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
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.
3 cup Whole wheat flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp oil
warm water to knead into dough
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.
Check out what my fellow marathoners are cooking in their kitchen by visiting their blogs:
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!