Friday, 23 December 2011

Aloo-mattar Paratha

Parathas are usually time consuming in the morning. So I make the stuffing and the atta the night before and only do the rolling and assembling in the morning. Before my little girl, when it was only the two of us and I did not have the luxury of mom cooking breakfast for me, this is what I used to do. But now mom insists on making everything fresh in the morning. If we happen to make this on weekends, she waits for me to assemble and make the parathas, else she does that part as well. Lucky me :).
We usually add a twist to the usual Aloo paratha recipe by adding boiled peas with the stuffing.
This is pretty much a regular breakfast item. We make the stuffing with grated cauliflower, mooli etc. 

For the stuffing:
Potatoes - Large - 2
Green peas - 1 cup
Garam Masala - 1 pinch
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Jeera (Cumin) powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
For the outer cover:
Normal Atta dough, enough to make 8 medium sized rotis.
Dry flour to roll out the rotis and seal the edges.
Ghee - 1 tbsp.
Peel and cut the potatoes into 4 large pieces and boil along with green peas. Allow the mixture to cool down. Mash the potatoes and green peas, and add the masala powders and salt. Mix well and keep aside.
Roll out two medium sized rotis (4 inches in diameter). Take a handful of the stuffing and place it on one roti. Spread the stuffing into an even layer to cover most of the roti leaving a small margin. Place the other roti on top of the stuff and seal the edges using some dry flour. Once completely sealed, roll out the paratha thin. Heat the tawa and place the paratha on the tawa. Let it brown on one side, while you apply a few drops of ghee on the other side. Turn the paratha over and let it brown the other side too. Serve hot with green chutney/pickle and curd. We usually eat it plain. This makes 4 parathas. These are usually heavy and one person can eat only 1 - 1.5 parathas.
Verdict: This is a great breakfast item. Make the stuffing and atta in advance and roll and assemble in the morning. It saves a lot of time.
priya's signature image at photobucket

No comments: