Recently someone just enlightened me on the benefits of consuming purple potatoes. Truely speaking, I had no idea about it. But, here is the link to Health benefits of Purple Potatoes. So if you haven't tried purple potatoes yet, check out all the recipes I have, and I am sure you will be tempted to cook something soon.
Tonight was an easy and quick dinner. Something that I make often. Aloo Paratha: flatbread stuffed with spiced potatoes served with yogurt and onions. Check out my Aloo Paratha Recipe by clicking on this link: http://shitals-kitchen.blogspot.com/2013/02/aloo-paratha-flat-bread-stuffed-with.html Instead of using regular potatoes, I used purple potatoes to add some color :)
This recipe will make 10-12 medium parathas
Boil 4 large purple potatoes. Peel and mash them. Add salt to taste, lime juice, ginger and green chilli paste, 1 tbsp. cumin seeds and handful of chopped cilantro. Mix well.
Click here for the step by step recipe to make Paratha Dough: http://shitals-kitchen.blogspot.com/2013/02/basic-paratha-dough.html
To make the dough:
3 cups of wheat flour can make 10-12 parathas. Take flour in a wide mixing bowl.
Add 3 tsps. of salt and 3 tbsps. of oil.
Add 1/2 cup water and start mixing the flour quickly.
Add another 1/2 cup and continue till the dough binds.
Around 1 1/2 cup of water is needed to form a soft malleable dough. At first the dough may look and feel sticky. That's okay!
Add few drops or 1/8 tsp. of oil and knead the dough well.
The dough turns non-sticky and soft. Cover and let the dough rest for at least 10 minutes before rolling it into a paratha.
Divide the dough and potato stuffing into 10-12 equal parts.
Dip each dough ball into dry flour and roll it to 6 inch diameter circle.
Add an ice-cream scoop full of potato filling.
Gather the sides to form a pull string bag.
Press the dough and filling to flatten it.
Dip in dry flour again and start rolling it lightly.
Roll it gently to form 8-9 inch diameter circle.
Gently put the paratha on hot griddle.
Flip in a minute and brush some oil or ghee on it.
Flip and fry for a minute, and brush some oil or ghee on the second side too.
Fry on both sides and serve hot.
Parathas served with chilled plain yogurt and a dollop of butter.