Saturday, August 18, 2012

Indian Flat Bread stuffed with Potatoes (Aloo ka Parantha)

North Indian Vegetarian Breakfast Special
Indian Vegetarian Bread Special
Punjabi Cuisine
Indian Flat Bread  stuffed with Potatoes (Aloo ka Parantha)
Serves 2 (makes 4 Paranthas)
Potatoes- 2 Medium 
Onions- 1 Small, Finely Chopped
Green Chillies- 2, Finely Chopped

Amchur Powder- a big Pinch, or can replace with Dried Pomegranate Seed Powder (Anardana)
Chat Masala- a Small Pinch
Coriander Powder- 1/2 Tsp. (optional if Fresh Coriander isn't available)
Cumin Powder- 1/4 Tsp.

Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder- 1/2 Tsp. 
Salt- 1/2 Tsp. or to Taste
Fresh Coriander Leaves- 1 Tbsp., Finely Chopped

For Dough:
Whole Wheat Flour (Gehun ka Atta)- 2 Cups
Caraway/Bishop’s Seeds (Barik Ajwain)- ½ Tsp.
Salt- 1 Tsp.
Water- To make Dough
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- needed to make the Paranthas on Flat Tawa  

Boil/Microwave Potatoes for 7- 8 Minutes (depends on the Microwave Settings) till they are Soft (when poked with a Fork)
Keep aside to let them Cool till ready to Peel & Mash
In a Bowl, Mix Mashed Potatoes with Chopped Coriander, Green Chillies, Amchur, Chat Masala, Cumin Powder, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Sauté

For the Dough:
Mix Whole Wheat Flour, Salt and gradually add water to knead Dough for the Paranthas
Make a Hard Dough as the Peas Filling will leave some water
Keep the Dough aside for 10 Minutes

For Paranthas:
Divide the Dough and the Peas Filling into 4 equal parts
Dust with some Whole Wheat Flour and roll with a Rolling Pin
Put the Peas Filling in the center and Seal with all the edges folded towards the center
Dust with some flour and Roll it into a round shape

Place the Parantha on the Hot Tawa facing the Vegetable Side

Turn it to the other side as soon as Brown spots start appearing
Put Oil on this side, spread evenly and turn it over
Put Oil on this side and spread evenly, Cook till both sides are Golden Brown 

Serve Fresh with Salted Butter (this is optional but Paranthas are Traditionally served with Fresh White Butter), Mixed Veg or Pachranga Pickle, Set Curd/Yoghurt (Dahi) and Lots of Love :)!!   

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