Sunday, 29 May 2011

Aloo paratha & a giveaway (flaky Indian bread stuffed with potatoes)

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My blog turns two today and boy am I proud. I still remember the first blog post I did. We had just moved to London from Nottingham and I was every bit apprehensive. In Nottingham, for one whole year, I never really did any major cooking. Trust me when I say this, but we would have tried out all the possible ready meals from the supermarkets, switching between the five that were near our apartment. We were staying right in the heart of the city, which meant restaurants and bars and pubs were aplenty and food was the least of our problems.

Came to London and the scene changed. Staying in Central London was out of question and so I was left with no other option but to start cooking. It was torturous initially. I mean I just couldn't handle  everyday-cooking, and packing Ro lunch cos he didn't have a cafeteria at work, altogether was pretty stressful. That's when I discovered the world of blogs and decided to keep a journal so I could fall back on them instead of spending ages googling for recipes (I still end up doing so sometimes, but its reduced a lot). This food blog of mine has been of great help. When everyone holds their old recipe books or moms recipe books close to their heart saying they cant do without it, I feel the same about this food blog of mine. Its not a joke when Ro says out loud to fellow strangers that we would be doomed if we didn't have internet connection and I would not have a clue how to cook. Its sad, but true...I would be lost.

But hey, from a pathetic looking beans mezhukupuratti to aloo paratha...the journey has been fun, not to mention the wonderful blogger friends I have acquired along the way. You guys rock.
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Now coming to the recipe, this is probably the first ever Indian bread recipe I'd be posting out here. Its no surprise for most you when I say I suck at the whole consistency-kneading-rolling procedure most Indian breads require, and I still buy frozen chapathis. I decided to get over my fear and tackled it one at a time...my pretty lil Kenwood Chef does the whole kneading bit beautifully, the consistency, I follow recipes that give me exact water-flour ratios and that way its quite difficult to screw up and the rolling out bit, well even if its the 'map of the world' that I started off with, I have now managed to keep it at an oval or oblong shape..much closer to a circle if you ask me.. I'm getting there peeps, I'm getting there. Although I don't think I'll ever be making chapathis on a regular basis, when I crave  the occasional paneer paratha, bhatura or poori, I wouldn't be stuck.

So, do you guys remember a friend of mine Rashida, who made the Pav Bhaji?? Well as I'd mentioned before, her aloo parathas were gorgeous and I asked her if she could come over one day and show me how to make the whole thing. She agreed and so on a warm Thursday afternoon we set about making aloo parathas from scratch. She showed me how to do the whole process, which also gave me the opportunity to take step-by-step pics. I tried to grasp whatever I could and wrote down the recipe as accurately as possible. So here you go, my first ever paratha recipe:
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Makes about 20 odd parathas
For the paratha dough:
Whole wheat flour (atta)- 2 1/2 cups (I used Pillsbury)
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Water- 250 ml (give or take 1 or 2 tbsp)
Oil- 2 tbsp
Salt- to taste

For the stuffing
Potatoes- 6 large potatoes
Onions- 2 medium, finely chopped
Coriander leaves- 3 tbsp, finely chopped
Mint leaves- 1 tbsp, finely chopped (optional)
Green chillies- 2, finely chopped (or to taste)
Ginger garlic paste- 2 1/2 tbsp
Black salt- 1 heap tsp (optional)
Cumin seeds- 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1 heaped tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 1/2 heaped tsp
Cumin powder- 1 tsp heaped
Chaat masala- 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt- to taste

Flour- to dust
Oil- to cook
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Place the potatoes in a pressure cooker half filled with water and cook for about 5 to 6 whistles on medium heat. They should be cooked just enough to grate, not to mash. So about 6 whistles should be fine, but if you find that the potatoes haven't been cooked, put it back on the fire and pressure cook for another 4 to 5 whistles.

