Aloo (potato) - Mint Paratha

Apr 2, 2012
Parathas are wheat-flour based flat bread, made usually either plain with ghee (clarified butter) or with stuffing of your choice (both veggies or meat). When I was little, I watched my grandmother make these parathas for afternoon snack and always still today I admire her rolling pins skills to make them perfectly round. Only If I had possessed some of her rolling skills, I would have made them every now and then.. my previous attempts have gotten me barely circle looking shapes which is why I stay far far away from rolling pins...Today, during my phone call with my mom, she happened to mentioned about my grandmother's famous aloo-parathas they had for snack,  I remembered the smell and taste of it and immediately had cravings for some..thats when I told myself, maybe it was time to bring those rolling pins back..



This great website was very helpful, they provide directions that are easy to follow..I used it as a guide for my dough, rolling the parathas but I made my own filling.

Fillings:
3-4 medium size potato, boiled mashed
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste

Mix everything together in a bowl and you are ready to start stuffing into your dough.



Was I proud of myself or what? My grandmother would be too :)
I was pretty impressed with the results, both appearance and taste wise. Normally, cilantro is used in stuffing with potatoes but using mint was a pleasant surprise. Also, since I did not add too many spices, I enjoyed the taste of potato with subtle mint flavor. And most important of all, rolling pins is not that scary after all, I just need little bit more patience & more practice...

and I am sending this recipe over to Cooking With Wholefoods where the chosen ingredient is whole wheat flour. For other delicious recipes from fellow bloggers, click here:

and Kirans blog for further information on this event.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sending this very flavorful paratha to my event. Please add the link to Kiran's page also.. Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

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    1. Thanks Sowmya for your kind words.

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