Aloo paratha/Aloo poori

Puffed Stuffed Pooris

Recipe by Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US

Basic recipe for making aloo parantha and pooris

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 2 cups Flour (Whole wheat)
  • 1 lb Potato
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsps. Ginger, chopped
  • 2 tsps. Spice mix for Chaat
  • 4 tsps. Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup Dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Mustard Oil


  1. Knead flour, adding as much water as necessary, into a soft dough.
  2. You may want to set aside the dough for 20 minutes. This step makes the dough softer.
  3. Boil potato, peel and grate.
  4. Mix together potatoes, cumin seeds, chaat masala, ginger, green chili, coriander leaves, dill, mustard oil, and salt.
  5. Divide it into 8-10 equal portions.
  6. Divide the dough into same number of portions as well and make balls.
  7. Take a ball of dough and make bowl shape by pressing it. Stuff potato mixture in it and cover it up into a stuffed ball by folding it. (Seal the edges completely so that the potato stuffing does not come out)
  8. Flatten these balls, sprinkle a little flour and roll them with a rolling pin to approximately 6-7 inch diameter.
  9. Heat a tava and place the paratha over it, when done on one side turn on the other side and apply oil on both sides. Cook further for a few second untill paratha turn golden on both sides.
  10. Serve hot with yoghurt, Dhania chutney or tomato sauce.
    Note: To make Aloo poori follow the same process as above. Take smaller size balls and roll it into disc shapes. Deep fry


Lata Anand

Lata Anand

Dills are green leaves just like cilentro.In Hindi known as soaa. you can get them from any super can replace the dill with cilentro, if you can't find or don't like the test of dills.



Hi Lata, what is Dill in Hindi or English? I love aloo parathas with raita.


Hello Lata, Many thanks for this recipe. My husband loves aloo parathas, & I am going to give this one a shot.


A very good recipe ,explained very clearly... I should try this soon. Thank u Lata...

romi gupta

I completely agree with you Arti Agarwal,the dish is nice,but sara should think before commenting..

Aarti Aggarwal

This recipe is good and also mentions clearly that potatoes needs to be boiled,peeled and grated.People before placing their comments should read it clearly.


The potatoes should actually be boiled which is not mentioned.

sara pastine

it is very disgusting, i would never recommend it for some one

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