It is a Punjabi style stuffed flatbread made using whole wheat flour and a spicy potato filling. Serve it for breakfast, brunch or any meal of the day, you are going to love it. Here is how to make Aloo Paratha Recipe.
Add whole wheat flour, salt and vegetable oil in a bowl.
Add water and knead to make a soft dough. The dough should be slightly tighter than the roti dough.
Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it becomes very smooth.
Cover the dough and keep aside for 20 minutes.
For the filling
Mash the potatoes nicely using a potato masher.
Add all the ingredients for the filling in the potato and mix well.
To make the paratha
Knead the dough once again and divide it into 12-15 equal parts.
Make the dough into balls.
Dust and roll one ball to make 4 inch circle. This disk should be thinner from the edges.
Take the filling, approximately same amount as the dough ball and make it into a ball too.
Keep the filling ball in between the dough circle and bring the ends together and seal them.
Press the circle slightly and dust and roll gently to make a 6 inch circle.
Roll the paratha from the sides to make sure the filling reaches to the sides and is distributed evenly.
Heat a griddle.
Once the griddle is hot, transfer the paratha on the hot griddle and cook until brown spots appear on the base of the paratha.
Flip the paratha and apply ghee on it.
Flip again and apply ghee on other side as well.
Press the paratha using a ladle and fry until it is nice browned from both sides.
Serve hot with butter, pickle and curd.
Always knead a soft dough for parathas, as it helps to roll the paratha evenly. Cook the Parathas on medium heat, to get that crisp texture on the top. Very low heat will make the paratha dense and high heat will burn them.After boiling the potatoes, let them cool down fully and then mash it to mix with other ingredients. Don't overfill the Paratha with Aloo Masala, as the stuffing will come out when you roll the parathas.Make sure that your Tawa is hot before you place the rolled Paratha on it. Always make the Parathas in ghee, it adds to its taste. But if you are vegan or have dietary restrictions, you can use oil instead.