Aaloo Kulcha

This post is a part of the Stuffed Breads theme at BM#24 hosted by Srivalli.

Last time I had tried Onion stuffed Kulcha, due to the unavailability of resources.. But this time I filled up a nice tangy potato stuffing in my Kulchas.. They came out really well.. My husband was like that they have swollen up like puris… 🙂

Kulcha

Preparation Time:- 1 hr 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 7 mins per kulcha|  Serves:- 6-7 kulchas

INGREDIENTS:

For Dough:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Salt
  • 1 table spoon Yogurt (Dahi)
  • 1/4 tea spoon Soda bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • 1 tea spoon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk

For Stuffing:

  • 3 medium Potatoes boiles
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)
  • 1/2 table spoon Chaat masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala

For Garnishing:

  • Some Sesame seeds (White Til)
  • Some dried Mint leaves crushed (Sukha Pudina)

PREPARATION:

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add salt, yogurt, soda bicarbonate, sugar and milk and knead into a soft dough.

Cover with a damp cloth and rest for an hour.

Grate the potatoes and mix in the salt, chaat masala, coriander powder, garam masala and chilly powder, also the green chillies if using.

Mash it properly with hands. The stuffing is ready. Allow it to cool down completely.

Preheat oven to the 250 degrees for 10 mins.

Make pedas of the dough and rest for five minutes.

Roll each dough peda to a small puri, place a portion of the potato stuffing and seal it properly. Roll in into a ball again and allow it to settle for 4-5 mins.

Pat each ball into a round kulcha. Pat gently as the stuffing tend to come out easily. Roll the kulcha to make a small chapati.

Grease the baking tray with oil and place this kulcha on it. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and pudina powder on the surface.

Bake in the pre heated oven for 5-7 mins at 250 degrees. The first batch might take a bit longer.

Kulcha

SERVING:

served

Tasty Cooking..!!

Double Decker Paranthe

This post is a part of the Stuffed Breads theme at BM#24 hosted by Srivalli.

Now the theme wanted Indian Bread with a twist.. I have already posted almost all the normal versions of my paranthas… so I had to think hard for this one.. 🙂 Then thought I usually mix both potatoes and onions for the aaloo parantha.. So thought if it comes in layers how will it come out.. And to my wonders it was delicious.. 

Double Decker Parantha

Preparation Time:- 20 mins |  Cooking Time:– 7 mins per parantha |  Serves:- 5-6 paranthas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups whole Wheat Flour dough(Gehun ka aata guna hua)
  • Ghee/oil to fry the parantha (I prefer ghee :))

For Onion Stuffing:

  • 4 medium Onions finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 2 table spoon fresh coriander leaves finely chopped (Dhaniya patti)
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped (Hari Mirch) (optional)
  • 2 tea spoon Ghee/oil

For Potato Stuffing:

  • 4 medium sized potatoes boiled and peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tea spoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor Powder)
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves finely chopped (Dhaniya patti)
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped (Hari Mirch) (optional)

PREPARATION:

For Onion Stuffing:

Heat 2 tea spoon of oil in a pan and add the onions to it. Allow the onions to fry till they are translucent.

Mix in the salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder, also the green chillies if using. Fry for 1 min. Remove from the stove and add the chopped coriander. Mix well. The filling is ready. Allow it to cool down so that it can be handled.

For Potato Stuffing:

Grate the boiled and peeled potatoes. Add the chopped green chillies and coriander leaves to it.

Add the masalas salt, coriander powder, red chilly powder, chaat masala, garam masala & dry mango powder to it. Mix properly. I usually mix the masala’s with hand so that it gets mixed and also the potatoes gets mashed evenly.

For the Parathas:

For each paratha you need to make 3 chapatis of equal size. So roll 3 chapatis.

Take one of these and cook lightly on a tawa (griddle), applying a bot of oil or ghee.

Remove this from the tawa and keep aside. Take one of the uncooked chapatis, and take some spoonful of potato filling and spread it evenly over this chapati.

Cover it with the cooked chapati. Then take a spoonful of the onion filling and spread it over this chapati.

Cover this one with the left over uncooked chapati. Press firmly to seal the edges.

Carefully place the paratha on the tawa and allow to cook.

