|Alternative names||Aloo ka parantha, aloo prantha, alu porota, aloo de paranthe|
|Region or state||Punjab|
|Associated cuisine||Punjabi Pakistani Indian|
|Main ingredients||Potato, atta, maida, butter or ghee|
|290-360 kcal (-1217 kJ)|
Aloo paratha (Urdu: آلو پراٹھا, Hindi: आलू पराठा, Punjabi: ਆਲੂ ਪਰਾਠਾ / آلو پراٹھا, lit. 'potato paratha' ) is a paratha (flat bread dish) stuffed with potato, originating from the Punjab region of South Asia. It is traditionally eaten for breakfast.
It is made using unleavened dough rolled with a mixture of mashed potato and spices (amchur, garam masala,) which is cooked on a hot tawa with butter or ghee. Aloo paratha is usually served with butter, chutney, curd, or Indian pickles. It is also often accompanied with sarson ka saag.
Stuffed with potato and fried makes it of higher calorie (290-360 calories) than a typical roti (60 calories).
In the 21st century, due to convenience, working routines and rising household incomes, smaller families and time restrictions, the aloo paratha breakfast for urban Indians has been increasingly replaced by foods seen as more convenient such as cereals. A similar pattern has been observed among Central Valley Sikhs in America.