In the mean time, get the dough going.
Place all the ingredients for the dough in a free standing mixer with the hook attachment and knead well till you get the desired consistency, more soft and elastic, but not sticky. If you don't have a mixer, then flour the work top and knead well using your hands, for about five minutes or till the dough doesn't stick any more.
Wet a kitchen towel and keep the dough covered for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

Once the potatoes have been cooked, cool and peel them.
Grate them into a large mixing bowl. That way you make sure you don't have any lumps (very imp.)
Add the remaining items from the stuffing and mix well to combine evenly.
Make large  balls out of  the stuffing and place on a baking tray. Keep aside
Knead the dough one final time and make lime size balls out of it. Keep it ready.
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Assembling:
Flour a wooden board. Take one dough ball, flatten it a bit, dip it in some flour and roll it out to a size big enough to wrap the potato stuffing. Make sure you keep the centre part a bit intact (refer pic below).
Flatten the centre part a bit, not too much, and then place the huge potato ball in the centre.
Wrap the potato ball with the dough and gather and pinch the top.
Flatten this ball, sprinkle some more flour on top and roll it out into a disc (approx. 6 inches in diameter), not too thick.
Continue this process with the remaining dough and potato balls as and when you are ready to cook.
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Cooking:
Place a tawa on medium- high heat and once hot, place one rolled out paratha on it. Brush with some oil lightly.
You will start seeing light brown spots on the upper side at that point, flip the paratha over and oil the other side.
Continue this process till the paratha doesn't look raw any more. It should take about 2 to 3 minutes per paratha.
Place in a hot case or a pre heated oven (on low) till you finish cooking the remaining parathas.
Serve hot with some thick yoghurt and pickle of your choice.
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Notes: You can also mash the potatoes, but make sure there are no hard lumps present.
I froze the paratha except for a few I was going to use the very same day. If you want to freeze it, do not oil them, instead pre cook them on medium heat for a few minutes on each side, cool on a cooling rack and store in the freezer. To remove them easily, place foil paper or baking paper in between each paratha. When you are ready to cook it, heat the tawa and follow the procedure as mentioned above, adding oil at this point.
Thin out your parathas as per your choice, If you want it thick, you might not want to roll it out into a larger circle.
These are perfect for freezing and on a day you are lazy to cook, just heat up these lil darlings and have it with yoghurt and pickle (which I'm sure most of the households would have at any time). Its a meal on its own.
Now to show my appreciation to all my lovely readers, I am giving away 3 basic recipe books. It covers soups, mains (using leftovers) and desserts and in my opinion is all I need to whip up an awesome 3 course meal. There are some interesting, but basic recipes which you can whip up in no time. 
The Soups book has some easy, every day soups as well as some exotic stuff, but still doesn't use fancy schmancy ingredients. Its all stuff you get at the local grocery store.
The Leftovers book (one of my personal favourites) covers anything from breads and pasta to dairy and fruit. We all have leftover stuff in our fridge at some point or the other. Turn open this book and let the ideas pour in.
Desserts (the best part of a meal, I think) have all those crumbles and pies and ice creams and jellies and just looking at the pics make me wanna keep this for myself :)
All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me which course of a meal you enjoy the most. Is it a soup or starter or drinks or desserts or whatever it is you like or await at the dining table. Or if you don't want to tell me that, its fine, just leave a comment :)
I will randomly choose a winner and will ship the books over to any part of the world (oh yeah I'm being very generous here).
Just make sure you leave your email id, or any sort of contact detail if you're not a blogger, so i can hunt you down and get the address etc. If the winner doesn't reply within 2 days, I will have to select another winner.
So comment away peeps, the giveaway closes on 5th June. 

106 comments:

revathi said...

Hey girl... congrats on your blog-anniversary:) Best wishes for more years of happy blogging... your posts are a very good read:) Keep rocking..
Reva

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Two years YAY!! congratulation babe!! You have indeed come a long way, wishes for many more years of delicious innings. I'm salivating see ur paratha's fab and my heart always calls for dessert :D

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

Hey Nisha ! I m a new follower (but much before the giveaway was announced! :P) n have been a silent spectator since ! This comment is in part for commending u n a tinge of greed :) :)..Accidentally stumbled into ur blog, n went thru almost the whole of it the very same day.To be frank, not completely for ur recipes, but to read ur posts,narration n ur fantabulous clicks..Love ur outrageous writing n ur outspokeness! Keep up the excellent work.
PS:M interested in the DESSERTS section and can be reached @ gayathri.ramdas@gmail.com

Kala said...

Congratulations on 2 years:) Love this recipe. My favorite course is the soup/salad part:):)

Biny Anoop said...

hey dearniceclicks...great ones...love the paranthas....take care...

magpie said...

ohmygosh aloo parathas! I had a Gujju roomie who taught me how to make them but I never made them since. My chapattis still look like the world map too :( Congrats on your beautiful blog's anniv!

