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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aloo Paratha (Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)

For dough:


2 cups Wheat flour
3/4 cup Water
2tsp Oil
1/4tsp Salt

How to:
  • In a large bowl, mix in the flour and salt together, then add 1tsp oil, mix well, then pour the water and start kneading the dough with your hands. 

  • Add the remaining oil over the dough and knead for couple of mins. (The resulting dough should not be neither sticky nor very hard.)

  • Wrap the bowl and let the dough rest for 15-20 mins.

For stuffing:


1 medium Potato (boiled)
2 green Chilli (finely minced)
1/2 Yellow onion (finely chopped)
2tsp Cilantro (chopped)
1 1/2tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/4tsp Chilli powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Chaat masala powder
1 1/2tsp Oil
How to:
  • Grate or mash the boiled potato and keep it aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan, add ginger-garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.

  • Then add onions and green chilli along with salt and saute until onions are slightly brown.

  • Add chilli powder, cumin powder and chaat masala powder, saute for a min, then add cilantro and cook for another min.

  • Reduce the flame, add the mashed potato, mix well with the masala and cook for a min.

  • Switch off, transfer the masala to a plate and let it cool.

How to roll:
  • Divide the dough into equal pieces, roll each of'em in between your palms and make lemon-size balls out of it.
  • Place the dough on a flat, flour-dusted surface and start flattening the dough around the edges.(Make sure its thick at the center and thin at the edges.)

  • Now place 2tsp of  the filling at the center and start grabbing the sides, bringing it together, seal it and twist the excess dough off.

  • Now, carefully flatten the masala filled dough with a rolling pin. Also make sure its rolled evenly.

  • Remove the excess flour, place it on a hot griddle and cook for a couple of mins.

  • Flip it, apply ghee or butter and cook until it browns evenly on both the sides. 

Transfer it to a plate and serve hot with any curry.


  1. really deliicous and very nicely explianed one.. Like to have this aloo paratha with curd n pickle awesome combo

  2. parathas look soft n perfect..liked the idea of adding chat masala in the filling :)

  3. Thanks PranisKitchen. Love the idea of curd and pickle as a side.

    Thanks Aipi. Adding Chaat masala gives nice flavor and taste. Do try sometime.

  4. wow...wat a lovely presentation da...with amazing clicks...just u rock...!

  5. hi nidhya ,
    aloo paratha looks sooooo tempting ...my favorite too ...i too love to add amchur pwd or chat masala to the paraths ...thanks for sharing


  6. Hi Nidhya,
    The aloo paratha looks absolutely Yummy!
    You have described it so beautifully too...in detail with the pics! thanks:)

  7. Jay, Satya and Arti, Thanks a lot for your nice words.

  8. looks too good and pics really help me to try this one

  9. thank you for linking this delicious paratha


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