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Aloo Paratha Recipe is one of the most popular paratha from punjab. Aloo paratha recipe is paratha stuffed with aloo mixture.

The aloo or mixture can be made as per your taste and flavor. The stuffing which I am presenting here is very simple and easy to make. This Aloo Paratha recipe is my mom-in-law’s recipe. Aloo Parathas are a hot item at our place. In Punjab the parathas are made with lots of ghee and then served with dollops of white butter or makhan. White butter can be easily made at home.

One can get end number of parathas like gobi parathamooli parathalachedar parathamethi parathapaneer paratha etc.

I have also shared aloo paratha dhaba style recipe. In another variation, aloo and pyaaz (onions) stuffing is used and the paratha is called aloo pyaaz ka paratha. another combination is to make aloo palak paratha in which the dough is kneaded with mashed potatoes, spinach puree and spices or this aloo gobi paratha.

Lets start Step by Step Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe:

  • Firstly, boil the potatoes or aloo and peel them.

boiled aloos

  • Chop the aloo and add all the spice powders, green chillies, salt.

spices for aloo paratha

  • Mash the aloo with the spice mixtures.

mashed aloos with salt spices

  • Dust the board with wheat flour. Take well kneaded dough made from wheat flour. Take two medium sized balls from the dough and roll these into a circle of about 3 or 3.5 inches.

rolled dough circles for aloo paratha

  • Take a portion of the aloo mixture and spread it on one of the rolled dough.

aloo stuffing for paratha

  • Cover this dough with the second rolled dough.

covering dough for aloo paratha

  • Press the edges of both the rolled dough firmly.

joining edges of two dough circles for aloo paratha

  • Apply some dry flour and roll into a disc of about 8 inches or about the size of a normal roti or chapati.

rolled aloo paratha

  • Alternatively, you could do this technique too. Take a piece of dough. Roll it out in a small circle. Now put the aloo filling in the center of the rolled out dough.

alternative method for aloo paratha

  • Take it in your palm and bring all the edges together as shown in pic below.

alternative method for bringing the paratha edges-together

  • Now by applying pressure with your fingers press the edges down.

alternative method making the dough ball for aloo paratha

  • Apply some wheat flour on this stuffed dough or dust the rolling board with wheat flour. Gently roll the stuffed dough with a rolling pin. Make sure that the parathas do not break. Dust with more flour if required. Roll it into a size of a normal roti or chapati.

alternative method of rolled aloo paratha

  • Now put the rolled aloo paratha on a hot griddle.

aloo paratha on hot griddle

  • Fry the aloo paratha with ghee as you would usually fry the parathas. Be generous in using ghee or oil to fry the parathas. If the paratha is really fried well then it will puff up slightly. Fry the parathas till you see some brown spots. You can also press the paratha edges so that they are fried well. as some time, the paratha edges are not cooked well.

frying the aloo paratha

  • I usually make the aloo paratha, keep it in the roti basket and top the paratha with homemade butter. This way I stack all the aloo parathas in the roti basket.

butter on top of aloo paratha

Aloo Paratha Recipe:  Paratha Recipe in Punjabi Style

Tips for making Aloo Paratha Recipe:

  • To make this dough, I have not used oil or ghee. But to make it more soft, you can add 1 or 2 teaspoon of ghee or oil.
  • The aloo mixture can be made according to your taste and liking. You can also add roasted cumin seeds powder/jeera powder, rock salt, coriander powder. You can experiment and come out with a wonderful recipe.
  • To the aloo, you can also add other boiled and mashed veggies like peas, carrot, french beans, also grated cheese and paneer, to make it more nutritious and you have your mix veg paratha.
  • Always cut the onions, chillies, coriander leaves very finely. Also, the aloo should be mashed very well. There should not be any lumps or small pieces in it. This is so, so that, the parathas do not break while rolling.
  • To get the slight sourness and tanginess in the aloo paratha, I have used amchur (dried mango powder), but you could also use dried pomegranate seeds powder (anardana powder). e.g. in this dhaba style aloo paratha recipe, i have used dry pomegranate seeds instead of dried mango powder and it also tasty very good.

if you are looking for more Aloo Recipes then do check Dry Aloo MatarJeera AlooPunjabi Dum AlooKashmiri Dum Aloo and Aloo Chaat – Navratri Fasting Recipe.

Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe below:

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aloo paratha recipe
aloo paratha - indian flat bread stuffed with spiced potato stuffing.
RECIPE TYPE: breakfast
CUISINE: punjabi, indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 medium potatoes or aloo, boiled and mashed
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped finely
  • ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder or deghi mirch (optional)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp of punjabi garam masala powder or garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp amchur/dry mango powder
  • salt as required
  • ghee as required
  • white butter or yogurt to serve with the parathas
  • a few coriander leaves chopped finely (optional)
  • dough made from whole wheat flour
  • white butter
  1. firstly, boil the potatoes or aloo and peel them.
  2. chop the aloo and add all the spice powders, green chilies, salt.
  3. mash the potatoes with the spice mixtures.
  4. make two medium sized balls from the dough and roll these into a circle of about 3 or 3.5 inches.
  5. take a portion of the aloo mixture and spread it on one of the rolled dough.
  6. cover this dough with the second rolled dough.
  7. press the edges of both the rolled dough firmly.
  8. apply some dry flour and roll into a disc of about 8 inches or about the size of a normal roti or chapati.
  9. (another method is explained in the pictorial step above)
  10. put the rolled aloo parantha on a hot griddle.
  11. fry the aloo paratha with ghee as you would usually fry the parathas.
  12. serve the aloo paratha hot with white butter or curd or mango pickle.

