Sunday Lunch – Punjabi Style!

Much as I love a traditional English roast dinner, complete with golden, crispy roast potatoes, slices of lamb with mint sauce, and lashings of gravy, there is another Sunday meal that we Punjabi’s tend to try not to miss…

Aloo Parathas!


These are a lightly fried potato filled bread which we eat traditionally with plain set yoghurt and pickle.

There are so many variations, stuffing them with different vegetables like cauliflour (gobi parathas), minced meat (keema parathas) or even paneer (paneer parathas). One favourite of mine is to have a plain one with fried egg! It seems to be a bit if a Kenyan Indian things!

20170423_122300I thought I would share the simple recipe for these delicious treats! Again, as I have said before, it is really hard to give measurements as we Indians like to use andazaa, or approximations! If it looks right and tastes right, that is great… probably the reason why we can never cook for a few people but always have vats of curry on the boil!


You’ll need:

A rolling pin

A tava/frying pan

A fish slice

An insulated container to collect them in.

loose flour

chapatti dough, made from chapatti flour mixed with water to create a firm dough

potato mix – boil potatoes, and drain fully. Mash then mix in salt, pepper, cumin seeds, a little finely chopped onion, a little grated ginger, finely chopped green chilli and chopped fenugreek leaves (methi)

Butter (Butter Fry light spray if you want to be as Slimming World friendly as you can!)


  • Heat tava to a medium heat
  • Take a ball of dough and roll it in your hands.


  • Coat in a little loose flour then create a flat circular patty using your hands.


  • Roll into a circle approximately the size of a side plate
  • Take around a tablespoon of potato mix and place in centre


  • Gently take each side of the dough and gather into a pouch.


  • Flatten and cover with loose flour again.


  • Carefully roll the larger patty out to the size of a dinner plate
  • Slowly pick up and place on the tava


  • Allow the paratha to cook gently until the dough appears to change colour.


  • Using a fish slice carefully turn over to cook on other side.


  • Once browned, turn over again and apply butter to the paratha
  • Turn again and apply butter to other side
  • Allow to sizzle for a few seconds and then place paratha in your insulated container
  • Repeat from second step until you have as many parathas as you need

And Enjoy!



With Butter


With Frylight




78 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aka Cibo the Anti-Pasti Poet
    May 25, 2017 @ 06:52:25

    Yum! Shall say no more. G:)

    Liked by 1 person


  2. bheartstealer
    May 16, 2017 @ 04:13:18

    Great.. mad about punjabi cuisine

    Liked by 1 person


  3. josypheen
    May 15, 2017 @ 10:32:55

    These look amazing (the buttery ones look best!)

    Liked by 2 people


  4. pranabaxom
    May 15, 2017 @ 00:38:29

    I love aloo parathas but hardly eat any now a days for fear of turning into an aloo😅and midriff challenged.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. hotmessmemoir
    May 14, 2017 @ 21:53:32

    Holy moly, you need to teach me how to cook. I also need to learn to like to cook. That looks yummy!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    May 14, 2017 @ 20:47:58

    I love love love chapati! 😊

    Liked by 2 people


  7. Oriana
    May 14, 2017 @ 20:28:25

    This looks really tasty ! I have to try it out someday, thanks for the recipe ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  8. abrightclearweb
    May 14, 2017 @ 19:21:22

    I’ll ask my Dad if he remembers these – he spent his early childhood in India.

    Great photos – you made it really easy to follow.

    Liked by 1 person


  9. cookandenjoyrecipes
    May 14, 2017 @ 16:51:15

    Pinned for later – Thanks

    Liked by 1 person


  10. niicolee00
    May 14, 2017 @ 15:43:55

    This is random but your nails are so pretty! 🙂 My italian family is the same way with our approximations. My dad always tried to get me to learn how to cook from my grandmother before she passed, but she always just threw some salt in here, and some flour there…there was no real method to it, just experience gathered over time!

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    • Ritu
      May 14, 2017 @ 15:54:16

      That’s exactly what it is… practice and experience that makes you realises what the approximations are! And thank you ! I do love my nails! They are Chrome Holographic!!!

      Liked by 1 person


  11. Gary
    May 14, 2017 @ 15:16:40

    You make it look simple Ritu…what’s the catch???? #GaTu

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Erika Kind
    May 14, 2017 @ 14:40:57

    I absolutely love Indian food and what you introduced us here to looks and sounds so good!!

    Liked by 1 person


  13. IreneDesign2011
    May 14, 2017 @ 13:24:14

    This looks very delicious Ritu, thank you for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Thewanderingdarlings
    May 14, 2017 @ 13:08:04

    Looks very tasty!!

    Liked by 1 person


  15. thoughtsfromjasmine
    May 14, 2017 @ 12:22:57

    These look SO GOOD! May have to give them a try!
    Jas xx

    Liked by 1 person


    May 14, 2017 @ 11:40:28

    Interested to hear how the frylight versions work…they look pretty similar. What is your recommendation?

    Liked by 1 person


  17. Parul Thakur
    May 14, 2017 @ 11:19:26

    Guess what? I also had Aaloo paratha for Sunday lunch. Andaaza is such a thing. Can you believe I bake on that 😉
    One secret that I want to share is that I’ve never been able to make stuff parathas. Your recipe made it look so easy. Trust me, it isn’t 😉

    Liked by 1 person


  18. A Girl and Her Passport
    May 14, 2017 @ 11:17:15

    I love parathas!!!

    Liked by 2 people


  19. globalhousesitterX2
    May 14, 2017 @ 11:11:20

    Yummy might have to give that a go 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  20. thebeasley
    May 14, 2017 @ 09:53:52

    Mmmm you are making me hungry with your cooking again, Ritu!

    Liked by 2 people


  21. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    May 14, 2017 @ 07:30:52

    Oh these look delicious Rtu. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  22. riffatwajidblogs
    May 14, 2017 @ 05:54:24

    Delicious Sunday

    Liked by 2 people


  23. Tony Burgess
    May 14, 2017 @ 02:40:47

    That looks good and interesting. Like a light naan or something like that.

    Liked by 1 person


  24. CreativeSiba
    May 14, 2017 @ 01:21:59

    Super yummy 😋
    Wife makes too awesome aloo paranthas
    She actually learnt it well from our first posting in Haryana and we had a lot of Punjabi friends.
    Nice post 😜

    Liked by 1 person


  25. Shivangi
    May 14, 2017 @ 01:15:33

    Yummy post Ritu… am feeling hungry now😀

    Liked by 1 person


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