Friday, December 10, 2010

Aloo Anardana paratha

I'm back after a long hiatus. And I can't tell you all how good it  feels to post something after this long. I've been wanting to post this recipe since the day I came to know about the cooking with Anardana seeds event on Priya's blog.But then I could not post this recipe because of my hectic travel schedule. It was by sheer accident that I noticed that the last date for the event was today and I just hurried to make the post. 

This paratha is a family favourite. The addition of anardana powder lends a tart and pungent flavour to the traditional aloo paratha. Try this and I'm sure you'll not be disappointed.

Aloo Anardana paratha recipe:
Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time:20 mins
Makes- 8 parathas

For the outer covering:
Wheat flour- 2 cups+ 3tbsp to dust
Salt- 1/2tspn
Water to knead the dough
Oil- 2tsp
For the Stuffing:
Potatoes: 2med, boiled, peeled and mashed
Anardana or pomegranate seeds- 1tbsp
Roasted Jeera powder- 2tsp
Onion chopped- 1/2med
Fresh coriander leaves-2tbsp
Kalonji- 1/2tsp
Salt- to taste
Green chilli- 1, finely chopped
Red chilli powder- 1/2tsp
Ghee to shallow fry

For the covering:
  • In a large bowl, mix the wheat flour and salt. Rub the oil into the flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Gradually add water and knead the flour mixture into a soft pliable dough. Cover and keep aside for 10-15mins
For the filling:
  • In large bowl mix all the ingredients for the filling and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and keep aside.
To proceed:
  • Divide the dough into eight equal portions. Take one portion of the dough and using the wheat flour to dust, roll out the dough into a circle of 3"- 4" in diameter.
  • Place a portion of the filling in the center of the dough and gather the edges and cover the filling.
  • Roll the dough again into a circle of 8" to 10" in diameter and cook the paratha on a tawa or a girdle on both sides using a little ghee till pink spot appears on both sides.
  • Repeat for remaining dough and stuffing.
  • Serve hot with curds or accompaniment of your choice.
This recipe is my contribution to CWS- Anardana event which was started by Priya and which is now hosted by Jayashree Ravi


  1. Paratha with aloo anardana looks super delicious,thanks for sharing this healthy as well as droolworthy dish..

  2. Wow!That's really a great recipe. Looks so yummy.

  3. wow those parathas looks very delicious ,adding anardana must be a super twist to all time favorite aloo paratha

  4. Anardana adds a nice tangy flavour to the aloo parathas, simply love it.

  5. wow, luv anything stuffed with aloo :) great clicks!!

  6. very creative and delicious recipe. great presentation.

  7. all time favourate add anaradana makes it more tempting

  8. I am going to have to try this. It looks super delicious!

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  9. Anardhana is one of my favorite spices. It is a great idea to incorporate the seeds into paratha.

  10. wow...aloo paratha with anardana looks yummy..neva tried wth anardana..frst time to ur space..u have wonderful colls ..will keep following frm now on!

  11. Anardana in aloo paratha has got to be delicious! Love the paratha wedges click.

  12. Hi Nandita, thanks for your lovely entry, I have been very busy and fell sick last month, and I was not even able to leave my comment and thank you for this, your Paratha's look absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing your idea, please do check out my blog for the round-up

  13. Love your pictures and all the presentations!

  14. Paratha looks so good. Nice recipe.


  15. I love this Aloo paratha recipe. Aloo Paratha are my favorite and I love to try different parathas. This paratha recipe is refreshingly new. I am going to try

    this.Can't wait to try it.thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Aalo Paratha


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