Aloo Parantha with my Secret Ingredient

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
Preparation:
  1. Mix other ingredients – potato, onion, ginger, green chilli, salt, chilli powder, cumin powder, dhaniya as well as sattu. Your stuff is ready. 
  2. 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:

  1. Tastes delicious
  2. Soaks the moisture from the potato stuffing and makes it easier to stuff into the parantha for rolling into the parantha.
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 😜😄😊


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