Friday, May 30, 2014

Batatyachi Poli (Alu Paratha / Batata Poli)

The simplest of all stuffed poli is batatyachi poli. Cilantro and spices are added to boiled, mashed potato and used as the filling.


You will need
For the dough for 12
2 1/2 cups wheat flour

For the filling
2 medium potatoes, pressure cooked or boiled
handful cilantro, chopped
1 Serrano pepper, deseeded and minced
2 tbsp. onion, chopped (onion)
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. lemon juice
salt to taste

Pressure cook the potatoes for 10 minutes or boil them until well done. Meanwhile using water for a dough with the wheat flour. Pour a few drops of oil on the palm of your hand and knead the dough well. Keep aside. Mash the potatoes and all the other ingredients. Mix until just combined and keep aside. Do not over do it or the potatoes will become slimy and sticky. Divide into 12 portions and keep aside.


Heat a griddle pan. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.


Take one portion and roll it into a ball. Flatten it on the palm of your hand. Place one portion of filling in it.


Pull up the sides of the dough around the filling and close at the top.


Using flour to prevent sticking roll out the filled dough into a disc.


Add a few drops of oil to the pan and place the rolled disc on it. Let it cook until a few brown spots appear on the side. Flip it over and cook the other side.


Repeat for the remaining portions of dough and filling.


Enjoy with pickle and yogurt. Makes a filling packed lunch too.

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