Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Alu Paratha (Potato Indian Bread)

This is a very famous ,tasty and loved by all paratha .Kids just love this paratha very much.In northern parts of India they eat most of the parathas for breakfast with plain yogurt and pickle.There are many ways making this recipe,here is mine.
  • Dough:
  • 2 cups Atta(wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • water to knead
  • salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 Alu(potato) boiled
  • 1/2 Onion finely chopped
  • coriander leaves
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1" ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp aamchur(mango)powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt
  • sugar(optional)

 For Dough:
Take a mixing bowl,add Atta(wheat flour),salt and 1 tsp oil.mix well and knead adding little by little water into soft smooth dough.knead properly for several time ,finally add 1 more tsp of oil and knead for a while.Then keep this aside for 15 minutes covering it with wet clean cloth/kitchen paper towel.
For filling:
Take a pan,add oil jeera.when jeera turns brown add onion,coriander leaves,ginger  and green chilies and  stir fry till onion turns red color.Now add turmeric powder,red chili powder,coriander powder,salt and sugar.stir fry for 1 minute.finally add gram masala,aamchur powder,boiled and mashed potatoes.stir properly for 2-4 minutes,add remaining  coriander leaves and mix it properly.After the filling is cooled off make small golf size ball of the mixer and keep aside.
Final method:
Break the dough into equal  pieces,rolling into small golf size balls of dough .take one dough ball roll small cookie size round with roller using flour for rolling.Now place filling ball on this and fold like modaka/flower bud.seal it properly and now again roll this with applying flour in between into 5-6 inches diameter round parathas.

Heat the gridlle and put this parathas on the hot thava/griddle.
Cook both sides putting oil till brown bubbles pops up on both sides.When parathas are brown on both sides remove from the griddle.

Serve hot with plain curd and pickle/ any raithas/ tomato chatpati curry.  

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