Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Egg Paratha-Baida Paratha&Alu Paratha


Baida paratha, from the paratha family is a commonly eaten variety of Paratha in parts of North India and Pakistan


Maida-2 cups(or 1 cup wheat flour+1 cup maida) (All-Purpose Flour)
Fresh Cilantro- 2tbsp(chopped)
Eggs-3 (boiled and grated)
Water (to knead)
Clarified Butter -2 tbsp
Clarified Butter/Ghee-2 tbsp (for shallow frying)
Pepper- crushed-½ tsp
Salt-As required


Mix Maida, water and salt and knead it into a not so soft dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile boil eggs and then grate the boiled eggs. Chop cilantro finely.Pound pepper into powder.Add butter to the grated egg and mix it well with cilantro, salt and pepper.

Now divide the dough into equal parts. Roll out each portion into small 'chappathis'(round shaped) on a floured board.Place 1tbsp egg mixture in the middle. Fold the chappathi from all sides and make it a small ball. Again dust the flour powder on the ball generously and spread it out using a roller pin into larger chappathis(round).Brush melted butter/oil on one side .

Heat a 'tawa'(griddle).Now place the 'paratha' on the griddle with the oiled side down. Roast it for a couple of minutes and then flip it to the other side and again brush very little oil on the other side as well. Alternatively turn the sides till the paratha is cooked well into a golden brown shade.Serve hot with curds.

Alu Paratha
Instead of the egg filling, here we add the potato filling .

Potato Filling
Cook Potato, mash it well.Add very finely chopped onion, salt,red chilli powder and turmeric powder.(optional garam masala powder).Prepare a 'tadka'/seasoning of finely chopped green chilli,coriander leaves&cumin seeds.Pour it to the Potato mix. Mix everything well and the filling is now ready.Serve the parathas hot with desi ghee and curds.

Well I would like to share here an interesting chutney that goes very well with Alu Paratha, which a close friend of mine made for us recently.

Coarsely pound together some green chilli,salt and onion.Add some oil to it and mix well.Have it with parathas.... It is yumm!!
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