Aloo Paratha with garlic-tomato dip

Aloo paratha, an Indian bread stuffed with spicy potato, is a hearty meal that can be packed for children’s lunch box. Besides we can serve hot aloo paratha for breakfast or dinner along with pungent garlic-tomato dip (instead of pickle) & refreshing onion raita.


The recipes for both aloo paratha & garlic-tomato dip is as below:

Yields : 8 parathas

Potato Filling:


  1. Potatoes (small/ medium size) – 5 Nos.
  2. Onion – 2 Nos. (finely minced)
  3. Coriander leaves – a handful (finely chopped)
  4. Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  7. Salt – 1 tsp
  8. Any neutral oil – 1 tsp


Cooking Method :

  • Steam potatoes or pressure cook them (simmer for 7 min when it reaches high pressure) & keep aside.
  • Mince onions finely using food processor & keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil in medium flame and add cumin seeds.
  • When cumins are roasted add minced onions and saute till they become translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder & red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, boiled potatoes and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients together in low flame until they gather into a soft dough (approx. 5 min) and remove from heat.

Please Note:

    • You can click on the images above (esp. the last one for an enlarged view) to check the consistency of fillings, if both the dough & filling are of same consistency, it would be easy to roll out perfectly shaped paratha.
    • If the cooked potatoes have become soggy, we may sprinkle little wheat flour to absorb the moisture.
    • Nicely roasted cumin seeds make aloo paratha more flavorful; they also aid in digestion and prevent bloating or flatulence after taking potatoes.

Dough making: Mix flour & salt and add water gradually to knead into a soft dough as per the measurement below (if you are using food processor for kneading, you may have to reduce a tbsp of water) :

    1. Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
    2. Water – ½ cup
    3. Salt – ¼ tsp

Rolling into paratha: First we need to stuff spicy potato into the dough as shown below and roll into a thin paratha. Heat a griddle and cook both the sides in medium flame. Serve hot aloo paratha after applying little ghee (or butter) on both the sides.


I am comfortable to roll out the dough with equal size of filling, if you want you can try with larger filling.

Garlic-tomato Dip

Garlic-tomato dip is the best alternate for any pickle and it tastes great with roti, puri or paratha with various fillings. Now lets look into the recipe for this delicious red chutney.


  1. Ripe tomatoes – 4 Nos.
  2. Garlic pods – 10 Nos.
  3. Red chillies – 10 Nos.
  4. Salt – ¾ tsp
  5. Sesame oil (nallennai) – 2 tbsp
  6. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  7. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

IMG_6888Cooking Method:

    • Grind red chillies & garlic pods into a powder.
    • Add roughly chopped tomatoes & salt and grind into a fine paste without adding water.
    • Heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds & curry leaves.
    • Add ground tomato mixture and saute in medium flame until oil oozes out.
    • Serve with hot roti, puri or paratha.

84 Comments Add yours

  1. Luvd the garlic dip to go with the yumm parathas 👌

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Vidhya !

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  2. Tiff says:

    This sounds so yummy! I will have to make this myself sometime 😊😋

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  3. Nice recipe
    But i love the garlic tomato dip 👌 ill try it
    Thanks for sharing

      1. You’re welcome 😊

  4. I’ve nothing to say about it. I’m just mouth watering.❤❤❤

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

      1. My Pleasure #Megala. You cook very delicious recipes. 😃😃

  5. Aruna says:

    Who can resist Aloo Paratha?

  6. Sandhya says:

    Megala, Those aloo parathas are making me drool! Yummy!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Sandhya! 🙂

  7. PS says:

    It’s a heaven.. This combination is killer. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

      1. PS says:

        You are most welcome Dear!!!

  8. shalini says:

    Yummy, I like the garlic tomato dip… Even aloo paratha looks fab. I think I used to make the mistake of just chopping the onions coarsely. Also do the boiled potatoes have to be mashed before adding to the sautéed onions??

    1. Megala says:

      If you add boiled potatoes that are hot & soft, you can very well mash them with the back of a ladle even while sauteing, please let me know how it turned out for you. Many thanks for stopping by !

      1. shalini says:

        Romba romba thanks in my limited tamil. Yours looks delicious. I cook during winters. Next weekend with mom, will try it

  9. Shayra says:

    It’s look yummy😊

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks !

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