The finished result
The finished result

I love Indian food.

So what are Aloo Parathas? First of all, Parathas are an Indian flatbread. Most people know what Naan bread is and while Paratha isn’t Naan it does taste a bit similar to untrained taste – like mine.

Aloo simply means potato. This dish combines a flatbread with a potato stuffing.

Our family is trying to eat more vegetarian meals converting three to four meals a week to non-meat dishes. Fortunately, there are some great food blogs that focus on vegetarian and vegan cooking. One I’m becoming a fan of is Vegan Yum Yum which is where the Aloo Parathas recipe comes from.

Click here for the Aloo Prathas recipe.

The recipe takes four easy steps:

Form several round balls of dough
Form several round balls of dough

1. Make the bread. The only difficult thing here is finding “duram atta” which is an Indian wheat flour. I found a great Indian grocery store in Irving called Namaste Indian Super Mart that carries the flour. I also picked up a prepared Samosa Chutney sauce that we used to dip the Aloo Parathas into, though it is not a necessary part of the dish.

A Potato Filling That is Quick and Easy
A Potato Filling That is Quick and Easy

2. Prepare the filling. There are very few ingredients, basically potatoes and a few spices.

Aloo Parathas Folding Together
Fold the dough over the filling

3. Fold the dough over the filling.

Now it's ready for the pan
Now it's ready for the pan

4. This was the most difficult part of the recipe as it took me a few attempts to get the heat right and pressing the combined bread and filling together into a flatter “pancake” helped make the bread rise while cooking.

The bread will rise as it heats
The bread will rise as it heats

Now it’s your turn. This dish is really quite simple and after you make it you’ll be less fearful of flatbread recipes.