Saturday, April 26, 2014

Aloo Parathas for toddler...

I had been meaning to try make parathas at home for Megha since…since the time she started solids (I know! Shame on me). So far, I never really made some for her and 2+ years is a high time to make parathas! Of course I started with Aloo paratha. I modified the adult version a little bit so that it’s easy on her tummy in terms of spices.
Potato: 1 big
Desired spices: I used salt, pepper powder and a touch of cumin powder.
Whole wheat flour

Peal and boil potato until tender. Let it cool down, add spices and mash until potato pieces are completely mashed and the spices are mixed well.
Mix enough water in the whole wheat flour and knead well. Take a small lemon sized portion of the dough and flatten it out using a rolling pin. Take 3 tbsp of the potato mixture and place it in the middle of the flattened dough. Cover the potato mixture with dough and flatten it out, trying to keep the potato mixture inside.

Heat a flat pan and dry roast the paratha on both sides until well done. You may add some butter or clarified butter (ghee) on both sides.

I cut this paratha into small bell shapes and star shapes using a cookie cutter to make it interesting for Megha. She had 3 bells and a small bit from the star. Not bad for the first time eh? I finished the rest…but of course.

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