Aloo Paratha (Indian Potato-Stuffed Flatbreads)

Aloo Paratha (Indian Potato-Stuffed Flatbreads) created by skat5762

This Indian-styled stovetop bread is a wonderful addition to any meal. However, it has been my humble experience that it goes fantastically with Chef Dave's Roasted Eggplant Soup!

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  • Boil potatoes in salted water to cover, until tender.
  • While potatoes cook, mix the flours, cumin, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil, then water.
  • Mix until this becomes a defined (albeit sticky) ball of dough.
  • Remove and knead until smooth, adding flour or water as necessary.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and set aside while preparing potatoes.
  • When potatoes are finished (tender), remove, drain and mash them with cayenne, salt, pepper, citrus juice, olives and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12-inch long snake and cut into 12 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into about 4-inch round.
  • Spoon 1-2 tablespoon of potato mixture into round, then fold over edges to enclose completely.
  • Pinch dough closed and press down to distribute filling evenly.
  • Heat a large cast iron pan over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to skillet, then pour out (you just want a thin film of oil on pan).
  • Cook each bread for about 3 minutes per side, until brown spots appear.
  • Repeat until all are done.
  • Serve hot or room temperature.
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  1. Chef931477
    Absolutely delicious! I added some onion to the recipe and used hot chilli powder instead of cayenne (which I didn't have) and they were really lovely. I served the paratha with an aubergine and spinach curry and the flavours went extremely well together. A great recipe!
  2. Chef931477
    Absolutely delicious! I added some onion to the recipe and used hot chilli powder instead of cayenne (which I didn't have) and they were really lovely. I served the paratha with an aubergine and spinach curry and the flavours went extremely well together. A great recipe!
  3. machineangel
    I've made this once so far, and it turned out okay, though all errors were my own - I put too much potato in the bread, and as a result they didn't fry well. If I want to overstuff them again I may try boiling or baking. That aside, they were really delicious - I omitted the cumin, cayenne, juice and olives, because I didn't have any, but the potatoes with pepper inside the bread was delicious without. I'll definitely make this recipe again, and follow the instructions more closely next time.
  4. littleturtle
    Sorry to say: edible, but we didn't enjoy this much. DH thought I put too much pepper in (1/4 tsp cayenne in a half batch and just a sprinkling of black pepper), but he didn't think it had much flavor otherwise. I seasoned to my taste so the spice was right for me but there was just something about the combination of flavors that didn't work for me, but I couldn't put my finger on exactly what, aside from the lemon flavor being a little too dominate. I did make exactly as directed (used 1/2 tsp salt and 3 olives). There's also a small problem with the directions: I rolled out to slightly over 4-inches and still couldn't fit more than about 1 1/2 teaspoons filling inside, much less 2 tablespoons.
  5. CobraLimes
    It's recipes like this that make 'zaar so worthwhile. s'kat, the instructions were perfect and the results divine. This transformed my sometimes mundane kitchen into a path through India. I only made 8 huge parathas and omitted the olives (not my favorite thing). The toasty, chewy, soft, flavorful breads were the perfect comfort food. I will be eating them (again!) later along with your suggestion to accompany Dave's Roasted Eggplant Soup. Thanks so much.
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