Punjabi aloo paratha

Punjabi Aloo paratha | Stuffed unleavened flatbread

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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Punjabi | Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8 Parathas

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 4 cups of whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup of rice flour
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • Enough warm water to knead
  • A pinch of salt 

For the stuffing:

  • ½ kg potatoes boiled and peeled
  • piece A small of ginger minced or grated properly
  • 1-2 in green chilies chopped very fine (I cut them using a pair of scissors, tiny pieces)
  • leaves A handful of fresh coriander washed and chopped small
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped very small
  • tsp Salt to taste about 1½
  • A pinch of black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Anardana powder (pomegranate seeds powder optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the flours, oil and salt together. Then add warm water gradually and knead into slightly firm dough. Keep aside for 20-30 minutes.
  2. In the meanwhile, prepare the stuffing by breaking the boiled potatoes by hands or grating them using a vegetable grater. Add in the spices and mix well. Finally add in the green chilies and onion.
  3. Give a final mix and keep aside. **Check the notes on the blog about adding onion to the stuffing.
  4. Once ready to cook, heat the (tawa) griddle at medium gas settings. Pinch a small ball sized dough, roll it on the rolling board (chakla), scoop a spoonful of stuffing and put it in the centre. Pull the sides up and seal it into a ball. ** Check the step by step picture on the blog.
  5. While keeping the flame at medium, roast the Paratha from both sides applying little oil. Once it’s
  6. almost cooked, reduce the flame to low and press it from all the sides to help it cook evenly.
  7. Once done, serve with chilled Raita, chutney or pickle aside.

Recipe Notes

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