Aloo Paratha is a popular Indian flatbread stuffed with spicy potato filling. Aloo ka paratha is not a meal, its an emotion! You can make soft and fluffy stuffed paratha or a crispy one. But make sure to serve it yogurt or pickle or both.
Alu paratha is a stuffed paratha recipe that is actually as easy to cook as you will see in the recipe video ahead. As I said, a plate-full of hot buttery Indian aloo paratha, topped with melted butter is a happy emotion. In our country, Aalu ka paratha is loved and lived on.
Aloo Ka Paratha is by default the most preferred parathas by all. It goes without a doubt because it stuffed with potatoes. Potatoes are one of most common ingredients in Indian Kitchens. Kids love it, adults love it equally and it’s great lunch or breakfast option. Potato paratha is not only delicious but wholesome meal as well.
I have learned aloo ka paratha recipe is how it is made in punjabi homes I have learned the tips and tricks for making best paratha from my mother and make it in the traditional way. The stuffing I use to make aloo paratha is of mashed potatoes, chopped red onions, green chilies, herbs and very few spices along with some chopped coriander leaves.
Aloo Ka Paratha can actually be made with or without onions in them. There are times I add chopped onion and mint leaves and make Aloo Pyaaz Paratha for the extra crunch in the stuffed paratha.
You can totally skip it and make aloo paratha without onion. The recipe prep is the same as aloo ka paratha recipe, you just have to exclude the part where I have added chopped onions in the mix.
How To Make Aloo Ka Paratha
Making stuffed paratha could be really tricky. From evenly spreading the stuffing of the paratha to carefully rolling them. Here are some tips and tricks to make the perfect Paratha every time.
I love to eat parathas, being a Punjabi stuffed paratha has been usual in our home. Stuffed parathas are so mouthwatering and fulfilling that I can eat them at any given time. Especially during winters, stuffed parathas with a cup of steaming tea is my favorite thing to do.
Calories In Aloo Paratha!
Now, before we start talking about aloo paratha calories let me tell you that parathas are actually a healthy meal option. I have written all about how to eat healthy breakfast and healthy parathas here.
Stuffed parathas are wholesome and a complete meal in itself. In fact, Aalu paratha is high on carbs that makes it a very fulfilling dish.
How To Cook Healthy Aloo Paratha
It all depends on how you make stuffed parathas. If you use less oil while shallow frying aallu ka paratha it automatically becomes a much healthier option. You can cook paratha without oil or ghee, just smear a little bit towards end make a healthier paratha.
Tips on How To Make Perfect Aloo Ka Paratha
As I said earlier one of the most commonly faced issues while cooking any stuffed paratha is evenly spread of the filling. It so happens that the filling moves to the corner and there is no filling left in the center.
In these cases, just roll the paratha from the edges or watch the aloo paratha recipe video here to learn the technique.
Crispy Paratha Needs Even Cooking
Keeping the heat of the tawa from Medium To Low is the key for cooking crispy golden parathas every single time. Always keep pressing the paratha gently with a spatula or spoon for even cooking of the stuffed paratha.
Recipe Notes- Aloo Ka Paratha
- If the stuffing of the paratha contains moisture and is watery then the stuffing will spill out from the paratha.
- Make sure to squeeze water from the stuffing while making stuffed parathas.
- Knead the dough for good 5-6 minutes for making soft parathas.
- Use the palm of your hands press it in the center of the dough and knead likewise to make a soft, fluffy dough.
Aloo Paratha Recipe Step by Step
First take 2 cups of whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl, add half a cup of maida and add salt to taste in it.
Pour a tablespoon of oil and mix the oil until it achieves breadcrumbs like consistency. Add water to make a soft and pliable dough.
Knead the dough well with the palm of your hand and let it rest for 30 mins.
Now, divide the dough into equal parts and roll them like this.
Keep it aside, now prepare the stuffing. For the stuffing, take a bowl to add boiled potatoes, freshly chopped onions and ginger in it. After that add ajwain, dry pomegranate, salt, red chili powder, coriander leaves and mix well.
After that, roll the dough in the palm of your hands to make round balls and add stuffing inside it. Lift the edges one by one and bring back to the center so as to make a roundish ball once again
Now dust this stuffed ball again with some flour and with gentle movement roll it out once again to about 6-7 inch diameter circle. Place the paratha over a griddle or tawa.
Smear it with the small quantity of ghee and cook the paratha and serve hot.
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Aloo Ka Paratha Recipe
Aloo Ka Paratha is a perfect appetizer or a meal. Top it with butter and serve it with fresh yogurt for a comforting meal.
- 5-6 Boiled Potatoes
- 2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ cup All purpose Flour
- 2-3 teaspoon Oil
- ¼ Onion Chopped
- 1 teaspoon Anardana Powder
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- Coriander Leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon Ajwain
(How To Make A Soft Dough)
Take 2 cups of whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl, add half a cup of maida and add salt to taste in it.
Pour a tablespoon of oil and mix the oil until it achieves breadcrumbs like consistency.
Add water to make a soft and pliable dough. Knead the dough with the palm of your hand for 2-3 minutes as that not only helps to release the glutton but makes a soft dough.
Keep kneading the dough for 6-7 minutes before rolling it for paratha.
The dough’s texture needs to be really elastic otherwise the parathas won’t be soft.
Now, take a bowl for the stuffing of the aloo paratha.
Add boiled potatoes in them. Mash them well.
After that add freshly chopped onions, ajwain, anardana powder, salt and red chili powder in it. Add some chopped coriander leaves and mix the ingredients.
Keep them aside. To make stuffing for aloo paratha, exclude onion and mix the rest of the ingredients.
(To make Aloo Ka Paratha)
Now, divide the dough into 4-5 parts, roll it in the palm of your hands to make round balls.
Now dust these balls with dry flour and roll them with a rolling pin to make make a circle of 5-6 inch.
When you have made the circle add the potato stuffing inside it. Lift the edges one by one and bring back to the center so as to make a roundish ball once again.
Now dust this stuffed ball again with some flour and with gentle movement roll it out once again to about 6-7 inch diameter circle.
Heat up a griddle or tava and smear it with the small quantity of ghee.
Gently place the paratha over the tava and cook from the side. Cook the paratha until its brown in color.
Serve the paratha hot alongside homemade butter and some tangy mint chutney.