Tuesday, August 13, 2013

aloo cheese paratha(Potato Cheese Stuffed Flat Bread)

Cheese and Paratha is a superb combination. These cheese inside the bread gives a good moisture and texture to the bread. The end product is  a tasty mouth watering paratha.
India is famous for several varities of flat bread. Since the popularity of cheese has grown up so much , we definitely needed to blend the cheese in Indian food in some or the other ways. Hence we have this cheese paratha.
Rakshabandhan is also coming up. Its the celebration of brotherhood where the sisters on full moon day in the month of Shravan (Buddh Purnima) ties a holy thread on the wrist of her brother which signifies the well being and prosperity of the brother. In return the brother takes a vow to protect his sister throughout his life.
I have already sent my Rakhi threads to my brother. Those who haven't may soon send their Rakhi love to their brothers.
Cheese Paratha


Getting back to the paratha recipe-
This recipe Serves- 10 parathas
Preparation time- 10 minutes
Cooking time- 20 minutes
Level of difficulty- Medium

Ingredients:

  • Chapati dough- (Knead dough by taking 2 cups of atta{whole wheat flour} and adding 1/2 cup of water or more, resulting dough must be smooth soft dough which isn't sticky)
  • Potato- 4 medium size(boiled, peeled and grated)
  • Cheese- 1 cup,grated (you may take any cheese of your choice, i like using gouda and mozerella mix)
  • Ginger- 1 Tbsp, minced
  • Green chilly- 2, chopped
  • Onion- 1, chopped finely
  • Ajwain seeds or carom seeds- 1 Tsp
  • Paprika- 1 Tsp
  • Oregano- 1/2 Tsp , crushed (optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ghee for greasing

Direction:

  • Bring together grated potato, cheese, onion, ginger, salt, paprika,oregano and ajwain seeds. Mix well.
  • Now prepare logs out of the dough. Cut them into 1.5 inch balls. Dust these balls with flour and then stuff them with the potato and cheese mixture. Close the stuffing and finally roll it into flat round chapati shape.
  • Heat a tawa or pan, in between medium to high heat. Once the tawa is hot, place the flattened paratha on the tawa, wait until the bottom side of the paratha has little brown spots. Flip onto other side and again wait until it is hit by brown spot and the co lour of the paratha appears to be white throughout with little brown spots on both the sides. Now grease this with ghee or butter , flip on both side and then take it off the tawa or pan.
  • Repeat this process until you have desired number of parathas.
Your paratha is now ready to be served Serve it hot with any curry, pickle or chutney of your choice.

Enjoy!!!! and Happy cooking.

By- Sushmita Pandit