Friday, April 4, 2014

Sattu ke Parathe aur Aaloo ka Jhol - Bihar Speciality

BM # 39
Day : 4
State : Bihar

On Day 4 we are cooking from Bihar, this happens to be one of my favorite cuisines.

The cuisine of Bihar is predominantly vegetarian, but fish, chicken and mutton are taken sparingly. This is because the population of Bihar is mainly Hindus and they are influenced by the Buddhist teachings.However their meat eating, and fish dishes are also quite popular as there are many rivers in Bihar.

Dairy products are a must in this state. Commonly buttermilk, ghee, lassi and butter are used in cooking. They cook their food in mustard oil, which lends a special aroma to the food. The cuisine of Bihar is similar to a great extent to the North Indian cuisine, but it definitely has a strong influence of east Indian cuisine, specially Bengal.

I had short listed the ever so popular Litti Chokha, but changed at the last minute and decided to make Sattu Parathas. My friends mom who is from Bihar tells me that one really does not need anything with these Parathas, except curd but the Aaloo ka Jhol made this a complete meal for our family. 

We enjoyed this meal thoroughly and even though the Parathas do not look as appetizing, trust me they tasted absolutely awesome. The Bihari Cuisine tastes delicious, I have tried the Ghugni Dhuska in a previous marathon and it tasted amazing too.

Sattu ke Parathe

For Covering
3 cups wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp ghee

For Stuffing
1 1/2 cup sattu
4 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp - amchur powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
Red chilli powder to-taste
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp oil

Knead soft dough for covering.
Mix all the ingredients in the sattu flour for stuffing.
Roll out ball of dough into 3-4 inch diameter puri.
Fill the mix, close the puri to form a ball and roll it out into parantha.
Stir-fry in ghee and serve hot.

Aaloo ka Jhol
4 Boiled potatoes
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Heat a tbsp of mustard oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaves.
Add chopped ginger and green chilly.
Add chopped potatoes .
Add dry spices turmeric, coriander powder, red Chilli powder, salt and garam masala.
Cook for 2 -4 minutes on low flames.
Add a cup of water and cook on slow fire.

Garnish the jhol with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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  1. Love the sattu Paratha and with Aloo Jhol it would be fantastic !

  2. Sattu paratha, litti and now kachori are here to stay at my place, we love the taste, your platter looks delectable and the perfectly stacked parathas and inviting bowl of aloo khol is superlicious

  3. Hard to resist to that aaloo ka jhol, soo tempting.. Sattu ke parathe and aloo ka jhol am planning to inviting myself to ur place Vaishali.

  4. so authentic!!! loved the first click!! beautifully made

  5. In love with your crockery.. such a pretty pot.. love the combination of paranthas and aloo ka jhol

  6. Nice combo. Love the pictures and presentation.

  7. Sattu is so flavorful by itself so can understand why your friend's mom said sattu paratha can be eaten as it is with some curd. I made sattu for the first time and was surprised how flavorful it is. Aloo jhol looks like a perfect side dish to go with the paratha.

  8. Wonderful looking combo,I am drooling here..Aloo ka jhol is a mouthwatering recipe..

  9. That sounds like a super delicious combo. Lovely clicks.

  10. Beautiful presentation Vaishali. We also loved these parathas!

  11. oh my such perfect round sattu paratha looks fantastic and well paired with aloo jhol :) I wud never say no to this yummy delightful combo as they are tempting me badly :)

  12. Sattu ka paratha and aaloo ka jhol makes wonderful combination..well done dear..

  13. Delicious looking combination. I have made the paratha but haven't tried aaloo ka jhol. Need to try this combo...

  14. I am sure it was a complete meal..very lovely presentation Vaishali..

  15. pots look sooooo cute :-)) and the combo is inviting !

  16. Sattu ka paratha is in my 'to make' list...may be after this marathon is over!

  17. Yum yum yum yum! I want them all. Is the flower edible too?
    Wow Vaishali I wish I could make a combo like this and this alone.

  18. These Sattu parathas are tempting me to make some right away. I have to wait until the mega BM is over to make all this for bookmarked theme that I have to ask Valli to have soon in the regular BM!

  19. Loving aloo jhol and also that cute pot in which it is kept!!! Perfect round paratha's, which is quite an exercise for me to get!! :)

  20. I am seeing so many versions of this and loving all of them.I must try with the aloo jhol.Nice platter Vaishali :)

  21. The combo looks delicious and love your pot.

  22. Congratulations to for your effort to make such things.