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In search of “the” perfect potato stuffed flatbread

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Potato stuffed flatbread

Potato stuffed flatbread

Aloo paratha – potato stuffed fried flatbread. I thought it was going to be a lifelong search but I may have found the first near perfect version.

A combination of crushed and whole spices and whole grain flours supply the textures and tastes. Traditionally fried in ghee, these new age parathas are low in fat – made using a a clever application of oil with a silicone brush.

To start – grow your own potatoes. They are easy to grow and there is no comparison of the taste and smell of fresh potatoes grown in your backyard compared to the rather tastefree lumps in the grocery store.

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October 20, 2009 at 11:50 am

Best way to eat peas

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Puffed flatbread, stuffed with spiced peas, ready to eat

Puffed flatbread, stuffed with spiced peas, ready to eat

Flatbread stuffed with peas (matar paratha) is a wholesome meal. If made correctly, it can provide protein and sufficient fiber while being low on fats and simple carbohydrates. Traditional way of making this flatbread is too heavy on fats and simple carbohydrates. But this variation, like the cauliflower stuffed flatbread, is a new way of cooking and is heart healthy – only 1 Tbsp oil and a full 20 gm of fiber per serving.

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Stuffed flatbread (paratha) to keep up with the modern times

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Cauliflowers

Cauliflowers

Traditional paratha is a flaky shallow fried bread the size of a tortilla – often stuffed with potatoes or ground meat and fried in clarified butter. In our modern times where the man (or woman) gets his (or her)  exercise from typing on a keypad or working the remote, paratha is a slow killer – first the expanding midsection, then diabetes, the clogged arteries and finally a failed heart.

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