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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

300ml water

1tsp salt


  1. 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.

  2. Mash the potatoes and add the remaining ingredients to the mix.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the paratha ingredients and knead until the dough is a semi-soft consistency but not too sticky.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.