Simply Sensational

Do you know what I really, really like about SRC?  Other than the wonderful visits from everyone?  Well, I get to know blogs that I would otherwise have never explored.  I also get to make dishes that I likely wouldn’t have attempted.  This is what happened when I was assigned simplysensationalfood this month.
This is a UK based blog that focuses on vegetarian food and has a real East Indian bent to it.  I LOVE (yep, the capital letters are are there on purpose) Indian food but I don’t make it very often. 
That is going to change.
I picked a dish that I totally love but I’ve never atempted because it always seemed pretty difficut.  I was really wrong because with this recipe I was able to make some that we’ve been snacking on non-stop.
Paratha
(a curried potato filled bread-yummm)
Filling enough for a meal but great when cut into smaller wedges and used as an appetizer. 
I’ve put my notes in italic (sort of the idiot guide-me being the idiot :0))

Ingredients:
1 bowl wheat flour (I guessed and used 4 cups)
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon salt

Dry flour for rolling

Oil for shallow frying

water for making dough (I ended up using 1 1/4 cup)

For Filling:
3 medium potatoes boiled and mashed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger paste (I just finely chopped ginger)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
3 green chillies deseeded and finely chopped (I forgot to get these and used 1 tsp of crushed/dried chillies)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon clove powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Method:
For filling:
1.To the mashed potato add the spices ,coriander, chillies,ginger and lemon juice and mix.

2.Divide mixture into 8 parts and make small balls. (I got 16 out of this recipe)
3.Keep aside.

For paratha:
1.Add salt and oil to flour and make a dough using a little water.Cover and leave for 1 hour.

2.Divide the dough into 8 small balls. (16)

3.Using dry flour roll each ball into a three inch round , place the potato ball in centre and bring sides up to encase the potato ball within the dough.
Here’s the whole process in photos


 
4.Using dry flour flatten the potato coated dough patty and gently roll into a six inch paratha.

5.Heat a tava (fry pan) and place the paratha on it , when it starts to form bubbles turn it over.

6.Spread some oil on the paratha and turn it over and let it cook under neath.

7.Spread some oil on top side and flip the paratha over and cook top side.

8. Cook remaining parathas in same way.

Serve with plain yoghurt and pickle. (I served with rhubarb chutney)

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  1. These look fantastic! I got to cook from Nayna's blog before and she has cooked from mine. And now I've baked from yours, hope you can pop by! I made your holstein brownies!

  2. simply.food says:

    Wow you have made these beautifully and they look delicious.I am so glad that you enjoyed the parathas. :)Thankyou for cooking from my blog .

  3. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny says:

    Great choice for SRC, these look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! :)

  4. Those look wonderful! They are so different from anything I've tried before. I'm making these soon!

  5. Oh yum, yum! This looks and sounds wonderful!!!

  6. Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista says:

    I'm your newest linky follower! so happy I found your site, I'm always up for more adventures in the kitchen, and I'll bring my kids along for the ride.

  7. Those look pretty darn fantastic! Yum and yum! Great SRC post.

  8. Devon @ deli-cute-essen says:

    Oh I am for sure going to make these. I love this kind of stuffed bread. Plus it is already vegan! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I've been wandering in all this blogs, all the food looks amazing but I really enjoyed this one I love that delicious surprise

  10. I LOVE Indian food. I always wondered how those were made. You've convinced me to give it a try!

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  12. Parathas with all sorts of fillings are a regular feature in our house. I'm glad you enjoyed your first attempt at it. You should be proud, they look fantastic. There are so many options for fillings, I hope you get a chance to try out a few others. Visiting you from Group B!

  13. Aimee Christian says:

    Yum, I love Indian food too and never make it for the same reason. It seems complicated. I'll tackle a yeast dough, but wimp out over spices – what gives there?? :) You've inspired me, I'm gonna make them.

  14. I am very impressed that you made paratha, I have wanted to give these a try, great recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  15. Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says:

    Delish! I have not done much Indian cooking, so this just might be the first recipe I make. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

  16. OMW – I LOVE indian food, but have shied away from making paranthas because I've always thought they were too hard. You made it look totally manageable. I can't wait to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing. Great to be part of group C with you. :)

  17. California Callie says:

    I really appreciated that you posted pictures for the step by step on how to make it! Thanks a lot!

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