Friday, 5 October 2012

Aloo Paratha

I always remember this dialogue from the typical old  bollywood movies when I think of aloo ke parathe.

Firs class first passed hero to his mother, " Maa,  badi bhook lagi hai, aaj khane mein kya hai ? ''
A very happy maa, " Beta main tumhare liya abhi aloo ke parathe aur gajar ka halwa banati hoon".

As a kid I always used to imagine these parathas as very complicated and special treat as it was made by the bollywood maa only when the son comes first class first.
But as I grew up I realised that special treat it was but was equally simple to make. These melt in mouth soft parathas are a treat with any gravy or even with simple achar and raita.
We had them with butter chicken and boondi raita.

Ingredients :

2 to 3..........................potatoes boiled and mashed
2 to 3 cups ..................wheat flour.
2 tbsp.........................ginger chilly paste
1 cup...........................coriander finely chopped
1 tbsp.......................dhana jeera powder
1 tsp..........................turmeric powder
salt
ghee or butter



Method :

Grate the boiled potatoes and mash them.
I sometimes also use the readymade aloo mash when in hurry.
Add the ginger garlic paste , dhana jeera pd, turmeric pd, chopped coriander and salt.
Mix well and go on adding the flour , knead the dough by adding water as needed.
Roll out thick parathas and heat on tawa smeared with ghee or butter.
Serve with any side dish of your choice.
They taste yummy even if served plain with pickle or raita.




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