Aloo Paratha Recipe - Healthy North Indian Breakfast
You will simply love this recipe of Aloo Paratha. It is packed with flavour and taste and when cooked along with ghee brings out that perfect crispness and taste. Serve this paratha for breakfast, lunch or dinner along with achar and bowl of dahi.
Aloo Paratha Recipe is a classic Spiced Indian Potato paratha made from boiled potatoes flavored with onions, green chillies, coriander. Traditionally these parathas are cooked in ghee and had with a dollop of butter. The addition of Ghee makes these parathas crispy and delicious.
It is a staple breakfast recipe for most North Indians and the filling of these aloo parathas vary from region to region. It is simple and easy to make and you can also make it for your dinner as well or pack in your office or kids Lunch Box.
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Ingredients for the Dough
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt , as required
- Water , to knead the dough
- Ghee , for cooking Ingredients for the Filling
- 4 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled and mashed
- 2 Onions , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) , optional
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
How to make Aloo Paratha Recipe - Healthy North Indian Breakfast
To begin making the Aloo Paratha Recipe, first we will make the paratha dough. In a large bowl add in 2 cups of whole wheat flour and some salt.
Use your fingers and stir in the salt into the flour. Add water a little at a time and knead to make soft, pliable paratha dough. Knead paratha dough for a couple of minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Use the fold press and knead motion to make the dough smooth.
Next add a teaspoon of oil to coat the paratha dough and knead little more. You want a paratha dough that will be soft smooth and not sticky. Divide the dough into 8 to 10 equal portions. Cover the dough and allow the it to rest until you get the filling ready.
The next step is to make the filling for the aloo parathas.
Mash the potatoes into a coarse lumpy texture with your fingers or a fork.
Once mashed, add in the green chillies, onions, coriander leaves, salt to taste, cumin powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and finally if you want it extra spicy, the red chilli powder. Using your fingers again, mix all the ingredients into the potatoes until well combined.
Divide the aloo paratha filling into 8 to 10 equal portions. This process of dividing and keeping the portions of aloo paratha dough and filling ready, helps you gauge the number of parathas you can make and if you need more or less of the filling.
The final step is to stuff the filling into the aloo paratha dough.
Dust the paratha dough in dry wheat flour, flatten it with your finger and place it on a flat surface. Roll them out thin to approximately 3 inches in diameter circle.
Take a portion of filling and place it in the center. Next gather the sides of the paratha dough and bring them together. Remove the little excess dough which pops out when you bring the edges together. Press the filled aloo paratha dough down.
Dust the filled aloo paratha dough in some flour and roll it gently applying very little pressure. Roll it to desired thickness and proceed the similar way with the remaining portions of paratha dough and filling.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat and place the filled aloo paratha. Allow it to cook on medium heat for about 30 to 45 seconds and flip over.
Add this stage add a teaspoon of ghee or oil and spread it around. Flip again, so the oiled side can cook on the skillet. Spread a little more ghee and keep pressing the parathas while on the skillet to cook the paratha evenly from inside out.
Do the flipping over process a couple of times until both sides get cooked, browned and crisp evenly. Make sure you cook on medium heat as it allows the aloo parathas to get a crisp on the outside.
Once the aloo paratha is cooked transfer to a plate and serve hot.