Do you think your memories are mysterious? Mine are… I feel that sometimes :(
Many times I wish to be a long-lost wanderer down the memory lane… And many times, I hate to think over a few incidents of life! Why??? Why can’t I only fetch memories all that I want…
If it was possible at least in case of food, I would have retrieved all the day I ate Aloo-Matar Paratha! Ohhh yes… It’s that dish staying on my top 3 favorites forever :) I had been eating these stuffed parathas nearly every week… Even ordering Aloo Paratha at any eating joint made many of my friends laugh at me :P
Last week only, my cutie pie cousin asked me the exact location of ‘Jassi de Parathe’ and I started imagining all different varieties ;) Made me drool for long hours, which resulted as a plate of ghee-roasted Aloo-Matar Paratha with a bowl of yogurt, pieces of rajasthani red chilly achaar n never to miss, a dollop of butter :P Too high on calorie chart, I know! But it works once in a while ;)
I couldn’t wait until daily dinner time, so made all parathas, clicked a few pics for posting… Immediately I took one and cut using a pizza cutter!!! Errrr… Dumbo I’m :P I was supposed to tear apart using my fingers only! And yes, I ate them all a desi way :)
Believe me, I can have these paratha all 7 days a week ;)
3 Boiled Potatoes
3/4 cup Boiled Green Peas
1/2 tsp Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 Chopped Onion
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
A pinch of hing
Salt, to taste
Ghee, for pan-roasting
1 cup Plain Flour
1 cup Maida
1 tbsp Oil
Salt, to taste
Water, as required
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Mix all ingredients of dough and knead a medium-soft dough by adding water as required.
- Cover it with a lid or cling wrap and keep it aside for half hour.
- Mash boiled potatoes in a big bowl and add half-mashed green peas in it.
- Add all the spices and mix it well.
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
- Once it crackles, add hing along with chopped onions and green chillies. Saute it for 1-2 mins until onions are soft.
- Add potato mixture in the pan and mix well.
- Cook it for approx 1-2 mins only and transfer to another bowl and pour lemon juice. Mix well and let it cool down.
- Divide the dough in 7-8 equal portions and then again divide them in 2 small portions.
- Roll them out to make it 4″ in diameter and thickness of paratha. Make 2 at a time.
- Put 1 tbsp of stuffing in center and spread it evenly on surface. Arrange another one on top and seal the sides.
- Roll it again to make 7-8″ big paratha and roast it on flat griddle using ghee until they are golden brown on both the sides.
- Serve hot!!!
- You can replace lemon juice with amchoor powder!
- Also, a hint of ginger can be added for an extra flavor :)
- If you’re too much calorie conscious, use oil for pan-roasting. Ghee/Butter works the best though ;)