Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Popular Indian Breakfast Dish, Aloo Paratha

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Popular Indian Breakfast Dish, Aloo Paratha

Hi guys, hope you are well and had a superb weekend. Thanks a lot Theresa for having me guest post for you :)  I have known Theresa for the last five years and hope we definitely meet some day. I go by Z and blog at SlimExpecations.

I do not believe in depriving myself and I feel its ok to indulge at times. Hence, I share with you a recipe that is a little higher on the calories but not on the taste buds ;)

Aloo paratha, or the Indian bread stuffed with potatoes, is a popular breakfast dish in India. It's calorie dense, and no matter what, I wouldn't advise you to try it without butter or oil. I'm not very good with pictures, so please excuse the not perfect clicks. But, I promise I will work on them for future posts.

For The Dough 

200 grams whole wheat flour
salt per taste
a little bit of oil
pinch of red chili powder

Take whole wheat flour, add some salt, red chili powder (Indian spice), and some oil. Knead it and keep it aside.

Ingredients for the stuffing

2 boiled potatoes
chopped onions
salt, as per taste

Makes 3 to 4 parathas



Method



Mash the potatoes in a bowl and add chopped onions. If you wish, you can also add coriander and your choice of veggies. Make round balls of flour and set aside.




Take one of the balls and using a rolling pin, roll it out a bit. Try to roll at least 4 of these in the same size preferably. Now, add some of the mashed potatoes in one of the rolled roti. Once done, carefully add the other rolled roti (or bread) on top of it to cover it. Seal the ends (with dry wheat flour, if needed)




Now, roll this out to the size you would like your aloo paratha to be. While rolling, keep your pan on low to medium heat.


Add the rolled roti on the pan. Toss and turn and add a little bit of oil. And, your aloo paratha is ready.

You can skip using oil, but it won't taste as good ;)

Serve with raita or just plain Greek yogurt, with a side salad. In India we also eat this with black lentil and some pickle.

If you like Indian food, this will definitely be a good choice for Sunday brunch.

aloo paratha



Thank you for the guest post Z! To my regular readers, be sure to swing by Z's blog where I am also guest posting today. She's featuring Jason's Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie, so be sure to head over and grab that recipe!


32 comments:

  1. That sounds so good! I've never had anything like this before, but I have to try it. I love all the ingredients.

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  2. Nom nom potatoes + onions is my all time fave mix! We used them here as a stuffing for filo pastry! And also just mixed with macaroni (fried onions mixed with paprika and potatoes). I generally don't like Indian food but I think I'd looooove this!

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    1. It does sound like such a yummy combination. Jason will probably shun it due to all the carbs and calories, but I'll eat his share without complaint ;)

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  3. I have never seen any Indian breakfast recipes! Aloo Paratha sounds like a delicious meal for breakfast.

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    1. Same here! It's always Indian dinner recipes that I see, so I am glad Z was able to provide something a little different for us today.

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  4. I never thought to make anything like this, but I came here because it intrigued me. This recipe sounds great.

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  5. looks and sounds delicious Theresa!

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  6. Some Indian food are really spicy but this Aloo Paratha is seasoned just right. Good idea for a hearty breakfast. I'm trying this out on the weekend.

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    1. I know. I can't do spicy, but I love that there aren't hot spices in this dish.

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  7. I really enjoy Indian cuisine but this is one dish I have never heard of. It sounds delicious and almost reminds me of a quesadilla or flatbread.

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  8. I haven't had Indian food that many times in my life, but this sounds like something I would love. I can't wait to try it.

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  9. That sure is a whole different dish than what I'm used to, then that doesn't take much lol

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  10. I've had a few different Indian dishes before but this is a new one. Thanks for the recipe and step by step instructions.

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  11. This is a really healthy and filling breakfast dish. I have never tried an Aloo Paratha before but reading through the ingredient list, I think this is going to be delicious. Maybe I will throw in some grated Parmesan too.

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  12. Indian is one of my favorite cuisines but I've never had Aloo Paratha before! I'll have to try this recipe for sure - I am sure my family would like it.

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    1. We go to the Indian restaurant occasionally and I have never tried it either. Never even seen it on the menu, so I can't wait to try it for myself as well.

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  13. I love that it has no meat! I'd love to try to make this with the kids over the weekend. Headed over to Z's to say hello.

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    1. I think even meat eaters would find this to be a delicious recipe!

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  14. That looks amazing - almost like an Indian version of perogies.

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  15. That looks good. I would definitely try that.

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  16. Thanks so much for having me T! :)

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  17. This looks really good. Travis and I love Indian food. This would be great to try.

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  18. I never eat it. Many time I heard this name but I can not eat it. I live in bangladesh
    there have not this food. Thanks to give there the recipes cooking item and how to cook.

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  19. Love chapatis. Thanks for the recipe. Weekend treat, yummy

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  20. I usually buy the instant one ..the fresh one like this is surely yummier!

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