Aloo (potato) - Mint Paratha

Apr 2, 2012
Parathas are wheat-flour based flat bread, made usually either plain with ghee (clarified butter) or with stuffing of your choice (both veggies or meat). When I was little, I watched my grandmother make these parathas for afternoon snack and always still today I admire her rolling pins skills to make them perfectly round. Only If I had possessed some of her rolling skills, I would have made them every now and then.. my previous attempts have gotten me barely circle looking shapes which is why I stay far far away from rolling pins...Today, during my phone call with my mom, she happened to mentioned about my grandmother's famous aloo-parathas they had for snack,  I remembered the smell and taste of it and immediately had cravings for some..thats when I told myself, maybe it was time to bring those rolling pins back..

This great website was very helpful, they provide directions that are easy to follow..I used it as a guide for my dough, rolling the parathas but I made my own filling.

3-4 medium size potato, boiled mashed
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste

Mix everything together in a bowl and you are ready to start stuffing into your dough.

Was I proud of myself or what? My grandmother would be too :)
I was pretty impressed with the results, both appearance and taste wise. Normally, cilantro is used in stuffing with potatoes but using mint was a pleasant surprise. Also, since I did not add too many spices, I enjoyed the taste of potato with subtle mint flavor. And most important of all, rolling pins is not that scary after all, I just need little bit more patience & more practice...

and I am sending this recipe over to Cooking With Wholefoods where the chosen ingredient is whole wheat flour. For other delicious recipes from fellow bloggers, click here:

and Kirans blog for further information on this event.


  1. Thanks for sending this very flavorful paratha to my event. Please add the link to Kiran's page also.. Looking for more yummy recipes!!

    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

    1. Thanks Sowmya for your kind words.