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By Latha on December 4th, 2015

aloo paratha recipe

Even though aloo paratha or aloo parota (that's how it is pronounced in Karnataka) is a North Indian delicacy, these days aloo paratha is very well in practice through out Karnataka or through out South India. How North Indians like our dosa, idli and sambar, we love their parathas, rotis and north indian curries.

But I want to mention one important point that in Karnataka most of the north indian recipes are modified with a south indian blend, which I feel more tastier than the original recipe. May be same thing even they also say or feel about our recipes. Anyway lets get on to the recipe. Please note that no readymade powders or onions or garam masala are used in this aloo paratha recipe instead fresh spices are used. But it really tastes awesome. I would say its a must try recipe.

If you are looking for more paratha recipes then do check my methi paratha, layered paratha, palak paratha, radish or moolangi paratha and carrot paratha recipes. I have made a quick video on this aloo paratha, which I have embedded below. Please have a look.

Aloo paratha or parota recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Serves: 8 no

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 2 big potato
  2. Chapathi dough for 8 - 10 big chapathis
  3. A big pinch of turmeric powder
  4. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
  6. 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  7. 1 tsp finely chopped green chilly
  8. 2 tsp chopped curry leaves
  9. 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  10. 2 tbsp chopped methi leaves (optional)
  11. 2 tsp cooking oil
  12. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making aloo paratha or aloo parota:

  1. Make a smooth and soft dough (chapathi dough) using wheet flour, cover it and keep it aside. Wash the potatoes and cook them with little salt and turmeric powder. Please note that the potatoes should be cooked well.dough for aloo paratha
  2. Keep all the ingredients ready to prepare masala used for stuffing. Once the potatoes are cooked peel them and mash them well using hand or a fork.masala and aloo for aloo paratha
  3. Lets prepare stuffing masala for aloo paratha or parota. Switch on the stove and keep it at medium flame. Keep a frying pan on the stove and put 2 tsp of oil and mustard seeds. Once the mustard splutters, add in cumin seeds and immediately add in chopped green chilli and ginger. Fry for few seconds.tempering for aloo paratha
  4. Add in chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves and methi leaves. Fry for few seconds and switch off the stove.preparing masala for aloo paratha
  5. Now add mashed potato and salt to the same frying pan and mix well.stuffing for aloo paratha
  6. Now let us proceed with making of paratha or parota. Apply wheat flour on your fingers, take a big lemon sized dough and bring it to a bowl shape using both hands fingers. Place a small lemon sized masala.making aloo paratha
  7. Carefully bring the sides together and stuff the masala inside. Make sure that the outer cover is of even thickness throughout. press it gently to flatten it.stuffing aloo paratha
  8. Dust enough wheat flour on flattened and stuffed dough and roll out carefully to make a aloo paratha or parota. rolling aloo paratha
  9. Take a griddle or non stick pan and heat it. Once it reaches medium heat, place the rolled paratha over the pan and cook on both sides. If you wish you can apply ghee or cooking oil while cooking. Serve it hot with curd and aloo paratha

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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