Batata bhaji-Puri / Potato stir fry with flour-semolina mini tortillas 

Batat bhaji or Aloo subji is one of my hubby’s favorite while I love the combination of batat bhaji with puri for breakfast or snacks. It had been quite some time now since we had it. My hubby had a craving for the subji.

As it was new year, I decided to prepare and start the year with something traditional. So was ready with puri bhaji for breakfast.


Recipe :

Ingredients :

For the puri –

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp semolina
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Water for kneading
  • Flour for dusting
  • Oil for deep frying 

For the aloo bhaji –

  • 4-6medium sized potatoes, boiled, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 6-8green chillies, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

Method :

  1. For the puri, mix flour, oil, salt and water as required to knead into a soft dough.
  2. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rest for around 15-30 mins.
  3. Mix potatoes, turmeric powder, cumin powder, green chillies and salt.
  4. In the meanwhile, heat oil in a pan.
  5. Add the mustard and cumin seeds. Once they flutter add the asafoetida.
  6. Then add the potato mixture and mix well.
  7. Cover and allow to cook fo 5 minute but take care that it does not get burnt.
  8. Put off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Heat oil for deep frying. Keep on low to medium flame.
  10. Divide the dough by pinching one inch balls of the dough.
  11. Roll each into a slightly thick but not too thick disc. Too thin will not allow the puris to puff up.
  12. Deep fry the puris till slight golden brown.
  13. Serve hot with batata bhaji. Enjoy!!

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Aloo Cheese Paratha/ Tangy  cheesy potato stuffed paratha

I was bored having the regular subji roti and had the craving for aloo paratha prepared by Mumma. However as mumma was not around I had to satisfy my craving all by myself.

So I thought of making them all by myself after taking the recipe from Mumma and giving it my touch..that’s right adding some cheese to it.

Recipe :

Ingredients:

For the stuffing:

  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled & grated
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango(aamchur) powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • salt as per taste

For the dough:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • water for kneading
  • flour for dusting
  • ghee for roasting

 

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt and oil. Using water as required need into a soft dough. Coat the dough with a little oil. Cover in a damp towel and allow to rest for atleast 20-30 mins.
  2. Mix all the ingredients of the stuffing. Check the taste and add any ingredient if required. Make into a ball.
  3. Divide the dough into 24 balls and stuffing into 12 balls.
  4. Take two dough balls and roll each into small discs.
  5. Take the stuffing ball and flatten it into a patti.
  6. Place the patti in between the rolled dough discs and seal the edges.
  7. Now roll the stuffed disc into a bigger disc to form a paratha.
  8. Cook the paratha on a hot tava or griddle on both the sides by applying ghee (butter) and flipping over only once.
  9. Serve hot as is or with tomato sauce for breakfast or snacks.

 

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