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by dassana amit updated March 19, 2014

Aloo Paratha Recipe, How to make Aloo Paratha Recipe, Aloo Paratha

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 – indian flat bread stuffed with spiced potato stuffing.
Recipe type: breakfast
Cuisine: punjabi, indian
Serves: 2-3
  • 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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Sanjana Anjali March 1, 2014 1

easy to understand and prepare


Sarah February 28, 2014 2

looks amazing!

What would you suggest for the dough recipe?? (this is my first time trying something like this)


dassana amit March 2, 2014 3

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.


Sony's kitchen February 11, 2014 4

looking tasty ……. yummy !!


nishanthini February 6, 2014 5

Aloo paratha is very very delicious and yummy……thank u


dassana amit February 7, 2014 6

welcome nishanthini


Narmada Rana February 6, 2014 7

So tasty.


Sidra January 10, 2014 8

Thanks for the reciepe it’s delicious


dassana amit January 10, 2014 9

welcome sidra


ARGFDFG January 2, 2014 10



Bib December 28, 2013 11

simple and delicious. Thanks for the post.


dassana amit December 28, 2013 12

welcome bib


monika December 17, 2013 13

aloo paratha is so easy and taste is so yummyyyyyyy


Saif ahmed November 30, 2013 14

aalu partota was awsom…
Ma frnd likd very much…
Gng 2 try nther reciep


dassana November 30, 2013 15

welcome saif


Avinesh November 17, 2013 16

Thanks for the recipes, I will try this for the first time. Its well presented.
Avi from Fiji.


dassana November 17, 2013 17

welcome avi


chaitra November 16, 2013 18

where have u used onions, no where u have mentioned about adding onions….


dassana November 17, 2013 19

in the recipe posted, i have not used onions. i have mentioned onions if the recipe details, if someone prefers to add it.


Naren November 15, 2013 20

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.


dassana November 17, 2013 21

if the onions are chopped finely, the parathas do not break. some times i do make aloo paratha with onions, and i have never had this issue.


Sumi October 26, 2013 22

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!! :)


dassana October 27, 2013 23

thanks sumi for sharing your version of making aloo paratha.


Ronak October 15, 2013 24

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!!


dassana October 15, 2013 25

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…


saranyadas.s September 24, 2013 26

Hi… Dassana,
I’m from Kerala,
thanks for it.I am going to try it…!


dassana September 24, 2013 27

welcome, saranyadas.s


Mark September 22, 2013 28

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!


dassana September 23, 2013 29

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.


Jovita August 31, 2013 30


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.



dassana August 31, 2013 31

Jovita, you can add the finely chopped onions to the mashed potatoes.


Brindha July 21, 2013 32

I’m new to kitchen…thank you so much…i tried and it came very nice in the very first time…


dassana July 21, 2013 33

thanks brindha. nice to know that paratha came out well in the first try itself.


Manoj June 24, 2013 34

Realy love it


vikram May 23, 2013 35

i love alu paratha.


anusha April 20, 2013 36

i tried this home

it was excellent


dassana April 22, 2013 37

thanks anusha.


s p dahake April 18, 2013 38

Excellent !


madhuri February 23, 2013 39

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.


dassana February 26, 2013 40

thanks madhuri and do try the punjabi recipes.


bhanu January 31, 2013 41

It was very nicely explained, tooooooooo……….. yummy.


dassana January 31, 2013 42

thanks bhanu


pratibha November 30, 2012 43

Site content & presentation is very user friendly…thanks…


dassana December 2, 2012 44

thanks pratibha


angel bhanja November 19, 2012 45

thank u very much… ws nice……thnkxxx a lotssssssss…
keep goin on….


dassana November 29, 2012 46

thanks angel


PRIYANKANA MANDAL August 30, 2012 47

hi ,
Am try these parathar recipe it’s tooooooo good.iam loving it.


hemal ruparel June 22, 2012 48

Hello can you please send me all type of parathar recipe….


dassana June 22, 2012 49

dear hemal

i am afraid i don’t have the luxury of time to send you all the paratha recipes but there are some paratha recipes already posted on my blog on this link:

also in the future i will be posting more paratha recipes. so in case you are interested than you subscribe to get the recipes of not only parathas but other indian/world recipes as well in your email. here is the subscription link:


sankalp June 9, 2012 50

i am loving it


payal June 3, 2012 51

can u post the receipe of pyaaz paratha. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


dassana June 3, 2012 52

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 :-)


sonam May 28, 2012 53

its tooooooooooooo gud


Ankita pati May 16, 2012 54

way of presentation is really nice.thanks


dassana May 16, 2012 55

thanks ankita……


Aakash May 2, 2012 56

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


dassana May 2, 2012 57

yeah…. do try the aloo paratha at home.


shalini April 10, 2012 58

my husband liked it very much (even he dislikes aloo..)
……….thnks fo the yummmmyyyy receipe.


dassana April 10, 2012 59

thanks shalini for making the aloo paratha and taking the time to comment on the post. nice to know your hubby liked the parathas.


mary March 24, 2012 60

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?


dassana March 24, 2012 61

a frying pan will work mary.

for the roti to be soft, the dough should be soft and pliable.


Neethu March 15, 2012 62

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 :)


dassana March 17, 2012 63

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.


Moumita Sinha mukherjee February 19, 2012 64

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


dassana February 19, 2012 65

thanks moumita. you can subscribe to my site and receive recipes in your inbox. to do so click on the link below:


Akriti Rana February 16, 2012 66

How you show each step in pictures really makes it easier. Loved the paratha! Thanks.


Bithika Majumder January 19, 2012 67

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 January 20, 2012 68

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.


alfia January 8, 2012 69

I follow de recipe n made de paratha it ws ausum n tasty everyone like it thanks fr a lovely recipe


ankita December 18, 2011 70

way of presentation is just awesome…….


ankita December 18, 2011 71

way of presentation is great….!!!!!beginers will love to make it…


dassana December 25, 2011 72

thanks ankita


Chirag December 18, 2011 73

Its very nice and easy method to cook step by step


madhavi December 6, 2011 74

d way of step by step nd pics makes it easy 2 try nd evn confident 2 try at hme….


pragati November 28, 2011 75

vry nice nd easy recepie!
my daughter loved it vry much!
photo presentation is really awesome!


shynashaj November 22, 2011 76

hi dassana……………
ur porotta very yummeeeeeeeeeee n thank u so much for posting this type receipes…


SHAYNA October 28, 2011 77

m lovin it:)


CHANDINI October 20, 2011 78



Jasi twelvf August 19, 2011 79

i tried it and my husband liked it vry much….thnx a loooot fo such yummy recipe


dassana August 20, 2011 80

u r welcome jasi…


dharmendra nuthalapati June 8, 2011 81

pararatha recipe is excellent and they are very tasty. thanx a lot.


dassana June 10, 2011 82

welcome dharmendra…


sangeeta April 7, 2011 83



dassana April 7, 2011 84

thank you sangeeta….. its good to know that you and everyone enjoyed the recipe…


Ritu March 25, 2011 85

the way explaining the recipee is really very nice…


Shankari November 19, 2010 86

Looks really delicious ! I’m going to try it.


nubla January 17, 2012 87

good way of presentation.. very motivating!!!!!!!!


dassana January 18, 2012 88

thanks nubla


ALEKHYA November 7, 2012 89

i just love this/ still now i d’t eat this tye of aloo paratha
thank u so much for this recipe in step by step procedure.


dassana November 7, 2012 90

thanks alekhya.


juhi hasheen March 29, 2014 91

Iam going to try this today.