Sunday, January 19, 2014

Our Sunday Aaloo Paratas

Aloo paratas is a favorite for breakfast, and a perfect snack at my house... I make them every Sunday mornings when the kids are off from school, (when I don't have that extra tension of getting them ready so quickly)  and I save the rest of the Aaloo mix for snack times.. I would love to make them every single day, but they take slightly longer than toast or cereal I could fix up for breakfast for the kids, (since I feel so lazy sometimes) and usually when I'm in the kitchen my hubby's babysitting the kids in the bedroom, that are jumping almost all over him, wrestling, and jumping, and screaming! It could get so hectic in the mornings at our house...

My kids insist on the Aaloo paratas on Sundays so I wanted to share this yummy savoury recipe with all of you!! To make your Sundays as cheerful as ours are.. My Parats are usually x-large, but you can make cute little round ones. I make the flour a day before and cover it and place it in the refrigerator, in the summer time, and just leave it at room temp, in the winters, So it makes the process quicker.

Here's my recipe..

Prep time if you have everything ready 10 minutes
stove top cooking on medium flame
recipe source Naz's kitchen fiesta

Ingredients for the aaloo mixture
2 medium size potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper or flakes
Just a pinch of turmeric (optional)
1 teaspoon butter or oil
Ingredients for the flour atta
4 cups whole wheat flour (or you can use Maida White bleached flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cooking oil
warm water for kneading the dough about 2-3 cups

First prepare your atta Dough. In a large bowl add 4 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of oil, and your salt, Mix good, and start adding your water, kneading with your right hand, adding water with your left hand little by little to make a stiff elasticy dough. (add more flour if your dough gets too soft)
Cover and let your dough rest for at least 30 minutes.

in the mean time place 2 medium sized potatoes in your microwave  for at least 6-8 minutes. Once their soft, and ready peel them, wash them and in a small bowl smash them using a spoon.

Add your salt, pepper, and turmeric mix together

make 2 small 2 inch balls from the flour and roll out about 5 inches wide. Place the aaloo mixture in the
middle spreading out gently. Place the other side on top and press the sides with your fingers gently and start to roll out as big as you prefer..

Place 1 teaspoon of oil, or butter on your preheated tava, or skillet and gently place the parata on it, cooking on both sides for about 1 minute each, You can add as much as oil as you like to the parata. I usually add about a tablespoon on each side.. Or make them without oil if your on a diet, or to stay on the healthy side.

Serve your parata immediately with tea, coffee, or chutney, yogurt's or even Salan and currys.

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  1. Yesterday i had aalu parathas :P perfect for sunday's breakfast; again a co incidence i dot know why it happens.. why we use to work on same recipes :D it happened with Manchurian too :D Haha.. May be we are of same DOB's lolx :D Lovely parathas; getting very hungry ; pass me NAZ :D

    1. hahah. lollllllllll Monu Teena.. I cant belive it I think we have the same instincts... :))) lol well so glad you liked the recipe.. and im sure your paratas are delicious, just like all of your other yummy recipes... Wish you were near by, would of loved to pass some over...xoxo

  2. Whenever I have it, always delicious and toothsome parathas.

    1. They sure are... thankyou so much Sanoli ghosh..<3


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