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Aloo Ka Paratha Recipe

Aloo Ka Paratha Recipe

Aloo Ka Paratha Recipe

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 8
Calories 190 kcal


For Dough:

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Water As Required For Kneading 

For Filling:

  • 350 gm Potatoes
  • 1 Green Chili
  • ¾ tsp Grated Ginger OR (¼ tsp Ginger Powder)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves 
  • Salt To Taste
  • ¾ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Chaat Masala OR (Lemon Juice)
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • ¼ tsp Ajwain (Carom seeds) (optional)
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds Powder (optional)
  • Ghee For Frying


  • Boil potatoes just until fork tender without making them mushy.
  • While the potatoes boil, make the dough. Add flour, oil and salt to a bowl. Pour half cup water and begin to mix to form a dough. Pour more water as needed and make a soft yet non-sticky dough.
  • Knead it well until soft & pliable. If you press down the dough with your finger, it should dent easily meaning it is soft enough. Cover and rest until the filling is ready
  • When the potatoes are done, cool them slightly and peel while still warm.Ensure your boiled potatoes are not mushy or soggy.
  • Grate or mash them well until no bits of potatoes remain. Using your fingersbreak any chunks of potatoes left in the mash otherwise they will tear theparathas. Also do not over mash it as the potatoes will turn pasty and sticky.
  • Add ginger, green chilies, coriander leaves, salt, red chilli powder, garammasala, coriander powder, kasuri methi and chaat masala. Crush the kasurimethi before adding.
  • Mix all of the ingredients gently and taste test it. Add more salt or spices as per your taste.
  • Divide the aloo stuffing to 8 parts. Also divide the dough to 8 parts. Keep the dough covered.

How to Make Aloo Paratha:

  • Roll a dough ball in your palms to smooth. Lightly sprinkle some flour on therolling area. Flatten the dough ball and dip it in some flour.
  • Method 1– Dust off the excess & roll it to a 4 inch disc or roti. Place a portion of aloo stuffing in the center. Gently bring the sides of the roti up shaping like a cup. Repeat the steps of pushing the stuffing inside with your finger and bringing the dough up until the edges come over the stuffing.
  • f the stuffing is sticky, dip your fingers in flour. Bring the edges together over the stuffing and join them to seal carefully.
  • Method 2 – Roll a 5 inch roti and place the stuffing in the center, hold the edgesand make small pleats. Bring all of them on top and join them together to sealthe stuffing. Remove the excess dough on top.
  • Dip the stuffed ball in flour and flatten it gently to spread the stuffing evenly. Thisensures the stuffing does not come out at all. Dust off the excess.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the rolling area
  • Place the paratha disc on the rolling area with the sealed side down. Begin toroll evenly all over without putting pressure.
  • Do not roll the aloo paratha continuously. Instead rotate in clock-wise direction a little after every 4 to 6 rolls to ensure it does not tear or get stuck. Sprinkle flour as needed and avoid using excess. If you see the stuffing coming out, gently apply some flour to seal it.
  • Roll the aloo paratha as thin or thick you like without tearing them. I roll mine to8 to 9 inches
  • Transfer the rolled ones to a dry area. Once you are done with 3 you can beginto fry them.
  • Method 3 – With this method, you will be able to make only 6 large parathas. Sodivide the dough to 12 and stuffing to 6 parts. Roll 2 rotis of 6 inches each.Spread the aloo mixture on one of the roti. Wet the edges with little water. Placethe other roti on top of it. Press down gently on the sides to seal both the rotis.Then sprinkle flour and roll it evenly as thin as you want

For Frying:

  • Heat a pan or griddle to cook the aloo parathas. The griddle should be hot enough otherwise the parathas will turn hard,
  • When the pan is hot, gently transfer a rolled aloo paratha to it.
  • With in 2 to 3 mins, you will see bubbles over it. Then flip it to the other side and cook.
  • You will see the aloo paratha puffs and cooks well. Drizzle ghee or oil all overand flip it to the other side and cook.
  • Smear some ghee on this side as well and press down the edges to cook thoroughly.
  • Soon you will see golden to light brown spots on the aloo parathas. Remove to aplate and stack them. This keeps them soft.
  • Top aloo paratha with some butter and serve with pickle or yogurt.

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