Sunday, September 30, 2012

Alloo Paratha ( potato flat breads)


Today I got lots of time on my hand so I'm posting the recipes I cooked over the week ,and I thinks that what

I should do take pictures as I cook and then post it whenever possible.i cooked some Alloo paratha ( potato flat bread) ,I cooked those after a long time on my husband's request.

Here is the recipe:


For bread:

3 cups whole wheat flour ,1 cup extra for dusting

Salt to taste
Water enough to make soft dough

For filling

5- 6 boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp

Chaat masala powder 1/2 tsp

Crushed red chilli 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds crushed 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds crushed 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Onion one medium finally chopped

1/2 bunch cilantro chopped

Oil for frying


Mix flour and salt ,and then as much water to make soft dough.Let it rest for 15 to 30 mins covered in fridge

Heat a flat griddle on medium high heat

In your mashed potatoes add all powdered spice, salt ,chopped onion and cilantro.Mix very well.

After 30 mins take a golf ball size dough and make it into a round ball,then flatten it with your hand about two to three inches disc,put three heaping tsp ,now bring the dough from side and completely cover it on top don't leave any holes.

Now dust your surface with flour and place your filled ball on that surface ,dust some flour on it also and also on your rolling pin,then very gently press your filled ball down ,working to make a flat but carefully sprinkle some more flour to keep it from sticking to the surface.Flatten it out to around 8 to 10 inches,small rip on the side and middle might happen ,but no worries you can still cook it.

Carefully pick up your bread and place it on a hot griddle and cook for 10 to 12 secs and then flip it over with a flat spatula.

Now cook it for a while until it lightly brown specks appear on that side and then turn over

and cook other side until brown specks appear on that other side .At this point you can put oil on both side and fry it a bit until crunchy and brown

Serve hot with omelet,jam or achar(pickle,available at south Asian stores)and enjoy!!!