin on and drain the water and mash the potatoes with no water in it
Coriander - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Green Chillies - 1-2 finely chopped (optional)
Chilli powder - 1/4 tbsp
Chat Masala - 1/4-1/2 tbsp
Cumin and Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp together or Garam masala any combination
Oil
Lime juice - 2 tbsp optional but I added
Salt to taste
Alu Paratha
Method :
  1. In a bowl place the mashed potatoes, add all the  ingredients below Potatoes except oil.
  2. Mix together the potatoes so that all the spices are blended into it nicely.
  3. Make small golf sized balls out of the mixture and place them a plate.
  4. Now using the dough we made out of wheat flour and roll a roti of small size and place the potato mixture or stuffing ball in the centre of it.
  5. Close all the ends and seal it. If necessary remove the excess dough.
  6. Put some flour onto it and start rolling it slowly into a thin stuffed roti.
  7. Heat tava/non stick pan, put the rolled out roti on it and when you notice that its getting puffed up change the direction and add oil on it. Repeat the same for the other side until you fry it to get a nice roti.
  8. Serve hot for breakfast, lunch or even dinner along with any pickle or even raita or plain yogurt.
Alu Paratha

39 comments:

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

o0o0hh !!! Paratha looks yummy.

Pooja said...

Looking yummy vishali..Never tried it with yoghurt..Perfect parathas..

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy healthy parathas...please do check my blog for mother's day spl event

Vishali said...

Thank you girls for the quick comments.

Asha said...

It took me many yrs too to perfect the art of making Parathas, looks great! :)

Parita said...

Hmm yummy paratha looks perfect :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Asha and Parita.

Renuka said...

aloo paratha looks yummy...its my fav..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy paratha.. looks great vaishali.

VineelaSiva said...

Welcome back after many days.Nice recipe.Aloo paratha is so inviting.nice post.

Vishali said...

Thank you Renuka, Mahima and Vineela.

@ Vineela, thank you for waiting for my posts. Its just 1 week since I blogged :).

Yasmeen said...

flawless parathas,I'm all hungry to gooble a few:)

Trupti said...

paratha looks very delicious Vishali..it's been ages I didn't made these..will take that plate

Superchef said...

i just made some aloo parathas day before yeaterday when it was raining..this is soo perfect for a rainy or cold weather. one of my favs!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Amazing aloo parathas hot hot parathas on a rainy day like today is the one I would prefer...

Prathibha said...

Lovely parathas..my hot favourite one..

Pooja said...

The parathas look awesome! My favourite. Hehe as you said I too was in the same situation b4 when all my parathas looked like country maps! Practice has really made your parathas perfect!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh God your paratha is making me hungry dear....Looks yummylicious....

ARUNA said...

this is my favourite......i make sure to eat it atleast once a week!!

Uma said...

mmm. lovely parathas. I love these. Came out perfect and yummy Vishali :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Yasmeen, Trupti, Manju, Ramya, Pratibha, Pooja, KF, Aruna and Uma for all your lovely comments. I am glad u all liked it and appreciate the time u take to write the comments.

Varunavi said...

Perfect paratha vishali :)

Pavithra said...

Paratha looks yummy.anytime u give this i will eat ..

AnuSriram said...

Yummy Paratha.. Love that with yogurt!

anudivya said...

I love stuffed anything parathas, but I don't make it that often. Somehow I think it is a lot of work... yours looks very appetizing.

Vrinda said...

My first visit here..lots to explore here.I eat alu paratha with yogurt,looks yummy

Nags said...

an absolute favorite for us too :)

veggie belly said...

your collage picture is really helpful, because I can never roll and stuff an aloo paratha without messing it up :(

Vishali said...

Thank you Varunavi, Pavithra, AnuSriram, Anudivya, Vrinda, Nags and Sala.

@ Sala, I am glad that collage image is really helpful. Try to reduce the stuffing and see next time u make them :).

Madhumathi said...

Hi Vishali,
Sorry for the delayed reply..had been away for a while.
Your alu paratha looks perfect..You made me hungry,dear :)

Vishali said...

That's okay Madhu.....ur comments are welcome anytime. Hope u had a nice weekend.

Janaki Gopikrishna said...

woww this looks so appetising. i tried them at home y esterday and have come out well. i also tried them with gobi.

Kalai said...

Hi Vishali,Paratha looks so yummy and mouth-watering.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Aloo paratha looks so perfect. nice recipe.
I am hosting an event called 'The potluck - chicken' . Expecting all your support and yummy dishes there. Hearty welcome dear.
http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2009/05/announcing-event-express-potluck.html

Malar Gandhi said...

Love aloo paratha so much, you gave me an idea for dinner, thanks. lve ur pictures.

Sujatha said...

fantastic parathas.. I struggle everytime in not letting the stuffings out while rolling the parathas.. and yours looks perfectly fine on the top! great!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Hi, I am hosting an event called 'The potluck - chicken' . It is my first time to host one. Expecting your suggestions , support and yummy dishes . Hearty welcome dear.
http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2009/05/announcing-event-express-potluck.html
Thanks.

indosungod said...

Mastering making stuffed parathas took a while. Yours looks beautiful.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummm. Looks great! I love aloo prathas..

 

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