ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA

Today i have for you all one of my childhood favorite dish " Aloo Paratha " .. the dish which has many sweet memories associated with it.. the dish which makes me feel nostalgic .Though i have been eating aloo paratha and cooking it since many years , i wonder if i'll ever get bored of it. " Aloo paratha cooked in Punjabi Style " happens to be my family favorite too. Relishing hot hot Punjabi Aloo paratha served straight off the tawa, with a dollop of butter, pickle and some homemade curd…Aah..bliss !! A perfect weekend breakfast ....isn't it ?

ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA

This recipe has been sitting in my drafts for almost a year as I know Aloo Paratha is the most common, one makes in the stuffed paratha category. I finally decided to post it as ingredients used to make potato stuffing varies from recipe to recipe. The one that i am sharing is my mom's recipe , who in turn learnt it from a punjabi aunty .So i can assure you all that this recipe would gives you an authentic punjabi , dhaba taste aloo paratha. Aloo paratha's taste best with more stuffing . So don't be Kanjoos whilestuffing the potato mixture into the dough. Try it.. you will see how soft and tasty your paratha's turn . But many ( even I , in the initial years ) face difficulty while rolling the parathas when the stuffing is more as it oozes out . I am sure My step by step pics of making aloo paratha and tips in the end would help you in this. Here you go.....

Today i have for you all one of my childhood favorite dish " Aloo Paratha " .. the dish which has many sweet memories associated with it.. the dish which makes me feel nostalgic .Though i have been eating aloo paratha and cooking it since many years , i wonder if i'll ever get bored of it. " Aloo pa...

ALOO PARATHA RECIPE

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Ingredients

For The chapathi dough:
Wheat flour
1 1/2 cup
Salt
1 tsp
Oil
1 tbsp
Water
as required
Wheat flour / maida - for dusting
For the Stuffing :
Potatoes big boiled and peeled
2
Onion small finely chopped (optional)
1
Green chillies finely chopped
2-3
Ginger grated
1 tsp
Few Coriander leaves chopped
sprigs
Fennel / Saunf crushed
1 tsp
Corinader powder / Dhania powder
1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera POwder
1/4 tsp
Amchur (dried Mango ) powder
1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tsp
Salt
to taste
Ghee and Oil,to roast parathas

Steps

    To prepare Dough :
  1. In a wide mixing bowl take wheat flour, salt and ghee. Mix it with your fingers ,then add little by little water, gather to form a soft pliable dough.Knead it well.The dough should not be too tight or too loose, it should be non sticky at this stage.Allow it to rest covered for at least 30mins.
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
To prepare stuffing :
  1. Mash the boiled pelled potatoes into a bowl.
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  2. To it add chopped onion,green chillies,ginger,coriander leaves,dhania powder, jeera powder,crushed saunf,amchoor powder,garam masala and salt. Mix well .
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  3. Stuffing for Aloo paratha is ready.
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
To prepare Parathas:
  1. Make equal sized balls out of the dough.
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  2. To dust use maida /wheat flour and roll them to thick small circles.Thick at center, thin at edges.Keep 1-2tbsp of stuffing in the center, seal it up nicely by pulling all the edges to the center as shown in the pic.Repeat the same with all the dough and stuffing.
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  3. With the help of dry flour, roll the parathas into thick or thin discs as per your preference .
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  4. Heat a griddle, transfer the paratha on to griddle carefully and cook them on both sides by drizzling oil/ghee/butter.cook till both the sides has golden spots
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  5. Soft,delicious,hot Aloo parathas are ready to serve.Enjoy them hot with pickle and / plain curd / raita ...
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
    ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA

NOTE :

  1. Mash the potatoes properly else you will not be able to roll them properly.
  2. Don't add onion and leave for a long time.That will leave water.
  3. It is important that always the stuffing for parathas should be dry. Also the stuffing has to be in room temperature before filling. Else liquid will ooze out while rolling
  4. While rolling for the first time don't give more pressure in the center as the filling is going to be placed in the center.Roll very gently and dust the flour as reqd.Centre be little thick and edges little thin.
  5. If you are a beginner, start preparing parathas with little quantity of filling and gradually increase the stuffing.
  6. If you want you can add few crushed mint leaves or kasoori methi to the stuffing .
  7. Below is a comparatively easier method for beginners, to make mess free parathas.
  • make small equal sized balls from dough. Roll out small round rotis from it.
ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  • Keep 2 teaspoons of stuffing in the center .Place another similar size of roti over it. Press the edges properly. ( like a sandwich )
ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA
  • slightly roll the rolling pin over the paratha and make it to the desired size and thickness.
ALOO PARATHA RECIPE / PUNJABI ALOO PARATHA

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