Thursday, February 11, 2010

Aloo Chapathis (Mashed Potato Flat-bread)

Chapatis(wheat-flour flat bread) are very staple at my home. We have them on daily basis. Once in a while I like to add grated or mashed vegetable to make Chapatis bit more tastier.
I use Potatoes (aloo) mainly, while making the mashed veggie Chapatis. Adding potatoes makes the Chapatis very soft and this will be good for lunch boxes, since it stays soft for longer hours.



Ingredients :
Potatoes (Aloo/Alugadde)- 2 medium size (boiled, peeled and mashed)
(Substitute potatoes with mashed lentils or beans for more wholesome and nutritious Chapatis)
Whole wheat flour (godi hittu) - about 2 cups (use Chapatis atta instead)
Spices : Black pepper powder (menasu), red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt - about 1/2 to 1 tsp.

*Above measurement makes about 10-12 medium size Chapatis.


  1. Wash and boil potatoes till soft, once cooled peel the skin and mash them coarsely.
  2. Add wheat flour, and spices and mix together with the mashed potatoes. No water is required, moisture from the potatoes will help bind the flour.
  3. Mix all the flour and spices until ever thing is combined well and from a stiff dough. Add more flour if required.
  4. Keep the dough covered, for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Then take a big lemon size ball, roll to a circular shape. And toast them on a griddle/tava on both sides. See this link for rolling and toasting Chapatis.

Once ready, enjoy them warm with a some spicy pickle and curds on side.

20 comments:

  1. This aloo chapathis sounds delicious and easier than stuffed aloo parathas..looks fantastic..

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  2. Yea Priya,lazy version of Aloo Paratha..:)

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  3. That's true Madhu..lazy version :D I also do when I don't have the patience to make parathas..This looks perfect and fabulous...

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  4. Super Madhu...Very quick aloo paratha indeed.

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  5. Me too love this non stuff version. The chapathis surely looks very soft and delicious. Very simple to prepare.

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  6. when I am too lazy to stuff palya I just make these chapathis. Love it! Soft and tasty.

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  7. I did that too , potato retains the water added to wheat flour, learn from KingArthur bread book! Adding potato give the soft texture! Excellent one!

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  8. Quick and yummy paratha with easy step, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Even I do the mixed vegetable chapathy's like dis..they r very easy to handle when compared to paratha's..

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  10. These Parathas look so easy to make and yumm!!!

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  11. Good morning Ruchiiamma! :))

    I know! I sound jolly today but I have a bad stomach ache but still trying smiling thru'!!!!!

    I prefer this way too, easier than making potato and chapatis, rolling and stuffing and rolling again!! Phew!! This is easy and a bit sticky to roll but tastes better with raosted bits of aloo. Looks yum.

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  12. Easy and delicious chapathis...

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  13. Aloo paratha looks very simple and tasty..:))

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  14. easy to make but really tasty dish.. aloo chapathis and curd is our fav combo..

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  15. These look delicious with the pickle.

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  16. Nice variation of Chapathis. Love the fact that these stay soft for a long time and easier than the Aloo parathas.

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  17. I make this as an easy way out when making lunch for my daughter.. yummy with curds and pickle.

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  18. Really interesting combo!must be delicious!!

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