Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Spicy Potato Biscuits | Aloo Paratha in a different Avatar

Normally there are no leftovers especially if there are potatoes in the dish. But somehow I ended up having potato filling for the aloo parathas or potato stuffed whole wheat breads.On any other day I would have converted this into pan fried tikkis but this time I thought I would try out a bookmarked recipe of potato cheese biscuits. 

I made changes in the original  recipe from here and avoided cheese except for a small paneer cube which I grated into the filling. A simple and straight recipe and turned out excellent as well.

All Purpose Flour: 1.5 cups
Baking Powder: 1.5-1.75 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Chilled Butter: 2 tbsp cubed

ButterMilk: 9 tbsp

Potato Filling: almost 1-1.25 cup

Mashed Potatoes : 1 cup +
Onions: minced: 4 tbsp
Fresh Cilantro : 2 tbsp chopped
Salt: as per taste
Green chilli Paste/ Sauce/Minced fresh green chilli : as per taste
Paneer/ Cottage Cheese: around 2-3 tbsp grated

All mixed together.

1 tbsp chilled water + 1 Egg White : for brushing on top.(I used buttermilk)

Combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Cut in the chilled cubed butter and pinch and fluff with hand or two knifes till you get a coarse sand texture.
Make a well and add in the potato filling along with buttermilk and stir in until moist.

Turn the mass onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead for around 5 times till you get a rough dough. Roll out the dough into a 3/4" thick circle and cut with a 3" cookie cutter.

Place on a lined/greased (optional) baking sheet and continue to cut out biscuits. Reroll the scraps and cut out  biscuits as well. 

If using egg white combine it with 1 tbsp chilled water and brush on top of the biscuits.I went for buttermilk.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400F/ 200C for around 20-15 minutes or more until the top browns.

Perfect with tea and anytime snack if you are a pud lover. You can use your choice of filling and try variations and even go for half wheat flour to make it more healthier. A simple and quick snack with my favourite potatoes is definitely mouthwatering for me.


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