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Aloo paratha

When I was young and living in Nepal, my mum used to make aloo paratha from time to time. Yesterday for some reason that is what I felt like having and wanted to surprise hubby as well with some nice food so this was my first attempt at making the delicious aloo paratha.


  • 1 cup wheat flour (Makes 6 parathas)
  • 1/2 cup water (Use more as needed)
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3 teaspoons of ghee


  • In a container, mix flour, pinch of salt and water and knead to make dough. The dough is done when it is smooth and doesn’t stick on your hand.

Aloo paratha (1)

  • Set the dough aside and cover it, which will help to make a soft roti.
  • Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker until it is cooked.
  • Once cooked, drain the water and let the potatoes cool down.
  • Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and mash them.
  • Add green chilies, chopped fresh coriander, cumin seeds, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt to the mashed potatoes. Mix well like the way you knead dough.

Aloo paratha (2)

  • Divide the potatoes into 6 equal parts and make six balls out of them.
  • Divide the dough also into 6 equal parts and make six balls out of them too.

Aloo paratha (12)

  • Take a dough ball and roll using a rolling pin it to make a circle of around 3 inch wide. Use dry flour under the dough while rolling if the dough starts sticking to the rolling pan.

Aloo paratha (5)

  • Now add the potato ball in the middle of this dough circle and pull the edges to wrap the potatoes.

Aloo paratha (3) Aloo paratha (4)

  • Repeat the process for all balls.

Aloo paratha (6)

  • Take these wrapped potatoes balls and roll it lightly to make a roti around 6 inches in width. As there is potatoes filling, do not press too hard and use dry flour if potatoes or dough started sticking to the rolling pan.

Aloo paratha (7)

  • Heat a non-stick pan and make sure it is hot and dry.
  • Put the rolled paratha on the pan and cook for a minute or until it is lightly brown on one side.

Aloo paratha (8)

  • Once it is brown on one side, flip the paratha to another side and cook it until brown too.
  • Once the partha is cooked, add ½ teaspoon of ghee and press the paratha with a spatula.

Aloo paratha (9)

  • Flip again and press with a spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides.

Aloo paratha (10)

  • Paratha are best served hot and crispy.

Aloo paratha (11)

mushroom curry (7)

Its Friday today, I am looking forward to the weekend.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian


Learn Nepal Bhasa / Newari – Chapter 16

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Nepal Basa

How much does this cost? Thu-ki-ya gu-li?
Do you have………….? Tha-na……….…..du laa?
Do you have it in a different color? Me-gu rangay du laa?
Do you have it in a different size? Me-gu saa-i-jay du laa?
Where can I buy…………? ……….ga-na nyaa-ya-du?
I have to buy………… …………nyaa-ye-maa-ni.
The shop is closed. Pa-sah ma-chaah.
When does it open? Gu-li ba-je-chaa-li-i?
Corn Kah-ni
Cumin seed Jii
Flour Chuu-chuu
Lentils Kenn
Milk Du-ru
Oil Chi-kaa
Pepper Ma-lay
Rice Jaa-ki
Riceflakes Ba-jii
Salt Chi
Soybean Mu-syaa
Spices Ma-sa-laa
Tea Chyaa
Turmeric Ha-luu
Wheat Chhwa
blanket Phangaa
Clothes Laa(as in long)
Gloves Pan-jaa
Lock Taah
Mattress Laa-saa
Mirror Nhay-kaa
Needle Mu-lu
Pillow Ohunga
Quilt Si-lah
Saree Par-si
Scissors Kayy-chi
Shawl Gaa
Shoes Laa-kaa
Socks Mu-jaa
Thread Su-kaa
Trousers Su-ru-waa