Monday, August 2, 2010

Potato and Cheese Parathas (Stuffed Indian flatbreads)

This is my mom's recipe for making aloo(potato )and cheese parathas.Grew up eating them for breakfast and now love making them for my kids.As much as you may be tempted to add more masalas(spices) try to keep it limited to the ingredients listed below  for a very authentic flavor. 

For the dough:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2  tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup water (approximately)

For the stuffing :
2 large Ruset potatoes (baked or boiled  and mashed)
2 Swiss cream cheese wedges(like Laughing Cow) or( Amul cheese like my mom used to use)
1 tsp Chaat masala(like MDH)
1/4 th cup chopped cilantro or parsley
1/2 tsp garlic pwdr
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper pwdr
5-6 mint leaves chopped
1 green chili (deseeded and finely chopped )
1 tbsp lemon juice

In a bowl mix together all the stuffing ingredients and keep aside.

To make the dough ,add salt and olive oil to the wheat flour and mix it well. Slowly add water ,a quarter cup at a time and keep kneading the dough till it comes together in one big round lump.Add more water if too dry and sprinkle more flour if too sticky .when it's finally kneaded well ,it should form a big lump and come off easily from the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl and not stick to your fingers .Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and knead  it well and keep aside.You can alternating knead the dough in a food processor.

Take a tennis ball size  of dough and roll it out in a circle.Place a dollop of the mashed potato and cheese stuffing  on one end of the circle as shown in the pic .Roll up the dough towards you to form a roll.Lift it up carefully and tuck the two open ends one on top and another below and shape into a pattie as show above.Sprinkle flour on the rolling board and gently roll out the paratha in to a circle again.Patch up any open sides gently.

Note : There are many ways of stuffing a flatbread but I find my mom's the easiest .

Heat oil in a skillet or tawa .Sprinkle olive oil and when the skillet is hot Gently place the paratha on it and cook on a low-medium flame til it is brown on both sides Around 2 mins each side flipping it over and brushing it with oil during the porcess.Serve hot with yogurt ,butter and pickles.


  1. Hi Ragini, first time here on your blog. Welcome to the blog world and you have a wonderful collection of recipes. I am loving this aloo-cheese paratha. I have done aloo and cheese separately, but never mixed them :)

  2. Thanks Priya,let me know if u make them :)

  3. First time here. You have a lovely space with yummy recipes. Never tried this paratha. Sounds yummy with cheese.

  4. yummy and healthy visit my blog..if u find some spare time

  5. Lovely parathas. Nice to be here. best wishes.

  6. Vasavi,Chaitrali ,Sangeeta.. thanks girls :)

  7. ragini first time here.. the stuffed parathas look so delicious cheese and potato really good combination

  8. hi ragini ,
    first time to ur blog ...u got a lovely collection of recipes ...those potato cheese paratha looks simply delicious ...very nice ,creamy n tempting combination ...must try it soon ..happy blogging dear
    if u get time do visit my blog


  9. Hi Ragini,
    Tnx 4 stopping by simply delicious...
    Parathas luk very delicious!my all time fav ...lovely blog u hav here!!!

  10. Hi Ragini,
    Stuffed paratha looks wonderful. The step by step procedure gives clear description of the recipe and preparation.
    Would def want to try this..
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments..Glad to visit ur blog :)

  11. Prani,Satya,Sangi,Indira,Dipika ..thanks girls :)

  12. That was a lovely one dear.... i always love stuffed potato... that too with cheese...mmmm yummy yummyyy....

  13. Potato n cheese Wow!! sounds n looks super good Ragini..Mom's recipes are always the best!!


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