Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mughlai Paratha

Mughlai Paratha, egg stuffed Indian Flat Bread, a Bengali delicacy which we have not eaten for years. Last weekend, I was craving for this spicy and tasty Bengali Snack. Typically back home, this is served with Mutton Kasha or Aloor Tarkari. We decided to have with spicy Aloor Tarkari (Potato Curry), and my husband volunteered to make this Mughlai Paratha for us, the best weekend Brunch we ever had.

Ingredients: Mughlai Paratha 
  • 1 cup Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli chopped
  • Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Chaat Masala
Ingredients: Aloor Tarkari (Potato Curry)
  • 1 large Potato cubed
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Green Chilli

We started with making the spicy Aloor Tarkari (Potato Curry), heat oil in a pan, add the Cumin Seeds and let them splutter. Then add the cubed Potatoes and stir fry them for few minutes. Next add the Ginger Paste and the chopped Tomatoes, season with salt ,Turmeric Powder and Cumin Powder. Add very little water, cover and cook till the gravy is dry and Potatoes are soft.

In a small bowl beat a egg with salt, pinch of Cumin Powder & Chaat Masala, Onions and Green Chilli. To the flour add some salt and oil and knead to a soft dough. Divide into 2 parts and roll out each to about 8-10 inch round shape. Heat a tawa and place the Paratha, put he egg filing in the middle and fold the sides carefully.

Occasionally press the sides so that the egg is cooked properly. Spread some oil and fry the Paratha well till both sides are golden brown. The main trick to this recipe  is the folding of the Paratha.

When the Mughlai Paratha is completely cooked from inside and outside, serve hot with the previously made spicy Aloor Tarkari and if you like some Tomato Ketchup on the side and enjoy !!


  1. Oh..Iove this.Your post reminds me I haven’t had it since a very LONG time..
    Looks very tempting!:)

    US Masala

  2. Loved u r paratha looks yummy and delish.

  3. Omg, ur paratha makes me hungry..sooooo tempting!

  4. Oh my goodness how delicious!! I would definitely make this!

  5. Lovely parathas... Remember having this during our days in bangalore....
    You have a wonderful space here!!

  6. First I need lessons on pronoucing these lovelies! then I want to devour that bread omg this looks fantastic!

  7. Wow! The parathas looks so yummy, this is the next one on my menu.

  8. ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..

  9. Absolutely mouthwatering parathas..will try it soon..

    Aaha Oho

  10. Kolkatay gele i make it a point to have these. amar blog e onek age post korechilam keema stuffed mughlai parotha. But your square shape looks neatly done and perfect. Aloo diye khete heavy hobe ican imagine :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Such paratha I haven't tried, but since I like eggs I think I would like it a lot :)

  12. Khub sundor!!!

    The puffed rich structure makes me feel like enjoying a tasty bite :)

  13. I love this yummy paratha,especially its different looks!
    Happy following you from my new space

  14. Hi Anu ...thanks for dropping by and for the nice words.

    You have a nice blog and i like dyour pictures and recipes both. This mughlai paratha is a favorite at our place too , stuffed with a keema dry curry.... Calcutta streets are the best for this delicacy...

  15. Wow Again there is an award waiting 4 u in my blog pla grab it. congrats.

  16. The parathas look lovely... Thanks for dropping by and following my recipes.
    Happy to follow such a lovely blog

  17. Hi Anu Santanu,
    Your Mughlai Paratha looks absolutely gorgeous!You do have a lovely space of your own and I'm so glad that I dropped by:)


  18. am drooling now .. Muglai paratha is one of my fav too !! i have to make them soon.

  19. delicious we have another name for this oh so yum
    yummy filling

  20. wow dis is an amazg site....thx to aaha ooho for bringing me here...u have a great thie mughlai paratha

  21. Perfect paratha....aloo tarkari looks so delicious too...will definitely try it out.

  22. delicious have a nice can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  23. This really looks fantastic. I need to make one of your recipes soon! Thanks again for the awards, Anu, they are now in my awards page. Back from vacation and I'll will write about them soon!

  24. very nice blog............plz visit my blog if time permits.......

  25. Never tried mughlai paratha - they look so good! Bookmarked (nice description and good pics)

  26. Your paratha looks so comforting and delicious. Also love the potatoes with all the yummy spices.
    Everything is so colorful and tempting!

  27. i have never had bengali food so i wasn't aware of this type of paratha. next time i make alloo curry, i am making these parathas. thanks for those step by step pictorial instructions coz trust me... i would be needing them...hehe :)

  28. thanks for dropping by my page anu and thanks for all your lovely words. you have created one wonderful space here. love your collection of recipes and this mughlai paratha looks terrific.

  29. Hi,
    first time here…
    This looks tempting and yummy!

  30. Why is it a bengali delicacy ???

  31. Made this today!! everyone loved it!!
    thanks so much for such an easy and hassle free recipe!!!
    and that too of an alltime favourite recipe for us bongs!
    Wish you'd rekindle your blog though!! there are some gems in here!!
    best wishes,
    Priyanka, Calcutta.

  32. looks quite delicious. I'll try out the recipe and find out. thanks


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