Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finally some aloo parantha (Rotis stuffed with potato filling)

There is always one dish which is done by everyone belonging to a particular region/country. I consider Aloo parantha (rotis stuffed with potato filling) as one of the popular dishes in Northern India. I was intending on making this dish and blogging about it some months ago- never had the opportunity with so much going on in my head :)- I had a friend coming home for lunch and the request from the friend was simple- Aloo parantha. Finally, I had a go at my favorite dish, which turned out pretty sumptuous. It is really simple to make and can be prepared at a short notice with minimal ingredients!

Ingredients for the stuffing-

One big onion- chopped finely
2 boiled and mashed potatoes (medium sized)
Coriander leaves- chopped finely (about a handful)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp corriander powder
chilli flakes or paprika powder (1/4 tsp)
Salt (according to taste)
Oil to mix all the ingredients mentioned above.

Ingredients for the Base-

Wheat flour (2 cups)
water to mix


The base is pretty simple- You have to knead the flour with salt to a fine and smooth dough. There are two ways to actually go about your filling- you can sauté the potatoes and onions with the spices mentioned above in a wok and then use it to stuff the roti's. The other way (which I follow) is to just mix all the ingredients in a bowl without cooking and use it for stuffing. Once you have the base and the filling ready all you need to do is take a ball of wheat and flatten it to a small round. Fill around 1 to 2 spoons of the filling in the middle. Fold the roti with the filling in middle so that it appears as a small pouch. Flatten this pouch with a rolling pin to a medium sized round shape.

Fry the parantha in a hot pan till both sides are golden brown. Serve with chutney/pickle and enjoy!


  1. These sound so good. Easy enough too. Consider yourself tagged and please play along! And send some of these to me too!

  2. My husband and I have been in the British West Indies. We had roti, which was wonderful, but I think that ours had chicken in it. Can you add chicken to the dish, or does it have to be vegetarian?

  3. Sounds delicious especially with some curry.

  4. I love the combination of potatoes and garam masala. I can't wait to try this. It sounds like a lot of fun to make!

  5. Parathas look yummy....

    Pushpa @

  6. i love to put whole coriander seeds in my aloo parathas, gives a good flavourful bite.

  7. I have to get my hands on some garam masala asap. I am going to make this soon.

  8. I love roti. Your pictures just made my tummy growl!

  9. Love roti! This looks hearty and delicious.

  10. This really looks and sounds fantastic!

  11. yummm...stuffed roti sounds delicious for sure!!!

  12. Something new for me to try! I love to see new foods!

  13. Thanks a lot for the lovely comments!
    @Becky- Yes, you can stuff anything under the sun- try them with chicken and enjoy :)
    @Gina- thanks a lot for tagging me!

  14. Hey Suchitra..First time to your lovely collection you have..Aloo parathas look perfect.Very nicely done !

    US Masala

  15. I just love my mom's aloo paraths....she makes them with amchur powder....mmmmm....hungry now =)

  16. Yum and more yum! Thank you for the recipe. I used to make parathas when my daughter was quite young as she loved them.... now... I feel that I have forgotten how! I am making these this weekend! - Megan

  17. Yum!!! That sounds absolutely beautiful!!



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