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Tuesday, 8 April, 2008

Aloo Paratha (Potato Roti)

Yesterday, planned to make some Aloo Paratha for lunch. The reason behind it was laziness to cook another curry, if it was aloo paratha I could give some yogurt or sauce along with it, and children are happy. When I started to make parathas, by filling it with potatoes, it took more time than expected. I began to think of ways and means of making my life easier. The results of my thinking was this.


  1. 2 cups atta or wheat flour
  2. 1 cup boiled and mashed potato
  3. 1 green chilli sliced small
  4. 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  5. 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  6. 2 tblsp. onions cut into small pieces
  7. Ghee or oil as required
  8. warm water as required
  9. salt to taste


  • Saute the onions and green chillies. Add the turmeric, garam masala and salt and saute for half a minute more. Now add the mashed potato and mix. Remove from fire and keep it aside.
  • When the above mixture is cold, mix the atta, 1 tbsp. oil, warm water and mashed potato and make it into a soft dough. Keep it aside for 1/2 an hour.
  • Make medium sized balls with the dough. Roll it out into a circular shape of medium thickness.
  • Add some oil on the griddle and roast these parathas until done.
  • Serve it with plain yogurt, ketchup or curry as per your liking.
These parathas are easier to make and very filling too.