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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.

Rajma Paratha

Posted: July 19, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Paratha
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Recipe Yields: 10-12 Paratha’s 

Rajma Paratha 

I know the name to the dish sounds strange but believe me when you try this recipe for paratha you will me amazed of the outcome it gives. Also, you do not have to think about any side dish to go with this paratha, just serve this with freshly home-made yogurt or the store one is good too. I got this recipe from my mom in law. She uses any kind of leftover dal or beans to make paratha the next day for the breakfast. What she does is knead the dough with the curry and then make paratha’s as usual . 

So, yesterday I had prepared Rajma curry for the dinner and I had some leftover of the same. So, decided to make this paratha for the breakfast. I hope you try out this recipe whenever you have some leftover dal or rajma curry and you are not in a mood to have the same curry again. 

Rajma Paratha

Rajma Paratha

 

For the rajma curry recipe: 

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup rajma curry
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain
  • 1/2 teaspoon kalonji
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves ( you can use methi leaves or coriander as well)
  • salt to taste( be careful while adding salt because the curry has already salt in it)

Preparation: 

  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned above with the wheat flour.
  • Knead the dough by adding rajma curry little at a time. You may have to use some water in the end to incorporate the dough fully.
  • Divide the dough into ball-sized portions and roll between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.
  • Roll them into circles about 4-5 inches 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 or crispy.
  • Serve it with curd and pickles of your choice.
  • OR just roll the paratha and eat it.
Rajma Paratha

Rajma Paratha