Bread Baking Babes: Aloo Paratha (November 2013)

Parathas: plain (2006) . stuffed with potato (2006) . stuffed with potato (BBB 2013)

Indian Potatoes: Aloo Chop . Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower) . Aloo Methi (Fenugreek Greens) . Aloo Paratha . Aloo Posta with Green Beans (White poppy seeds) . with Collard Greens and Ajwain . with Dandelion Greens . in Green Beans Sabzi . Masala Dosa . Samosas filled with Aloo Muttar (Peas)

Aloo Paratha

November 2013

This unyeasted flatbread was made using a recipe from "An Invitation to Indian Cooking" by Madhur Jaffrey. (I am a bad BBBabe; I was supposed to use the BBB recipe that was based on one by Mark Bittman - I did follow some of the instructions in his recipe though....)

BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)

The filling is potato curry with dried peppers, mustard, cumin and nigella seeds as well as fresh red chiles (firey hot) from our garden.

BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)

Roll the disc out to about 5 inches in diameter. Don't worry if the edges are uneven. Spoon some of the potato curry into the center of the disc.

BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)

Fold in the edges over top to enclose the potatoes entirely. Gently flatten it with the palm of your hand. Now, turn the filled disc over so that the thick part of dough is on the bottom. Roll it out to about 1/8 inch thick. Don't worry if a little potato escapes.

BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)

We use our tava (carbon steel) to cook the paratha. But I suspect a cast-iron frying pan would work as well. We found that it was best to have the heat at medium high - just a little hotter than for making pancakes - 4.5 on our stove. (The tava is also ideal for making crepes, tortillas and chapatis.)

tava stove dial

Put some salted butter on the hot tava. When it is sizzling and has the tiniest hint of golden brown, put the rolled paratha into the pan. Turn it when it is golden brown on the bottom (about 4 minutes). Add a little more butter to the pan and continue cooking until the second side is golden brown (another 4 minutes or so).

BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)

We served the hot aloo paratha with dahl. Sadly, we didn't have any coriander leaf on hand. We used mint as a garnish. (Surprisingly, the mint wasn't as refreshing as expected. It looked pretty though!) Lunch was fabulous.

BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)
BBB aloo paratha (November 2013)

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Revisiting Aloo Paratha (BBB October 2013) <<- includes recipe


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