GB said...

Well happy birthday to your blog, girl! Those aloo parathas look really tem,pting---I haven't been making rotis for a while now, because I'd injured a finger and couldn't risk getting it infected (plus it's gross to knead with gloves on!) so they're looking reallllllly tempting. but soon, I promise, soon, it'll be paratha time here as well!

Please enter me for the giveaway, I'd love to learn more ways of doing soups...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ur pics r always a treat to eyes sweetie...and this parathas r so tempting,feels like grabbing the stack off the screen..mmm...drooling...
congrats dearie for ur 2nd bloggy bday...and keep posting such mouthwatering dishes n wish u many many more such bday's...
my fav part of the meal is healthy drinks/soups/salads/starters and end with decadent desserts...
so i think i m in for the giveaway...thanks for the lovely giveaway..perfect way to celebrate this wonderful n joyous moment...
hugs
sanyukta
creativesanyukta@gmail.com

Santwona said...

Hi Nisha

Whenever we make chapatis, my husband has to make the dough as I'm very likely to end up with hard, unrollable balls otherwise. I got to your blog via tastespotting and it looks great.

Btw, I'm the baker in the family so it's desserts for me all the way. I can be reached at s.bhattu@gmail.com

Nandini said...

Congrats! The parathas look very tempting and appetizing!

chinmayie said...

Hey Nisha! Congratulations!! 2 years is a long time!! WOW! in just one month I am so hooked on to blogging that i can't imagine what 2 years can do to you!. Paratas looks delicious! i love aloo paratas and make then very often.

Nithya said...

Congratssss on your blog anniversary. Two successful years and a lot of experience :) Have always enjoyed going through your blog. Your style of writing is cool and I love the pics you take. Awesome food styling :) Keeping the recipes simple is also the best part of your blog :)Keep it going buddy :)

Love the aloo paratha :) The second pic makes me drool :) Soft looking parathas are damn tempting :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Congratulations on the milestone,awesome parathas. Appreciate the illustrative clicks. Enjoyed every word of the write-up :):)

Chitra said...

hai ,
Congrats one ur blog's 2nd anniversary..and wishing u for many more years of blogging...
and now coming to ur question...
I love to start my meal with some hot soups and some crispy starters that's what i enjoy mostly in a meal...

Rekha shoban said...

classic click!!perfect parathas!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on turning two :-) Hugs and wishes. I love your spirit of overcoming your fears in kitchen. Perfectly made stuffed parathas. And my generous friend I'm eyeing for the dessert recipe book ;-). Already making a room for it in my book shelf :-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nags said...

i think i am a main course person. i hardly ever bother with starters or soup and usually dig right into the main. Dessert is a whole different story. that's a meal on its own for me :D

congrats on hitting 2 years!

Mélange said...

Awesome post with professional clicks there..I loved the way you presented the yummy aaloo paratha.And that stack makes me hungry.

Congrats on your second year.I wish you all success and wish for many more superb posts like this !!

Pointblank said...

Happy Birthday to ur baby :) U have really evolved as a chef;) Aloo paratha and all? Iam impressed! I love both the starters and desserts. And most of the time when I go for buffet dinners, I hog on the starters and leave very lil room for the main course. I find more variety in starters section, mains (atleast in India) are all kinda same. And ofcorz, then desserts. I have an entire sweet jaw!!!

Ok, now.. just send me the books :D

Prima said...

Hey Nisha

Congrats on the bloggiversary! Yours is an awesome blog! I blindly follow your recipes and the results are perfect!

My favourite 'meal' would have to be the dessert, but of course!

Keep up the good work!

Asha said...

Hai... Congrats on your second anniversary... Well I am a Starter person...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks perfectly done...I always end up in spilling the filling outside..urs look very soft n tempting :)

Sunanda said...

Congrats dear.. Paratha looks amazing!! gr8 combo for a special breakfast..

purpletreat said...

Congratulations! And I wish you many more so that we can try ur fab. recipes and ofcourse drool over ur superb photography of ur food. The parathas look better than perfect!
Btw..you are so much like me. I can't make chapathi or any other indian bread to save my life. I never get the flour-water ratio right and therfore it's always too hard! I can roll it into a pretty much round shape but then experts don't aprrove of that either! I guess for people like us they've introduced readymade chapathis at stores!
p.s.I look forward to the maincourse esp. when it has something really spicy and has meat :-) like Chicken tikka or a lamb curry.----Renee

Reena said...

