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Aloo Paratha

16 Jun

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Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is normal partha stuffed with mashed potatoes that are spiced with various ingredients. South Indian aloo paratha is generally tempered with mustard and cumin seeds before stuffing into the paratha.

Ingredients:

Atta/ Wheat flour 2 cups
Potatoes/ Bangala Dumpalu 3 (small)
Green chillies 3
Milk 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 2 tsps
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems and finely chop green chillies.

Halve the potatoes and boil in sufficient amount of water until soft and cooked well.
Cool the cooked potatoes, peel and mash them.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients and chopped green chillies.
When seeds start to splutter, add mashed potatoes and salt.
Remove from heat and mix thoroughly.

Knead wheat flour and salt into soft dough using cold milk and water.

Divide the kneaded dough into big lemon sized balls.
Flatten each ball a bit and stuff aloo mixture and transform it again into a ball.

Roll out each portion into 10 inch sized discs sprinkling wheat flour when needed.

Heat flat pan. When it becomes hot, place a paratha.
Cook one side of paratha until u see little bubbles underneath.
Turn on other side, add little oil to first cooked side.
After few seconds, turn and add little oil to second cooked side.
Serve aloo paratha hot with plain yogurt and any pickle
Makes: 5 – 7 aloo ka paratha
Notes: Add little bit of besan to wheat flour if you have.

Other Names: Aloo ka Paratha, Stuffed Potato Paratha, Alu Paratha
Variations: Aloo paratha can be made by mixing it with various spices. stir in combination of coriander powder, cumin powder, red chile powder, finely chopped onion and cilantro into mashed potatoes for different stuffings.

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