North Indians love their Aloo ka Paratha! I am no different either…I can actually have it everyday…in all three meals😛😛 yes! I love it that much…😘
Tandoori food also happens to be a hot favorite between my hubby and I. Smoky, crisp & full of robust flavours! I try to incorporate these flavours in a lot of dishes I make at home…including my Aloo ke Parathe😊 In Delhi and other parts of North India too, tandoori style Parathas are famous as street food and taste best when slathered with loads of butter….sluuurppp!
Although, I don’t have a gas tandoor like most homes have (it occupies too much of space and I really don’t need it😉😉)….I manage to get that smokiness just right with my Naans and Parathas 👌🏼👌🏼 One simple …no fuss, easy and quick trick and I am sorted! Also, I must say my Mom’s recipe for the aloo (potato) stuffing is just out of the world…lipsmackingly good!
Common, let’s get on with the recipe…
Yield: 7-8 Parathas
Equipment: rolling board, rolling pin, measuring cups/ spoons, a large bowl, a small bowl.
For the dough:
2 cup wholewheat flour
water as needed
1/2 tsp salt
4-5 tsp ghee
extra ghee to cook the Parathas
Mix all the dry ingredients with ghee in a large bowl. Slowly add water and make a very soft and pliable dough. Add some more ghee if needed to smoothen the dough. Cover the tough and set it aside for atleast 30 mins.
Ingredients for the surfing:
4 nos. boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste
2 tsp freshly grated garlic
1/4 tsp kala namak (Himalayan pink salt)
3 tsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp amchoor pwd (raw mango pwd)
a pinch of hing (asafoetida)
In a small bowl, mix all the above ingredients well. That’s the stuffing ready.
Let’s proceed with making the Parathas, make small balls of the dough and stuff them like we do as usual for any stuffed paratha. Roll them out evenly.
Next, cook them on a non-stick pan on both sides, grease with some ghee or butter.
Once, it’s cooked properly on both sides, put the Paratha on open flame directly. Flip it with the help of tongs on the flames until they turn crisp and brown on both sides. That’s it, apply more butter or ghee and serve it piping hot! 😋
Wow….this is just irresistible!! Some green chutney or a bit of pickle..and I am sorted!
Do try these soon.