Saturday, 16 November 2013
Bread Baking Babes (BBB) November 2013
Ah comfort food! Just the thing when it seems the world is turning upside down.
When Karen murmured that she thought maybe we should make stuffed parathas this month, I immediately responded: “Ooooh! J’ADORE aloo paratha! We were just talking about the fact that it has been ages since we’ve made them. I’ve made Madhur Jaffrey’s (plain and stuffed) and Mark Bittman’s look similar.”
What’s Paratha, you ask?
A parantha/paratha is an Indian unleavened flat-bread, and is mostly consumed in the northern regions of India. The word Paratha (Parantha in Punjab) is an amalgamation of the words parat = layers and atta= flour and which obviously combines to mean layers of cooked flour. [...] The Aloo Parantha is merely a variation or deviation, (whatever way you may want to see it) of a basic parantha. [...]
The traditional way to have the Aloo Parantha would be with a big dollop of fresh homemade butter on a stack and with some yogurt and spicy pickles on the side. And the best way to enjoy these paranthas [is] in good company, laughter and someone serving these hot on the plate straight from the skillet!
-Soma, eCurry: Aloo Parantha – Potato Stuffed Flatbread
I told T about this month’s BBB choice and he was as excited as I. Parathas are perfect for breakfast! Or lunch! Or dinner! (continue reading…)