Aloo Methi Leaves Paratha
The Aloo Methi Leaves Parathas best of all! These sumptuous whole wheat parathas are stuffed with a delectable mixture of potatoes flavoured with fenugreek leaves, cumin seeds and spice powders, which makes them so tasty that they can be served straight and simple with just curds and pickles. When the methi is sautéed, it sheds its bitterness, thereby imparting only its positive characteristics such as its strong aroma and unmistakable flavour to the dish. Indeed, this is a main course that will appeal to all!
Ingredients for dough:
- Wheat flour – 2cups
- Water – 1 ½ cup (enough to mix the dough)
- Salt – 1tsp
- Oil – 2 to 3Tlbs.
Yield: 12 – 14 Pieces
Ingredients for Stuffing:
- Potato – 2 big size (boil and mash)
- Methi leaves – 1 small bunch Finely Chopped
- Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
- Oil – 2tsps
- Chilly Powder – 1tsps
- Coriander Powder – 1tsps
- Gram masala Powder – 1tsps
- Salt – 1 taps
- Haldi ( turmeric powder) – ½tsp
Method for stuffing:
- Boil the potatoes and mash them nicely.
- Heat oil in the pan add cumin seeds,and add mashed potato and methi leaves, Chilly powder, Coriander powder, Gram malasa powder, Turmeric powder, and salt.
- Fry all the ingredients well till the raw smell of the powders goes off. (15 minutes)
- Allow the stuffing to cool, and make small balls and keep aside.
Making stuffed paratha:
- Make round balls and roll out to a small circle and add the stuffing and close it nicely.
- Roll out the dough balls a little bit say about 4inch diameter or whatever is comfortable for you and place the gobi mixture in the middle.
- Close the loose ends of the dough such that the mixture is completely sealed. Now roll out the dough. It’s okay if the gobi mixture comes out a little bit here and there. Use some flour to roll out whenever needed or if the dough sticks to the board or your counter top while rolling out
- Heat the Tawa and put the methi aloo Paratha on the top of that add oil or ghee on the sides.
- When it puffs up turn over the other side and cook till brown specks are formed both sides.
- Serve the parathas warm, as a mealtime bread. They are traditionally accompanied by plain yoghurt or any raita.
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