Saturday, March 28, 2009

Aloo Paratha

I Love them, love them and just love them... learnt this recipe by observing the guy at "Laddoos" in Bangalore. They used to serve garma garam parathas with just a cup of cold dahi and pickle. Their parathas are the best and they offered a wide variety... paneer, gobi, mooli, matar and what not....

What I used

1 Cup of wheat flour (aata)
1/4 cup of water
Salt to taste
A dollop of Ghee or butter

For filling
1 big potato (boiled and mashed)
a handful of finely chopped green coriander leaves
A pinch of salt to taste
A pinch of chilli powder
1 tsp of oil

How I made it

For the dough, in a bowl add water and salt. Then add the wheat flour and knead well. Make a soft dough and sprinkle a little water if needed. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.

For the filling, mix the boiled, mashed potato, chopped coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder and a tsp of oil and mix well and make a equal sized balls out of it. Make sure the potato is mashed finely and there are no lumps.

Divide the dough into slightly bigger balls and roll out. Place the potato filling in the center, and cover the filling. Roll this dough out into 1/2 inch thick parathas. Heat a tawa and cook the parathas on both sides. Add 1/4 tsp of ghee or butter and serve hot with curd and pickle.

Trick of the trade:
Amma uses a little luke warm milk to make the dough a little more softer.
Knead the dough well, else you will not be able to roll out the parathas after you fill them.


  1. I ended up on your blog after clicking the "next blog" at the top of the page, and there was Aloo Paratha - my favorite food! Glad I stumbled into your blog, and look forward to the recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Hi there...Welcome... Will post the recipe soon :).. You should try some of my other recipes.. Hope you will like them :)
    Happy Cooking..