Monday, August 28, 2006

Aloo Paratha

Ingredients:

1. Potato -- 3 pcs (Medium size)
2. Onion -- 1/4th cup(chopped)
3. cumin Seeds -- 1/2tsp
4. cummin powder-- 1/2 tsp(jeera powder)
5. Ginger --1/2 tsp paste
6. Red chilli powder -- 1/4th tsp or
Green chili - 3pcs (Chopped)
7. Oil - 2tsp
8. Salt to taste
9. Coriander leaves -- 1 tbsp(chooped)
10. Wheat Flour -- 2 cups
11. Oil - 1tsp














Method:

1. Boil and peel the potato. Mash well.
2. Take 2 tbsps of oil in a pan and heat it. Add cummin (jeera).
3. Now add the chopped onions and fry until brown.
4. Add chilli powder or Green chili, salt, Ginger paste and cummin powder and fry it for 2minutes.
5. Mix well with mashed potato and put on coriander leaves.
6. Shape into small round balls.
7. Make a soft dough with wheat flour, 1tsp oil and salt. Shape into a ball and roll into a four or five (as u like) inch circle.
8. Keep the potato ball in the center and close from the sides.
9. Brush with dry wheat powder and roll gently and evenly (Do not roll continuously).
10. Now place on a greesed tava / Flat pan (already hot) and cook (or roast) both sides.
Spread a little ghee on it.
11. Serve hot with DAHI/ Yogurt and pickle or chutney.

Note: If it does not turn out great, do not despair. You will be able to make good parathas with some practice.

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