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  1. Meryl says

    Hi Dassana,
    I love all your recipes..I hated cooking but after coming across you become quite a good cook n it has encouraged me a lot.Thanks for your hard work and delicious recipes.God bless :-)

  2. ganga says

    When I open the site in my samsung mobile , it starts downloading one application and i am unable to browse the pages. plz check.
    Also plz let me know whther you have any APP for this site

  3. Robin says

    Hi.. Ur recipes are very wonderful…. And aloo paratha looks very yummy…. Wen i roll d paratha i am trying to fix firmly both d chapatis edges and roll it properly with sum flour but as i put paratha on d tawa the edges become open and it looks in two pieces.. I tried so many timez but most of the time it happens to me… By dis method i just wanted to make a paratha.. Plz help mam..

  4. Apoorv says

    ma’am I want to thank you for sharing the way you put the stuffing in between two puri sized dough. It has helped me a great deal in making thinner paranthas.

  5. Jayanthi says

    Thanks a lot for sharing some of the authentic punjabi recipes… Have made a note of a few… Will try them out soon…
    The presentation of recipes with lovely pictures is enticing… :)

  6. says

    I m from tamil nadu, and I like north Indian recipies. this is my first attempt and it was awesome. could u suggest me some more spicy recipes?

  7. revathiesaiarasan says

    Hai iam from Tamil Nadu. my husband want home made paratha. i realy enjoyed to do this with u r help it was very easy to prepare. pleas tel me one thing in our area amchur powder was not available pleas tel me the optional for amchur

  8. Bat-YAH says

    My hubby and I very much enjoy eating ethnic foods. I’m American born. my hubby was born in Belize, British Honduras, CA. We had purchased a frozen package of aloo paratha, and LOVED it. This of course led me to find a recipe….alas I found your site and I’m so pleased that I did. I need to get just a few of the ingredients ….yes, I do have asifita.
    We’re really excite to try making this and other recipes that you have posted.

    • says

      you can use 2 to 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour. add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 to 2 tsp oil. adding little water in intervals begin to knead the dough. add water as required. the dough should be kneaded till it smooth and soft. you can also use a stand mixer for kneading the dough.

  9. Naren says

    Adding onion is not a good idea. The parathas are breaking. maybe making paste of onion would help if we really want onion in the parathas.

  10. Sumi says

    Hi. The pics are so very tempting! I add some grated garlic and ginger (about a teaspoon), finely chopped green chillies, cumin seeds, a pinch of asofoetida, turmeric and salt and lots of fresh coriander into the stuffing. And don’t forget a dash of lime juice. My folks love them!! :)

  11. Ronak says

    Just tried this recipe this morning and the parathas came out so tasty! It was easy to make and didn’t take much time. This will be made regularly in our house now :)) Thanks!!

    • says

      welcome ronak. if you can make aloo paratha then you can easily master other varieties of parathas also like onion paratha, ajwain paratha, paneer paratha…

  12. Mark says

    Those Aloo Parathas that you have prepared look so unbelievably delicious and appetizing! Even though I have explored and contemplated making these kinds of Indian flat breads for a long time now, I have been reluctant to take the plunge and actually try making them myself. This recipe takes me back to my childhood of growing up in Trinidad in the Caribbean where the population consists of large numbers of descendants of the Indian Diaspora. As a child – before I discovered the wonder of curried meats and vegetables used as fillings for what we called roti – I used to love eating the plain parathas with just a bit of butter spread on them. Watching and capturing the aroma of these pillow soft blankets being cooked on the Indian Tawa was a mouth watering kind of magic for sure! That was like a bit of heaven in my hands all those years ago. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring recipe and presentation Dassana!

    • says

      thanks mark. if you manage to make aloo paratha then you can easily try other paratha recipes also like cauliflower paratha, onion paratha, radish paratha and so on. first technique mentioned in the post is easier for making aloo paratha.

  13. Jovita says


    I know you said the onions are optional, but if one were to use it, at what point should they be added? Your recipe didn’t mention this.


  14. madhuri says

    Hi, read & printed some of your lovely picturesque receipes, loved & looks like Iam going to do this again.Some of the dals & parathans i do prepare, but it will be in your style………Punjabi. Iam from Maharashtra . Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      you know payal, the pyaaz paratha post has been in my mind for almost 2 years now…. i keep on postponing.

      taking the step by step while making parathas is something i keep avoiding. i think i need an assistant now to take photographs :-)

  15. Aakash says

    I will try it today. My mom makes similar parathas but earlier I could not make stuffed parathas somehow.
    I will re try today .

  16. mary says

    I’ve tried making roti’s and they always come out very hard, therefore I’ve had to throw them in the garbage :( I am going to try this receipe tonight and hopefully with the potatoe it will be easier to make.
    PS – A frying pan will work?

  17. Neethu says

    Hi ,

    I have tried aloo paratha in the same way… instead of dry mango powder i used chat powder. :) it turned out well..

    Thank You :)

    • says

      thanks neethu. the aloo paratha will taste good with chaat masala also. thats a good idea if one does not have mango powder as the chaat masala has mango powder and other spices as well.

  18. Moumita Sinha mukherjee says

    The presentation is very nice..
    Definitely I will try it today..
    Pls forward me some more yummy recepies..

  19. Bithika Majumder says

    The recipe for Aloo ka paratha sounds delicious. Shouls be grateful if in future many more recipes are forwarded to me. I am lover of food.

    • dassana says

      thanks bithika. you can subcribe to my email list to get recipes in your email inbox. the subscribtion box is in the second left hand column at the top.

  20. sangeeta says