Among all the stuffed parathas , Aloo paratha is always my # 1 and it will remain so for the rest of my life for sure !!!
I made several versions of Aloo paratha . Some are flaky , some are crisp , some are spicy . The version I’m sharing today is very simple but tastes so good !!
2 medium sized potatoes , boiled and mashed
2 tbl spoon finely minced onion
2 tea spoon finely chopped green chilies
1/2 tea spoon dry roasted cumin powder
1/4 th tea spoon amchoor powder
3/4 th tea spoon chaat masala
1/2 tea spoon red chili powder
salt to taste
For dough ( makes 3 parathas):
3/4 th cup all purpose flour
1/4 th cup white atta ( wheat flour)
1 tea spoon oil
1/4 -1/3rd cup of room temperature or cold water
pinch of baking powder ( optional )
1/2 tea spoon sugar
A pinch of ajwain
1. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above for filling . Set aside .
2. Make a dough with the ingredients mentioned for the paratha dough . Knead very well . Then cover it with a damp cloth for about half and hour .
3. Make balls from the dough . You will have 3 balls from the dough . Roll them into a small disk . Now put some filling in and seal the ball . Now roll it into paratha .
If you want square paratha , roll the small balls , then fill in with the fillings and Fold the edges like the picture and roll out . I find the second square method perfect . The filling from the paratha come out less while rolling , looks fabulous!!!
By the way , don’t worry when you see , filling is coming out from the paratha while rolling them out . It’s quite okay .
Make sure , you have put enough filling into the paratha .
4. Now fry the parathas without oil first then fry adding 1 tbl spoon ghee pr oil on each side of the paratha . If you want a crispier version fry the parathas using more oil or ghee on medium low flame .
Serve hot !!!!
I agree with you. Aloo Paratha is the best kind of Paratha. 🙂