Parathas or Theplas are a perfect choice when you don’t want to make a side dish in elaborate and just have a simple filling meal. My mother introduced me to this recipe after she ate it at my cousin’s place. She mentioned that this would be a perfect paratha for my family as all of us like sweet potatoes and also because it is easily found n abundance here. Every time my mother comes from India, she gets very excited by seeing the perfectly sweet, sweet potatoes.
This is something that I make on weekends as brunch to keep us filled up and also get the dose of vegetables in our meal. All we need is some pickle and yogurt on the side. My boys love this with homemade Spiced Apple Jam.
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Preparation time – 10 minutes plus about half an hour of resting time
Cooking time – about 2 minutes per paratha
Difficulty level – easy
Ingredients – Makes about 10 Parathas
- Wheat flour – 3 cups
- Sweet potato – 1 large or 2 small
- Warm water – to make the dough
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp (adjust based on our spice level)
- Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
- Amchur powder / dry mango powder – 2 tsp
- Garam Masala – ¾ tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – about 1 tbsp to make the dough plus more to make the parathas
- Cilantro – A handful (finely chopped)
- All purpose flour or wheat flour – for dusting
- Wash and peel the sweet potato. Chop them into 1 inch pieces and cook it in the microwave until very soft and mushy. Make sure you use very less water when cooking the sweet potatoes. I usually just sprinkle some water and then cover it with plastic wrap (food grade) and cook it until soft.
- Using a fork, crush the cooked sweet potatoes and make a paste.
- Add the crushed sweet potatoes and all the spices along with 1 tbsp of oil and cilantro and make soft dough adding just enough water. Knead the dough until soft and elastic. Rub some oil on the top of the dough and cover it with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Make golf ball size balls out of the dough and roll them into a thin circle.
- Heat a pan and cook the parathas applying a little bit of oil on both sides until golden brown.
- Repeat the same with the rest of the dough and serve hot with pickle and Raita.