'Aloo Paratha' or potato stuffed bread is a must-try recipe for those who have not had it. This delicious wheat bread can be had for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is awesome comfort food and something you will never get bored of having.' Aloo' is potato in Hindi and 'parathas' are nothing but bread. That's how it gets the name, basically, wheat bread stuffed with delicious mashed potatoes.
What are the stuffed ingredients in the aloo parathas or stuffed bread?
The parathas are mainly stuffed with spiced potatoes . They are flavored with many exotic spices, with a tinge of tanginess from the dry mango powder. The potato mixture can even be made just like the contents of the kofta from the malai kofta recipe except for the cheese. The clarified butter added to it while cooking takes it to the next level making it taste heavenly.
This can be had by itself ,with curd or spicy pickle .Although it seems tedious to make ,it is not that difficult at all .Once you master the trick, to roll the bread with stuffing inside , it's a breeze.The effort is especially worth it when you take the first bite and all the flavors melt in your mouth.Hope you get a chance to try it out ,please read on for the full recipe .
Lucious Wheat bread stuffed with spicy n tangy mashed potatoes and smeared with butter or clarified butter
- 2 cups wheat flour
- ½ tsp salt or as desired
- 1 cup water or as desired
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 large potatoes boiled and mashed
- 2 green chillies finely chopped
tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp dry mango powder
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- ¼ tsp finely chopped ginger
- 1 tsp salt or as desired
- 2 tbsp wheat flour for dusting and rolling
- 2 tbsp clarified butter or oil for cooking
Add salt to the wheat flour and knead it by using water a little at a time. Continue until it comes together as one big ball .Keep kneading till it is a smooth ball. Add oil if needed to make it smooth and moist .Keep aside in a closed container for about 3 to 4 hours.
Boil and mash potatoes .
To the mashed potatoes , add salt and spices namely turmeric, chilly powder, dry mango powder, cumin powder ,green chilies, ginger and coriander leaves.
Mix them well with your hands and make small round balls.
First make round balls of the dough as big as a large sized lemon.
Roll into a round shape with the help of dusted flour .
Place the rolled round potato stuffing in the center
Cover the sides by bringing together all the ends of the rolled dough and join them.
Flatten it and turn it upside down and keep rolling gently until you get a nice round shape.Be careful while rolling and ensure that the stuffing does not pop out.
Heat a flat pan, add the paratha and cook on both sides until it is well cooked and fluffs up . Add clarified butter and serve it hot with curd and pickle .