Food Speaks for itself. A food picture plays a very important role in influencing the hunger appetite of a person. While a clumsily laid out plate can turn you off and kill your hunger, a plate nicely laid can invite you to eat a little extra .
The first thing that I learnt to cook was to make Alu Paratha or Potato stuffed flatbread. Hence, when I started blogging, this was one of my top 5 post. However, back then food photography didn't play that much of role. People were more interested for recipes . Though, people are still interested in recipes, a good picture is what makes an audience stay and read your post before they move on to another source for the same recipe.
I am not saying that I have an exceptional photography skills. However, I am learning and trying to improve each day. Its an art and needs patience and imagination. If you continue to read the post and reach till the end, you will find the original picture which I had posted back in June 2009. Hope you find the difference and above all find the same recipe interesting.
What you need for the stuffing:
3-4 big potatoes boiled, peeled & mashed. Let potato cool down completely before you use them
7 to 8 garlic pod crushed
2 green chili finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp dry mango powder
Parsely 1 tsp
1 tsp red chili powder (optional)
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 onion chopped finely and kept separate. Do not mix with stuffing. Onion when mixed with salt looses water and your stuffing may become watery. We will play safe by adding during the stuffing before rollinh
What you need for the dough :
Take 3-4 cups of Atta
Add ¼ tspn ajwain/cumin seeds
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 cup of chopped methi or fenugreek leaves
1 tsp red chili powder
2 to 3 tbsp white sesame seeds
Knead a smooth dough by adding water little by little. Once you have kneaded a smooth dough, add few drops of oil and knead again. This will keep your dough smooth and make rolling easy. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes before you start stuffing them.
Pinch a lemon size ball and make a bowl type mould of it.Now stuff a little potato mixture into it. Next add 1 tsp of finely chopped onion and then stuff a little of the potato mixture again.
Then close the stuffing, flatten and then dust with flour on all sides.
Roll into a flat bread.
Heat a non stick pan . Cook Paratha or flatbread on both sides.
Apply ghee or butter on both sides and cook till done.
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