It’s Shrove Tuesday and so we thought it would be a perfect time to SHOW SOME RESPECT TO THE BELOVED PANCAKE WITH AN INDIAN INSPIRED RECIPE. This North Indian pancake-esque classic is the perfect alternative to the staple pancake.
Makes 4 parathas
For the stuffing:
5 medium potatoes, peeled
3 green chillis, finely chopped
4tbsp chopped coriander
1 lemon, zested
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
For the Parathas
3 cups wheat flour
Peel and cut the potatoes into quarters and boil them in hot water for 15-20 minutes, or until you can poke a knife through it.
Mash the potatoes and add the remaining ingredients to the mix.
In a mixing bowl, combine the paratha ingredients and knead until the dough is a semi-soft consistency but not too sticky.
Divide the dough into eight even pieces and roll them into balls. Flatten the the dough balls and with a rolling pin, roll them out into equal sized circles, approximately 15cm in diameter.
Take two of the flattened dough balls and put 2-3tbsp of the potato mix in between the two flattened dough balls. Seal around the edges and gently rolls the dough a bit more.
Add 1tsp of oil to a non-stick pan and cook each paratha on a medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes. Add a further 1tsp of oil when the paratha is cooked half way.