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Aloo ke parathe

Unleavened flatbread filled with mashed spiced potato is a delicious breakfast or anytime of the day.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
resting time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, Vegan, Winter
Servings 12 parathas


  • mixing bowl.
  • frying pan
  • Steamer


For the potato filling

  • 3-4 medium potatoes Steamed or boiled.
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp aamchur
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves

Paratha dough

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil ( use ghee if preffered)
  • 1 cup drinking water

To cook the paratha

  • 10 tsp butter (vegan butter works well)


  • Start with the potatoes. Wash and add the potatoes to a steamer.
  • Once the potatoes are fork tender , Remove them from heat and cool them.
  • Peel the potatoes, mash them.
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, aamchur, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Set aside till needed. Keep refirgerated if using later.
    spiced mashed potato

Make the dough

  • Inro a large mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt, oil and mix well.
  • Add the cup of water. Mix the dough with a spoon , cover with a wet kitchen cloth and set aside for 25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes the dough would have absorbed the water and developed the gluten.
  • Knead this dough for a couple of minutes to form a soft pliable dough.

Readying to roll

  • Roll up the dough into roughly 12 lemon sized balls, Keep it covered with a moist kitchen cloth.
  • Roll the spiced mashe potato filling into 12 smaller balls
  • Using a floured board flatten the ball of dough to abput 2 to 3 inches.
  • Place a ball of filling in the centre.
  • Gather the edges and pleat to join them together towards the centre.
  • Pinch the seal together in the centre and make the seal is done completely.
  • Sealing will help to keep all the filling in.
  • Place this back on the floured board and roll to about 5 to 6 inchs in diameter.

Cooking the Paratha

  • Heat a flat bottomed tawa to a medium heat.
  • Gently placed the rolled paratha on the paratha.
  • Once the parathas are detachable, flip them over and cook the other side.
  • Flip the paratha when small brown spots appear and brush with butter.
  • Cook on both sides and allow a bit of browning with the butter.
  • Remove the paratha onto a plate to serve immediately.
  • Serve the paratha with Curry, yogurt, pickle or salad.
    Aloo ke parathe - Indian bread
Keyword Indian breads
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