When it comes to classic Indian comfort food, Aloo Paratha is an all-time favorite that has won the hearts and tastebuds of millions across the globe. Originating from the vibrant kitchens of North India, this delicious stuffed bread is a perfect balance of taste and texture. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an enthusiastic novice, this easy-to-follow Aloo Paratha recipe will help you whip up this delicious dish in no time!
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
water (as required)
2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 green chilies, finely chopped (as per taste)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red chili powder (as per taste)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp amchur (dry mango powder)
salt to taste
fresh coriander, finely chopped
ghee or oil for cooking
Step 1: Prepare the Dough
In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt.
Add water gradually and knead the mixture into a smooth, pliable dough. Both too soft and too hard of a dough should be avoided. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for about 15-20 minutes.
Step 2: Make the Filling
In a separate bowl, mix mashed potatoes, finely chopped onions, green chillies, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, garam masala, dried mango powder, salt and coriander leaves. Adapt the spices to your personal tastes for flavor.
Make sure the stuffing is mixed well, and keep it aside.
Step 3: Filling and rolling the parathas
Make lemon-sized balls of the dough.
Take a ball of dough and sprinkle flour on it. Roll it into a small circle about 4-5 inches in diameter.
Place a portion of the potato stuffing in the center of the rolled dough.
Gather the edges of the dough to cover the stuffing and discard the excess dough.
Flatten the filled dough ball with light hands and roll it again slightly thick, about 6-7 inches in diameter.
Step 4: Cook the Aloo Parathas
On medium heat, preheat a pan or griddle.
Place the rolled parantha on a hot tava (griddle) and cook for about 1-2 minutes or till bubbles form on the surface.
Flip the parantha and spread a teaspoon of ghee or oil on the cooked surface.
Cook on the other side also till golden brown spots appear on it, making sure that both the sides are evenly cooked and crisp.
.For the remaining dough balls, follow the exact same procedure.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Take out the hot and tasty potato parantha from the griddle and keep it in a serving plate.
Serve them hot with plain curd, mango pickle or a dollop of butter. Aloo parathas also go well with mint chutney or any other condiment of your choice.
The simple Aloo Paratha is not just a dish; It is a celebration of flavors and traditions that have stood the test of time. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this hearty stuffed bread is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. So, roll up your sleeves, try this easy Aloo Paratha recipe, and experience the delicious taste of India in the comfort of your home. Bon appetit!