Aloo Paratha Recipe - Potato Stuffed Flatbread Recipe

Hello everyone,  How are you all doing? It's been 2 weeks since we had a chat,right? Well, Life has been hectic to the core, but i am loving every minute of this busy days. Dealing with small upgrades in every sphere of life. If I don't force myself to blog on a recipe now, very soon food blogging can become history for me. :) Now, let's get back to the business, shall we? 


I know I’ve already posted these Aloo Paratha, but since the old pictures are not good, I just wanted to share some new photos. Plus these are one of my favorite, so I figured I may as well share them again for those of you that weren't following along three year to see them.

Paratha is a Indian flat bread and one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout northern, central and western regions of India. Most Indian breads are unleavened breads. There is no yeast or fermentation process involved and the dough is made with whole wheat flour. Paratha are made of whole wheat dough that is rolled into a pie shell kind of disk and fried in a skillet. It can be made plain or stuffed with different fillings like potatoes, cauliflowers, mixed vegetables, Indian cottage cheese/paneer or keema (ground meat), etc. For now let me share a recipe of Aloo Paratha...


Aloo stuffed Parathas are basically unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed potato, which is rolled out and cooked on a hot skillet/tawa with butter or ghee. Traditionally this is served with a little plain yogurt on the side and a little pickle, but you could even serve it with some coriander mint chutney or curry or dhal. These stuffed parathas are easy to make and can be made a couple of days in advance and refrigerated or frozen after wrapping in tinfoil and sealing inside freezer bags. 

Here is recipe to make aloo paratha / potato stuffed paratha. Do try and let me know the outcome.Enjoy!

Aloo Paratha Recipe | Potato Stuffed Flatbread  Recipe | Indian Flat Bread with Potato Filling Recipe
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 40 minutes
Makes :  6 to 8

Ingredients:

For Dough:
Whole wheat flour : 1 cup + 1/4 cup for rolling
Water : 1/2 cup (Use more as needed)
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee to pan-fry the parathas

For Potato Filling:
Potatoes : 2 (medium)
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds /Jeera : 1/2 tsp
Green Chili : 2 (medium sized, chopped)
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves : 2 tbsp (chopped)
Garam Masala : 1/2 tsp (optional)
Amchoor Powder : 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method of Preparation :


How to make Aloo/Potato filling for Aloo Paratha:

1. Boil potatoes and cook until they are tender.
2. Once tender; remove and let them cool down. (Note: Do not cool the potatoes under running water because the potatoes will become too soft.)
3. Peel the skin off and mash the potatoes.
4. Add green chilies, cilantro, cumin seeds and salt to the mashed potatoes.

How to make dough for Aloo Paratha :

1. Mix flour, salt and water together to make soft dough; if the dough is hard add a little more water.
2. Knead the dough for a few minutes on a lightly rub a few drops of oil on to the smooth dough to prevent drying.
3. Set the dough; keep it aside and cover it with a damp cloth. Let the dough rest for at least 10 minutes.

How to make Aloo Paratha :

1. Divide the dough and potato mixture into equal parts. The potato balls should be about 1 1/2 times larger than the dough balls.
2. Roll the dough into small circles. Place the potato balls in the center. Seal by pulling the edges of the rolled dough together to make a ball, repeat process. Let them settle for 3-4 minutes before rolling them.
3. Heat the skillet on medium high. (Note: An iron skillet works best).
4. First roll them in dry whole-wheat flour. Lightly press the ball on the sealed side and keep it on the topside when rolling. Roll the ball to medium circles.
5. Whenever the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly sprinkle dry whole-wheat flour on both sides of the semi-rolled paratha.
6. Place the paratha over the skillet. After a few seconds you will see the paratha change color and puff in different places.
7. Then flip the paratha over, you should see some golden-brown spots on the topside.
8. After a few seconds, spread 1 tsp of oil or ghee on the paratha again, flip the paratha and lightly press the puffed areas with a spatula.
9. Flip again and press with the spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides.
10. Serve parathas hot with yogurt, pickle or any curry of your choice and Enjoy!


Related Posts : 
Avocado Paratha /Chappathi /Indian Bread with Avocado
Garlic Naan /Garlic Flavored Leavened Indian Flatbread
Butter Naan /Baked Indian Bread
Kerala Parotta /Layered Flat Bread
Palak /Spinach Paratha /Indian Bread with Spinach
Chappathi /Roti /Whole Wheat Indian Bread



Happy Cooking!
Sangeetha 

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:23 AM

    hi sangeetha - i tried this recipe plus a few others from your website like kerala chicken curry, mutton chops etc and it all came out well. ur efforts shouldn't go without thanking.thank you so much for the practical and useful recipes in ur blog. all the best

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    1. You're Welcome! I am so glad it worked out for you! Thank you so much for trying and sharing your feedback here.:)Please do post your comments/suggestions on any recipes that you try.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  2. Love Aaloo paratha...I have made it a long time back , should give it a try again. lovely pics.

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  3. My favourite from the stuffed paratha family you have made it perfect

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  4. This is exactly what I am making for dinner today!!

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  5. Looks super!! Ages since I made these.

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  6. Delicious parathas! You've made a lot of paratha varieties! Bookmarked to try :)

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  7. lovely paratha..looks perfect..
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  8. Love aloo parathas with simple curd. nice step by step pics.
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  9. A classic breakfast or dinner solution.... slurp

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  10. I need the parathas right now...can't take my eyes off them! ;)

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  11. I love this Aloo paratha recipe. Aloo Paratha are my favorite and I love to try different parathas. This paratha recipe is refreshingly new. I am going to try

    this.Can't wait to try it.thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Aalo Paratha

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    1. Thanks Karan, Please do try this when time permits and let me know how it turned out!

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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