Aloo Paratha is a popular Indian breakfast option that we often enjoy for lunch or dinner. It is the ultimate comfort food and my go-to on days when I am out of ideas or too lazy to cook. All it needs is dough prepared with wheat flour, and mashed potatoes to fill in the paratha. You can go as creative as you like with the mashed potatoes and here I have shared three easy and our favorite aloo paratha stuffing.
Jeera Aloo, translating to Cumin Potatoes, is a weeknight side dish that is very popular is the Northern Part of India. Jeera Aloo is utterly simple to prepare and so very comforting when paired with paratha or roti.
Aloo Palak Paratha is a carb in carb comfort food with a good dose of fresh spinach in between. Aloo Paratha is a popular Indian stuffed bread recipe that is prepared with whole wheat. I like to add some greens to it, sometimes kale and sometimes spinach. Often served with yogurt on the side, a dollop of butter and some pickle, Aloo Paratha makes for a great meal. It is also sometimes served as weekend breakfast with a cup of piping hot masala chai.
Baby potatoes, boiled just until fork tender and then sautéed in spices until the sauce gets thick and coats all over. Bengali Aloo Dum (Spiced Baby Potatoes) is a quintessential Bengali weekend breakfast, often paired with luchi (fried mini flat bread). This is a simple dum aloo recipe prepared with onion, garlic and lots of aromatic spices. This Bengali style dum aloo is a favourite in many household and often you can even find it as a Kolkata street food during morning hours to feed the hungry souls on the go.
Phulkopir Aloo Dalna is a pure vegetarian Bengali Curry. Phulkopi is the Bengali term for cauliflower, Aloo is potatoes and Dalna is often referred to light curries. Ready in 30 minutes, you will love this curry on busy work days.
Made with gluten-free buckwheat flour, Kuttu Poori is very popular in North of India. It has a lovely rustic nutty flavor and if you follow the steps I mentioned below, these kuttu poori will puff beautifully with crispy texture. You pair these pooris with aloo sabzi and I have shared a simple Vrat aloo sabzi too.
Refreshing mint, tangy yogurt and potatoes, all simmered into a uniquely tasting curry! The mint and yogurt makes the curry taste light and the sour from the yogurt balances wonderfully with the carb. Pudina Aloo ( Potato Mint Curry) has a nice smack (chatpata as we say in Hindi) and uplifts your palate instantly. We like to pair this curry with poori (fried Indian mini bread) but you can also enjoy it with Indian flat bread (roti) or paratha. It’s a great weeknight meal and gets ready in about 15 to 20minutes. This dish is also sometimes known as Chutney…
Aloo Gobi or Aloo Gobhi is one of the best weeknight side dish. A quick stir fried vegetarian side dish, and it goes well with rice and daal or paratha. I prepare this dish in several ways, and today I am sharing the semi dry no onion, no garlic Aloo Gobi.
Rustic bite size potatoes swimming in spiced vibrant tomato gravy, served with flaky poori, provides the perfect morning pleasure. I have a few weekend breakfast favorites, and Aloo Tamatar Sabzi with poori tops the list. It’s a simple comfort stew that is loved by every Indian that I know. Every family has their own version of this sabzi, and I am sure they all taste equally good.
Aloo Begun Jhol is a Bengali Vegetarian side dish that has no onion or garlic. It is very mild in the tummy and great for warm sunny days. With just three key ingredients and a tiny list of warm spices, this Aloo Begun Jhol comes together in about 30 minutes times. It pairs best with steamed white rice.
Potato and Eggplant works together effortlessly in various different recipes. This Aloo Baigan Ki Sabji is a great weeknight vegetarian side dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes. This Aloo Baigan Dish is so good with roti or paratha!
Aloo Peyajkoli Bhaja is a classic Bengali side dish that calls for less than 5 ingredients and needs just 15 minutes of your time. It pairs best with daal and rice, or enjoy with freshly prepared roti.