Aloo paratha is a popular Indian flatbread stuffed with a spiced potato filling that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. But with the addition of Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil, you can enjoy this classic dish with the added benefits of using an oil that's healthier for you. So get ready to tantalise your taste buds and learn how to make aloo paratha with the goodness of wood pressed oil. Let's get started!
So are you a fan of the delicious and hearty aloo paratha but looking for a healthier twist on this classic dish? Look no further because we have the perfect recipe for you!
In this blog post, we'll describe you how to make healthy and tasty aloo paratha using Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil - a healthier alternative to regular cooking oils.
How to Make Aloo Paratha in Easy Way with Wood Press Oil?
Aloo Paratha Ingredients:
For the dough:
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of oil
- Water, as required
For the filling:
- 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 green chillies, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp of coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp of finely chopped coriander leaves
- Ghee or oil as required
Aloo Paratha Recipe
- Step 1: Start by making the dough. Add whole wheat flour, salt, and oil in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Step 2: Slowly add water to the flour mixture and knead it into a soft, smooth dough. Wrap the dough and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
- Step 3: While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. Add the mashed potatoes, chopped onion, green chillies, cumin seeds, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and coriander leaves in a separate bowl. Mix well.
- Step 4: Divide the dough into equal-sized balls. Take one ball and roll it into a small circle.
- Step 5: Place a spoonful of the potato filling in the circle's centre.
- Step 6: Bring the edges of the circle towards the centre, covering the filling completely. Tweak the edges together to lock the stuffing inside.
- Step 7: Dust the stuffed dough ball with flour and roll it out gently into a flat circle.
- Step 8: Heat a tawa or a griddle on medium heat. Once it is hot, place the rolled-out paratha on the tawa.
- Step 9: Cook for a minute or two until the bottom is slightly browned. Flip the paratha over and spread some ghee or oil on the top.
- Step 10: Cook for another minute or two until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
- Step 11: Repeat the same process with the remaining dough balls and potato filling.
- Step 12: Serve the Aloo Parathas hot with yoghurt, pickle, or chutney.
How to Make Aloo Paratha Crispy?
To make an aloo paratha recipe more crispy, here are some tips:
- Use the right amount of oil: While rolling the dough and cooking the paratha, use enough oil on the dough and the pan. The oil helps in making the paratha crispy.
- Cook on high heat: Cook the paratha on high heat so that it cooks evenly and the crust becomes crispy.
- Flip it multiple times: Keep flipping the paratha while cooking to ensure both sides are evenly cooked and crispy.
- Press down with a spatula: While cooking the paratha, press it down gently with a spatula. This will help in creating a crispy crust.
- Serve it hot: Serve the paratha hot off the pan. The longer it poses, the more soothing it becomes.
Why Should You Choose Wood Press Oil for Cooking?
Wood pressed oil, also known as cold-pressed oil, is a traditional process of extracting oil from seeds and nuts. In this method, the oil is extracted without using heat or chemicals, maintaining the natural nutrients and taste of the oil. Here are some reasons why you should choose wood press oil for cooking:
- Nutrient-rich: Wood pressed oils retain the natural nutrients of the seeds and nuts, making them healthier than refined oils. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which provide multiple health benefits.
- Chemical-free: The extraction procedure for wood pressed oil does not involve any chemicals or solvents, making it a safer and healthier option for cooking.
- Better taste: Wood pressed oils have a rich and natural flavour that enhances the taste of food. The absence of chemicals and heat in the extraction process helps maintain the oil's natural flavour.
- Higher smoking point: Wood pressed oils have a higher smoking point than refined oils, making them a more suitable option for high-heat cooking methods like frying and sautéing.
- Sustainable and eco-friendly: Wood press oils are extracted using traditional methods, which require less energy and have a lower carbon footprint than modern extraction methods. They also support local farmers and support sustainable agriculture.
Expert Tips for Best Aloo Paratha Recipe
Here are some expert tips for making the best aloo paratha recipe:
- Cooking the potatoes: Potatoes can be boiled in a pan, pressure cooker, or steamed until they are easily pricked with a fork. For pressure cooking, cook for three whistles on medium heat.
- Mashing the potatoes: Mash the potatoes very well to avoid lumps or trim pieces that can break the parathas while rolling. The texture should be light and smooth. Grating the boiled potatoes before mashing them is recommended.
- Chopping additions: Finely chop any branches to the potato mixture to prevent them from popping through the dough when rolling.
- Choosing oil or ghee: Either oil or ghee can be used for kneading and pan-frying. Use neutral-flavoured oil for vegan aloo paratha.
- Frying or roasting: Aloo paratha can be shallow fried or roasted on an iron skillet (tawa). Shallow frying in ghee or oil is common in roadside stalls, while roasting is preferred at home for a healthier option.
- Using appropriate heat: Keep the flame medium-high high while roasting parathas to prevent them from becoming dense. Decrease the flame if they are charring before cooking. Adjust the flame as needed.
Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil can be a game-changer when it comes to cooking healthy and delicious Aloo Parathas. By following the expert tips in this article, you can quickly know how to make an aloo paratha at-home recipe that is not only bursting with flavour but also packed with essential nutrients.
Using Nayesha's chemical-free and high-quality groundnut, sesame or wood pressed mustard oil, you can rest assured that you are making a healthy choice for yourself and your loved ones. So, go ahead and try out these tips with Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil, and impress your family and friends with your scrumptious Aloo Parathas!
Q1. What is Wood Pressed Oil?
Wood Pressed Oil is an oil extracted from seeds or nuts using a traditional wooden press. It is known for its natural and chemical-free extraction process.
Q2. Can I use any oil for making Aloo Paratha?
While you can use any oil for making Aloo Paratha, Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil is a healthier option as it is chemical-free and retains the natural goodness of the seeds or nuts.
Q3. What are some benefits of using Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil?
Nayesha Wood Pressed Oil is chemical-free, retains natural goodness, and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It also has a high smoke point, making it ideal for cooking at high temperatures.
Q4. Can I make Aloo Paratha without potatoes?
Aloo Paratha is traditionally made with potatoes, but you can substitute it with vegetables like cauliflower, spinach, or peas.
Q5. How do I make the parathas soft and fluffy?
To make the parathas soft and fluffy, make sure to knead the dough well and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. Also, use a hot grill or tawa and cook the parathas on medium-high heat.