Aloo Paratha is like the absolute favourite at our home and the easiest of all stuffed Indian breads as well. It hardly needs any preps and gets done in literally no time. And yes a true paratha is eaten with yoghurt/curd and some tangy pickle.
This is a breakfast item at almost any Punjabi (North Indian) home or can be paired with any curry during lunch or dinner as well.
Do you have any favorite stuffed bread that you like?
Aloo Paratha (Potato-Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)
For making dough for Aloo Paratha:
Cooking potatoes and making the stuffing
Boil the potatoes in the pressure cooker. Take potatoes in the cooker. Add enough water so potatoes are submerged in the water.
Cook it for 2-3 whistles on medium heat or till potatoes are soft. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid.
Remove the potatoes and let it cool to touch. While it is cooling let's make the dough.
Once the potatoes are cool to handle. peel the skin.
Mash the potatoes using masher. make sure to mash it well. Mix in green chilies, cilantro and grated ginger.
Add salt, garam masala, red chili powder and cumin powder. Mix it well
Take atta, salt and oil in a bowl. mix well. Or using a food processor
Start adding little water at a time and knead into soft and smooth dough.
Cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile make the stuffing.
Making aloo paratha recipe
After the resting time, knead the dough once again for 2-3 times to smooth it out and divide it into 8 equal portion. make smooth ball and flatten it out into disc.
Take one flatten ball, roll into 3-4 inch diameter circle.
Put the stuffing inside and seal it by gathering the edges into the center.
Flatten it using hand and roll into 6 inch diameter circle. Use dry flour to make rolling easy.
Now heat the tawa on medium to fry the paratha.
Fry them on hot tawa using oil till both sides gave golden brown spots.
Repeat the same process for rest of the parathas
Do give this recipe a try and let me know 🙂 Happy Cooking!