Nepalese Cuisine | Recipes

Aloo Paratha: Potato-stuffed Indian Flatbread

January 17, 2016
Aloo Paratha: Potato-stuffed Indian Flatbread - Bits of Bri

I have never eaten paratha before.  Well, until last week that is.  I’ve often seen it in the frozen section in the local Bhatbhateni store but never thought to give it a try.  Then one sunny day at work for lunch we were served fresh, handmade potato parathas.  Then I searched and searched and couldn’t find the recipe until I looked in my little Nepalese cookbook.  Lo and behold… alu/aloo paratha!

Paratha is originally from India but is eaten here in Nepal as well.  You can have plain paratha, or have it stuffed with ingredients like potatoes, onions, and more.  After having hot ‘n fresh paratha straight from the griddle, the frozen pre-made ones don’t really do them justice.  So try this handmade, easy recipe for cooking (potato) paratha below!

Ingredients: What you’ll need

Serves 2-3 | Preparation time 20-25 minutes | Cooking time 10-15 minutes

  • Boiled potatoes               200 grams
  • Chopped onions              3 tbsp
  • Green coriander              2 tbsp
  • Butter                                 1 tbsp
  • Ginger/garlic paste         1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder                 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder             as required
  • Wheat flour (ata)            as required
  • Garam masala                  to taste
  • Salt                                      to taste

That’s it! Now let’s see what we need to do in order to cook this delicious potato flatbread.

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Directions: What to do

Follow these ten easy steps in order to make a hearty potato-stuffed tasty flatbread.

  1. Peel the boiled potatoes and grate them into a large bowl
  2. Mix the grated potatoes with the above ingredients in one container (chopped onion, coriander leaves, ginger/garlic paste, cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala, salt)
  3. Now you’ll need to make your dough with the wheat flour (wheat flour + water)
  4. Roll out your kneaded dough in a circle on a flour-dusted board (preferably wood/bamboo)
  5. Place above mixture into the center of the rolled out dough
  6. Bring all the edges together in the middle
  7. Roll out the dough evenly into a circular disc once more
  8. Add butter to medium-heated pan and place round aloo paratha
  9. Cook on both sides, flipping often
  10. Bon appétit!

Wrapping it up for aloo paratha

Hope you enjoyed this yummy recipe.  Feel free to send your photos or let me know how the recipe turned out in the comment section below!  I have not tried onion paratha yet, but I bet it’s just as good.  Perhaps next time I’ll make a mixture of both? 😉 If you have any other recipes similar to this one, send it my way! I’d love to hear similar recipes to paratha as it’s so good, simple to make, and fulfilling!

Speaking of all this food makes my tummy rumble! Tonight on Bri’s dinner plate will be a mixture of grilled paneer, cabbage, and cauliflower with turmeric powder, veggie masala, and cream, with a little bit of salt and paprika to taste!

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