Aloo and Pyaaz ka Paratha (Potatoes & Onions bread)

Have you ever wondered “what should I cook today?” or you are in no mood to make a meal for your self but still would like to eat something that fulfills your hunger?

So here is a dish that is easy to cook and will curb your hunger …

One good thing about these Parathas, is that they could be eaten for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner :). It serves as a very famous breakfast delicacy in Northern parts of India. Also a typical food that you wouldn’t miss at any local Dhabhas in India. These serve as a warm delight when its cold or rainy or snowy outside.

So here is the recipe .. njoy ..

Ingredients (for 2 parathas)

1 medium sized Potato (boiled – dont have a boiled potato no problem :). Wash the potato well and then place it in the microwave oven for 3 – 5 min. After 3 mins occasionally check the potato by piercing a knife into it to see if its cooked or not)

1 small Onion (finely chopped – use red onion for better taste)

Fresh coriander leaves (finely choped a few)

1 tsp Red chilli powder

1 small green chilly (finely chopped – slit the chilly from the centre and then chop it. This will reduce the spicy flavor of it)

1 tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Amchur (dry mango powder)

1 tsp coriander powder

Salt to taste

2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

Water to knead the Flour

Oil for making the Parathas

Method

  1. In a big bowl, mix together wheat flour and water, adding little water at a time to make a dough out of it. Remember to make the dough a little harder than a regular chapati dough. Cover it and leave it aside for 5 – 10 minutes.
  2. Peel the skin of the boiled potato and mash it. In this add chopped onions, all the spices mentioned above, salt, coriander leaves and mix well.
  3. Make small portions of the dough. Keep the size a little bigger than a usual roti or normal paratha.
  4. Flatten it a bit in your palm and roll up each portion into a ball. Flatten it out and cover it with dry flour on both sides. Using a rolling pin, start rolling it out. Roll it only enough such that you can place the mixture created in step 2 in the centre of it and then fold it back up, such that it covers the mixture. Before adding the mixture, remember to put some oil on the rolled out dough to make softer parathas.
  5. Always remember to roll it such that the sides are thinner than the centre. Roll it out enough such that it cooks well. While you are doing this, sometimes the mixture might ooze out .. no worries just leave it like that.
  6. Now on a hot tawa, place your paratha. Using as little oil as you can cook it from both sides. Keep the stove on Med High for good crispy parathas.
  7. All done you are ready to njoy it 🙂

Serving Suggestions

  • Coat it with some butter 🙂
  • You can eat this with Yogur or Pickle or just by itself
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