Sunday, May 16, 2010

Aloo Methi Paratha With Boondi raitha

Paratha is pretty much famous in northern part of India but now its been very popular in South too. But Aloo Parata is very common to one and all and we make it very frequently and love it too. So i tried the aloo paratha with slightly different way by using Methi leaves too. I felt it to be healthy and a very good combination.


For a simple, rich indulgence, top a freshly made hot paratha with a dollop of whipped fresh white salted butter, break off bite-sized pieces from the edge, and dip them in the melting butter (raitha). I also want to add the raitha prepared in North Indian style. But its not purely of it but a mix of both South and North so that everyone enjoys it. Here the whole process goes....


Ingredients :-

Wheat flour - 2cups
Boiles Potatoes - 2 (small)
Methi leaves(Menthi kura) - 1 bunch
Onion - 1/4
Chillis -2
Chilli powder - 1tsp
Tymol seeds(Vamu/Ajwain)- 1tsp
Oil - 1tsp
Pinch of Chaat Masala
Salt to taste

Procedure :-

  • In a mixing bowl take the wheat flour and to it add salt to taste and by adding little water at a time knead well to make a medium soft dough like you make it for chapati and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add the tymol seeds, onions, chillis and saute it for sometime and when soft add the methi leaves and saute it till they turn their color and switch of the flame.
  • Now in a mixing bowl take the boiled potatoes, chilli powder, salt, chaat masala, and smash it well and to it add the methi mix and keep it aside after mixing it evenly.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts and make it into small balls around 2" in diameter. Similarly with the Potato mix too. (make it into small balls)
  • Now roll out each wheat ball approximately 4" in diameter, smear oil on it and place the potato ball on it and close it with the wheat dough throughout.
  • Now roll it again till thin so that the curry wont come out.
  • Heat the tava or griddle and place the paratha on it, after 30secs-1min turn over. Smear oil over the top of the side that has been cooked first. Fry on both the sides till golden brown and crisp on a slow medium flame.
  • Serve it with Raitha or some gravy curry. When served hot off the pan it is very yummy.

Boondi Raitha :-

Ingredients:

Yogurt/ Curd - 1 1/2cups
Kara Boondi - 1/2cup (i took it ready made boondi that we get it in our Indian stores)
Onions - 1/2 ,finely chopped
Chillis - 3,finely chopped
Salt to taste


Method :-

  1. Mix all the ingredients except boondi till they are mixed fully.
  2. Now just before you wanna serve it add the boondi on top of it and serve with any paratha.

Tips For cooking:

- If it is nor served hot to keep warm keep in a recloseable tin lined with paper towels to absorb the moisture. When eaten hot off the pan it is mouth watering good.
-If you need some time to serve then let them cool down completely before placing in a container. If they are placed when still hot the condensation will ruin the paratha and make them soggy.

24 comments:

Priya said...

u have a lovely blog and yummy recipes .. am ur new blog follower now :)

GayathriRaj said...

Thanku so much for the follow-up priya....u too have a very nice blog....

Jay said...

Hy dear,
your blog's new look is simply superb...
Fantastic recipe with lovely tempting clicks..

Kairali sisters said...

Nice paratha and raita gayathri...Great clicks..

Love
Kairali sisters

divya said...

Hi..this is so delicious and healthy, beautiful click too....

Malar Gandhi said...

Alu methi paratha looks very inviting, and so does the boondhi raitha, delicious:)

PranisKitchen said...

alu methi paratha looks so delicious yarr..the bhoondi raitha good side for this ..nice platter..

GayathriRaj said...

Thanku Jay, Malar, Prani,Divya, Kairali for such a nice comments....thanku all...:)

Gouri Guha said...

Aloo methi parathas...simply mouth watering... The boondi raita is a good combo. Nice pics.

Priya said...

Wwow stuffed aloo methi parathas with boondi raita, tempting and droolworthy combo...YUmm!!

Niloufer Riyaz said...

paratha looks sooooooo tempting n yummy

Asha said...

Wonderful combo for lunch and nutritious too.

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..looks so delicious. and yummy!!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love the step by step pics..bful and healthy paranthas

Gulmohar said...

Awesome combo...love both :-)

Swathi said...

Nice combo, Liked both dishes.

SpicyTasty said...

boondi raitha sounds interesting. Aloo methi paratha looks soo yummy. Love the combo.

GayathriRaj said...

hey thanku all for the comments....just give a try..you all will love it...

Krishnaveni said...

lovely blog. excellent combo. nice click too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I loved this (following you). I have had aloo methi (as a curry), aloo paratha and methi paratha, but never both aloo and methi stuffed in paratha. Will surely try it next time :)

Padhu said...

Nice combo .Looks inviting!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Paratha with that filling looks very cute dear. Boondhi raitha and that paratha could have tasted heavenly. A perfect name for such an yummy blog. Admire the way you presented those delicacies Gayathri...happy blogging dear.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely combo, nice filling for a paratha and boodi raitha is one of my fav...thanks for sharing it gayathri,

maha said...

lovely recipes

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