Thursday, October 15, 2009

Soy-Aloo Parantha

Kids love aloo parantha but might not like the idea of soy parantha. So mixing the granules gives required protein,texture ,fibre alongwith the carbs and yummy taste from the potatoes. Good for lunchbox or great as an afterschool snack .This recipe was a result of my need to give valuable protein to my kids which is not otherwise easily available for us vegetarians. And my boys 9 and 4 loved it and were pleasantly surprised when i said that it contained soy .
Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 5-10 min
Serves/makes : 5-6
For the dough:
2 cups whole wheat flour
salt to taste
oil enought to knead the dough

For the filling:
2-3 potatoes
3-4 tbsp nutrela soy granules
1tsp finely chopped/grated ginger
1tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 medium sized onion finely chopped(optional)
salt to taste

Mix the whole wheat flour, salt and some oil and make a dough which is not too hard or not too soft. add water as required.
For the filling, soak the soy granules which you can easily find at your local grocer for 15-20 min in warm water.
Boil and mash the potatoes and mix the soy granules after squeezing out the excess water from it and also the rest of the ingredients for the filling.
Now make a small puri sized roti and place a spoonful of the filling and roll it out into a parantha about 6-7 inches in diameter.
Now cook this on a hot griddle or tawa on both sides till brown spots appear using very little oil or butter of your choice.
Serve hot with any achaar or raita of your choice or with ketchup for the kids.