Aloo paratha is a traditional North Indian bread stuffed with potato and spices. Usually it is made with oil or ghee/butter. Here is a recipe for tasty parathas that are oil free and dairy free.
Serves : 10-12 parathas. Cooking time including preparation is 30 minutes.
For stuffing: Boil the potatoes, peel and mash. Add and mix rest of the ingredients to make the stuffing.
For the dough: Need 1/2 kg or 1 pound of whole wheat flour (3 cups), 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional), 2 cups water for dough. Mix them well, knead the dough and keep it aside.
Preparing the stuffed parathas:
Make medium sized balls with the dough, roll out a disc of about 3-4 inches. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the stuffing. Be careful not to overstuff or understuff the paratha. Bring the edges of dough to cover the stuffing in the center. Roll the stuffed balls into 6-8 inch diameter parathas. Used small amount of rice flour to prevent sticking of the dough to the roller and underlying surface. Roast the parathas on nonstick pan each side for 1 to one half minute or until golden brown. Moisten the parathas by touching them with moist cloth made into a small ball, while cooking on the pan.
Serve parathas with your favorite curry.
|3 medium sized potatoes|
|1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)|
|1-2 green chilies - finely chopped|
|Juice from half of lemon|
|1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin) powder|
|1/4 teaspoon coriander powder|
|1/2 teaspoon garam masala|
|salt to taste (1/4 teaspoon)|