On a busy night, I love to make one pot meals. This means less cleanup and more time to do other things (in my case, browse the internet and watch Sun TV). I spend a lot of time looking for recipes that is easy to make and also offers variety. We generally eat Aloo paratha in a restaurant in New Jersey. They make wonderful stuffed Parathas and even my 5yr old loves the flavor.
I generally make these parathas without onions, but if needed fine cut onions can be added. These parathas can be served with raitha, pickles and cut onions. Side dish is not essentially needed, but tonight I made simple masoor dal with these parathas (I am protein maniac and always try to include some form of protein in our meal). As always, I would appreciate any comments.
Difficulty level – Easy
Preparation time – 20mins
Cooking time – 30mins
Ingredients – (To make 6 large parathas)
- Atta (Wheat flour) – 3 cups
- Aloo (Potatoes) – 3 – 4 medium sized
- Green chillies – 2 finely chopped
- Cilantro – 2 tbsp finely chopped
- Jal jeera – 1/2 tsp
- chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
- Dhania Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
- Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – as needed
- Oil – for making the parathas
- Peel the potatoes and microwave them for about 6 Minutes.
- Crumble the potatoes using a fork.Add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of oil to the Aata and make it into a soft dough. Let it rest for at least 1/2 hour.
- To the crumbled potatoes add the rest of the ingredients in the list and mix well.
- Take a piece of dough and roll it out as roti. Half way through spread the potato mixture evenly till the edge. Roll another piece of dough and place it on top of the first one and seal the edges with the fingers well so that the stuffing does not come out.
- Roll the stuffed paratha with care.
- Heat a pan and cook the parathas applying oil on both sides.
Serve hot !!!