-yields 6 parathas
2 cups wheat flour,
3 potatoes-boiled, peeled and mashed,
1 onion-finely chopped,
1 green chilli-finely chopped,
2 tbsp cilantro-finely chopped,
1 tsp cumin powder,
1/2 tsp red chilli powder,
1/2 tsp amchur/ dry mango powder(optional),
a pinch of black pepper powder,
2-3 tbsp of oil and
salt to taste.
In a bowl, take the wheat flour, add some salt and around 3/4 - 1 cup of water to make a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for atleast 30 minutes. After around 30 minutes make medium sized balls of the dough and keep aside.
To the mashed potatoes, add chopped onions, cilantro/ coriander leaves, finely chopped green chillies, chilli powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, amchur powder and salt to taste. Mix well and make small golf size balls with the mixture.
On a floured surface, roll ball of dough into a round 5 inches in diameter. and keep 1 of the potato filling on the center and bring all edges together on the top and pinch the edges together to seal it tightly. This prevents the filling from coming out. Now roll the stuffed ball gently into a round of 7-8 inches in diameter.
Heat the tava/griddle on medium heat and cook the parathas on them, applying butter/ oil on both the sides. Cook both the sides till light brown in color . Cook remaining rounds in the same way and serve hot with yogurt / Indian pickle/ chutney .
This goes to Suchitra's WYF- Breakfast event.