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Aloo paratha (potato filled fried bread)<br><br>
Category: Breakfast<br><br><br><br>
Suitable for a: vegan diet<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
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3 medium potatoes<br><br>
2 cups flour<br><br>
salt to taste<br><br>
2 tablespoons coriander, chopped<br><br>
1/2 to 1 tsp cumin powder<br><br>
a tiny bit of chopped green chili (if you like)<br><br>
1 tablespoon fried onions (I get this ready-made in packets)<br><br>
water<br><br>
Cooking oil of your choice (vegetable and olive both work well)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Instructions:<br><br>
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1. Peel and halve potatoes. Add water and bring to boil in a covered saucepan.<br><br>
2. Add a pinch of salt to the flour in a separate bowl and add enough water to form a thick-ish dough. Separate dough into 4 even chunks.<br><br>
3. Mash the ptoatoes well. Add salt to taste, coriander, cumin, chili, and onions. Mix and divide into 4 even, spherical chunks.<br><br>
4. Roll each chunk of dough into a SMALL, thick circle. Spoon in one chunk of potato and fold the dough closed around it, into a circle.<br><br>
5. Put a bit of oil on your hands (very important) and press it gently into each circle. Roll the dough out into a circle, VERY gently. For the inexperienced cook (like me) you can also press the dough out instead of using a rolling pin. Be very careful and make sure none of the potato mix peeks out.<br><br>
6. Heat a small amount of oil (I like to use olive) in a shallow frying pan and shallow fry each "paratha." When it has slightly browned on both sides, add a bit more oil. It is ready when both sides are very brown.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Additional comments:<br><br>
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This recipe is delicious but NOT for the busy/overworked/tired cook! I like to have it if I want a special breakfast, but it also works as an afternoon snack. Make sure that when you attempt this recipe (especially your first time) you have at least an hour to spare... but in my opinion, it is completely worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Makes 4 parathas.
 
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