Aloo Methi Paratha

We are always fond of paratha’s as its quite versatile by itself and we dont need much to go with it.. Just a pickle or yogurt shud do… 🙂
I learnt this recipe from my gujarathi aunt over the telephone..My first trial wasnt 100% successful becoz of the variety of the potatoes… But I still managed to make it well somehow… by trying a different method for sealing.
My second attempt at it .. was simply easy peesy.. no struggle..Thanks to the potatoes..this time 🙂


For Dough Preparation:

Whole Wheat Flour2 cups
OIl2 tsp
SaltTo taste
WaterNearly 1 1/4 cup

For Filling:

Potatoes3 Nos boiled & mashed
Methi Leaves1 Bunch washed, dried and finely chopped
Coriander Leaves1/4 cup finely chopped
Green Chillies1 tsp finely chopped
Freshly grated Ginger1 tsp
Garlic1 pod chopped finely (optional)
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder1 tsp
Mango Powder1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds1/2 tsp
ajwain seeds3/4 tsp
SaltTo Taste
Oil1 tsp



For the Dough:

  • Combine all the ingredients & knead them into a soft dough using water. Make balls out of it and keep it aside.

For Filling:

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter add the chopped methi leaves and saute them for 2 minutes. Add Turmeric, green chillies , ginger , salt & coriander powder.Saute for 1 more min.
  • Add the potatoes and saute for 1 more min. Turn of the gas and now add the chopped coriander leaves ,amchur powder & ajwain seeds to the potato methi mixture.
  • Combine all of them nicely and make small balls of the filling mixture.

For the Aloo Methi Paratha

  • Roll out one portion of the dough into a small circle using the whole wheat flour for dusting. Place one ball of the aloo methi filling mixture in the centre of the circle. Seal tightly by bring sides together so that the mixture doesnt come out.

    Flatten these balls again and roll like any other paratha.

  • Cook on a tava, using oil/ghee until both the sides are golden brown.
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the dough portions.
  • Serve hot with Yogurt or Mixed Pickle.

Kitchen Notes:
If the potatoes becomes sticky during preparation , we could dust the potato mash powder over it… and carry on with the preparation.. I got this tip from my aunt, when I told her about my unsuccessful attempt.
Incase fresh methi leaves are not available use kasthuri methi .

Sending this Aloo Methi Delight to the Weekend Herb Blogging # 204, hosted this week by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook. The event started by Kalyn, is now in the nurturing hands of Haalo of Cook (Almost) Anything Atleast Once.


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Comments (37)

  • hey interesting sandya never tried aloo parathas with methi,i always make use methi leaves for methi parathas only. will try this combo soon . even ur coriande paratha is yet to try. somehow it got missed due to non availability of coriander at my fridge

  • Aloo and methi is a lovely combination and that too stuffed in parathas… really delicious.

  • Looks yummy..I also make but I never cook potato..will try cooked one..

  • Nice combo sandhya…looks really tasty …

  • Nice tip, Sandhya…much required :)…Delicious parathas!

  • looks delicious!

  • Mmm.yummy paratha and pictures..!

  • Just love stuffed parathas, aloo and methi together works out always wonder..such a delicious and healthy paratha Sandhya..

  • Wonderful recipe.Came out so perfect.Can i use kasoori methi leaves?

  • Even my first attempt was failure .Struggled to roll..Later it became easy.Ur paratha looks simply superb..Never tried this combo..will surely give a try and let u know 🙂

  • Big yum! Happiness is warm and fragrant Indian bread straight off the tava.

    Thanks, Sandy, for this lovely WHB recipe!

  • Nice clicks and paratha looks perfect.

  • I use any herb just to add zest to these parathas.Neat yummy parathas and just good for a light meal too.

  • Lovely combiantion!! Paratha looks perfect and delicious…Nicely presented..Thanks for sharing.

  • I used to make Aloo paratha or Methi paratha. But the combo of both aloo and methi sounds interesting, very nice Sandhya:)

  • THANK you Gals…
    These herbs just make me fall for it..
    @ srilekha.. Yes you could use Kasthuri Methi alternatively.. I have used them for methi thepla preparations too…

  • Yummmmm….don't i love this breakfast. I make them every sunday.Great click! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  • Looks wonderful Sandhya… I make Methi paratha, never mixed with Aloo…

  • I always love the aloo and methi combo! Your parathas are very perfect and healthy also! I would love to have it with curd

  • looks absolutely delicious. Yum!!

    Thanks for the visit!! You have a lovely space 🙂

  • you have a nice can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  • Methi and Aloo together, nice combo!
    Congrats as your recipe is in top ten 🙂

  • Hi Sandhya, thanks for visiting my blog.
    Paratha looks so tempting and yummy. Aloo and methi, yummy combo. Looks delicious.

  • Lovely parathas and fab click! I am game for it anytime..! BTW, Sandhya I guess you have a special love for methi 🙂

  • haha..I just now cleaned methi and was planning to prepare this for dinner,saw ur post…yummy parathas dear..

  • Hi Sandhya
    Thanks for visiting my Kids food art blog & putting in ur comments.

    U have a wonderful blog !!! I jus love ur Swirly Choco walnut cake recipe .
    Will surely give a try to the homemade Paos. Good work keep it up .

  • Never tried this combo! Gr8 idea!

  • Wow….that's an yummy paratha…i make aloo one's will try adding methi next time….i must say they are really perfect in shape…

  • delicious..parathas , an all time favourite..

  • Thanks all.. again… Yeah Rohini.. My H loves Methi.. in his food… just the best way to impress your partners ..isnt it??
    @Prathibha.. wot a coincedence… Hope u had a lovely dinner
    @Kanchan.. Thanks gal:)
    @ Sowmya ,Uma , Smitha ,Varamathi , Preethi,Nandini : Thank you dropping by..hope to see you all often.

    @Rakhi , Home cooked oriya food, Jeyashri :Try em n let me know 🙂

    Happy Blogging until then…

  • Perfect combo, love both methi aur aloo…nice paratha, dear.

  • Nice perfect parathas Sandhya…love the combo of aloo and methi 🙂

  • That's a nice combo. Nice paratha.

  • Lovely click….perfect paathas.

    You have a wonderful blog!!!!

    Do visit mine when u find time..

  • I looooove paratha, Sandhya! Great recipe and gorgeous pictures! Thank you so much for following me! I really appreciate your support! 😀 x

  • hi…y'day i tried dis allo methi paratha it came out very much perfect..nd its my hubby's favourite also so i'm happy.thanks sandhya……….

  • Thank u eesha for leaving a note!! glad it made ur family happy…
    you have made my day too 🙂
    Keep coming!!


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