Yum Peaceful Cooking: HBin5 Whole Wheat Aloo Paratha

Monday, March 1, 2010

HBin5 Whole Wheat Aloo Paratha

I've never heard of Aloo Paratha. I've discovered that it's a stuffed flatbread. Not unlike the Italian calzone. At least the version that's described in the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes A Day cookbook. Although when I do a google search....I see something completely different. But you know what? It's good...so....does it really matter?


As you might guess, this was another assignment from

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So basically, we used the Whole Wheat Olive Oil dough (the same dough that I used to make the rolls that I used for my Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sandwiches). Only this time there was no second rise needed.

One of my favorite spice mixtures is curry. The last time I went to the local middle eastern market, they had 2 kinds of curry...one was regular and the other was spicy

For this recipe, I decided to go with the spicy. Although I was disappointed. I was hoping for a bit more heat. Oh well....it still tasted good. This curry powder was mixed with mashed potato (not the mashed potatoes that get served with fried chicken....no milk....just a potato mashed up), butter (or ghee if you can find it), oil and peas.

A very nice mixture of flavors. Then the dough was rolled out to about 1/8 inch and the mixture was place on 1/2 of the dough round

Wet the edges, fold the dough over and pinch it together. Then cut a few slits in the top

Bake for about 25 minutes in a hot 450' F oven and you have yourself a very nice appetizer or meal in itself.

But I wanted to play...and I remembered that I had this really nice Curried Chicken-Rice Salad recipe that I hadn't made in a long time. (I've had the recipe for so long that I don't even remember where I got it. Some magazine I'm sure.) I just had to try it with this bread...I had a feeling it would go wonderfully, especially with the curry in it.

Curried Chicken Rice Salad
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1 tsp curry powder
2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups cold cooked rice
2 cups cut-up chicken
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small bell pepper (I like to use orange, red or yellow)
1 15 1/4 oz can pineapple chunks, drained

Mix together the mayo, sour cream and spices (curry, ginger, salt, cayenne) in a large bowl. Stir in the rice, chicken, celery, bell pepper and pineapple. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until chilled.

(actually, for the bread, I didn't chill it first)

And follow the same directions for the potato filled Aloo Paratha

and you end up with this yummy dish

With the rest of the Curried Chicken-Rice Salad....

Serve it on a bed of lettuce with a few slices of tomatoes....

Perfect for a nice light, refreshing lunch

This salad, even though I didn't use the hot curry powder....has a bit of a kick to it from the cayenne pepper. It's one of my favorites!!! If you want to take it on the go....just wrap it up in a lettuce leaf like a burrito and you're on your way

Printable Version: Curried Chicken-Rice Salad


  1. What beautiful photographs! I especially love the one of your salad on rice- very artistic. I also enjoyed your step by step of the Aloo Paratha.. they turned out so yummy looking! Thanks too for the salad recipe- that is such an unusual combo of ingredients. Its definitely on my 'to try' list!

  2. Liked your aloo paratha loaf. You can up the spice/ fire quotient to suit your taste actually, and it does taste better then.

  3. Your Aloo Paratha looks so good... I didn't make that bread but made the others. Now I wish I would have made the Aloo Paratha! Next time :)

  4. Love the Curried Chicken Rice Salad stuffing! Looks so good and I bet it was fabulous!

    Stunning photos!

  5. It's new to me too. And it does look like a calzone!
    Love what you did with the curried chicken salad...it looks fabulous.

  6. Looks great! I've never heard of it either.

  7. Awesome! I love paratha, but I've never made stuffed ones.

  8. Wasn't Aloo Paratha a hair metal band in the 80s? (just kidding)

    Never heard of it before but it sure looks dang good! I'd love the one with the peas.

  9. Those are beautiful breads, especially the aloo paratha with rice. What a great improvisation. better than the original.

  10. It all looks so delicious! Really good pics too!

  11. Beautiful photos! Your Aloo Paratha looks fabulous!

  12. Your Aloo Partha looks great! It's like an Indian hot pocket! Yum!

  13. I definitely need to try this paratha! I didn't have time to make it for this braid but your beautiful photos are making me realize that I should just let it go. I love the chicken salad idea!

  14. Your photos are awesome! I love curry and also make a curry chicken salad (had it yesterday) but never put rice with it. I'll try that. Also that assignment for HBin5 reminded me of perogies, which I don't like. But yours look beautiful and I bet they were yummy!

  15. I've never heard of this. It looks and sounds delicious! Amazing photos!

  16. oh yum, i printed the recipe

  17. Delicious! Nice that you paired it with a chicken salad too - what a great meal.

  18. We loved the aloo paratha. We got out to eat Indian whenever we get a chance--love it! At home, we add curry powder when we make deviled eggs instead of mustard.

  19. Mama Peck - I hope you enjoy it :)

    Aparna - I should've added more curry...thanks

    Haden - i almost didn't make this one either...but I couldn't resist the curry

    Michelle - Thanks! :) I'm learning!

    Barbara - I still can't decide which one I liked best....and I still think it's a calzone LOL

    Michele - Good to see you...hopefully the comment posting issue has been resolved

    Bridgett - Thank you:)

    Bob - I can only imagine what goodies you'd come up with to stuff a paratha

    Chris - Weren't you in a hair band once? LOL

    Bonnie - you know...you just got me thinking....what if I combined the two stuffings...omitting the rice. mmmm

    Ezzie - Thank you :)

    Cathy (bread) - Thank you!! I enjoyed making it

    FLB - I know, right?!! thats the perfect description

    Joanne - I think you'd have fun with this one. I'd love to see what you'd come up wiht

    Lynda - I've never had a perogie....but I've heard of them. I'd love to see your curry chicken salad recipe

    Pam - Thank you!! :)

    Petra - you printed it? yeah!! It's so nice to know a new function is working and being used. I hope you enjoy it.

    Natashya - it made for a very nice lunch

    Jenny - curry powder in deviled eggs?!! Thats brilliant

  20. Very nice photographs in this post, and in your previous one featuring the meatloaf sandwiches!

  21. The curried chicken-rice salad is a keeper! It looks really good in the bread. Nice photos.

  22. Great looking bread. Thanks for the rice salad recipe, looking forward to trying it.

  23. It all looks fabulous! Love your attitude of "playing with your food". :)


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