Aloo roti - Potato flat bread recipe

Indian potato flat bread recipe

Aloo roti Potato flat bread is one popular Indian Bread recipe.This is a quicker version of stuffed aloo paratha.

Stuffed aloo paratha needs more potatoes and a little bit more work. So I make aloo roti when I am short of potatoes or when I want to use less amount of potato.

Aloo roti can be part of breakfast, lunch or dinner or as a snack. It is easy to prepare.

Aloo roti - Indian potato flat breadAloo roti - Indian potato flat bread

You can prepare the dough in advance. You can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days. You need only a few minutes to make rotis as and when you want.

Serve Aloo roties with pickle, curry, or just with plain yogurt. It can be a one dish meal too.

Aloo roti can be served hot from the girdle or at room temperature. So you can take it for lunch to office or school or for a picnic.

How to make Potato Bread - Aloo roti

Ingredients for aloo roti - Flat potato bread

Whole wheat flour
Cilantro - coriander leaves - hara dhaniaCilantro - coriander leaves - hara dhania
boiled potatoes - alooboiled potatoes - aloo
green chilies - hari mirchgreen chilies - hari mirch

Ingredients for Aloo roti - Potato flat bread

  • Potatoes - 2 large
  • Coriander(cilantro) leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chili paste - 1.2 tsp
  • Garlic paste(optional) - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • oil- 1 tbsp
  • water - for forming the dough
  • Oil or ghee for cooking

Prepare aloo roti dough

  • Boil potatoes. Mash them finely. (I use a grater to grate them and then it is easier to mash).
  • Chop coriander leaves finely.
  • Add green chili paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, coriander leaves to mashed potatoes. Mix well.
mashed potato with coriander, chilimashed potato with coriander, chili
  • Mix whole wheat flour with the mashed potato mix.
  • Add water little by little to form a dough ball. You do not need a lot of water.
  • Knead well. Keep aside for 20 min.
  • Knead again after 20 minutes and divide the dough in big lime sized balls. 

Making Aloo roti - Potato flat bread.

  1. Take one dough ball. Dip it in dry flour.
  2. Sprinkle a little flour on the board and put the dough ball on it.
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll a small round.
  4. Roll lightly the roti in to a thick circle. Sprinkle a little dry flour when necessary so that it doesn't stick to the board.
  5. Heat a girdle and place the roti on the hot girdle.
  6. Add a little oil on it. When it has light brown spots on one side, turn it using a spatula.
  7. Cook it on the other side till it has golden brown spots.Take off the girdle.
  8. Prepare all the rotis in the same way.

Serve hot with any curry, pickle , tomato ketchup or a cup of Curds(plain yogurt).


  • Add water carefully. Make a tight dough in the beginning.
  • You may keep the dough in the fridge for 2-3 days and make alu roti when you want.
  • Or you may make the alu rotis and keep them in the fridge wrapped ziplock bags for 3-4 days. Heat and eat when you want.

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