So the famished fellow gorged on ‘Aloo–ka–parathas‘ & a raita when he returned. ‘Aloo–ka–parathas‘ are an Indian flatbread stuffed with a filling of boiled mashed potatoes, spiced up with chopped green chillies, fresh coriander, powdered pomegranate seeds etc. I’ll walk you through a quick tutorial… Roll a ball of dough, place a round portion of spiced up mashed potato on it, wrap the dough around it & roll out gently. Cook on a hot griddle/non-stick flat pan on both sides, & then flip over, smear with oil (or clarified butter); repeat on the other side! Serve hot with a dollop of butter, yogurt/raita & pickle (lime, mango,green chili…)! YUM!!
2 things I always remember…make sure the stuffing is cold, not warm, and the dough is firm & pliable. Practice makes perfect…then you can graduate to stuffed parathas with grated cauliflower, radish, cottage cheese, mince…the possibilities are endless!
We had ours with the same but added some finger licking good home-made ‘Lime & Green Chili Pickle’ to our menu! Burst of flavour…& colour!
Life is colourful…enjoy it!!
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