Thursday, March 3, 2011

Aloo paratha



Today me and my fellow blogger friends have started on another blogging marathon, brainchild of Srivalli of Spicing your Life.
I am so happy I could do this again. Last month when we did it, it was so much fun. Got to know many new friends and their blogs.
Last time I chose Rice as my theme and this time I am going with Kid-friendly recipes.
You can find all the recipes of my blog in blogging marathon, under the tag ' Blogging Marathon'

So for the first day of the marathon, I choose Aloo Paratha. Now who doesn't like aloo paratha. Kids and Adults alike enjoy this dish.
I make it with very simple flavors and my kids enjoy it a lot.
Its a very easy aloo stuffing with garlic, jeera, green chillies and coriander.
If you like all these flavors, I am sure you will enjoy this stuffing!

To get perfect paratha, mainly the stuffing has to be dry and not too wet. I bake my potatoes in the MW which really helps is keeping them dry. If you boil them in water, remember to keep them out enough to let them dry out.









Ingredients: (for stuffing)

2-3 large potatoes, boiled or baked in microwave, peeled (if baked, the stuffing will be dry, which is what we need)
salt to taste

4-5 garlic cloves
bunch of coriander leaves
4-5 green chillies
1/2 tbsp cumin, jeera, dry roasted

Method:

Grind the garlic, coriander leaves, green chillies and jeera with some water (as little as possible).
Mix this with the baked potato along with salt.
The stuffing should be dry, if wet, add more potato.

For dough:

3 cup Whole wheat flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp oil
warm water to knead into dough

Method:

Knead all ingredients together to form a soft dough. Keep aside for 20 minutes.

To make Aloo Paratha: (pictures above for instruction)

Take a small piece of dough.
Flatten it with your hands, the corners should be thinner than the middle.
Take a small amount of the stuffing.
Put in center of the flattened dough.
Close with the thinner edges.
Again flatten it with your hands, spreading the stuffing around evenly.
Now roll it out into a paratha using the rolling pin.
Fry on the tawa until brown spots appear on both side by flipping over.
Add few drops of oil on both sides and brown further.
Serve Hot with plain or spiced yogurt, curry or pickle of your choice.
Enjoy!!!



Check out what my fellow marathoners are cooking in their kitchen by visiting their blogs:

Champa,


Divya,

Gayathri Anand,

Gayathri Kumar,

Monica,

Padma Dharmaraj,

PJ,

Savitha,

Srivalli,

Usha,

Veena Aravind,

Sending this to Suma from Veggie Platter's event - Cooking with Seeds, Wheat


Sending this also to Priya from Now Serving's Event - Fast Food Not Fat Food!

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34 comments:

  1. I love this. I usually add onions to the stuffing. Should try with garlic.

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  2. looks so soft and yummy ...my son's fav.

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  3. Yum, yum, yum..loooooove it anytime :))


    US Masala

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  4. Lovely Paratha. Love the last picture that clearly shows the layers. Yum!

    Hey, I wanna join this Marathon too. Is it too late? Let me know

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  5. My favouite.Looking too good.perfect for a dinner.

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  6. Wowo they look so so soft and yumm.

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  7. They look soft and light - I like the fact that you baked the potatoes - Retains the goodness of the vegetable -
    Psst - this is a good one for my blog event too :)
    http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/03/fast-food-not-fat-food-2011-march-1.html
    Cheers and looking forward to this weeks goodies from you xoxo

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  8. My neighbor back home used to make wonderful aloo parathas and with dahi, it was heavenly.. Soft and perfect parathas!

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  9. AlooParatha looks perfect. Really soft and mouth watering.

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  10. my mom used to make aloo parathas in the same way...the shaping and explanations are really good.thanks ya...happy marathon.....

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  11. baking the potatoes is a good idea for parathas. Very nealty explained. Happy to browse your page. Following you...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Love it, seems soo soft
    http://entepachakalokam.com

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  13. I wish I could grab that plate:) btw whose hands are those:)

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  14. home made aloo parathas!! You have got them smooth and soft, i will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Aloo paratha looks awesome.Looks perfect and soft.
    cheers

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  16. I love aloo parathas and they are so easy to make and does not need any side dish... I dont add coriander leaves but and looks like a good idea...

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  17. my favourite paratha... looks very delicious!!

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  18. My kids love this paratha. Looks so delicious. Nice step by step pics and nice theme too Smitha.
    Padma
    ( http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com )

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  19. Delicious aloo paratha.....yummy!!

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  20. Paratha looks absolutely delicious and yummy, can have it anytime..inviting parathas..

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  21. thatz one softy spongy tasty aloo paratha

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  22. This has come out very nicely....I add onions to them...

    FunWidFud

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  23. Aloo paratha looks so perfect. Thanks for the step by step pictures..

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  24. smitha they look perfect- very well done parathas ! slurp; pass the plate with a bowl of curd !!

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  25. Perfect looking parathas,nice click!

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  26. Baked potato in paratha sounds interesting.Looks fabulous

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  27. gal, that looks so perfect....pass me one at least..yumm!!

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  28. That's a tempting plateful, Smitha! I'll grab one if you have leftovers..yum.

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  29. the paratha looks fab and perfect.....

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  30. As you mentioned they are favorite of everyone. They look perfect.

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  31. Aloo Paratha looks delicious and awesome.

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