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How to cook a healthy potato flat bread - aloo paratha

This soft flatbread with potato stuffing is suitable as a main dish, entree or serve it in kids lunch boxes.

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Lets begin with the filling. You need 3 medium sized potatoes.

Lets begin with the filling. You need 3 medium sized potatoes.

Peel them. Wash them. Place them in a pot with a pinch of salt and a pinch of turmeric. Ensure the potatoes are submerged.Boil for 10 mins on medium heat. It's essential the potatoes are kept whole.

Peel them. Wash them. Place them in a pot with a pinch of salt and a pinch of turmeric. Ensure the potatoes are submerged.Boil for 10 mins on medium heat. It's essential the potatoes are kept whole.

Prick the potatoes with a fork to ensure its cooked through. Switch off flame. Drain the potatoes. Allow the potatoes to cool.

Prick the potatoes with a fork to ensure its cooked through. Switch off flame. Drain the potatoes. Allow the potatoes to cool.

Prepare diced onion and green chilli. Mince garlic.

Prepare diced onion and green chilli. Mince garlic.

Measure out all dry spice. The measurement is a guide only. Adjust the measurements to suit your taste.

Measure out all dry spice. The measurement is a guide only. Adjust the measurements to suit your taste.

Heat a pan and add the black mustard seeds.

Heat a pan and add the black mustard seeds.

Add some oil. The seeds will splutter.

Add some oil. The seeds will splutter.

Add the onion, green chilli and garlic. Cook till aromatic.

Add the onion, green chilli and garlic. Cook till aromatic.

Add all the balance whole spice. Cook till fragrant.

Add all the balance whole spice. Cook till fragrant.

Add garam masala, mango powder and turmeric powder

Add garam masala, mango powder and turmeric powder

Stir through. Add the fenugreek leaves a and season to taste.

Stir through. Add the fenugreek leaves a and season to taste.

When the spices have cooked through, switch off flame.

When the spices have cooked through, switch off flame.

Now return to the boiled potatoes and mash it roughly.

Now return to the boiled potatoes and mash it roughly.

Mix the potatoes with the cooked spice mix.

Mix the potatoes with the cooked spice mix.

Take a bunch of fresh coriander leaves and roughly chop it.

Take a bunch of fresh coriander leaves and roughly chop it.

Cool down the potato mix and stir in the coriander.

Cool down the potato mix and stir in the coriander.

Now for the flat bread. It's important to use atta or whole wheat flour for this.its the same flour used in making chapati or poori. You will also need oil, salt, water & non fat plain or Greek yogurt

Now for the flat bread. It's important to use atta or whole wheat flour for this.its the same flour used in making chapati or poori. You will also need oil, salt, water & non fat plain or Greek yogurt

Add atta,salt and oil. Slowly add yogurt a little at a time.Yogurt makes the bread soft. Use water some water to instead if you can't get yogurt.

Add atta,salt and oil. Slowly add yogurt a little at a time.Yogurt makes the bread soft. Use water some water to instead if you can't get yogurt.

Mix though well. Work the dough till it comes out clean from the side of the bowl. This dough does not need to rest.

Mix though well. Work the dough till it comes out clean from the side of the bowl. This dough does not need to rest.

Divide them to 16 balls.

Divide them to 16 balls.

On a clean and dry bench top, lightly flour the work surface.

On a clean and dry bench top, lightly flour the work surface.

Place a piece of dough on the surface. Press it down lightly and make sure it's been coated with atta.

Place a piece of dough on the surface. Press it down lightly and make sure it's been coated with atta.

Roll it out

Roll it out

Roll 2 pieces out

Roll 2 pieces out

Spread the potato mixture on one but leave some space around its edge.

Spread the potato mixture on one but leave some space around its edge.

Place the bread on top to form a potato stuffing in the middle. Lightly tuck in the excess dough to seal the stuffing in.

Place the bread on top to form a potato stuffing in the middle. Lightly tuck in the excess dough to seal the stuffing in.

Roll the bread lightly. Don't despair if the filling pops on the side or the surface of the bread.

Roll the bread lightly. Don't despair if the filling pops on the side or the surface of the bread.

Cook them on a hot skillet without oil. If you like a richer taste spread a little ghee or clarified butter on top.

Cook them on a hot skillet without oil. If you like a richer taste spread a little ghee or clarified butter on top.

This can be eaten on its own, with curry, or with a dip. This bread freezes well too.Separate each with cling film before freezing. Hope you give this a go.

This can be eaten on its own, with curry, or with a dip. This bread freezes well too.Separate each with cling film before freezing. Hope you give this a go.

  • 1.0c Indian Whole meal flour - Atta
  • 1.0pch Salt
  • 1.0tsp Vegetable oil
  • Non fat Plain or Greek Yogurt
  • Water
  • 0.0tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 0.0tsp Fenugreek leaves - methi
  • 0.0tsp Ajwain seeds
  • 1.0tsp Cumin seeds
  • 0.0tsp Nigella or onion seeds
  • 0.0tsp Garam masala
  • 0.0tsp Turmeric powder
  • 0.0tsp Amchoor or mango powder
  • 3.0 Medium size potato
  • Handful of coriander leaves / cilantro
  • 1.0 Onion - diced
  • 0.0 Garlic - minced
  • 0.0 Green chilli - finely diced