Stuffed Paratha is one of the most popular Indian breakfast dishes but making perfect parathas is no child’s play (ask any Indian girl). Though, the recipe to make stuffed paratha is pretty simple, it’s not an easy dish to get right. For people who have no idea about this dish, it’s a traditional Indian flat bread stuffed with variety of vegetables. Dhaba style stuffed paratha can be made with many healthy fillings such as methi (fenugreek), mix vegetable, cauliflower, onion etc, but the most common ingredient used in Indian households is potato (aloo). The essence of stuffed paratha is its filling which should be perfectly seasoned. Here’s an easy recipe for delicious Dhaba style stuffed Aloo Paratha:
Ingredients you’ll need for potato stuffing:
- 1 large potato
- 1 green chilli
- ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
- ½ teaspoon chaat masala or amchur powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- ½ teaspoon red chilli
- ¼ teaspoon refined oil
- Salt to taste
Ingredients you’ll need for the dough:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ refined oil
- Start by boiling the potatoes in a pressure cooker.
- In the meantime, make the dough by mixing flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Add some water to it and knead to get a soft and smooth dough.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, peel and mash them using a fork or masher. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Add green chilli, carom seeds, chaat masala, garam masal, red chilli, salt and oil and mix all the ingredients well.
- Taste the stuffing and add more spices or salt if required.
- Take two medium sized balls from the dough and roll them evenly with a rolling pin.
- Take one of the circled dough and put 2 tablespoons of stuffing in the center.
- Sprinkle some flour on the stuffing. This method helps absorb stickiness and moisture and won’t break the paratha at the time of rolling.
- Carefully place the second dough circle on top and press the corners so they stick properly.
- Sprinkle some flour and gently roll the dough evenly into medium size circle.
- Place the paratha on a hot griddle and let it cook for 1 minute.
- Flip the paratha and bush some oil on it. Flip again and repeat the process.
- The paratha should be cooked to perfection in under 2-3 minutes.
- Delicious dhaba style stuffed aloo paratha is ready to eat. Serve hot paratha with yogurt, mint chutney or butter.
Go ahead and make some lip smackin’ parathas. Good luck.