Friday, 14 October 2011

Allu Paratha (Without onion garlic)


•1 cup whole-wheat flour
•1/2 cup water (Use more as needed)
•Pinch of salt & 1 tblsp oil
•2 medium potatoes (boiled, peeled & grated)
•1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
•1 chopped green chili/ 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
•2 tablespoons chopped green coriander leaves
•1/2 teaspoon amchoor powder (optional)
•1/4 teaspoon salt

Also Required
•1/4 cup whole-wheat flour for rolling
•Oil to cook
In a large bowl, mix  flour, salt and oil. Add water to make soft dough. Knead the dough . The dough should be very smooth and soft. Set the dough aside for half an hour and cover.
Mix all the ingredients for Potato filling together, mix it well. Keep aside

Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
Roll the dough into 3-inch diameter circles. Place the stuffings in the center with the help of a spoon. Seal by pulling the edges of the rolled dough together to make a ball. Proceed to make all six balls.
Before rolling the paratha roll the filled ball in dry whole-wheat flour.
Lightly press the ball and keep sealed side up. Roll the ball light handed in to 6-7 inch circle. Whenever the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly sprinkle dry whole-wheat flour on both sides of the semi-rolled paratha.

Heat the tawa on medium flame. Place the paratha over the tawa. About half a minute you will see the paratha changing in color lightly and puff different places.
Then flip the paratha over. You should see some light golden-brown spots on the topside. After a few seconds, spread 1 teaspoon of oil on the paratha. Again, flip the paratha and lightly press the puffed areas with a spatula that will help the paratha too puff from other sides.
Flip again and press with the spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides.
Serve hot with curd & pickle.

Tips: Try substituting chopped coriander leaves  with a 1/4 cup of finely chopped mint leaves. You can use a variety of herbs in this recipe. Make sure to remove all excess water when adding your choice of fresh herbs.

Sending this to  Ammaji Recipes: Cooking "Without Onion & Garlic" event

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