How to make Aloo Paratha at home with Pictures and Video (Tasty and Super Easy)

How to make Aloo Paratha at home with Pictures and Video (Tasty and Super Easy)

In this post I’m going to show you how to make aloo paratha recipe.

Aloo Paratha Recipe
Aloo Paratha Recipe

Aloo paratha is a very famous north Indian recipe and it is one of my favorite paratha recipe or provably he most favorite paratha. I have a special place in my heart for aloo paratha because of the fact that this was the first paratha I have made.

This paratha is very easy to make but I think making dough for it is the only tricky part in this recipe.

If you have practice of making dough for roti then its going to be breeze for you.

I don’t have make roti at my home, my mom do it.

So it was a challenging part for me but I figured it out and I figured out well.

If you too don’t know how to make dough then don’t worry its not as difficult as you may be thinking, you just have to keep in mind one thing (more on that in a minute).

Except making dough everything else is very simple.

Aloo Paratha is a very rich recipe because it takes a lot of desi ghee to make it super delicous.

If you are health conscious like me then you make be thinking ghee is bad for health, seriously I was thinking the same but I was wrong.

And I found out that ghee is beneficial for body and can also help in weigh loss.

Now I know you may be thinking how the heck ghee is going to help for weight loss.

Well, according to Hindustantimes ghee can actually helps you to lose weight.

Ghee is a fat but it is a good fat which helps in mobilizing stubborn body fat and getting rid of it.

Ok so now that we know ghee is actually good for body we should not have it too much because it can cause extra fat storage which is bad for our body.

Experts suggests that you should be consuming 2-3 tsp ghee daily for optimum benefits.

Now back to Aloo Paratha recipe, it does take a lot of ghee to make it delicious but you can add it as per your wish.

But I do recommend 1 tbsp for one paratha or else you’ll miss its real taste.

So lets start making Aloo Paratha recipe.

First of all lets have a look at the ingredients

INGREDIENTS

Wheat flour -1 ½ cup

Potato – 4 (boiled)

Onions – 1 (finely chopped)

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Salt (according to taste)

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Chopped green chillies – 2-3

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp (preferably made using mortar and pestle)

How to make Aloo Paratha

So first of all we need to do two things

1st boil the aloo and 2nd make dough for paratha.

So to boil aloo I have taken 4 big aloo which are enough to make 4 to 5 medium size parathas.

Put aloo in pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water in it. Now boil the aloo on medium-high flame until 1st whistle and then lower the fame and boil for 5-7 minutes and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes. In the mean time we will make our dough for the paratha.

boil aloo
boil aloo

How to make dough for Aloo Paratha

To make dough of the paratha take 1 and half cup of wheat flour in a bowl. Add a little salt in it and also add a little water in the flour.

dough for aloo paratha
dough for aloo paratha

Now the thing you should keep in mind here is that you should not add too much water in the flour.

After adding a little water it may seems like you need to add a lot of water but trust me it doesn’t.

You should also add a little bit of oil as well while making dough.

add oil in dough

After that start kneading the dough properly. Kneading dough is a very good exercise for your fingers and wrist.

knead dough
knead dough

Once your dough is ready then keep it to rest for 10-15 minutes.

After 10-15 minutes if the dough seems sticky and too loose then add some more wheat flour in it and knead again and keep it aside for at least 5 minutes.

add more wheat flour

Giving dough some time to rest is very important because it helps it to set.

Now as your aloo and dough is ready, its time to make filling for the paratha.

How to make filling of aloo paratha

Making filling of paratha is very simple, just peel and mash boiled aloo and then add every ingredient in this recipe except ghee i.e. add salt (according to your taste), red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, fresh coriander, finely chopped tomatoes and mix it very well with spoon or as I do with your hands to mix it properly.

mix stuffing/filling properly

So now your paratha filling is ready, it’s time to roll (just kidding…)

Now we have to make balls of dough, not too small.

To make those apply some oil on your hand (its necessary because the dough can stick to your hands).

apply oil on hands
apply oil on hands

Then take a big lump of the dough and roll it with your both hands and make balls.

make dough balls
make dough balls

Now first spread some wheat flour on the rolling board

spread wheat flour on rolling board
spread wheat flour on rolling board

Put the ball on the rolling board apply some wheat flour on the ball as well (this is to make sure that the dough will not stick while rolling)

Put the ball on the rolling board
Put the ball on the rolling board

Now roll 6-7 inch circle

roll 6-7 inch circle
roll 6-7 inch circle

Put filling in the middle and press the filling gently to spread.

Put filling in the middle and press
Put filling in the middle and press

Now close the the dough as like modak just as shown in the image below.

