Thursday, January 28, 2010

Aaloo Paratha

Sometimes, I do not like to prepare ellaborate meals because I am just so tired of cooking. Yes, such moments come to me often. From lots of cooking to little cooking and often no cooking at all. There are times when I am in a cooking frenzy and sometimes I am bored of cooking. In the no cooking days we mostly go for take away pizza or veggie kebabs.
Well, today was not that bad a day as I prepared these Aaloo Parathas, they are simple, quick and filling. There are many ways to prepare the filling of these parathas. I like to add some peas and onions to it. Here is my recipe for 'Aaloo Paratha'.

This recipe makes 6 parathas.


250 gms whole wheat flour.
1 tsp salt.
Water to make the dough.

For the filling:

2 medium potatoes.
1 small onion finely chopped.
¼ cup of green peas.
1 chopped green chilli or as per taste.
1 tsp of grated ginger.
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
3 tbsp oil.
1 tsp red chilli powder.
½ tsp turmeric powder.
1 tsp mango powder.
1 tsp jeera.
2 tsp salt or as per taste.
Ghee for shallow frying.


Mix whole wheat flour, salt and knead the dough using water as necessary. Let it sit for 15 mins before rolling.
For the filling, boil the potatoes and mash it nicely so that there are no lumps. Chop the onions finely. Heat a pan and add the oil. When the oil is ready, add the cumin seeds such that they crack right away. Add chopped green chilies and grated ginger. After a minute add the chopped onions and sauté till they are translucent. Add the green peas and stir. Add the mashed potatoes and chopped coriander leaves. Add all the spices and give it a good stir. Heat for another 2-3 minutes. Turn off the gas. Take the pan off the gas and let the mixture cool before using.

Now knead the dough well again and make 6 balls. Using some dry flour roll it into a roti about 3cm in radius. Using a spoon place 2 tbsp of filling in the middle. Join the edges and close it forming a ball. Roll it again about 6 cm in radius. Keep a heated tava ready. Heat the roti on tava, when one side is done turn it over and heat on the other side. Brush ghee in the top side and turn it over again. Brush ghee on the other side as well. Apply pressure with a big spoon while heating. Do the same with all the balls. Place the parathas on a paper towel separately so that excess ghee is soaked out.

Serve hot with yoghurt. It even goes well with ketchup and a hot cup of tea.

I got two awards from Saraswathi of Sara's Corner.
Thank you Sara for remembering me. I would like to pass this award to all my blogger friends. Please accept. Happy Blogging!


  1. Congratulations on the awards Jyoti :):).... the paratha looks very nice and perfect!!.. yummy :) anything made with aloo is devour-able :)...

  2. Nice yummy parathas...can have it anytime,recipe for filling is really nice jyoti,will try it surely next time

  3. Hey congrats on the awards...the parathas are so perfect here...I only add potatoes...will definitely try the onions and teh amchur powder...

  4. hey congrats on your awards. Wow, nice idea to add green peas, nice hint of green in between looks really good.

  5. YUM! I made these for lunch y'day too. Looks perfect. Enjoy the awars J! :)

  6. Congratulations on all your awards dear!!! Aloo Parathas look too tempting:) I wish to have some with butter on top...a habit, which I got from my dad:)

  7. Hi Jyoti I would like to share an award with you, please collect it from my blog...yummy parotha !!!

  8. Congratulations on your awards! paratha looks perfect! who does not like aloo paratha!

  9. Congrats on the awards.Wishing you many more.
    Parathas look yummy.

  10. Congrats on your awards !!! Yummy parathas!!! I use almost the same ingredients but instead of frying i mix all in the boiled potato mixture. Will try out this method also.

  11. Aloo Paratha looks very comforting... My first visit here, the christmas cookies and sweet corn salad all are such nice recipes, wondering how I missed your space... Shall keep coming by for more...

  12. Hey Jyoti this aloo parathas luk delicious, i love them a lot.Liked ut filling with green peas.Will try it soon.

  13. Thanks Siddhi,Ramya,Deepa, Jagruti, Sushma, Rachana, Deepa, Asha, Renuka, Asha, Devi, for your lovely comments.

    @ Deepa(Hamaree Rasoi)
    I also make them that way sometimes, its a bitter healthier that way..


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