Sunday, December 16, 2018

Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha (No Onion and No Garlic recipe)

Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha
Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha



Punjabi Aloo Paratha is the popular recipe that is often made at a jiffy in most of the Indian houses, in which the outside wheat flatbread is carefully crafted with boiled potatoes inside.

This Indian flatbread is a hearty meal for any time of the day but is usually preferred for morning breakfast in the Northern part of India. The soft layered Partha usually comes with a dollop of butter on top of it, this butter starts melting and spreading out in the heat of Partha before it reaches our dining table. 

Though this mouthwatering Aloo paratha often comes in our breakfast menu, I couldn't get a chance to click for upala. It is almost too common for most of us to get tempted and finish it off when we see this aromatic, thick, steamy aloo ke paratha, coming straight from tawa with a fat dollop of butter and a small kattori of dahi (curd). That's what happened with me too,  I tried clicking a few times but when I was ready with the camera and the backdrop settings...the paratha was almost gone:). Luckily, I could click this time and tada...the recipe for Aloo Paratha is ready.  This recipe is a simple version and you can always tailor it according to your taste, by adding chopped green chilies, garam masala, amchur masala, kasuri methi, coriander powder and any spices to the aloo stuffing. Sometimes, I have seen restaurants adding few ajwain/carom seeds to the wheat flour dough, and it gives a unique taste as well as works as an excellent digestive element. 

Try different variations and enjoy "hot aloo parathas" any time of the day. 

Apart from Aloo Paratha, there are so many parathas that you can make with different veggies and greens. They are

Gobi Paratha
Palak Partha
Mixed vegetable Paratha
Matar ka paratha/Green Peas Paratha
Mooli Gajar Paratha
Methi Paratha
Mooli Paratha
Kohlrabi Paratha

Last but not least, home cooked food is always better than restaurants as you are adding your love along with the ingredients to prepare a nutritious and delicious food:) for your loved ones. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Boiled Potatoes
  • Atta/Wheat flour (As required)
  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder (alter according to spice level)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 4 teaspoons Oil + reserve some in a small kattori (cup) for drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon Salt (alter according to your taste)
  • Water (As required to make dough)


Method:

1) Boil the potatoes and leave it to cool down. After it is cooled, peel the skin and mash it using a Pav Bhaji masher.

2) Add Turmeric powder Red chilli powder, Cumin seeds, and 1 teaspoon Salt to the mashed potatoes and mix again.

3) Make medium size balls of the stuffing and set aside.

4) Mix the atta flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 4 teaspoons of oil. Add required water and make a smooth dough.

5) Similar to how we did for the potato stuffing, you can make medium size atta balls and then start making paratha one by one. Alternatively, you can pinch one atta ball each time when you make the paratha.


Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha



6) Take one atta dough and roll it to a small circle by sprinkling the flour.

7) Keep one potato stuffing in the center and close the edges as shown in the picture.

8)  Gently pat the atta ball so that the inside stuffing spread evenly. Sprinkle flour and start rolling it to a normal size. (Refer the pic)


Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha



9) Heat a roti tawa and drop this paratha on the roti tawa.

10) After one side is half cooked, flip it around. Maintain medium flame throughout the process.

11) Once the other side is also half cooked, sprinkle oil on sides. Leave it for few seconds and flip again.

12) Leave it again to cook with oil for few seconds and remove from tawa. Follow the same process for rest of the doughs.

Steaming Aloo paratha with a dollop of butter sitting on top is awaiting your arrival to relish on :).


Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha




Tips:

1) For all paratha recipe, initially when you add the paratha to the tawa, leave it to cook both the sides till you see nice bubbles popping up. This process allows the outside roti dough to get cooked nicely. Once you drizzle oil, you need to cook only for a few seconds on both the sides and remove immediately from tawa . If you leave the paratha to stay on tawa for a longer time after adding the oil, then paratha will not be soft.


Punjabi Aloo Paratha recipe/ Easy stuffed Aloo paratha

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