Stuffed parathas

Stuffed parathas

Category: Starter/snack, Snack/side dish | Serves: 8

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 25-35 minutes


For the dough

225g/8oz wholemeal flour

About 150-175ml/5-6fl oz hot water


For the filling

450g/1 lb potatoes

1 tablespoon lemon juice or amchur

1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, crushed

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, roasted

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon green chillies, crushed

2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped
  1. To prepare the dough, place the flour and water in a large dough and mix with a spoon.
  2. Wet your hands and knead the dough on a floured surface for five minutes until smooth. Place the dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel, and leave for 10 minutes. 
  3. Knead the dough again and divide it into 8 balls and cover with a tea towel.
  4. Boil the potatoes unpeeled, then peel and mash them.
  5. While the potatoes are still warm, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  6. Divide the mixture into 8 small round balls, and set aside.
  7. Roll out each ball of dough to a circle about 10cm/4in across. Place a potato ball in the middle and lift the dough edges to form a larger ball. Roll out lightly, making sure that the mixture does not come out at the edges. Repeat with the remaining dough an filling.
  8. Set a dry shallow frying pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, cook each paratha for about 2 minutes on each side until patched with brown. Wrap your cooked parathas in foil to keep them warm as you cook the rest.

Cook's tips

  • Serve with low-fat natural yoghurt, if you wish.

Nutritional information

Stuffed Parathas