Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chapati with Aloo Curry


This is a frequently made breakfast combination at home. It is easy to make, healthy and tasty. The Aloo gravy goes well with pooris/chapatis/rotis.


Ingredients:

Chapati:

  1. Chapati/Wheat flour - 1 cup
  2. Water - as required
  3. Salt - as required

Instructions:

  • Mix chapati flour, salt. Add water little at a time and make chapati dough to a firm but not stiff dough. Knead the dough for at least 10mins (the more it is kneaded, the lighter the chapati will be). Cover the dough with clear plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour.
  • Shape dough into round balls about the size of a large lemon. Roll out each one on a lightly floured board to a circular shape as thin as a French crepe.
  • Heat a griddle or frying pan until very hot. Put chapati on griddle and leave it for about 1 minute or until it is done. Turn and cook other side a further minute, pressing lightly around the edges of the chapati.
  • Serve these chapatis hot along with a favourite side dish.

Aloo Gravy Curry:

  1. Aloo /Potatoes - 4 no.
  2. Onion - 1 no.(finely chopped)
  3. Popu mix (cumin seeds, urad dal, mustard seeds, chana dal) - 1 table spoon
  4. Oil - 3 tsp
  5. Turmeric - 1/4th tsp
  6. Curry leaves - 1 stem (optional)
  7. Salt - as required
  8. Green chillies - 3 (or as required, finely chopped)
  9. Besan flour - 2 tsp
  10. Water - 1/2 cup
  11. Coriander leaves - for garnishing

Instructions:

  • Boil the potatoes with water in a pressure cooker until they become tender (~about 15mins or one whistle). Cut them into 1/2" cubes and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add popu mix, curry leaves and fry for 2mins.
  • Add green chillies and onion and fry until onions turn brown.
  • Add turmeric. Add the boiled potato pieces and fry for 2mins.
  • Mix the besan flour in water and add to the pan. Add salt as required. Close the pan lid and cook for another 5mins.

2 comments:

pooja said...

Thank you so much for the aloo curry! It is my staple food! Keep up the good work :)...

Anu said...

thanks and i tried it my husband like alot.

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