Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gajar Aloo Paratha

Stuffed paratha with carrot, potato and spices, makes a satisfying meal. Paratha's has been something easy to carry for lunch in our household. To make it interesting, different stuffing's can be used and here goes a stuffing with carrot and potato.

Ingredients

For the dough

3 cup - Wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water to knead the dough

For stuffing

5 medium size - Carrot, finely grated
2 medium size - Potato, boiled and mashed
2 tbsp - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
6 to 8 - Green chili, finely chopped
1/2 tsp - Ajwain/ carom seeds
1/2 '' piece - Ginger, finely grated
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Anardana powder /Pomegranate Powder
Salt to taste

Method

1 ) To make the dough - Mix wheat flour and salt, then add water little by little, knead and make a stiff dough. Rest the dough for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with wet towel, so that dough doesn't dry out. Then again knead the dough to get a soft workable dough.

2 ) To make stuffing - Squeeze the finely grated carrot with hands, to take out the carrot juice. This step is necessary to avoid excess water in stuffing. Now to this grated carrot, add boiled & mashed potato and rest of the ingredients listed in stuffing. Mix all the ingredients well and set aside.

3) To make parathas - Make small key lime size balls of the dough. To make one paratha, roll out 2 dough balls. In one rolled out dough, spread the filling. Place the other rolled out dough on top of the filled dough. Press the edges to seal in. Dust with flour and roll out the paratha gently. To get a perfect round shape, use a round lid to cut a perfect round shape.

4 ) Heat a tawa or a nonstick pan, on medium heat and place the paratha in it. Smear some ghee / oil on top and around the paratha. Flip and cook evenly on both sides, till it's golden brown in colour on both sides.


Serve with raita and pickle.

Check out other Parantha's with detailed pictures -

Aloo Paratha
Green Peas Paratha
Chana Dal Paratha
Mooli Paratha
Parsely Paratha

14 comments:

Nags said...

i seriously have to start making more parathas!

easycrafts said...

Lovely...i just love any paratha and with red carrots now in markets, this surely is a must try

Asha said...

OH! So yum!! I would love that right about now!:))
Parsley Paratha is new, very interesting, thanks Pravs!:)

Richa said...

they look so good, pravs!

Sagari said...

adding carrot is a very nice idea pravs and I just love your coconut rice picture beautful

Kalai said...

Pravs, this is just gorgeous. Looks like a really healthy recipe and a nice change from the usual aloo paratha!

Pooja said...

that is really a nice idea to add gajar to it .
i love the first picture very much . thansk for sharing pravs.

Seema said...

Pravs looks great & know tastes great too... A nice way to sneak in veggis in my kids meal:-)

Mansi Desai said...

gaajar and aloo! seriously girl, how did u dream of that!!:) very unique, will surely try it:)

Red Chillies said...

Very interesting combination and good idea Pravs!

Valli said...

thanks pravs for visiting my blog - the prawns curry with cashews was very rich and delicious. I am going to try your paratha's soon :)

What is Curry? said...

Iam yet to be satisfied with the parathas I make. I first think they look good and then slowly change my mind that I cant make parathas for nuts. Yours looks evenly rolled and well cooked...drool

DK said...

I make parathas so often and the mix and match available is mind boggling. Loved ur version :)

Kribha said...

Gajar and aloo in a paratha... yum, sure is a nice combination. I've never tasted it but will do it soon.