Posts tagged ‘aloo paratha’

August 25, 2012

Day 288

Onion Kulcha

I did a little better making these than the aloo paratha debacle. But it was still quite a production. I wish I had someone on staff to make this stuff for me.

Like the paratha, this is a stuffed bread, only it’s baked naan with onions instead of fried flatbread with potatoes. I used Bittman’s recipe, which isn’t online, but it’s just a basic naan recipe with all kinds of spices stuffed inside. It turns out pretty spicy, which is okay, but I would have dialed back on the cilantro. I have a friend who thinks cilantro tastes like soap, and this recipe made me think she might have a point. (Apprantly cilantro haters are legion; read more about the raging cilantro debate here.)

July 24, 2012

Day 256

Aloo Paratha

My swing at fried polenta was what I would call an epic fail if my 12-year-old would let me use that kind of language. (She claims it’s not epic when I say it.) And I was really looking forward to trying it. But let’s just agree that I would have liked it and move on. To something else I epically destroyed: aloo paratha. It’s potato-stuffed fried flatbread. Sounds good, right? I thought so too. Problem is I don’t know for sure, since I didn’t roll the flatbread dough flat enough and it didn’t cook through. But I tasted the spicy potato mixture before I stuffed it in and it was good. And we know I like bread and fried stuff. So, again, let’s just agree that I liked it and move on.