After posting the recipe of Besan ka Cheela, I was still in a mood of eating Cheela and created something different.
Aloo is a hindi word of potatoes and a very common ingredient used all over the world in the recipes. Some people say remove the carbohydrate from your diet to loose some weight, however I do not agree to it. Body needs a well balanced diet everyday and carbohydrate can’t be ignored. Potato is a form of carbohydrate. Being a vegetarian, I keep up with my protein level by choosing the ingredients wisely and carbohydrate also becomes a part of the meal planning.
The craving of potatoes convinced me to make something different and it was just an attempt and it turned out as a good attempt and worth sharing with you all. In the middle of deciding the ingredients, I only had 2 ingredients in my mind, Gram-flour ( Chickpea flour ) and potatoes. There I started listening to my inner creativity and made a SHORT CUT of famous aloo ka paratha ( stuffed Indian bread with potatoes ), could that be right what you just read..oo yes..very much..I love aloo ka paratha and may be you do as well? This recipe will let you ditch the regular way of making aloo ka paratha but yeah if you are really in a mood to make it in a traditional way so don’t ditch your traditional way…just enjoy it the way you like..
My short cut doesn’t involve kneeding the dough, rolling the bread , stuffing the rolled dough, now you are thinking how can one make stuffed bread without following these steps. Well ya, I have tried and it taste like aloo ka paratha, don’t believe me..try it..and don’t forget to share your experience.
Aloo ka Cheela , Indian Savoury Potato Pancakes – could be eaten as warm breakfast, brunch, serve it with your favourite chutney. If have a party planned and aloo ka paratha is on the menu, it could be worth trying instead of rolling the dough and so on… & save your time 🙂
Here is the recipe –
- 1 Cup Gram Flour chickpea flour
- 1 Cup Chapatti Flour if not chapatti flour use the normal flour
- 4 Red onions - chopped
- 5 Boiled potatoes - peeled cut into small pieces
- 2- 3 green chillies - chopped optional
- Handful of fresh coriander leaves - chopped
- Salt per taste
- 450 Ml - 500 Ml water ( see after 450 Ml if it requires more water shouldn’t be very thick in consistency, neither watery)
- 1/2 teaspoon - Kasturi Methi - Optional Fenugreek leaves, if pantry doesn’t have it
- 1/2 teaspoon - red chilli powder
- Some Cooking oil/olive oil
Mix all the dry ingredients first, now add onions, potatoes ,coriander leaves , mix it with a fork and now add water.
Mix well . Put a heavy bottom pan on the stove, add oil , now start pouring the batter and make it in to the form of pancakes. Flip it when it start sizzling/ cooking at the bottom.
Cook it both the sides and serve it hot. Repeat the process for the remaining batter.
It tastes like aloo ka paratha, if Kasturi Methi ( Fenugreek leaves) is not available at home, skip it. Otherwise it tastes good with Kasturi Methi ( Fenugreek leaves).
Don’t make the batter very runny or very thick. Both will not work.
Control the water after 450 Ml, believe that it will be thick but at times preference can be different. I had used 500 Ml water.
Don’t cook it on high heat/flame .
Always serve it hot
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