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Indian Aloo Paratha With Melbourne Twist

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Indian Aloo Paratha With Melbourne Twist

I wondered and  I wondered…


What could I possible do with my traditional whole-wheat aloo parathas (flat bread stuffed with potatoes and spices)….and then I came across this version by Gary Mehigan ( of Australia Master Chef fame) . I knew I had to try this new avatar!!


These parathas are perfect for a weekend brunch.








3 cups flour

1 cup milk approximately, adjust the amount accordingly

4 tbsp. butter (melted)

A pinch salt

3 potatoes – boiled

1 green chili, chopped fine

1/4 bunch coriander, chopped

1 tsp. cumin powder

1 tsp. coriander powder

75 ml olive oil

1 lime/lemon, fresh

1/4 tsp. sesame seeds

1 cucumber, de-seeded and diced

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

Few chopped mint leaves

2 cups yogurt (drained)


Mix the flour milk and butter together to form soft dough. Knead for 3 minutes and set aside for 20 minutes to rest.

Divide into small balls and roll flat and thin like a chapatti with a rolling pin using a little flour if required.

While the potatoes are still warm season with a little salt and smash with a fork roughly. Add the chopped chili, cumin and coriander powders. Add half the chopped fresh coriander.

Spread the mixture on one chapatti; brush the edges with a little water and place the second rolled chapatti on the top. Press with your fingers to seal the edges.

Heat a non-stick pan or a griddle and add a splash of olive oil. Place the paratha gently into the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.

Dice the cucumber into large cubes and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Add a pinch of salt, sesame seeds and a few coriander leaves for flavor. Drizzle lightly with a little olive oil and a splash of lime juice.

Spread the yoghurt over the paratha. Place the cucumber and tomato salad on top and garnish with some mint leaves and lime slices.


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About spicerack

Full time granny, arts enthusiast, compulsive baker and a freelance writer! Practically a nomad, living out of my suitcase literally! Based in Kuwait, New Delhi, and San Diego!

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