Wondering what is an Aloo Parantha (Potato Flatbread) recipe doing is a Weight Loss Blog? If you remember I told you in my weight loss story that I had included everything in my diet, well that includes even Aloo Parantha. And so here I am with the recipe.
Being half Punjabi (my mom is a Punjabi), I have grown up having Aloo Parathas (or other types of stuffed paranthas) for breakfast / dinner almost every Weekend or ‘other’ holidays. It was sort of a Holiday ritual and a sure shot treat for us. Speciality of stuffed paranthas is that no matter how many times we eat them, we crave for more. I am sure most of you would agree.
Before we go further, I want to also tell you that for many years I had deprived myself from all kind of delicious indian style stuffed flatbreads. I had fully banned them from my house. Imagine potato (a well known vegetable to cause weigh gain) and parantha (full of oil/ ghee). A sure shot recipe to become fat 😳😳 so how could I afford to have them… right?
And then I learnt to eat right 😜😄… Now I eat almost all the things I had kept myself away from, for as long as I can remember, fearing that it would increase the fat on my already fatty body.
The recipe I am giving you is not of a regular Aloo Parantha, which I am sure you guys already know, even better than I do.
I will only talk about how to prepare the aloo stuffing with my SECRET INGREDIENT.
Here it goes.
Ingredients for the Aloo Stuffing:
- Aloo (Potato): 2 medium size boiled and mashed
- Onion: 1 medium size finely chopped
- Ginger: 1/2 inch finely chopped
- Hara Dhaniya (Cilantro): 1/2 cup finely chopped
- Green Chilli (optional): 1 medium size
- Salt: to taste
- Chilli Powder: 1/2 tea spoon
- Cummin Powder: 1/2 tea spoon
- Amchoor (Dry Mango) Powder (optional): 1/2 tea spoon
& finally my secret ingredient
- Sattu (roasted gram flour): 1.5-2 table spoons
- Mix other ingredients – potato, onion, ginger, green chilli, salt, chilli powder, cumin powder, dhaniya as well as sattu. Your stuff is ready.
- Put this stuffing the the wheat dough ball, flatten it and use olive oil for cooking your parantha.
There are two benefits of adding sattu into the the stuffing:
- Tastes delicious
- Soaks the moisture from the potato stuffing and makes it easier to stuff into the parantha for rolling into the parantha.
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Benefits of Sattu (roased gram flour):
Easily available in any Indian grocery store near you
- Contains all of vitamins and proteins that act a source of lot of nutrients in the body
- Natural energizer and helps in regulating blood pressure
- Cures constipation and other stomach disorders
- Acts as coolant for the body
- A glass of Sattu drink can be very beneficial if you have before the workout
Try your next aloo parantha with this stuffing and don’t forget to come back & let me know how it was.
I am sure you would love it as much as I did. Waiting to hear from you soon. Promise me you will get back with your comments 😜😄😊