Aloo Paratha is a very popular paratha from North India. This parathas are easy to make stuffed parathas. At my home generally prepared during travels with tomato thokku. Perfect for kids lunch box recipe.

       Aloo parathas with the addition of onions gives more taste. I sometimes makes with the addition of onions too. Suppose if you are planning to add onions fine them very finely. Very yummy paratha liked by all age groups. Simple yet healthy and tasty parathas.

Aloo Paratha

Wheat Flour/ Atta-1½ cups
Oil- 1 teaspoon+ few drops to grease the pan
Salt- to taste

For Stuffing:
Potato/ Aloo- 2 medium sized
Turmeric powder- pinch
Chilli powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala- pinch(optional)
Jeera/ Cumin(Whole/ powder)- 1/4 teaspoon(optional)
Coriander leaves, chopped- 3 teaspoons
Salt- to taste


  • Pressure cook the potatoes till soft on medium flame till 3-4 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam releases and allow the potatoes to cool.
  • In a bowl add the wheat flour, oil, salt and mix well. Then add enough water to make it as a dough.
  • Transfer the dough into the flat surface and knead to make it as a smooth dough about 3 minutes.
  • Keep it aside till you make the stuffing.
  • Peel and mash the potatoes and add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, cumin powder/seeds, coriander leaves and salt; mix well.
  • Divide the dough into lemon sized balls. 
  • Make this stuffing into smaller balls than the paratha dough balls to accommodate the stuffing properly.
  • Spread the paratha dough slightly to stuff the balls.
  • Keep the potato balls inside the spread-ed dough.
  • Gather the edges of the parathas together, press and seal the edges.
  • Dust the surface with atta and roll the parathas into thin parathas without stuffing poping out from the parathas.
  • Heat the pan and add 3-4 drops of oil; place the parathas and allow to cook on both the sides by flipping and cook the both sides till the air pockets colour turns in to dark golden to light brown colour.
  • Remove the paratha from pan and serve hot.
  • Note: You can add very finely chopped onions also in this parathas. Some times i prepare that way too.
  • Serve hot with Subzi/Curry/ Raita or Pickle.