After about 1 min turn over the parantha. Now apply some ghee evenly on the showing end.Turn over the parantha, and apply some ghee on this end as well.

Cook the parantha using a flat spatula.

Cook properly from both the sides by turning over at regular periods.

SERVING:
  • Serve hot with Green Dhaniya chutney (Coriander Leaves Chutney) or tomato ketchup.
  • Try it at tea time/breakfast with a hot cup of tea and Amul Butter or Homemade white butter.
  • Try it for lunch or dinner with curd.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Aaloo Gobhi Fry

Found a different way to make aaloo gobhi, the difference being no boiling but frying.. It tastes heavenly.. 🙂

We had gone to one of my sister-in -laws place for lunch, she had prepared aaloo gobhi fry, when I ate it there I decided to give it a try for sure… 

Aloo Gobhi Fry

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium sized Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) chopped as small florets
  • 2-3 medium sized Potatoes (Aaloo) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 and 1/2 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped gobhi & aaloo and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and cover the lid. Allow it to cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in middle to make sure that it does not get burnt.

Now remove the lid and stir. The vegetables will get soft due to the initial steam cooking. Now we need to fry them.

Sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

You can cook for another 10-15 mins, stirring every now and then.  Allow a bit of it to get burnt, it tastes really well.. Trust me.. 🙂

Once the veggies turn a bit golden turn off the heat.

SERVING:

  • Aaloo Gobhi Fry goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

4 in 1 – Mixed Veg

If  you have some veggies at home which cannot fulfill one entire meal.. Don’t worry.. mix them all up.. So that you get a nice dish.. and all your veggies gets utilized.. This is a very simple mixed veggie.. You can add in any vegetable here.. I had 4 in my kitchen so named it 4 in 1..

4 in 1

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) chopped as small florets
  • 1 cup Potatoes (Aaloo) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Carrot (Gajar) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Peas (Matar)
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped vegetables and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix again and cover the lid.

Allow the vegetables to cook in steam for about 15-20  minutes, by mixing in between. Once the water dries out and the veggies gets soft sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

SERVING:
  • Mix Veg goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.
  • Try to add a bit ghee before serving, it will change the taste of the dish.

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Tasty Cooking..!!

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Onion Stuffed Kulcha

Kulcha.. from the streets of North India.. I love them they are a one pot meal.. a real filling bread.. stuffed with lots of variations.. Now since I had no aaloo or paneer.. I decided to fill it up with onions.. 🙂 And they were truly delicious.. 

Onion Kulcha

Preparation Time:- 1 hr 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 5-7 mins per kulcha|  Serves:- 4-5 kulchas

INGREDIENTS:

For Dough:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Salt
  • 1 table spoon Yogurt (Dahi)
  • 1/4 tea spoon Soda bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • 1 tea spoon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk

For Stuffing:

  • 3 medium Onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 2 table spoon fresh coriander leaves finely chopped (Dhaniya patti)
  • 1/2 table spoon Chaat masala
  • Ghee/oil to fry the parantha (I prefer ghee :))
  • 2 tea spoon Ghee/oil

For Garnishing:

  • Some Sesame seeds (White Til)
  • Some dried Mint leaves crushed (Sukha Pudina)

PREPARATION:

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add salt, yogurt, soda bicarbonate, sugar and milk and knead into a soft dough.

Cover with a damp cloth and rest for an hour.

Heat 2 tea spoon of oil in a pan and add the onions to it. Allow the onions to fry till they are translucent.

Mix in the salt, chaat masala and chilly powder, also the green chillies if using. Fry for 1 min. Remove from the stove and add the chopped coriander. Mix well. The stuffing is ready. Allow it to cool down so that it can be handled.

Preheat oven to the 250 degrees for 10 mins.

Make pedas of the dough and rest for five minutes.

Roll each dough peda to a small puri, place a portion of the onion stuffing and seal it properly. Roll in into a ball again and allow it to settle for 4-5 mins.

Pat each ball into a round kulcha. Pat gently as the stuffing tend to come out easily. I was able to make very small kulchas.

Grease the baking tray with oil and place this kulcha on it. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and pudina powder on the surface.

Bake in the pre heated oven for 5-7 mins at 250 degrees.

SERVING:

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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