Aloo Paratha Fiji Style | Aloo Roti | Potato Stuffed Roti

These rotis or parathas are stuffed with delicious, spicy mashed potatoes before panfrying. They are soft and utterly delicious! I remember devouring these on weekends when my mom made them! I used to love eating these (still do) by tearing a small piece and dipping in hot tea (lal cha). So good!


For the dough:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp salt
½- 3/4 cup luke-warm water
2 tbsp oil

For the stuffing:
4 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Fiji masala or garam masala
1/8 cup flour (either all purpose or whole wheat)
1/2 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
Handful of cilantro
salt to taste

Oil or butter for applying on paratha
Extra flour for dusting parathas while rolling

  1. In a large bowl, mix both flours and salt well, add a little bit of water at a time and make a soft dough. Knead dough for 5 minutes and let rest covered with a damp cloth for approximately 15 minutes. Divide the dough into 6-8 equal parts 
  2. To make the stuffing, add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Adjust salt and heat level to your liking. 
  3. Take one of the dough balls and using your rolling pin roll it into a small circle. Apply some dry flour over the rolled dough. 
  4. Place about ¼ cup of stuffing in the center. Do not overfill.
  5. Bring all the edges together and pinch to seal the edges. Flatten the dough ball using your hands and dust with extra flour. Repeat for all dough balls. 
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to a circle of 7-8 inch diameter. Don’t put too much pressure while rolling but use a gentle hand. 
  7. Transfer the rolled paratha onto the hot tawa or griddle on medium heat. Cook the side for 30-45 seconds and then flip over. Apply oil/ghee/butter on the paratha and flip again. Apply oil/ghee/butter onto this side as well. Press with a spatula and cook the paratha till both sides have golden brown spots on them. 
  8. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.

Aloo paratha is best served hot with a side of mango achar or with your favorite dish! Also great with some chai!

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