I used my old recipe for potato-stuffed parathas, but used purple potatoes. Parathas are a stuffed whole wheat flat bread. And I adore them.
These are great plane food and if you felt like going to the trouble, would go over well at a party. I like that they are more than just bread, but very contained and snackable. And nothing liquid-y so I imagine they'd be great going through air travel.
And obviously they'd be great scooping up dal or curry, or with chutney on top.
Couple notes on using paratha recipe:
- Make a double batch of dough because I usually have more filling than dough left over. For me this made 9 parathas (sizes from 5-8" diameter)
- Use a heavy cast iron pan. Even my heavy stainless steel pan didn't do a great job-- it had hot spots and started to burn the parathas. The cast iron did it flawlessly, although you've got to let cast iron heat up for a while.
- Turn on the exhaust/fan right away. Since you're dry cooking these over high heat they will smoke a little.
- Use waxed paper between the wet parathas before cooking, otherwise they will stick to each other.
- I made up the parathas and stuck them in the fridge and cooked them later in the day. This made it less of a chore.
- Also had two pans going (really wish I had TWO cast iron pans lol!) which sped it up