Freshly made Aloo Parata
The Aloo or Potato Parata recipe is a result of a viewers request. As I had not made Aloo Parata before this occasion, I asked a good friend, Chhaya Shah for her recipe. She kindly gave me a list of ingredients that she uses. I used her suggestions and then worked out the amounts that should be used.
I am very happy with the result. The Aloo Parata is delicious, cooks beautifully, rising quite high. I enjoyed it with just plain butter and a cup of tea. Served with curries is it also delicious.
The first part, making the roti/parata dough is the same as the recipe for Vegan Roti. The quantity is just doubled. Here is the recipe.
Potato Parata Served with Mixed Peppers Curry
Parata flipped to cook other side, continuing to rise on tava/pan. Lightly pressing dough with spatula, encourages it to rise
Parata rising beautifully, indicating it will be well cooked
Parata dough rolled carfully to ensure filling remains enclosed. Ready for tava/pan
Potato Balls enclosed and ball flattened into small discs
Potato Balls with a few being enclosed into the balls of dough
Dough formed for Parata
Aloo/Potato braised in oil and mixed with spices, ready to be balled
The potato that I used was just enough to give me 8 balls for the amount or dough that I had. This recipe does depend on the size of the potato. I suggest that you taste the potato mix before you make it into balls. If it has a nice spicy taste then it should be fine. But if you find it is tasting flat, do apply more dhania and jeera powder and perhaps ginger as well.
You can make the potato ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. I was very pleased in the way the parata/rotis would rise as they were cooking. It is the filling in the paratas that make them rise that way. Also applying just a little pressure with a spatula encourages the rising of the parata.
This vegan Aloo Parata is not just nice tasting, it is also healthy for you as there is very little fat used. Canola oil is regarded as one of those good for you oils. Here is a link if you would like to find out more about the benefits of, canola oil.
If you do not have Canola Oil where you live, just use the oil that you generally use or look for a “good for you oil” in stores near you.
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