Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Aloo matar paratha (Potatoes and peas paratha)

I have grown up having parathas for breakfast. It was not considered unhealthy and we never gained weight eating it. And then with all the diet consciousness increasing we started hearing all these important tips about eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I was really happy with that as I have always had breakfast like a king. The only problem is that I like to eat lunch and dinner too like a king!

This was a quick Sunday brunch as I had some boiled potatoes and frozen peas that I wanted to use. I paired it with a salad of onions and mangoes seasoned with salt and red chilli powder and buttermilk that was spiced with ginger and cilantro.

3 boiled and mashed potatoes
1 cup crushed peas
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 green chilli finely chopped
2 tsp grated ginger
11/2 tbsp dry mango powder
salt to taste

Prepare the mixture for filling by mixing all the above ingredients. Sometimes I add a pinch of garam masala or chaat masala to the potato filling. Mix everything well and form into balls to fill in the dough. The dough for the parathas should be salted. Make the parathas by rolling out the dough a little to fill the potatoes and peas mixture in it, enclose the filling and make sure it is well sealed. Roll out the parathas carefully and cook them on the tava on one side Smear some oil and cook on the other side till well done.  Serve topped with some butter and a spicy pickle.


  1. I can have parathas everyday. I also love dal parathas, leftover khichdi parathas, cheese parathas...plain parathas! :-D

  2. Breakfast, lunch or dinner I think these would be really good.

  3. wooo....hooo...sounds delicious..
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  4. Thanks for the wishes on my space. These parathas look so tasty and nutritious. Just perfect for breakfast