Hello

Your blog is great for beginners since you provide detailed instructions ..Great work..I love the desserts part, ofcourse!!!

Reena

Nisa Homey said...

Congrats on 2 years...aloo paratha is tempting me to make some tonight...lovely clicks as-usual...My fav part is desserts...

Priya said...

Congrats Nisha , keep on going gal..Who will say no to this wonderful aloo parathas..Obviously my interests goes to desserts and soups..

Shireen Sequeira said...

Congratulations on your blogversary!!! U have a gorgeous stack of parathas! Great pictures too, nice blog!

Prathima Rao said...

Happy blog anniversary!!! These parathas look amazing & looking for more tasty recipes by Rashida!! Bookmarking this one.. :) And in a meal my inclination is towards main course..Endless varieties to choose from!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Tisha Richard said...

Congrats Nisha! Lovely clicks of parathas :)

Keep up the good work!

Parita said...

Congratulations! Wish you many more to come! The stuffing looks and sounds delicious! will try your way next time when making aloo parathas! I would without doubt enjoy dessert more!!

Raksha said...

Congrats on your 2nd Bloggy birthday dear. Hope you have many more with exciting recipes and clicks.

I looooooovvvvvvveeee desserts.

I am also experimenting my hands on desserts and baking. If you visit my blog you will not find much recipes related to desserts. I hope I win this giveaway, I will get to learn a lot of things.

Regards,
Raksha

Plateful said...

Happiest of anniversaries to you, Nisha! You have every reason to celebrate girl. Your blog is such a pleasure to look at and read--you are an inspiration to me!

The aloo paratha close up is a stunner -- the bread looks fabulously flaky, soft and scrumptious!

Thibeault's Table said...

Happy Blog Anniversary.

Don't enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I know how expensive it is to ship. Especially to Canada.

I just wanted to post and tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. So many great recipes and photos. I don't think I have seen a better picture of aloo parathas. It has been a while since I've made them and you have giving me a craving.

Lovely blog.

Ann

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Nisha, first of all, let me wish your blog a very happy birthday!! May your blog see a lot many more such wonderful birthdays :-)

This Aloo Paratha is very appetizing.. The butter melting on the top... ooohhh... Your friend Rashida is just fabulous!! My regards to her...

You too deserve pamperings girl, for all the rest of the credit goes to your wonderful clicks, clear step by step explanation and the interesting read that you give!! Hats off dear... Keep rocking!!

Hhhmm, well, I like starters and desserts too, but in a menu, I'm more interested in the main course. If that fails to impress, the rest does not save the day - just my humble opinion :-)

aipi said...

Congrats n hugs dear- Happy second Blogversary!! Cheers to many such happy milestones in future! Love your space ~ the writeup, the recipes, the pics ~ everything!
US Masala

smitha said...

i loveee desserts!

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats on ur milestone dear... Aloo parathas look so soft and inviting...
As anyone would love, I adore desserts...

Fathima said...

Those Aloo Parathas looks awesome! and as usual the clicks too! I am a dessert person... I always make sure I have enough or more space left for that course of the meal!

steven said...

2 years already--I am so glad I found your blog today! Many more happy years to you...

steven said...

2 years already! Congratulations! And may you have many more happy years to come!

Satrupa said...

Congratz for nurturing the two year baby so well !! The alu parathas look absolutely delicious ........ I so wish I had a friend like Rashida around.
And like they say 'Life is uncertain so have ur dessert first'. I would luv to get my hands on the dessert book :-) Grinnnnnn

mel said...

First congrats on the blog-anniversary!!!!
I'm an appetizer kind of person - love to start the meal with something delicious.
mel

thenovicehousewife said...

Congratulations on two years!! Those paranthas look mouthwatering- ly good!! For me, the favorite coursehas to be dessert, every time!

My email: capri[dot]shumi[at]gmail[dot]com

Space Monkey 1138 said...

Those look tasty! I've never had food like that.
We usually only have a main meal & maybe dessert, and I like both :)

sweetmelly said...

Hi, I am new to your blog and happy I found it. I am a foodie and love new food recipes. This Paratha is next on my list to try. I also have to send food for my hubby for lunch. He will love this. The flavors have got be be amazing to the tastebuds. Happy Day to you and many thanks. :) Melissa

Megan said...

