Aloo Paraathaaa!!

Aloo Paratha is most loved in north Indian households. Enjoyed with lots of butter and masala tea for breakfast. It has a spicy potato filling with the soft outer layering of spiced dough.

This recipe is originally my mothers and as kids and growing years we always enjoyed her aloo parathas and now I make for my family. And its a win anytime!
 

Serves:

2

Ready In:

45min

Calories:

610

Good For:

Breakfast

About this Recipe

By: Haifa Sarwar

Aloo Paratha is most loved in north Indian households. Enjoyed with lots of butter and masala tea for breakfast. It has a spicy potato filling with the soft outer layering of spiced dough.
This recipe is originally my mothers and as kids and growing years we always enjoyed her aloo parathas and now I make for my family. And its a win anytime!
It’s simple and different from the regular parathas. And over the years it has become the favourite breakfast of my family.
I guarantee you that once you try it, you will definitely make it a part of your weekly breakfast or even pack lunch for your kids.
Aloo means potato and paratha means a soft dough flatbread.
Tips and Tricks to make a perfect paratha:
There are two main elements of this dish. First, the filling which needs to be of a tight consistency Its better to cut one potato in four parts and pressure cook only until 3 whistles and let it cool off and remove the skin and let the water drain for few mins. You can also boil the potatoes until soft and follow the draining of water and cooling off on a strainer for a while or until slightly warm. The dough also needs to kneaded well and it should not be too soft or too hard.

Ingredients

The filling

  • Potatoes – 3 Big
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2tsp
  • Onion – 1/2 sliced
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – To taste

The dough

  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves – 4 leaves
  • All-purpose flour – 10 leaves
  • Oil – 2 tsp while kneading
  • Butter – 3 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Nutrition information

This dish alone provides 50-70% of the recommended energy, fat, cholesterol and sodium intakes for the day, and more than the saturated fat allowance for the entire day!

  • Protein 35% 35%
  • Carbs 55% 55%
  • Calories 65% 65%

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

First, boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker until 3 whistles or if you’re just boiling in a pot boil for 15mins and until you prick a knife and it goes in easily.
Add 1 tsp of salt. Once soft drain it on a strainer and cool it for 10mins. Take the peel off the skin and mash it slightly and keep it aside.

Step 2
In another pan add 2 tsp of oil, let it heat, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and let it crackle slightly. Add onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt a pinch. Cook until the ginger and garlic paste is cooked well. Add in the boiled potatoes and mix it well. Check for salt and add some more if required. (We added salt while boiling the potatoes)
Step 3

Now let’s prepare the dough.
First goes in the all-purpose flour, salt to taste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and freshly chopped coriander leaves, oil and mix these dry ingredients add lukewarm water little by little to form a semi-soft dough. Knead the dough for at-least for 5mins. Make 5 equal balls of the dough. Now make the same size balls of the potato mixture as well.

Step 4

Now make the same size balls of the potato mixture as well. Start rolling the dough very lightly until you can keep the potato ball in middle and pinch out the dough to the middle to cover the potato completely. now dip the dough ball in dry flour and roll out with a rolling slightly with mild pressure on the paratha. Slowly roll it out and cook it on a hot pan with some oil. Take it out on a plate and add some butter on the hot paratha and serve it with pickles or just enjoy it alone!

Try it out and let me know how do you like it. For further questions or help – contact me on instagram @yummylah_foodstudio

People Who’ve Made This

“The Biryani turned out to be lip smackingly delicious.
I tried making this reciepe at home and my family loved it”

Some reader

Bengaluru

“The Biryani turned out to be lip smackingly delicious.
I tried making this reciepe at home and my family loved it”

Some reader

Bengaluru

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