Plain wheat flour: 1 cup
Potatoes : 1 to 2
Onion : 1
Slat : to taste
Ground red chili : 1 tsp
Coriander, mint : as required
Nigella seeds : ½ tsp
Mustard seeds : ½ tsp
Baking soda : ¼ tsp
Oil : as required


1- Mix water with plain wheat flour and knead it. Add salt and baking soda.

2- Pour a little oil, salt, nigella seeds, mustard seed, baking soda, ground red chili and the pieces of boiled potato in a pan, and fry.

3- Make a soft dough. Shape into a ball and roll into a 4 inch circle. Keep the potato mixture in the center and close from the sides. Brush with dry wheat flour and roll gently and evenly.

4- Now place on a skillet (already hot) and cook both sides of paratha.

5- Spread a little butter or oil on it.


Serve steaming hot potato filled paratha with green chutney, yogurt or raita.

Chef Zakir’s Tip

If 1 tsp of vinegar is added to the water while boiling potatoes, they become soft and white.