Alu Parontha at the Creperie

We had a fun cooking class at the Creperie today. The Creperie looks even more beautiful with all the Christmas decorations. It was a simple one hour + class. We made Chai tea and Alu Parontha ( potato stuffed flat bread) with whole wheat flour and gluten free ( rice flour and garbanzo bean flour) as well.

Everyone made their own Parontha. There was a huge one, a couple medium sized ones. I was amazed at how well everyone rolled out  their paronthas. They enjoyed the Paronthas with cucumber raita ( homemade yoghurt with shredded cucumber and garam masala)  and butter with aam ka aachar ( mango pickle).
Then everybody helped clean up as well! With special thanks to Nate for doing all the dishes…

Carefully turning the parontha
ish parontha
Making sure it turns crispy brown
Delicious with some homemade yoghurt and mango pickle along with a cup of chai

Alu Parontha  ( makes 4 – 6 )

For the filling ————

1 1/2 cups boiled – mashed potatoes
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp chilly powder
1 tbsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Amchur ( Mango powder)
1/2 tsp ajwain ( carom seeds)
2 tbsp chopped cilantro

For the dough————-

2 cups of whole wheat flour  ( Real food)
1 Cup of water or whey

  1. Add spices to the  potatoes and set them aside
  2. Knead the dough  – whole wheat flour with the water/whey little bit at a time
  3. Mix well
  4. Pound the dough with your knuckles until soft and smooth
  5. Add a little bit of oil ( 1 tbsp) if needed to make the dough smooth
  6. Take a handful of dough and roll it in white flour to make it smooth
  7. Roll it out into a disk with a rolling pin about 4 – 6 inches in diameter
  8. Put a ball of potato filling ( 1/4 – 1/2 cup) in the center
  9. Seal the dough around the potato
  10. Add more flour
  11. And roll out the dough softly
  12. Till it is about 12 – 15 inches in diameter…
  13. Cook on the hot griddle at 450 degree F
  14. For about 2 -3 mins on each sides
  15. Brush with a pastry brush dipped in oil
  16. Enjoy with Yoghurt/ butter & pickle or simple butter
  17. With a cup of hot chai!!!!!

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