The best and most preferred Breakfast Dish in majority of states from Central to the Northern states of India.I still relish the taste of these when I had it from my friend’s house who’s from North India , she served it hot-hot right from her Tava (Iron Skillent) to our plate ,
I think the trick in making Stuffed Paratha/chapathi stress free, I mean rolling and cooking simultaneously is nothing other than “experience”, unfortunately I am not good in multitasking while making Chapathi/Paratha, but Seeing her make these helped me much in learning.
Wheat Flour – 2 cups and more for rolling
Water – 3/4 cup (Approx)
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp ( and a few drops for each Paratha)
Potato’s – 2 no’s big – boiled , cooked and well mashed
Onion- 1/2 medium finely chopped
Ginger – a small piece – finely chopped
Coriander leaves/Cilantro – 1/4 cup chopped finely
Salt – to taste
Amchoor Powder – 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 2 tsp (or more )
Oil – 1 table spoon.
* Mix flour and salt , and gradually add water to make a dough , work with you hands to make it soft , make a ball with it and spread oil on top , cover with a wet towel/tissue-paper and keep aside.(Use more water if necessary , the dough shouldn’t be hard)
* Heat oil , add cumin seeds first , followed by ginger and onion , fry till its golden brown add red chili powder , amchoor powder (is using) , cumin powder and coriander leaves/cilantro , mix well and add in the mashed potato’s. mix well to combine, add salt and switch off the heat. keep aside.
* Make 8 to 10 balls from the wheat dough and also make smaller sized balls with the mashed potato mixture.
*Sprinkle a little wheat flour on the surface and roll dough ball’s in to 3 inch diameter circle , place the potato balls in the center , seal the outer edges of this roll to make it a big ball shap , work with your hands to shaped it in to smooth ball.
*Roll these balls light handed in to bigger circle’s.
* Heat the tava/Iron skillet to make these paratha , place the rolled paratha on to the skillet once its really hot. Flip after a few seconds , drizzle a few drops of oil while flipping on both sides , till the paratha is golden brown on both sides.
Tips : Can make stuffing by simply mixing the ingredients under filling , combine well and then stuff but I think cooked stuffing tastes better.