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Aloo paratha

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Potato is everyone's favourite. Aloo paratha is a filling and tasty food that goes best with curd and pickle. My mom makes the stuffing in a different way using red chilli powder instead of coriander, curry leaves and green chillies. Both the versions are my favourite. From my school days I have craving for this food.  This version has become the favourite one for the entire family. Also this is 'K's favourite!!!
Check my recipes for  other paratha recipes
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Methi matar paratha
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Lachcha paratha
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
Servings 8 parathas


  • Pressure coker
  • Skillet
  • Rolling board & Rolling pin


For Dough

  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • As req Water
  • To taste Salt

For Stuffing

  • 5 nos Potatoes
  • 2 nos Green Chillies
  • few Curry leaves
  • few Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • To taste Salt



  • In a bowl add the wheat flour, salt and a small quantity of water and mix well.
  • Knead it well to make a soft dough.
  • Add a teaspoon of oil or ghee to make it soft.
  • Set the dough aside and cover it with a damp cloth.


  • Wash the potatoes and pressure cook it.
  • Peel the skin, place the potatoes in a bowl and mash it well.
  • Chop the green chillies, curry leaves and coriander into small pieces so that it will not come out while rolling out.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, chillies, coriander, curry leaves, cumin seeds into the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Mix everything together. Make it into balls and keep aside.


  • Before making paratha divide the dough into equal parts, make big balls and arrange it on a plate.
  • In the same way divide the stuffing into equal parts and make balls equal to dough balls. So that it is easy to make parathas
  • Take one of the dough balls and spread it out with the rolling-pin as we make for roti.
  • Since we are going to make paratha, we have to roll it out thicker than we make for roti.
  • Place the stuffing in the center of the roti.
  • Make pleats from all sides and bring it to center and remove the extra extra dough.
  • Coat it with the wheat flour on all the sides and keep aside.
  • Likewise, follow the same step for all the dough and the stuffing.
  • Keeping the folded side facing downwards, spread it carefully. Take care that the stuffing donot come out.
  • Now heat the tava and drizzle some ghee. Place the paratha and drizzle some ghee.
  • Spread the ghee all over the paratha so that it gets cooked well and you will get a nice aroma as well.
  • Paratha will start cooking and as a result it starts to puff up. You can see the brown spots on it.
  • Now turn it upside down and cook on the other side.
  • Make sure that they change in colour on both the sides.
  • Repeat the same step for other parathas.
  • Serve it hot with curd and pickle.


Keyword Aloo paratha, Parathas