Saturday, December 17, 2011

Peanut Onion paratha

Ingredients (Serves 4):
3 cups atta - wheat flour
1 cup peanuts
1 medium sized onion - 3/4 of it finely diced, rest chopped
2 dry red chilli
1 clove garlic
1/2 inch ginger
2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp ajwain seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp amchur powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida

For the stuffing.
1) In a pan, dry roast peanuts.
2) In a pan, heat a Tbsp of oil, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, chopped onion, chopped garlic, ginger, asafoetida, red chilli. Fry for a minute. Mix with garam masala powder, amchur powder, turmeric powder and peanuts. Allow it to cool. Once cool, grind it without adding water
3) In a pan, heat 2 Tbsp oil. Add ajwain seeds, fennel seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds and finely chopped onion. Fry until onion starts to turn brown. Mix the ground peanut paste.Check for salt. Allow it to cool

For the paratha.
1) Mix atta with water, 3 tbsp oil. Check for salt.
2) Take a lime-sized dough and roll it into a 3 inch small disc.
3) Take 2 Tbsp of the stuffing and place it at the centre. Seal it by pulling the edges of the dough together and make a ball.
4) Roll it into a circular disc.
5) Heat a pan, place the paratha. Add a few drops of ghee. Flip over to the other side after a minute.
6) Add a few drops of ghee again. Once the under side is done, flip again to the other side and remove when done.
Serve with yogurt and pickle :)

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