That's easy - desserts!

Shanti said...

I love appetizers!

Shanti said...

I love appetizers! Big fan of getting a lot of little things to be able to try a wide variety!

Alex said...

desert!

Laura said...

Hmm I think I love desserts the best. My sweet tooth gets the last say in judging a whole meal, even if it is ice cream from the freezer.

vinithasaira said...

yayiee..congrats on ur 2nd bloggie b'day i m sure must have been one helluva ride! :)n ur blog serves as an inspiration for many like me to attempt cooking and never worry abt the results! :D thanks u!

aloo parathas yet another fav! and awesome clicks too!

well leftovers or desserts..both r an a big yes.. but the heart always favours the desserts! :D

sinfullyspicy.com said...

Congratulation Nisha!! Here's to 2 years of beautiful blogging & association :) Aaloo paratha- one of my favs..love how yum they look with melted butter in first picture!I like desserts the best!

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats Nisa happy blog anniversary
lovely post to celebrate with parathas look fabulous
generous giveaway :) lovely books
torviewtoronto@gmail.com
regards
Akheela

Alexa F. said...

Congrats! My favorite course... anything that looks and smells fantastic. I'm not picky on my faves. :)

Lara said...

Nishoos! Congratulations! It's very cool that your blog is two years old.. and I am very inspired to try making aloo parathas myself !

Monet said...

Yes! Warmest congratulations on turning 2 :-) Dessert is my favorite part of the meal, by far! Thank you for sharing with me today! I hope you had a lovely holiday. Have a week full of good food, laughter and love!

bunnyeatsdesign said...

Happy blog-versary! My favourite meal is dinner and my favourite course is the main one. Is that greedy? Maybe it is. I've love the leftovers book because I love leftovers too. I think loving leftovers is more proof of my greed. It's not enough to have a fantastic dinner, I've got to have it again the next day for lunch.

Plateful said...

I'm sure beef would work, though I've personally never tried it. Seen ppl post recipes using chicken, beef, prawns...not sure on the taste though. I've always prepared it with lamb or mutton and it's a winner. Oh if you plan to make it with beef, in the pressure cooker, keep in mind that beef requires more cooking time...almost double that of lamb/mutton.

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here...
Congrats on ur blog anniversary...
aloo paratha's look perfect :)

U have a wonderful space with gorgeous pictures :)
love to follow u ....

Laura said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! My favorite course is almost always dessert. This is so true that in the summer, I frequently start with dessert in the form of some sorbet or a smoothie before eating my meal.

Priti said...

Congrats for making it 2 ...wish you n this blog many more years of celebration ...aloo paratha is all time fav and it looks yum.

I'm more of main course person ..dessert is a different story though, would love to learn new recipes...:)

mrmradeel said...

hi... luved these parathas..i wul really lyk the dessert book the best meal according to me

Kamalika said...

Congrats Nisha .. You have a lovely space out here. I luv Aloo parathas .. the photos are drool worthy. .. Soups and salads are the best part of a meal as far as im concerned . Happy blogging .. looking forward to lot more ..of ur creativity

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Congratulations Nisha .....
Wowooo 2 years is a good long time to achieve a feat..I completed mine last week :))

The Aloo Paratha's look delicious.. Adore your clicks here !

Well... coming to the fav meal at the dinning table ... Just cant stop with one.. But can finish my meal with Starters and Desserts!! Predominantly starters.. It can be anything... Like a chat , fried snack , barbequed paneer or most fav ( hash browns .. shh !! its meant to b for breakfast ) ....

Aaah.. so wot am I winning ?? :))

Radha Rayasam said...

Congratulations on completing this milestone in your blogging journey! That is awesome! Btw, those parathas look absolutely divine!

I personally look forward to the main course to keep it simple. Soups are for those cold winters and also when I'm trying to lose weight. I love appetizers and it makes me feel special.

Desserts, not so much.....except for sinfully devilish chocolate cakes!!!

acme said...

I just discovered your blog so I have some catching up to do. I love Indian food, especially breads! My fave food course would be "soup and bread" which I consider a meal in itself. I like the process of putting a soup together with whatever I find in the fridge...but the secret is to use homemade chicken stock! Yes, it can be a pain to make but it can be frozen, making the whole soup making easy and tasty.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Congragulations, wowo didnt cook anything at all befor you moved to london. I have never made filled paraths, have been wanting to make them for longm these look so so good.

quirkygirl said...

