Mint Paratha with Potato Stuffing

Posted: June 13, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Paratha
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Yesterday, when we were just sitting and thinking what to make for dinner or should we go out to eat. Then hubby dear suggested to make some aloo paratha. Hubby loves any kind of stuffed paratha especially aloo paratha. Paratha with some yogurt and pickle…ahh, sounds bliss to me too!

But then I didn’t wanted to make same plain stuffed paratha. Hence this idea came into my mind to use some mint leaves and cucumber. Cucumber, why?? I saw my dear friend adding grated cucumber to thalipeeth (will have that recipe for you soon) which I liked. So I kneaded the dough with this two ingredients. As this was my first attempt, adding mint leaves to the paratha, I wasn’t sure about the end result. But as soon as I made one paratha and give it my son and saw him eating I Knew it must be really good and then followed his comment, ‘yummy mama’. Incidently that is the only word he knows to say after having some food, well I will take it.. 🙂  . But really the parathas were so good that you can eat just as is without any pickle or yogurt on side.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated seedless cucumber
  • 2  1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds plus 1 more tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 2 green chillies( you can adjust according to your taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

For potato filling:

  • 1 medium Idaho potato
  • 2 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mango powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste

Method:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour with yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, green chilli, ginger, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, coriander powder and olive oil. Knead it into a soft dough by adding little water. Once done keep the dough aside covered for 30 minutes or so.
  • Meanwhile pressure cook potato, peel and mash the same.
  • Heat oil over medium high heat, add onions, garlic, green chillies. Cook for 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste and cook for another 1 minutes or until the raw smell of the spices disappears.
  • Add the mashed potatoes and mango powder to the masala and mix well and keep it aside.
  • Divide the dough into ball-sized portions and roll between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.
  • Take this ball sized dough and make a small pouch to fill the stuffing and gently close the pouch by joining all the sides together.
  • Press this stuffed pouch in between your palms to flatten it,  and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and roll it into circle about 5-6 inch in diameter.
  • Heat the griddle and fry the paratha by glazing the oil on the surface of the paratha. Repeat this for the other side of paratha too.
  • The paratha is done when both the side is golden brown.
  • Serve  with yogurt and pickles of your choice.

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Comments
  1. mustardseed says:

    That looks delicious! I have never added cucumber in the dough. I have to try this!

  2. arthi says:

    visiting your a blog after a long break…the paratha looks so delicious..I am glad to invite you to participate in our “Quick and Easy recipe mela”..http://www.spicytasty.com/misc/quick-and-easy-recipe-mela

  3. arthi says:

    visiting your blog after a long break..The paratha looks so tempting..I am glad to invite you to participate in our “Quick and Easy mela” , http://www.spicytasty.com/misc/quick-and-easy-recipe-mela.

  4. Plateful says:

    Sinfully delicious aloo parathas, ahh! I could snack on them anytime, even without any curry.

  5. oh wowee- minty flavour of the parathas with potatoes is a deadly combo !!

  6. Very flavorful and delicious looking parathas….love all your clicks 🙂

  7. Zareena says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely motes in my blog Suman. Clicks are so tempting. Love these parathas a lot.

  8. kothiyavunu says:

    Oh wow! I can almost get the mint’s aroma here just by looking at the pics! It looks super delicious!

  9. hwo did u get those shapes so perfect! wonderful!!

  10. Lovely and perfect paratha bursting with flavours yum!

  11. Sandhya says:

    Thanks for dropping by Suman…
    This is hevenly !!! Perfect for Sunday lunch !!

  12. kankana says:

    My husband too loves stuffed paratha any time. The only problem is I suck at making them .. they tear apart. The mint paratha sounds very creative and new to me. Looks delish!

  13. Aruna says:

    delicious stuffing dear…
    paratha’s look perfect and very tempting..
    love to give a try 🙂

  14. biny anoop says:

    Parathas looking awesome dear…..a filling with potato never fails and addition of mint makes it delicious wallah!!!!!!!!

  15. Urmi says:

    Lovely combo. Paratha looks yummy, flavourful and tempting. Perfect for breakfast.

  16. Looks so good! Love the addition of cucumber and mint in them…

  17. I have never tried mint paratha before, it sounds really nice!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, nice to see you. Will be back again visiting!
    Have a lovely day!

  18. Sadhana says:

    The parathas look awesome, perfectly made.

  19. Priya says:

    Wow flavourful and filling parathas, simply looks delicious..

  20. Krithi says:

    Mint really spikes up the taste of any dish.. love the idea of adding cucumber!!

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
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  21. Sarah Naveen says:

    That looks so perfect !!!! so flavorful and yummy filling too..

  22. tasteofbeirut says:

    Lovely parathas! I would just devour these in no time!

  23. Vimitha says:

    Looks so refreshing and yummy… Mint always is flavorful… Great looking parathas

  24. Sobha Shyam says:

    delicious parathas….potato stuffing looks good…flavourful bread..

  25. Deepa says:

    Lavishly looking parathas. Must have tasted delicious. Feeling hungry just by looking at it.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

  26. aipi says:

    Adding mint n cucumber is such a unique n brilliant idea ~ loved the parathas n bookmarked to try 🙂
    US Masala

  27. Ramya says:

    Cucumber Mint paratha looks soo yumm:-) I would love to give it a try..

  28. Raji says:

    This is an interesting recipe of aaloo paratha…really like it a lot and have bookmarked it .

  29. love2cook says:

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing! The stuffed paratha makes me so hungry!!! 😀

  30. Interesting and delicious combination.. looks yummy !!
    Indian Cuisine

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