Now close the the dough from all sides
Now close the the dough from all sides

Close by all sides.

close by all sides
close by all sides

Now twist and remove excess dough.

twist and remove excess dough
twist and remove excess dough

Press the dough in the middle gently and again spread some wheat flour on the ball.

Press the dough in the middle gently and again spread some wheat flour
Press the dough in the middle gently and again spread some wheat flour

Now roll the dough gently and evenly from all the sides and make a circle. Spread wheat flour if needed.

roll the dough gently and evenly from all the sides
roll the dough gently and evenly from all the sides

So now the paratha is ready to cook.

First of all pre-heat a pan or tawa and roast the paratha from both the sides for 2 minutes each.

roast the paratha
roast the paratha

Then apply ghee on each side and fry for 2-3 minutes each. You can also use oil instead ghee.

apply ghee on each side
apply ghee on each side

Now the legendary aloo paratha is ready to serve. You can enjoy it as it is or with butter or whatever you like. It’s your life, your rules….

aloo paratha is ready to serve
aloo paratha is ready to serve

NOTES

  • Don’t add too much water while making dough of paratha.
  • You can also use oil instead ghee.
  • Roast paratha before frying it with ghee to make it crisp
  • You can also add a little (1tsp) aamchur powderif you like.

Aloo Paratha Recipe

Aloo paratha is a very famous north Indian recipe This paratha is very easy to make but i think making dough for it is the only tricky part in this recipe. It is a very rich recipe and you’ll require a lot of oil and ghee to make it delicious.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo paratha
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 246kcal

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour -1 ½ cup
  • Potato – 4 boiled
  • Onions – 1 finely chopped
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt according to taste
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chillies – 2-3 finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp Preferably using mortar and pestal

Instructions

  • So first of all we need to do two things
  • 1st boiled aloo and 2nd dough for paratha.

Boiling Aloo

  • To boil aloo I have taken 4 big aloo which are enough to make 4 to 5 medium size parathas.
  • Put aloo in pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water in it. Now boil the aloo on medium-high flame untill 1st whistle and then lower the fame and boil for 5-7 minutes and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes. In the mean time we will make our dough for the paratha.
    boil aloo

Making Dough for aloo paratha

  • To make dough of the paratha take 1 and half cup of wheat flour in a bowl. Add a little salt in it and also add a little water in the flour.
    dough for aloo paratha
  • You should also add a little bit of oil as well while making dough.
    add oil
  • After that start kneading the dough properly.
    knead dough
  • Once your dough is ready then keep it to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now as your aloo and dough is ready, its time to make filling for the paratha.

Making filling or stuffing

  • Making filling of paratha is very simple, just peel and mash boiled aloo and then add every ingredient in this recipe except ghee i.e. add salt (according to your taste), red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, fresh coriander, finely chopped tomatoes and mix it very well with spoon or as I do with your hands to mix it properly.
    Mix properly

Making Paratha

  • Now we have to make balls of dough, not too small.
  • To make those apply some oil on your hand
    apply oil on hands
  • Then take a big lump of the dough and roll it with your both hands and make balls.
    make dough balls
  • Now first spread some wheat flour on the rolling board
    spread wheat flour on rolling board
  • Put the ball on the rolling board apply some wheat flour on the ball as well
    Put the ball on the rolling board
  • Now roll 6-7 inch circle
    roll 6-7 inch circle
  • Put filling in the middle and press the filling gently to spread.
    Put filling in the middle and press
  • Now close the the dough as like modak
    Now close the the dough from all sides
  • Close by all sides.
    close by all sides
  • Now twist and remove excess dough.
    twist and remove excess dough
  • Press the dough in the middle gently and again spread some wheat flour on the ball.
    Press the dough in the middle gently and again spread some wheat flour
  • Now roll the dough gently and evenly from all the sides and make a circle. Spread wheat flour if needed.
    roll the dough gently and evenly from all the sides
  • So now the paratha is ready to cook.

Cooking Paratha

  • First of all pre-heat a pan or tawa and roast the paratha from both the sides for 2 minutes each.
    roast the paratha
  • Then apply ghee on each side and fry for 2-3 minutes each. You can also use oil instead ghee.
    apply ghee on each side
  • Now the aloo paratha is ready to serve. You can enjoy it as it is or with butter or whatever you like.
    aloo paratha is ready to serve

Notes

  • Don’t add too much water while making dough of paratha.
  • You can also use oil instead ghee.
  • Roast paratha before frying it with ghee to make it crisp
  • You can also add a little (1 tsp) amchur powder if you like.
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