Congratulations on the blog turning two! The fact that you have so many followers in such a short span of time speaks volumes about the quality of your blog! Keep the good work going and keep more yummy recipes coming!
Loved the paratha pics and the fact that you have flattened them without the stuffing peeping out of the parathas.
And my favorite course would be the lunch, with rice, lots of veggies, sambar and thayir saadam to finish it off.

Vasanth Vaseegaran said...

Congratulations gal! Wishing you many more such years of blogging. It has been a long since I stopped by. Hope all is well.

What I see in your pic is "The comfort meal" for me. Aloo parathas with pickle and curd.. slurpp...

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

oops.. i guess i left a comment from my hubby's gmail account.

Congratulations gal! Wishing you many more such years of blogging. It has been a while since I stopped by. Hope all is well.

The first picture is "The comfort meal" for me. Parathas with curd and pickles.. slurpp..

vineetha said...

Congrats Nisha ! It has been a while since I made aloo parathas and I was thinking abt making it today when I saw the pics in FB ..went through ur version and it has more ingredients than my version ..I m definitly going to add few more ingredients this time..Has already kneaded the dough :)Never thought abt freezing it,its good idea.
Never participated in any of the giveaway so glad to tell me abt the course I enjoy the most..Its defintly dessert.

d said...

happy second!
i am a starters person. no no make that main course. or maybe salad? no no i could eat dessert instead of a meal! hmmm you get the idea :)
love
d

In Krista's Kitchen said...

Congrats on 2 years! My favorite course is bread! I love breaking into a fresh roll of rustic goodness.

sleepless beauty said...

Yum! Your aloo paratha sounds and looks sooo delicious!
I want to say my favorite course of a meal is salad, but in honesty, it's the bread!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

First of all congratulations on your blog baby turning 2. It sure can be a proud moment. Wonderful Job !!!

Those aloo paratahs are to die for. They are super hit in my family, always !!!

And, for which course I enjoy the most, I have to say "Dessert", I am a total dessert person and would love to win the dessert book. After dessert my second one would be hot comfort food :)

ciara. said...

I love starters. Gets the meal started early. Breads, soups, dips, etc.

Shabs.. said...

Hugs!Congrats nish....Now you have no more righht to say u are lazy!I know Aloo porottas require lot of kneading and cooking and u have perfeted it. Adipoli recipe, perfect snaps and loved having u around:). Hoping to see more of ur write-ups and recipes around:)

U know, I am a dessert girl, dont u:)..

(Loved ur comment on salad....same thing happens to me with chocolate. Even if I try skipping chocolates as such, i eat all chocolatey stufss like pain au chocolate, chocolate chip brioche, chocolate cookies and my hubby once asked me, who am i trying to fool when i told him I stopped eating chocs.....An old story re-born:)

Meryl said...

Great giveaway~!

Sneha Benny said...

Congragulations Nisha !! I accidentally came across your blog few months back and within a day I read your entire posts. I don't always go through the recipes but I have never missed going through the into's of your post. I like the way you put across things without any inhibition . I am a complete desert person!! My sugar craving mind always looks forward to desert section in a meal. Sometimes in between the meals as well .
Keep up the good work girliey !!!

Marnely Rodriguez said...

I love desserts!

Eva said...

Desserts! I am a big fan of sweets (:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Gorgeous looking delectable aloo paratha....love that butter melting on top...i am some how not so perfect with rolling so round....u have done a fab job....Congrats on completing two years of blogging....Wish u r blog many more yum years to come.....Dessert is something i look forward....khane ke baad kutch meetha gojayae....rock on...

kitchenmorph said...

congrats!

sure you being generous in shipping it to any corner wow!

dessert all the way for me!

i can see how much people love gifts ;P

Sunshine And Smile said...

Awsm !!! 2 years is a big time .. can imagine how close you must be to your blog now :)
I suck at making stuffed paratha .. somehow manage to make roti and plain paratha .. not even that good! These parathas looks delicious and perfectly cooked with proper shape.. job well done :)
www.sunshineandsmile.com

Madhura said...

Hi... just happened to be blog hopping and came across ur blog. U do have a wonderful collection. Glad i got another blog to follow. I like ur other blog too..

cheers
Madhura

RenZak said...

