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Monday, May 7, 2012

Alu Paratha or Potato stuffed paratha

Ingredients for paratha:
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

Ingredients for filling:
1 1/2 cups cooked and mashed potato
2 green chilies or to taste
2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon chat masala
1/2 teaspoon salt
Clarified butter

Combine whole wheat flour, oil, salt and water to form a dough.  Cover and allow it to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.  

Prepare the stuffing.  To the mashed potato add green chili, chopped cilantro, chat masala and salt,  mix and divide into 10 parts.

Divide the whole wheat dough into 10 parts.  Take one of the whole wheat parts and roll it into a 3" round, put one of the potato stuffing into it seal let it rest with the sealed side down.  Do the same with rest of the dough.

Start making the chapatis with the aid of some flour.  With the sealed side down roll them into round 5 to 6" round disks.  

Place a griddle on medium heat.  Put the rolled chapati on the griddle.  Let it cook until bubbles appear on top, turn the chapati over and cook the other side.  Apply a few drops of clarified butter or oil on both sides, remove from griddle when they are brown.

Other stuffing can be used for paratha cabbage, cauliflower, peas etc.  Everybody loves alu paratha. There are so many ways of spicing the stuffing.  I have kept it simple.