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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Aloo Parathas

Aloo Parathas is an Indian flat bread that is cooked in oil. It's different than the Naan (made of white flour and baked). Aloo Parathas is commonly eaten for breakfast in India.

This recipe is made with 100% whole wheat flour and is cooked in olive oil rather than the traditional ghee or butter (to lower the saturated fat content).

3 Cups of boiled and mashed potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 teaspoons of chopped ginger
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of coriander powder
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 teaspoon of garam masala

2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of salt
Olive oil

Cook onion, cumin seeds, ginger and turmeric in oil. Add potatoes and the rest of the filling ingredients. Cook for 2 minutes then set aside and cool.

Crushing cumin and coriander seeds into powder:

Garam masala powder can be purchased at an Indian market

Onions and seeds cooking in oil, mashed potatoes:

Combined ingredients:

Mix flour and salt with enough water to make a soft, sticky dough.

Knead the dough on a floured surface.

Coat dough with oil.

Make dough balls (about the size of a lemon) and shape into circles. Place about tablespoon of potato mixture in the center, then fold dough around the filling.

Roll the dough with potato in the middle into large circle. Place in frying pan with olive oil, smoothing oil over the top before turning.

Cook until crisp and center is hot.