Hot Aloo Paratha with dahi and pickle…yumm! I love parathas and aloo paratha is my favourite of the lot. This post will help you make chapatis as well. I make aloo parathas in different ways. The recipe given below is the easiest way to make them.
I sometimes mix mashed aloo with the chapati dough and then roll out the parathas.
I sometimes spread out the mashed potato in a thin layer over the chapati, fold the chapati and roll it out again.
The third way to do it is as given below :
Mashed potato (mixed with salt and spices)
Step 1 :
For 4 chapatis, take 2 glasses of wheat flour and half a teaspoon of salt to it. Mix it by running your fingers through the flour.
Step 2 :
Add 1 spoon oil to this and sprinkle 1/4th cup of water over the flour. Mix well. Keep adding water in small quantities to the flour and kneading the dough with your hand. Once it is firm (not too hard and not too soft), spread some oil over the surface of the dough and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Step 3 :
Divide the dough into small balls.
Step 4 :
Place the ball on the rolling board. Flatten it with your fingers. Add some dry wheat flour or maida flour on the flattened ball and start rolling it using the rolling pin. Turn it over and repeat the process .(This is how you make chapati)
Once the chapati is as big as your palm, make a small ball out of the mashed potato and place it in the middle of the chapati.
Step 5 :
Now pleat up the edges and gather on top twisting slightly to make a potli (bag).
Step 6 :
Again, Flatten it with your fingers. Add some dry wheat flour or maida flour on the flattened ball and start rolling it using the rolling pin. Turn it over and repeat the process
Step 7 :
Heat it on a tawa with oil/ghee and serve hot with curd and pickle! 🙂