Shital's-Kitchen: Purple Aloo Paratha

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Purple Aloo Paratha

Purple potatoes are so attractive that every time I see them at the farmer's market, I just buy them :) Snehanshu loves to make purple potato chips. They turn blue in color and are deliciously crisp.

Recently someone just enlightened me on the benefits of consuming purple potatoes. Truely speaking, I had no idea about it. But, here is the link to Health benefits of Purple Potatoes. So if you haven't tried purple potatoes yet, check out all the recipes I have, and I am sure you will be tempted to cook something soon.

Tonight was an easy and quick dinner. Something that I make often. Aloo Paratha: flatbread stuffed with spiced potatoes served with yogurt and onions. Check out my Aloo Paratha Recipe by clicking on this link: Instead of using regular potatoes, I used purple potatoes to add some color :)

This recipe will make 10-12 medium parathas

Boil 4 large purple potatoes. Peel and mash them. Add salt to taste, lime juice, ginger and green chilli paste, 1 tbsp. cumin seeds and handful of chopped cilantro. Mix well.

Click here for the step by step recipe to make Paratha Dough: 

To make the dough:
3 cups of wheat flour can make 10-12 parathas. Take flour in a wide mixing bowl.
Add 3 tsps. of salt and 3 tbsps. of oil.
Add 1/2 cup water and start mixing the flour quickly.
Add another 1/2 cup and continue till the dough binds. 
Around 1 1/2 cup of water is needed to form a soft malleable dough. At first the dough may look and feel sticky. That's okay!
Add few drops or 1/8 tsp. of oil and knead the dough well.
The dough turns non-sticky and soft. Cover and let the dough rest for at least 10 minutes before rolling it into a paratha.
Divide the dough and potato stuffing into 10-12 equal parts.
Dip each dough ball into dry flour and roll it to 6 inch diameter circle.
 Add an ice-cream scoop full of potato filling.
 Gather the sides to form a pull string bag.
 Press the dough and filling to flatten it.
 Dip in dry flour again and start rolling it lightly.
 Roll it gently to form 8-9 inch diameter circle.

 Gently put the paratha on hot griddle.
 Flip in a minute and brush some oil or ghee on it.
 Flip and fry for a minute, and brush some oil or ghee on the second side too.
Fry on both sides and serve hot.

Parathas served with chilled plain yogurt and a dollop of butter.



  1. Awesome blog, Shital..It's really remarkable how big your recipe collection is and thank you for the step by step pictures. I'm in awe of your talent.


    1. Thanks a lot Archana for your comment. I will try my best to give creative and interesting recipe :)

      Thanks again!!

  2. Mom and you make it look and sound so easy. I have seen you guys do it all my life however when I try to roll the paratha the potato oozes out of the dough and sticks to the rolling pin :( also at the end the paratha has the dough concentration on the center and sides have the potato. what am i doing wrong??

    1. haha :) make your dough soft. A pliable dough will not break when rolling it. Also mash potatoes well. Use a pav bhaji masher or grater to grate it. Chunks of potato can make the paratha break.

      Try it again..I am sure you will do a great job!

  3. Delicious parathas with butter yuumy...I really like it. Thanks


  4. Excellent round up of all the delicious recipes. Wonderfully prepared.
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  5. Oh yes I need to try this recipe! Looks delish!
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