Aloo Paratha -آلو پراٹھا- Potato filled flatbread

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This recipe is my most tried and tested and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’ll explain in three  parts the potato filling and the dough for the paratha and how to assemble them.

Makes:10-12

I have step by step pictures of how you should fold the flatbread spread all through the post.

Dough for making flatbread:-

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • water as required

Method:

  1. Sieve the whole wheat flour in to a large bowl. Mix in all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the vegetable oil using your fingers.
  3. Add a small amount of water and start to knead the dough. Continue adding water until the dough comes together.
  4. Knead the dough for a few minutes. The consistency of the dough should neither be too soft or too hard.
  5. Cover and let it sit for at least two hours.

Potato Filling:-

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Ingredients:

  • 1kg potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • 1tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chilli flakes
  • 1/3 tsp carom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp cilantro

Method:

  1. Toast the coriander seeds and the cumin seeds separately in a pan. Ground these spices.
  2. place the potatoes in a bowl and mix in all of the spices. Mash the potatoes but dont make it into a paste keep it a bit chunky.
  3. Add the green chili and the cilantro at the end and mix. taste and adjust seasoning then cover and keep aside.

Assembling the paratha(flatbread):-

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  1. On a smooth flat surface sprinkle some of the whole wheat flour and make small to medium balls of dough. make all the balls as the number of desired parathas and cover them.
  2. Roll out/flatten one ball of dough using a rolling pin. put a tablespoon full of the potato filling right in the center of the flatbread as shown in image 1.
  3. Fold over one side of the flatbread over the potato filling see image 2.
  4. place another tablespoon with the potato filling in the center  as seen on image 3. fold the bottom part over it as seen in the image 4
  5. then place another tablespoon of the potato filling ,image 5 and fold over the side
  6. repeat the step one more time and now your flatbread is in the shape of a square with all sides folded. Make all the parathas like this and keep them covered.
  7. Sprinkle some more flour on the surface. Use the rolling pin and roll out the potato filled dough carefully so that it doesn’t stick to the board. Don’t press the flatbread in the center too  much. See how I used my fingers to spread out the dough,try that.
  8. Heat up a flat pan/tava on medium heat.
  9. Place the flatbread on the tava and cook it on one side for a minute, flip and cook on the other side.
  10. Now add as much oil as preferred on each side and fry until golden. This way the flatbread won’t absorb too much oil because the dough has cooked a little bit.
  11. Repeat steps 2-10 for making the rest of the partahas.
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Tips:

  1. You can freeze these to use later. Just follow until step 7 and freeze. When ready to use just place directly on a hot oiled tawa.
  2. You can replace the potato filling with any dry filling (beef, daal etc).
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Just know that you must tell me how they came out once you try this recipe. I usually serve these with my favorite raita, garlic chutney and pickled mangoes. Omygod even though I made them for  this post I’m craving these again.

Aa jao Aloo k dewano “aloo bharay parathay” tayyar hain!!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Will def try making parathas this way. Thank you!

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    1. Awesome, don’t forget to tell me how they turn out 😊

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  2. Henna says:

    HAHAH! Love your kids’ responses!
    I’m so intrigued by the way you’ve filled your paratha! I typically have just put all of the filling in the center at first, then covered with another rolled out roti/paratha, and then pressed the sides together to create a seam. I’ve got to try out this technique!

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    1. Thanks Henna:) yes, my kids are funny 😂
      So the way you do it is the easiest and the simplest, I actually taught my daughter when she started cooking to fill it in the same way, but once you get a real good grip at how to handle a simple paratha then this is so much easier. Do let me know how it turns out if you plan to use this technique😍

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  3. Atika says:

    Your Aloo Paratha looks so delicious. We make aloo paratha every few weeks at home because my mom love it, next time will try to use your stuffing method.

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    1. The aloo paratha force is strong with you Atika😊😊😊😂😂. 👍🏽👍🏽 that sounds like a plan fo let me know how it turns out the next time you make it 🙂

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  4. That’s an interesting way to stuff it! 🙂 love aloo paratha 😋😋😋

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    1. Oh thanks yes after trying all those other ways i found this one to be the easiest, and it incorporates the aloo filling really well too. Tastes better 😊

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  5. mayasebl says:

    You made the recipe look so easy 😍 a keeper for sure.
    Maya from insta

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    1. Aww Maya that is so sweet. I try to write in a way so that everyone will find it easy to replicate:)

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    2. And yes I recognized you😍

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  6. Love the layers of your aloo paratha

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    1. Thank you. I have found that this way fills it pretty nicely without using too much dough

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  7. heenie says:

    Ohhh yummmmm! Can’t beat this classic paratha. Really like your layered stuffing method. Those answers are so honest…made me smile. I love paratha with cheering wali dahi 😀

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    1. I so agree, hehe my kids always answer like that:) and oh i love that too

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