Saturday 15 June 2013

Aloo Paratha | Potato Stuffed Indian Flat Bread | Paratha Stuffed With Potatoes

Aloo parathas are Indian flat breads made with whole wheat flour and stuffed with some tasty potato filling. These are super tasty and wholesome, you don't even need any curries or sides to accompany it, but still makes a filling dish. I love to serving it with curd or pickle or any curries. This version is almost my own successful version of making tasty soft aloo parathas, though there are other ways of making parathas I find this method, as the best. Make these super soft and tasty aloo parathas for your dinner and enjoy melting in its taste. I served it with mutton curry, you can serve with your favorite sides or infact plain as it is already stuffed. 


Makes 3 parathas
Total Preparation Time - 40 minutes
  1. Wheat flour - 1½ cups 
  2. Potatoes - 2 medium sized
  3. Chopped green chillies - 1 tablespoon
  4. Finely chopped big onions - 1 tablespoon
  5. Chopped garlic - 1/2 tablespoon 
  6. Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon
  7. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tablespoon
  8. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp (or use amchoor powder)
  9. Salt - As per taste 
  10. Ghee - 1 spoon + 2 spoons 
  11. Oil - 2 spoons 


  • Wash potatoes well in water and cube them, then add into a saucepan and pour water until it gets immersed well. Add some salt and cover the pan, place on flame and cook until the potatoes become soft. Then remove from flame and drain water. (You can also pressure cook the potatoes for 10 minutes to fasten cooking, it took more than 20 minutes for the potatoes to get cooked in the saucepan method) Set aside until the potatoes cool down, then peel off the skin. Mash and set aside.
  • Take a wide bowl and add the flour, salt and a spoon of ghee, mix well. Then sprinkle some warm water (you might need 1 cup) little by little and mix well, knead into a soft dough, it should not be dry or hard. Grease your fingers with a little oil and knead well for atleast 5 minutes or until it turns soft. Then close the bowl with a lid and set aside for 15 minutes. (You can also wrap it in a damp cloth and set aside for 10 minutes)
  • Meanwhile prepare the stuffing. Take a pan and place on flame, pour oil into it, after it heats up, splutter cumin seeds, then add the chopped garlic, chopped onions, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, required salt and saute on low flame. 
  • Now add the mashed potatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle some salt and stir well. 
  • Add cumin powder and stir well. Cook for another minute and remove from flame, set aside until it reaches room temperature. Then roll into 3 equal balls.
potato stuffing
  • Now prepare the parathas. Take the prepared dough and knead well again. Pinch equal portions of dough and roll into 3 smooth balls. 

  • Take a chapathi board / pastry board and dust some flour on it and spread well. Place a ball and press, roll into thick chapati. Now place the prepared potato balls in the middle of the chapati and close the ball with the rest of the chapati. 
  • Flatten with your fingers and roll / press into a thick chapati using the rolling pin. 
  • Do the same with the rest of the dough balls. Keep on a floured plate so that it does not stick, and see that you don't stack them up, as it will stick to one another. Do not roll into very thin chapatis as it will tear off easily and the stuffing will come out.
  • Now place an iron skillet or non stick dosa pan on flame, once it heats up, place the prepared paratha on it. Cook on medium flame for a minute or so and flip the paratha.
  • Spread some ghee or oil over the paratha and on the sides of the paratha cook until brown spots appear on both the sides
  • Cook on both sides until brown spots appear on both sides. Then remove from flame and smear ghee over it. (smearing some ghee is optional, it super soft and yum too).
  • Do the same with the rest of the parathas and serve hot with pickle or curd or any mutton or chicken curry!!  

TIP 1: Never add water while cooking the potatoes, if you add water you will not be able to stuff the parathas properly. 

TIP 2: Using ghee gives a nice flavor, but still you can use oil as per your diet preferences  Adding a spoon of mint leaves along with coriander leaves gives a nice flavor to the parathas.

TIP 3: You can also make it with all purpose flour (maida) if you do not like wheat flour.

Super soft and tasty Aloo Parathas are now ready!! Serve with any curry of your choices or with a dollop of curd or pickle and enjoy!! 


  1. cool ur parathas look awesome divy.. and the pics hv come out even better

    i usually make two pooris and stuff the potato mixture on one and cover with other and close on sides
    that way it comes out good with very little coming out of edges

  2. Tempting parathas. Nice presantation

  3. This is our family fav recipe :) we love aloo parathas, love ur filling n perfectly made parathas....awesome presentation and stunning clicks espl love the last one more :) toooooo goooooood pics Divya!!

  4. I love these and urs looks fantastic!

  5. My fav paratha... love with curd with some chilli powder on top... Tempting clicks...

  6. paratha looks super delicious :) and lovely clicks

  7. Divya,U are one beautiful girl with brilliant ideas wow cut parattas and stack it! they look awesome!!

  8. All time favorite!! You have cooked to perfection, Divya!!
    In fact, I'm drooling big time, if only I can grab that plate!!
    Awesome texture and color. Should I even talk about the clicks? Amazing!

  9. Very delicious and healthy lovely parathas, I love the clicks, just makes me hungry and want to grab it and eat it....

  10. I love aloo parathas too.. stunning clicks.. keep going..:)

  11. gorgeous porotas..very very tempting dear.

  12. we are a big fan of aloo parathas. loved your presentation.

  13. i've an award for u at my place.. pls do collect it.. :)

    1. Oh wow thanks Laxmi will check it out dear :) Already excited ;)

  14. This sounds fantastic! I have never tried anything like this, but I really want to try this. Yum!

  15. love this paratha with pickle da.. nice presentation :)

  16. Aloo parathas are my all time favourite,prefectly rolled parathas.

  17. Perfectly made tempting parathas.. Excellent clicks

  18. perfection ! excellent pics !

  19. Superb pic divs!I love Aloo parathas

    1. I love aloo parathas too.. Glad you called me Divs :) Thanks dear!!

  20. healthy and filling paratha...paratha looks gorgeous..stunning clicks..

  21. This is the staple breakfast meal in it..tempting pics

  22. Delicious aloo parathas...

  23. wow beautiful clicks Divya, My son's fav..

  24. Thanks to ur recipe and step by step description with images, Icould make aloo paratha for the first time. I failed everytime i t ried it before...thanks again

    1. Hi there :) So glad that you found it it useful and moreover happy to know that you've succeeded this time!! Thanks for trying :)


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