Friday, November 6, 2009

Aloo Palak Paratha

We all love aloo paratha.  My elder son who is a picky eater also eats aloo paratha.  He is big fan for spinach.  When he was very young like 2-3 years he used to watch the Popeye and he started liking spinach.  Here is a simple recipe of aloo palak paratha.

For the outer cover
2 Cups Chapati flour
1 bunch spinach/Paalak
1-2 green chillies (Optional)
salt to taste
1-2 tsp oil

For the aloo stuffing
3-4 medium potatoes boiled and mashed
2 tsp chilli ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Ajwain/ova seeds(Optional)
1/2 tsp Turmeric/haldi powder(Optional)
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste

What to do:
Blanch the paalak/spinach with green chillies, if using.  Drain and make a paste without adding any water.  In a bowl, take the chapati flour add salt and oil.  Mix the spinach puree in the flour.  Make a soft and pliable dough.  Use water if required.

Heat a kadhai/fry pan.  Pour oil, when hot add cumin seeds and ajwain when they pop add the ginger garlic chilli paste.  Add the turmeric powder if using.  Then add this to the mashed potatoes.  Add salt.  Set aside to cool.

Knead the dough again for a minute and make equal lemon sized balls.  Roll this dough ball in flour and roll them using a rolling pin into thick poories of 4 inch in diameter. 

Place one aloo ball in the centre. Cover and seal the ends and roll again, dusting flour if necessary, into ½ cm thick roties using rolling pin.

Mean while, heat a griddle at high flame and lower it to low-medium flame.

Gently dust off the excess flour and place Stuffed Paratha on hot griddle and cook on both the sides till its cooked well and brown spots start to appear on top. Apply little ghee/oil if desired.

Serve hot Aloo Palak Parathas immediately with any curry or with plain yogurt and pickle of your choice and enjoy.


Soma Pradhan said...

A different combination of paratha...Must be tasty and healthy too..will try this combo

EC said...

I too have planned to make it today..with a difference that I will stuff palak and aloo mix in the paratha..urs looks lovely and tempting..