Aloo Paratha

👶 Suitable from 9 months onwards. Cut into strips, reduce quantity of spices and avoid salt for babies under1.

❄️ Refrigerate and consume within 1-2 days.

Aloo paratha is an all time favourite dish in my household. They are whole-wheat Indian flatbreads stuffed with a spicy potato filling. It’a okay to substitute plain flour instead of wholewheat flour. Served with yoghurt or raitha, these Parathas are perfect to eat anytime during the day ! They also make an excellent picnic lunch. Roll them, cut them into triangles, chop them up or cut into fingers, these Parathas will never disappoint you.

Ingredients:

For paratha dough:

Mix 2 cups of wholewheat flour with water and a pinch of salt (optional) and knead well to make a smooth non sticky dough. Cover with a damp cloth or lid and let the dough rest for at least 15 minutes.

For potato filling:

1. 2 medium potatoes, boiled, skin discarded and crumbled with your hand

2. 1 medium onion, very finely sliced

3. 1 tsp turmeric power

4. 1 tbsp regular/Kashmiri chilli powder

5. 2 cloves of garlic, minced

6. Salt to taste

7. 1 tsp sesame seeds

8. 1 tsp carom seeds

9. 1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves

10. Oil to cook and butter to shallow fry Parathas

Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic. Add in the onions. Sauté until transparent.

2. Add all the spices and salt and sauté until well combined. Switch of heat.

3. Immediately add in the crumbed potatoes and mix well until combined.

4. Divide the dough and potato filling into balls. The potato balls should be 1/2 to 3/4 th the size of dough balls.

5. On a floured surface, flatten each ball of dough into a medium circle and place the filing. Encase it and flatten again to make round(ish) Parathas. Use flour for dusting.

6. Shallow fry in butter or oil on medium heat.

Notes:

1. You can include some fresh herbs like coriander or mint in the filling for added freshness.

2. The reason why it’s best to add potatoes after switching off the heat is because sometimes they turn mushy and watery. If the filling is not tight in texture, they’ll ooze out of Parathas once you fill them in.

3. If you don’t want to spend time boiling potatoes in a pan or cooker, you can pierce them and microwave for few minutes until cooked.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

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