Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this humble meal is as comforting as a hug
Food has the ability to bring people together. That is why the expression "those who eat together, stay together" is so popular. Food can bond people through exciting conversations and flavours. A delicious meal is enough to put a grin on everyone's face - after all, the route to one's heart is through their stomach! Aloo parantha is one such dish (potato stuffed Indian bread). The aloo paratha is simple to prepare and goes off the plate even faster.
Aloo Paratha is undeniably the most popular Indian flatbread. It's a favourite meal or snack in Indian culture, easy to prepare and widely enjoyed by all generations, across length and breadth of India. Aloo paratha can be easily prepared at home as this cuisine uses ingredients that are found in every Indian kitchen. The most interesting part about this paratha is the stuffing inside it, which melts in the mouth. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this humble meal is as comforting as a hug.
Aloo paratha are not just savoury but also compliments your health. As potatoes include potassium, which helps to reduce acidity. It also aids in the normalisation of high blood pressure. The high potassium content of potatoes aids the kidney by eliminating excess salt. Aloo paratha may help relieve the symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, and gas. Potatoes are also high in carbohydrate and fibre and have no cholesterol. Protein, phosphate, sulphur, copper, and iron are also present. They are also high in B complex vitamins.
It is believed the stuffing of the aloo paratha, can be a deal maker or deal breaker. So, if you're looking for the finest recipe for aloo paratha, look no further! This simple aloo ka paratha recipe will show you how to create tasty, flavourful, and flawless parathas at home in no time.
For the dough
• 2 cups whole wheat flour
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 tbsp gram flour
• ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
• 1 tbsp ghee
• Water as required
• 2 tsp oil
For the Filling
• 2 large potatoes, boiled and grated
• 1 inch ginger, grated
• 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
• 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
• Salt to taste
• ½ tsp coriander powder
• 1 tsp chilli powder
• ½ tsp cumin powder
• 1 tsp garam masala
• ½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves
• ¼ tsp amchur powder
• Ghee for roasting
To prepare the dough:
1. Add whole wheat flour, gram flour and ghee to a bowl. Mix well and form a crumb like mixture
2. Add water as required and knead a soft dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and set aside for 20 minutes
3. Add oil to the dough and knead a little till the oil is absorbed
To prepare the filling:
1. Add boiled potatoes, onion, green chilli, fresh coriander, salt, coriander powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and amchur powder and mix well
To prepare aloo paratha:
1. Divide the prepared dough into equal portions, and form small lemon sized balls
2. Roll them into flat disc with a rolling pin and add the prepared stuffing/filling in the centre
3. Roll into a potli, remove the excess dough and roll back into a disc
4. Heat a tawa, add the prepared paratha and roast on both sides for 30 seconds each, flip over and brush with ghee, flip over and roast till brown spots appear.
Your delicious aloo paratha is ready to be served. This paratha is best enjoyed with yogurt, pickle, butter and a side of chai.