Hey i am a new follower and new to cooking as well :-)
The Paratha's look awesome. I like the Savoury recipes that you have posted.And tried out Spicy tomato rice!!!

Cheers-Renz

Jane's Ire said...

I am just happy you did not quit this blog!!! Happy Birthday to your baby!!! I stopped by here but did not get to comment. Then forgot.
My fave is desserts but I rarely get to them when we're out - so full by then. Plus restaurants here don't have such great dessert options...mostly mousse cakes which I don't like. I love lemon meringue pie or malva pudding - the only two memorable desserts as of now.

So proud of you di. Mwaah!

Ninu said...

dessert without a doubt !! =)

Sarah Naveen said...

Nisha , Congrats gal!!! you are doing an amazing job here :).
Aloo paratha looks so perfect and yummy!!!
loved the recipe..Bookmarked..

Maryellen said...

This looks delicious. Personally, my favorite will always be dessert.

Swapna said...

Congrats Nisha on your 2nd blog anniversary...Those parathas came out perfect and lovely pics as usual! I am sure you will make perfect paratha's like this soon:)
I am desert person :)...

Madhavi said...

Congratulations on the milestone :)) Parathas looks divine and awesome clicks too..You have super recipes collection. I love starters..Soups etc..and always want to try something new fron leftovers so that's my fav too :))

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Anupama said...

I'm a total mess when it comes to paranthas. I just can't it right. My last trial in making aloo paranthas taught me the concept of 'selective eating'...which is more like holding the parantha against a light source and eating the less-opaque portions!!! I'm definitely going to try this recipe over the weekend. If it works, I'm going to dedicate that to our physics teacher :)
BTW I love desserts. I usually try out your dessert recipes...started with tiramisu for x'mas and it was yummy!

Deepti said...

Congrats on Ur blog anniversary Nisha....Nice to see Aloo Parttas in such perfection..lovely shots

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Prathibha said...

wow..parathas look fantastic..just love them..congrats on ur 2nd blog anniversary..

Sunitha said...

Awesome Nisha! The parathas look fantastic.. and congratulations on 2nd blog anniversary.

JishasKitchen said...

first of all congrats on your 2nd blog anniversary Nisha!!...:)...and about aloo parathas, its my fav,and you made it so perfectly...loved it..

Reflections said...

Once upon a time there was this glutton in the kingdom of King Krishnadevaraya who was famous for his huge appetite. The people were fed up of him and complained to the King who was curious & invited him for a feast at his palace.
The King got a HUGE feast prepared for him & started piling the food in the glutton's plate. And he ate and ate and ate and he also talked wittily while he ate. Course after course just kept disappearing into his stomach and more was brought out. Finally he held his stomach and pleaded tht he was full and cdnt eat another morsel.....infact he cdnt bear to look at food for the next 1 week. But King and his advisers smiled at eachother and didnt let him go. They brought out an absolutlely delicious kheer and tempted him with it.
The glutton who had collapsed on the floor sat up and ate a huge bowl of kheer leaving the King & crowd totally astonished.
Seeing their puzzled faces he replied "Just like how the crowd moves back when the King arrives, similarly all the food in my stomach parted to make space for the King of Desserts"

And just why have I taken the pains to write this loooong story.....simple, I want that Desserts book!!!!

p.s: And oh, Happy 2nd Bloganniversary;-D!!!!!

p.p.s: er.... the aloo parattas look delicious...honest they do.

Reflections said...

Just realised tht this is going to be the 100th comment!!!
100 comments on a single post!!! Wow thts special. Ur 100th comment is made by me. And thts 1 more very valid reason why u shd give me the Desserts book;-D.

ummm...just realised....since comment moderation is on, there is a slight chance it may not be the much hyped 100th comment. If yes then for heavens sakes dont publish this;-P.

gena said...

I LOVE DESSERT!

and i love preparing it even more for others more than eating it! :)

Hari Chandana said...

Looks delicious !!
Indian Cuisine

Cool Lassi(e) said...

WoW..look at that stack! Impressive! Congrats on the wonderful milestone! Your blog rocks!

Reflections said...

U knw I was heart-broken when I read the results but I guess vidhi ko kaun taaal sakhta hai.
:-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

Reflections said...

ummm....I didnt overdo it, did I;-D

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