Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Preparing a quick meal

A different blog this time. Was bored out at home and thought of eating something different for lunch other than the normal rice i eat everyday. When i was in Rajasthan, India i had developed a love for aloo paratas and decided to prepare some stuffed paratas for my lunch. Here goes the making of the paratas.

250 g wheat flour (I used pilsbury atta. A worthy substitute for its softness)
100 g peas
100 g potatoes cut nicely
100 g carrot cut nicely
Other vegetables a little to add flavour
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste


Mix all the above ingredients all make a dough with water and a little curd. Add 2 spoons of oil for a soft dough. Make sure that the dough is not too sticky. If it becomes too sticky add some more more flour and mix throughly.

Make small balls of dough of the size of a golf ball and set aside. With the help of a rolling pin roll the balls in a flat surface ensuring that the dough does not stick on to the surface. A little flour on the surface would suffice for this.

Once all the ball of dough has been rolled heat a pan in medium flame and roast the rolled dough one by one. Heat on both sides until the parata becomes light brown in colour. Your paratas are ready to be consumed. I had mine with a cup of salted curd and some pickle. :)

The idea for this blog comes from a close friend of mine, Madhumathi aka Mad, who is too busy to post her blogs today. A small tribute for her friendship. Here is her blog --> Madhu's Blog


Madhumathi said...

Wow!Ajayy..what a big surprise!
Thanks for this post..
I will resume blogging this week -)

Javahar said...

Good job..
Panneer masala will be the better combination..