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Potato Parathas

croolk's picture
A speciality of northern India, parathas are flatbreads which are made with the same dough as chapatis but are fried in ghee. While certainly one of the most delicious breads, they are also one of the easiest to prepare - even more reason to try this deliciously fregrant recipe! Stuffed with lightly-spiced potato and bronzed in butter, parathas are the perfect accompaniment to kebabs and raitas.
Ingredients
  Butter 100 Gram (3 1/2oz)
  Wholemeal flour/White flour 153 Gram (extra rwuired for dusting)
  Potatoes 250 Gram (9 oz)
  Onion 1
  Chilli powder 1 Pinch
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt To Taste
Directions

In a saucepan, melt 20g (91/2OZ) butter. Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl, stir in a pinch of salt and form a well. Add the melted butter and 150ml (5fl oz) water. Knead together for 10 minutes to form a smooth dough. Roll into a ball, cover with a cloth and leave to rest for an hour at room temperature.

Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil, add salt and cook for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and, when cool enough to handle, peel and chop into small pieces.

To make the stuffing, chop the onion very finely. Melt a knob of butter in a pan and add the onion, cooking gently until softened and transparent. Add the chilli, ginger, choped coriander and the potato. Add salt and mix thoroughly to combine. Cook for a further 2 minutes before removing the mixture from the heat and mashing roughly with a fork.

Melt the remaining butter. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Dust the work surface with a little flour and roll each piece into a thin round pancake. Brush each paratha with butter, placing some of the stuffing in the centre. Fold over the edges and pinch to seal before gently rolling flat.

Heat a lightly greased frying pan. When it is very hot, put a paratha in he pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, gently pressing it down with a wooden spatula. When the underside is golden, brush the top with melted butter and turn over and cook the other side. Repeat the procces for each paratha.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Pan Grilling
Dish: 
Paratha
Ingredient: 
Potato
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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2 Comments

vikas.kumar's picture
as i read this, my wife's in the kitchen, cooking parathas! i just realised what a unique experience it is when one is reading a recipe, the eyes feasting on the mouth-watering picture and you have the right smells of the same dish coming from your kitchen! An almost wholesome experience...can't wait to dig into the parathas...
croolk's picture
Hi Vikas Thank for your message.