The Art of Making A Crispy Delight Aloo Paratha


Aloo Paratha, a beloved Indian dish, is a delightful combination of crispy, buttery flatbread and spiced mashed potatoes. Prepared on a flat pan known as a tava, this culinary masterpiece can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a satisfying meal. In this detailed guide, we’ll explore the art of making Aloo Paratha from scratch, step by step, ensuring that every bite is a perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Ingredients for Aloo Paratha

To embark on this culinary journey, gather the following ingredients:

  • 370 g atta flour
  • 300 ml warm water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 600 g cooked potatoes, lightly mashed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green finger chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. each turmeric, garlic powder, and chilli flakes
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander
  • 8 tbsp. butter or oil

Making the Paratha Dough

Step 1: Mixing the Dough

  1. Place atta flour, salt, and water in a mixer, combining them on a low setting until a soft, non-sticky dough forms.
  2. Set the mixer to medium and knead for five minutes.
  3. Allow the dough to rest for at least 20 minutes, making it easier to roll out.

Preparing the Potato Filling

Step 2: Creating the Filling

  1. In a bowl, combine mashed potatoes, finely chopped onion, green chilli, turmeric, garlic powder, chilli flakes, black pepper, salt, and chopped coriander.
  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly using your hands and divide the filling into 8 balls.

Rolling and Stuffing the Paratha

Step 3: Shaping the Dough

  1. Divide the rested dough into 8 balls and cover them with a wet tea towel to prevent drying.

Step 4: Rolling and Stuffing

  1. Lightly dust the counter with flour.
  2. Roll out one ball of dough into a 15cm disc.
  3. Spread a teaspoon of butter or oil over the disc and place a potato filling ball on top.
  4. Gather the edges of the dough to fully cover the filling, twisting to seal it closed.

Step 5: Rolling Out

  1. Place the stuffed dough sealed side down on the counter.
  2. Pat it out gently with fingers, preventing filling escape.
  3. Roll out the dough to about 25cm using a rolling pin, ensuring specks of filling are visible.

Cooking the Aloo Paratha

Step 6: Pan Preparation

  1. Heat a pan to medium (a crepe pan can be a great alternative to a tava).
  2. Gently dust excess flour off the paratha and place it on the pan for 20-30 seconds.

Step 7: Initial Cooking

  1. Flip the paratha and spread a teaspoon of butter or oil.
  2. After 30 seconds, flip it again, buttering the other side.

Step 8: Final Cooking

  1. Allow the paratha to cook until small brown spots appear.
  2. Flip it for the final time, press gently with a spatula, and wait for brown spots to crisp up.

Step 9: Serving

Serve the Aloo Paratha immediately while it’s crisp and buttery, accompanied by refreshing raita and spicy chilli pickle.


Making Aloo Paratha is not just a culinary process; it’s an art form that combines skill and creativity. With these detailed steps, you can create a crispy, flavorful delight that will transport your taste buds to the streets of India. Enjoy the magic of Aloo Paratha and savor each moment as you master the art of its creation.


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