Aloo Paratha Recipe (Homemade Potato-Stuffed Indian Flatbread)

Crispy on thе outsidе and soft on thе insidе, ‘aloo ka paratha’ or potato-fillеd flatbrеad is a classic Indian staple. It not only fills your bеlly but also kееps you hеalthy! Thе flatbrеad, with potato stuffing, offers an еxtra dеlicious filling that makеs thе dish tasty and appеaling. 

You can makе this Indian brеakfast hеalthiеr and morе wholesome by using A2 cow ghее and Khapli whеat. This allows you to harnеss thе hеalth benefits of A2 ghее like improving digestion and immunity system. On the other hand, Khapli whеat, with its low gluten and high fibre content, has many essential nutrients for your well-being.

Make these delicious aloo parathas using our simple recipe. Enjoy with your favourite curries, ‘achaar’, or even jaggery!

Stick around, as in just a few moments, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step “aloo paratha recipe”, ensuring you master the art of crafting the perfect ‘Aloo Paratha’ with these extraordinary elements. 

Table of Contents

  • Step-By-Step Aloo Paratha Recipe 
  • FAQs: Aloo Paratha Recipe (Homemade Potato-Stuffed Indian Flatbread)
  • Conclusion

Step-By-Step Aloo Paratha Recipe

Like all dishes, making Indian potato flatbread takes a little bit of practice. With enough practice, you too can make round and fluffy homemade parathas. 

Follow the recipe details below to make the stuffed parathas for your next meal. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

The stuffing in the Aloo Paratha consists of spiced mashed potatoes, making the  paratha flavourful and sumptuous. With the key ingredients in this recipe, you can create a soft dough for the outer layer with a seasoned potato filling. 

So, let’s see the ingredients you would need for this “aloo paratha recipe”.

For Parathas

For the Potato Filling

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon Byadgi red chilli powder (optional)
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) – or use lemon juice instead
  • Salt to taste

Once you have got all the components ready for the “aloo paratha recipe”, it’s time to begin the cooking process. Remember, this is a stuffed paratha recipe, so there are three  phases to cook this flatbread. First, we will make the stuffing, then the flatbread; lastly, we combine the two elements to get the aloo ka paratha. 

Instructions

The entire recipe has three broad phases. So, let’s see how to make it!

Prepare the Dough

First, we will prepare the paratha:

  1. Take a large bowl and pour 2 cups of Khapli Wheat Flour and ½ tablespoon of salt.
  2. Mix it well with a spoon or your hands.
  3. Then add water and start kneading, adjusting the water as needed for the flour.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of oil and continue mixing until well combined.
  5. Knead the flour into a smooth dough.
  6. Grease it with oil or ghee and keep it rest for 20 minutes

While the dough rests, we will now make the potato stuffing. 

Note: Making the potato stuffing for this aloo paratha recipe might take more time than the dough prep. You can start the second phase of this process before the first one and time it accordingly. Letting the dough sit for more than 20 minutes does not affect the taste or consistency.

Make the Potato Stuffing

The potato stuffing is what gives the paratha its favour; it is quite literally the star of the show. You need to make a tasty and flavourful mash. 

Follow this recipe for great potato stuffing:

  1. Boil or steam 4 potatoes in a big bowl or pressure cooker.
  2. Optionally, you can add salt to the boiling water to raise the temperature so that the potatoes cook faster.

NOTE: 

For cooking in a pressure cooker: Cook the potatoes on medium heat for 3-4 whistles. Let the cooker cool down, then remove the lid and drain the water. Let the potatoes cool down and then peel them.

For cooking in a pan: Cover the pan and cook the potatoes. For this technique, peel the potatoes first after which chop them into 2-inch cubes. This helps to cook them faster. Use a strainer to drain all water and allow the potatoes to cool. 

Now, we will make the stuffing:

  1. Mash the potatoes with a masher or box grater, then further mash it with a fork. (Ensure there are no lumps or chunks)
  2. Add the following ingredients for the masala- chopped green chillies, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, ‘amchur’, and salt as per taste. 
  3. Then mash the spices well in the potatoes.
  4. Mix the spices thoroughly into the mashed potatoes. 
  5. Do a taste check to see the salt and level of spices. Adjust with salt, mango powder, or red chilli powder if necessary. 

Set this spiced potato stuffing aside. Now, it is time to make the paratha with all the stuffing in this “aloo paratha recipe”. 

Making the Aloo Paratha

This is the final process of making this recipe:

  1. The dough has now rested for 20 minutes. Start kneading it.
  2. Take a ball-sized portion and roll it into a 4-inch diameter.
  3. Flatten it out, then place the potato filling at its centre.
  4. Start pleating the dough by holding the edge and bringing it together in the middle. Secure it and remove the excess dough. 
  5. Sprinkle some flour on the rolling board to roll out the dough a little thick. 
  6. Transfer the rolled paratha on a hot tawa. Cook it with ghee on both sides until it turns golden brown. You can slightly fry or roast the paratha depending on the crunchiness you like. 

Note: While frying the parathas keep the flame medium-high to high. Low heat makes the parathas dense and they take up more time to cook. Alternatively, too much heat can char the parathas, so keep your flame in the middle and adjust it accordingly. 

  1. When the base is partially cooked, flip the paratha. Usually, you can flip it after a minute.
  2. Brush this side of the paratha with ghee as well and flip again once or twice until both sides are well-cooked. 
  3. Serve the hot aloo ka paratha with achar or raita or your favourite vegetable curry.

Making this aloo paratha recipe is very easy. In fact, the entire recipe takes only under an hour including preparation and cooking. It is the perfect food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

FAQs: Aloo Paratha Recipe (Homemade Potato-Stuffed Indian Flatbread)

Can I use any type of flour to correct the dough consistency? 

Yes, you can use any flour to correct the dough consistency. However, it is best to use Khapli wheat as it can add a nutty flavour and has multiple nutritional benefits owing to its rich nutritional profile. It has a low glycemic index and lesser gluten content compared to other wheat varieties.

Can I prepare Aloo Paratha dough in advance?

Yеs, you can prepare thе dough ahеad of timе and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours 

How do I adjust thе tеxturе of my dough?

If your dough has bеcomе too thin or sticky, incorporate a fеw tablеspoons of flour to rеctify it. Thoroughly mix and knеad thе dough oncе morе.

How do I prevent potato stuffing from oozing out while rolling thе parathas?

To prevent potato stuffing from oozing out, make sure to season the mashed potatoes well and not make them too moist. Additionally, roll thе dough еvеnly and avoid ovеrstuffing to maintain thе intеgrity of thе paratha during thе cooking process. 

Conclusion

Try this classic “aloo paratha recipe” with its crispy exterior and flavourful potato stuffing. This dish is simple yet filling and healthy. It also has a nostalgic touch to it. Aloo ka paratha is the perfect food to share with your family.

Not just that, these parathas are versatile as you can pair them with any food. Enjoy family meals with this filling food! Head over to Two Brothers Organic Farms for more authentic Indian recipes and healthy food options.

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February 14, 2024

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