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Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Bread, Indian | 3 comments

Palak Paratha

Palak Paratha

‘Palak Paratha’ used to be one of those almost regular paratha my mom would make,when she has too much of ‘palak’ left over.’Palak’ is hindi for spinach.It made regular appearances at our house because it has been known to be good for the eyes.We eat it as sauted greens or make gravy based yummy dishes.I was not very fond of it growing up.I remember my ‘nana’ (mom’s dad) would just pull it out from the garden,right before it will be cooked.Fresh and green.It still had morning dew on it.Lovely memories. We bought spinach fresh,dirt still hanging out from the roots.Leaves still crisp,certainly not refrigerated.It was a chore to clean the leaves,so i was ever so greatful when i found out that they sell it clean here. This dish is prepared by my aunt Rita.Here is how she did it. Indian whole wheat flour resembles Whole Wheat White flour here.Very very fine and soft. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you must let dough rest for 30 mins.This goes for any dough.Though...

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Bread, Indian | 2 comments

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha

It is hard for me to pick one favorite  from my mom’s kitchen.I remember many and drool at the thought of it.If I am challenged to come up with one,I will say ‘Aloo – Paratha’  certainly tops the list. My mom served at least 2-3 side dishes along with everyday staple regularly.One of the regular side dish was  aloo chokha. Simple mashed potatoes.It wasn’t often that there was any leftover.However, for the days when there was leftover,she would reuse aloo chokha as filling to make aloo paratha for dinner.Though it wasn’t always the result of leftover transformation.She knew that we all loved ‘aloo paratha’, so many night she treated us with this yummy goodness at dinner, along with tomato chutney/pickle.We always asked her to make enough,so there is leftover for breakfast next morning.It tastes just as good next morning too.Both of my kids would vouch for that. So whats in the name? ‘Aloo’ is hindi for ‘Potatos’,so it is ‘Paratha’ stuffed with ‘potatos’.If you are cringing at the thought of putting two...

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in method | 4 comments

Roti and Paratha

Roti and Paratha

First comes the  ‘Flour’. Indians eat ‘flour’ product almost every day in the form of ‘Roti’/ ‘Phulka’/ ‘Chapati’/ ‘Paratha’/ ‘Poori’/ ‘Kathori’. ‘Wheat Flour’ precisely.It is certainly more popular in North,East,West part of India than in South.Climate in South is not as favorable to wheat as it is to rice. Flour in India are not as grouped and marketed as it is here in US like ‘All Purpose Flour,Self Rising Flour,Cake Flour,Bread Flour‘.You add whatever is needed to be  added to make it appropriate for different kind of dishes.I remember growing up my parents used to buy wheat in big bulk,soaking it to clean it,drying it on terrace top in hot sun and taking it to mill to grind it.Many still continue to do it same way and many have adopted the convenient route of buying ‘flour’ all milled,good to go.  Roti – It is similar to Mexican ‘Tortilla’ here but not quite the same.It is called differently in different part of India.We called it ‘Roti’.In west and up north,it is usally...

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Bread, Indian | 0 comments

Gobi Paratha

Gobi Paratha

Hmm….Gobi Paratha.I miss Indian breakfast.Most often my Mom made plain ‘Paratha’ with ‘Bhujiya’ for breakfast which we ate,right out from the stove.Very hot since we couldn’t wait .Subject to another post at sometime.If you are wondering what i am blabbing about,let me explain it word by word. Gobi – Hindi for ‘Cauliflower’.My all time favorite vegetable.And I am literally drooling as i type ,remembering my mom’s ‘Gobi-Aloo Sabzi’ on special occasions. Paratha (p-ra-ta) – Check it out in all details at this post.So ‘Gobi Paratha’ is essentially,a paratha made by stuffing the dough with very fine spiced cauliflower mixture. PrintGobi Paratha IngredientsFilling 1/2-3/4 cup of shredded cauliflower seasoning of choice(without salt) Dough 1.5 - 2 cup flour(I mixed All purpose and whole wheat ,equal portion) water Oil to shallow fry.InstructionsDough Mixing water to flour until the desired thick/non sticky ball is formed or you can use the stand mixer.I have always mixed tortilla dough using my hands.Let it rest for 5-10 mins. Follow the steps in Aloo Paratha Serve it with Sweet...

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