Aloo paranthas or wheat pancakes stuffed with potatoes are a favourite with most people. I have found that my friends all enjoy hot potato paranthas, irrespective of race, nationality or gender.
This aloo parantha can be made even if you don’t have the traditional implements — chakla or marble rolling tile, belan or rolling pin, and tawa or concave griddle. The potato stuffing is mixed into a batter of whole wheat flour and water and then made into pancakes.
Potato 1 large, boiled, peeled and grated
Onion 1 medium, finely chopped
Green chilli 2, finely chopped
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, a bunch, chopped
Atta or whole wheat flour 1 cup
Water for batter
Oil 1 tbsp
Mix the boiled potato with the onions, green chillies, salt, coriander leaves and red chilli powder and mix well. Add the oil and mash it all together.
Add water to the atta and make a smooth better. Add half a teaspoon of salt.
Add the potato mix to the batter and whisk well. Add more water if needed.
Heat a nonstick griddle and pour a ladle full of batter. Spread to make a thick pancake. Cook for a minute and flip it over. Apply some ghee and cook.
Transfer to a plate. Make similar pancakes with the rest of the batter.
Serve hot with a salad and plain yoghurt.