Monday, 29 April 2013

Laccha Aloo Parata

I was watching Master Chef India a few weeks ago and saw this recipe. Its a Lacha Parata, but the awesome thing is it is stuffed with Potatoes. The layers are created by making tiny balls, then layering them at angles to each other, rerolling them, stuffing them and then rolling to a parata.

It is a few steps, but tasted awesome. So it was worth all the time spent on it.


Wheat Flour 3.5 cups
Ghee 2 tsp
Water and salt as required

Potato 3 big
Coriander seeds 2 tsp crushed
Cumin 1 tsp crushed
Kashmiri Chilli Powder 2 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp
Green chilli finely chopped 1
Ginger finely chopped 1inch
Coriander leaves finely chopped

Method of Preparation


1. Boil potatoes and peal. Mash them without any lumps. Add to a bowl.

2. Crush the coriander seed and cumin seeds. Add to bowl.

3. Add Kashmiri Chilli Powder (or use less of regular), turmeric, hing and salt to the bowl.

4. Finely chop ginger, green chilli and coriander leaves. Add to the bowl.

5. Mix everything together. Split into 9-10 balls.


1. Add flour to a bowl.

2. Add some ghee to it and rub the flour and ghee together.

3. Now add some salt and then make a dough with enough water like you would make Chapatti dough.

4. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

Making Parathas

1. Pinch small balls from the dough. I pinched 2 balls, each a little smaller than the size of my chapatti balls. Then split each into 3. So you have 6 small balls in total.

2. Roll each into an oval shape. Just a little roll.

3. Take 3 of them. Apply ghee on one. Place the second one at 90 degrees.

4. Apply ghee to that and place the third one in the same angle as the first.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other three balls.

6. Roll the trio into a cirlce/square.

7. Place a ball of potato stuffing on one. Cover with the other. Now we are in a stage like a regular parata.

8. Roll into a nice big circle.

9. Cook on a pan applying ghee on both sides while cooking.

10. Make rest of the paratas starting from step 1. 


  1. I don't need any side dish for it..super yumm :)

  2. Omg, irresistible and pretty droolworthy laacha aloo paratha.

  3. i'm making these tonight! you know what, I never ever made aloo paratha and have been craving since I saw that Bend it Like Bekham ( how many years ago was that!)

    1. Do let me know Jehanne.. you will love it!!