I treated my family to Aloo Paranthas last weekend and it was a delight to watch them enjoy it. During weekdays we don’t even have a single meal together as a family as all three of us are not together during lunch and dinner times and it is very simple food that we have, mostly heated in the microwave. So on weekends its indulgence time and I treat them to hot freshly made food. Calorie counting is also thrown straight out of the window as its my only chance to show them that “Mom Can Cook” . My son helped me with these and it was an enjoyable experience..the pictures of the ones puffing up are taken by him. Can I request you to forget all those guilt pangs about the extra calories and pamper your family with these lovely paranthas.
Recipe : For the Potato filling : 6-7 medium potatoes, boiled or steamed and mashed till tender and without lumps, 1.5 teaspoons cumin seeds, salt, chilly powder to taste, pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 green chilly, few coriander leaves chopped fine, 1 tablespoon garam masala powder, 1 teaspoon chat masala.
For the dough : 3 cups wheat flour, 1-3/4 cup hot water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1-2 tablespoons ghee.
Make the dough, if it is extra soft and sticky, do add more flour. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside till rolling time. Mix all the ingredients for the filling and knead it to ensure that it is without any lumps.
Make balls of the dough and also of the filling. Roll out a small round from the dough and put the ball of potato filling in it. Enclose it with the dough and roll out to a 6-7” round. Heat a tawa and roast the parantha on both sides till they are golden and crisp on the outside. Press gently either with a tissue or with a flat ladle so that all the sides are equally roasted and watch them puff. When done drizzle with butter and serve hot.