Stuffed parathas (V)
This recipe needs advance preparation!
Another easy to make Indian flatbread. This vegetarian dish is made with a potato (Aloo) stuffing.
- Starting with 1/3 cup of water, add all of the ingredients in a bowl (or a food processor)
- Knead or blitz the mixture into a smooth elastic dough adding more water if required. This will take about 5 minutes if hand-kneading
- Diving in eight equal sized balls
- Lightly oil a Tupperware-type container add the balls, cover and leave to rest for at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, ideally a few hours.
- Roll out the dough so it's just large enough to cover the potato ball
- Wrap the potato with the dough
- Flour the wrapped dough ball and place the messy side down
- Roll out to a 6" circle (I forgot to photo this, I was too busy eating the results!)
- Don't worry too much if the potato comes through the dough. It won't puff up all cheffy, but it'll taste just as good.
- Place the paratha in a very hot frying pan or tava
- Heat for a minute then flip over for another minute. I then splash a little oil in the pan and cook for another 2 minutes per side. You can see when they are done. You can oil the paratha rather than the pan. I just find it easier this way.
- (I like to use olive oil as I feel it's healthier, even if it's not authentic)
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