Aloo Paratha / Alu parata
By Rownak Jahan,
July 8, 2011
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 14 minutes
Yield: 7 parathas
. 2 cups flour
. Pinch of salt
. 1 cup water (may be need more or less)
. 4 medium boiled potatoes
. 1 small finely sliced onion
. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
. 2 finely sliced chilli
. 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
. Salt to taste
. Butter or oil for fry
1. Mix flour, salt and water to make soft dough (water may be need more or less for soft dough). You can use your hand or food processor to make the dough.
2. Knead the dough for few minutes until it becomes smooth dough.
3. Cover the though and let it sits for 10-15 minutes.
1. Mash the potatoes.
2. Mix with potato, onion, chilli, cumin powder, coriander and salt together.
To Make the Paratha:
1. Divide the dough and potato stuffing into 7 equal sizes. The potato ball will be about 1.5 times larger than the dough balls.
2. Roll the dough into 3 inch diameter circles and place the stuffing ball in the middle. Seal the edges by pulling them together and make a ball.
3. Make all 5 balls same way.
4. Let them sit for 3-4 minutes before rolling them. Otherwise it will be hard to roll.
5. Heat the frying pan (thick base preferred) on medium heat.
6. Roll the ball. It will be easier to roll if you roll the ball in dry flour first.
7. Carefully roll the ball on the sealed side. You have to very light handed to roll the paratha in 7″ diameter.
8. Place the paratha over the frying pan. Soon you will see the paratha change color and puff in different place.
9. Turn over the paratha. Now spread 1 teaspoon butter or oil on the paratha. Turn again and spread the butter this side too.
10. Press the paratha slightly with a spatula. Flip the paratha again and make sure the paratha is golden brown in both sides. Fry all parathas same way. Now you can enjoy your homemade Aloo Paratha.
1. Use brushed potatoes.
2. All ingredient need to be finely chopped.
3. Mash the potatoes thoroughly.