Aloo Paratha with garlic-tomato dip

Aloo paratha is an Indian bread stuffed with spicy potato. It is a satisfying hearty meal that can be packed for children’s lunch. I prefer to serve delicious aloo paratha with hot tangy garlic-tomato dip (instead of pickle) & refreshing onion raita for breakfast or dinner.

IMG_6935You can find the recipes for both aloo paratha & garlic-tomato dip as below:

Yields : 8 parathas

Potato Filling:

Ingredients:

  1. Potatoes (small/ medium size) – 5 Nos.
  2. Onion – 2 Nos. (finely minced)
  3. Coriander leaves – a handful (finely chopped)
  4. Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  7. Salt – 1 tsp
  8. Any neutral oil – 1 tsp

IMG_6868Cooking Method :

  • Steam potatoes or pressure cook them (simmer for 7 min when it reaches high pressure) & keep aside.
  • Mince onions finely using food processor & keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil in medium flame and add cumin seeds.
  • When cumins are roasted add minced onions and saute till they become translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder & red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, boiled potatoes and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients together in low flame until they gather into a soft dough (approx. 5 min) and remove from heat.

Please Note:

  1. You can click on the images above (esp. the last one for aloo’s consistency) for an enlarged view.
  2. If your cooked potatoes have become soggy, you may sprinkle wheat flour to absorb its moisture.
  3. Nicely roasted cumin seeds make aloo paratha so flavorful; cumin seeds also aid in digestion and prevent bloating or flatulence after taking potatoes.

Dough making: Mix flour & salt and add water gradually to knead into a soft dough as per the measurement below (if you are using food processor for kneading, you may have to reduce a tbsp of water) :

  1. Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  2. Water – ½ cup
  3. Salt – ¼ tsp

Rolling paratha: First we need to stuff spicy potato into the dough as shown below and roll into a thin paratha. Heat a griddle and cook both sides in medium flame. Serve hot aloo paratha after applying little ghee (or butter) on both the sides.

paratha I am comfortable to roll the dough with equal size of filling, if you want you can try with larger filling.

Garlic-tomato Dip

Garlic-tomato dip is the best alternate for any pickle and it tastes great with roti, puri or paratha with various fillings. Now lets look into the recipe for this delicious red chutney.

IMG_6916Ingredients:

  1. Ripe tomatoes – 4 Nos.
  2. Garlic pods – 10 Nos.
  3. Red chillies – 10 Nos.
  4. Salt – ¾ tsp
  5. Sesame oil (nallennai) – 2 tbsp
  6. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  7. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

IMG_6888Cooking Method:

  1. Grind red chillies & garlic pods into a powder.
  2. Add roughly chopped tomatoes & salt and grind them without adding water.
  3. Heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds & curry leaves.
  4. Add ground tomato mixture and saute in medium flame until oil oozes out.
  5. Serve with hot roti, puri or paratha.
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76 Comments Add yours

  1. MomHereWeGo says:

    Wow everything looks delicious! Great recipes!!! I’ll let you know when I try some 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!

      Like

  2. Liz says:

    Great recipes. I’ve followed you so that I can cook from here. Pleasant day to you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! Have a great day !!

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  3. Reethu Ravi says:

    I love, LOVE aloo parathas. But whenever I try it out, it never tastes even half as good as how North Indians make it. Hopefully, your recipe will taste much better. )Thank you for this!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Megala says:

      No worries ! Do try them, you will surely get it ! Btw thanks for stopping by !

      Like

  4. danielle says:

    This sounds so yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

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