Feb 11, 2008

Aloo Paratha

This is an authentic North Indian Breakfast..I learnt this from my mother in law who is an expert in making preparing them..It might be a time consuming process but really is worth it..
It can be relished with no special side dish..Only Tomato ketchup and curd is enough to relish this aloo paratha..


Potatoes - 3 medium sized
Atta (Wheat flour) - 3 cups
Salt - 2 teaspoons
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Cilantro finely chopped
Oil - 1 teaspoon


Knead the wheat flour with a teaspoon of oil and required quantity of water to form a dough.Using warm water while kneading gives soft parathas..Leave the dough for half an hour..
Meanwhile,cook the potatoes well using a pressure cooker..Once they cool, peel them and mash them into a fine paste without any lumps...Mix the mashed potato with the garam masala,salt and cilantro and divide them into equal sized balls..The balls should be of the size of a lemon..


Now divide the dough into equal quantities and make them into small balls..


Now roll out each ball of the dough into circles of about 7 to 8 inches diameter using a rolling pin..Place each potato mixture ball over the rolled out dough..


Bring the edges of the dough to the centre to form a dumpling..Press it at the centre to seal the dough such that the filling does not come out..


With the help of a rolling pin carefully roll out the dough to about 7 to 8 inches diameter..You can use extra flour on the rolling surface so that the dough does not stick to it..


In a tawa, add a teaspoon of ghee and place this rolled out dough-potato mixture. Let it cook for a minute..Then flip it on to the other side and spray some ghee..Let it cook for a minute..It will turn to a brownish colour..


Aloo paratha is now ready to be served..It tastes good when hot..It can be served with tomato ketchup and curd and also with pickes of your choice...

This is my entry to Ode to Potato hosted by Sia of Monsoon Spice ..
and also to Flatbreads hosted by Chili and Ciabatta..



  1. I love these too, ultimate comfort food!:)

  2. divya,
    thank you for this delicious entry. aloo paratha was the only thing i liked during hostel days:)

  3. Hi Divya,

    Am blogging your paratha as a model recipe in the 1001 Paratha cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

    /Thanks for the recipe

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  5. Hi divya
    I have seen so many recipes for aloo parata but i felt little bit difficult to prepare....

    but ur recipe is very easy to understand and cook...and step by step photos are really helpful..

    will be cooking tommorow...hope it will turn out to be a good paratas.......


  6. The preparation is clearly explained with Illuatration.I am very fond of this recipe.I will prepare in my house.

  7. Sounds like a real winner to me! I would love to try some.
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