Dec 21, 2010

Aloo Paratha with purple baby potatoes

Aloo Parathas are our favorite kind of stuffed parathas. I make parathas often for dinner with different kinds of stuffings. I tried these aloo parathas with baby purple potatoes. They were equally delicious as the normal aloo parathas. The potatoes quick really quick and I made these real quick. I mildly spiced the filling and they tasted great all by themselves. We had them with some yogurt, dal and pickle.

Ingredients (Makes 6 parathas)
Atta/ Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Water to knead the dough

For the filling:
Baby purple potatoes - 6
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves/Cilantro - 2 tablespoons finely chopped
Salt to taste

Directions

Knead the dough with enough salt and water. The dough should be soft and pliable. Leave it aside for atleast 30 minutes.

Boil the potatoes until they turn real soft. Since I used the quick cooking baby potatoes, they got ready in less than ten minutes. Peel the potatoes and mash them well. Add the red chilli powder, garam masala, salt and the freshly chopped coriander leaves to the potato and mix well.

Make small lemon sized balls of the dough. Flatten it into a small circular disc using a rolling pin. It should be rolled out such that the ends are thinner than the center, so that the filling does not ooze out. Take a tablespoon of the potato mixture and place it in the middle of the rolled out dough. Grab the four sides of the dough and seal them well in the center to cover the filling. Dip the dough in some dry flour and roll it out carefully using a rolling pin taking care that the filling doesn't come out.

For step by step pictures of how to make the paratha check here

Heat a tawa/saucepan. Place the rolled out paratha on the tawa and drizzle some oil/ghee. Cook on both sides until you get golden brown spots. Add a dollop of ghee if you like :)

Serve warm with yogurt and pickle/ketchup.

34 comments:

  1. Divya.. this is 11th time im trying to post comment for this.. i hope atleast this time i can do it ..Looks delicious.. i would love to have this with curd.. :)

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  2. Yummy aloo paratha divya..like the little purple colour trying to peep out of the layer of the paratha.

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  3. NICE TO SEE ANOTHER COLOUR OF ALOO/ YUMMY PRATHA

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  4. Hey,

    Yummy stuffed parathas...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the colour of ur paratha, soo tempting..

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  6. tats a mouthwatering platter...simply amazing

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  7. ohh wow..i love stuffed parathas and this is my fav..

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  8. Love the purple potatoes...delicious paratha!!

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  9. oh wow, amazing color. Never cooked with purple potatoes before. Do they taste as regular ones?

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  10. @ Thanks everyone.

    @ Lena, Thanks for taking your time to leave your comment here

    @ Priya, Yes they do taste like the normal potatoes, but are more soft.

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  11. The purple peaking out looks awesome!

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  12. WOW lovely color and paratha looks very delicious!!

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  13. yummy n soft looking aloo parathas..

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  14. What a colour! It looks very delicious and nice!

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  15. WOW!!!!what a color. But purple potatoes? never seen them......

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  16. Sounds healthy and yummy but never tried purple potato though...

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  17. This looks and sounds so interesting, Divya. Have never seen a purple potato till date. Hope it tasted good also. It is giving purple hue to the parathas, makes me very curious.

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  18. purple potato is very innovative.....the colour contrast inside will look great :)

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  19. Loved your version of paratha. Never had a chance to use or taste purple potatoes..should try sometime

    Aaha Oho

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  20. I have never seen these purple potatoes for real, but can see how they make aloo parathas look very interesting. :)

    Wishing a fun holiday season a peaceful and happy New Year too.

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  21. Very colourful and inviting.

    Seasons greetings and a very very happy New Year to you.

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  22. You dont' have kids yet - but save this recipe - when you have a daughter, you can do a princess party for her and add some pink beetroot to these and make pink and purple parathas! She'll love it!

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  23. looks yummy .

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  24. Lovely color of the parathas!!
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    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  25. I used to eat so many aloo parathas when I was younger, that it's name was actually changed ot everyday paratha! I'd gladly eat all of these :)

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