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Aloo Paratha Quesadilla is an Indian flatbread filled with potato stuffing and cheese. Dip in a spiced yogurt sauce, pickle, and enjoy!
Aloo Paratha Quesadilla

My mom makes the best Aloo ka Paratha which is an Indian flatbread stuffed with potatoes. They’re big, round, and stuff so well. My favorite way to eat them is with yogurt.

Parathas are a Punjabi specialty and are usually served for brunch with yogurt, butter, and chai. They’re super filling, hence it’s the perfect weekend brunch.

To make a paratha you need to knead durum wheat flour (desi atta) with water and then roll it out into a round flatbread, stuff it with the filling of your choice, seal it, and then cook it over the stove. That’s a labor of love if you ask me. 

Since I am not good at rolling out dough, I saved myself a lot of time and energy by adding the potato stuffing to a whole wheat wrap instead and ended up with Aloo Paratha Quesadillas.
Aloo Paratha Quesadillas (vegetarian)

What is Aloo Paratha Quesadilla?

Aloo Paratha is essentially an Indian flatbread that’s filled with potato stuffing. The potato stuffing is my mom’s recipe which consists of Indian spices, onions, and cilantro.

To make Aloo Paratha Quesadillas, I stuffed a whole wheat wrap with potato stuffing and cheese resulting in delicious Indian-inspired quesadillas.
Aloo Paratha Quesadillas (vegetarian)

Can I make this recipe vegan or gluten-free?

Vegan: to make these quesadillas vegan, you can use vegan cheese within the quesadillas. 

Gluten-free: to make the quesadillas gluten-free, use gluten-free wraps.

Tips on making Aloo Paratha Quesadillas

  • Boil the potatoes. I just used my Instant Pot.
  • Saute the onions and set them aside. I recommend using a castiron skillet for that wonderful color and flavor.
  • Prepare the potato stuffing with spices, onions, and fresh cilantro.
  • Grill the quesadillas in the same castiron skillet.

 

Aloo Paratha Quesadillas (vegetarian)

Aloo Paratha Quesadilla is:

Delicious
Mouthwatering
Smoky
Cheesy
Indian Fusion
Vegetarian
Aloo Paratha Quesadillas (vegetarian)

How to make Aloo Paratha Quesadilla recipe step by step?

Prep

1. Boil the potatoes. Let them cool.

2. Chop the onions and green chilies.
3. Heat up a castiron skillet. Once hot, add oil followed by cumin seeds. Saute for 30 seconds.
4. Add the onions. Saute for 5 minutes until slightly brown.
5. This is what you should have.

Make the Potato Masala

1. Peel the potatoes. 
2. Mash the potatoes.
3. Add the spices – mango powder, garam masala, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt.
4. Now add the sauteed onions from earlier.
5. Add fresh cilantro and ginger. 
6. Mix well.

Prepare the Yogurt Dipping Sauce (wing it)

1. In a bowl, add yogurt. Dilute with a little water if need be. Add salt, red chili powder, chat masala, and cumin powder.
2. Mix well.

Make the Quesadillas

1. Heat up a castiron skillet on low-medium heat. Once hot, spray avocado oil. Place a whole wheat tortilla on the skillet. I like Trader Joe’s Olive Oil Whole Wheat Tortillas. Flip the tortilla.
2. Add Mexican cheese to half of the quesadilla. 
3. Add roughly 1/3 – 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes.
4. Top with more cheese over potatoes.
5. Fold the other half of the quesadilla and cook on both sides. Feel free to use a lid to cover the pan so the cheese melts.
6. Aloo Paratha Quesadilla is ready. Cut into thirds.

 

Enjoy!

 

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5 from 1 vote

Aloo Paratha Quesadilla

By: Nisha
Aloo Paratha Quesadilla is filled with Indian spiced potato stuff and cheese. Dip in a cumin-based yogurt sauce and enjoy!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 quesadillas

Ingredients 

for the potatoes

  • 10 gold potatoes, boiled

for the onions

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt

for the potato stuffing

for the yogurt dip

  • 1/2 cup whole yogurt
  • little water as needed
  • to taste cumin
  • to taste red chili powder
  • to taste chat masala
  • to taste salt

assemble aloo paratha quesadillas (makes ~ 6)

  • spray avocado oil, per quesadilla
  • 1 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2/3 cups mexican cheese, shredded, per quesadilla, divided
  • 1/2 cups potato stuffing, per quesadilla
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Instructions 

Prep

  • Boil the potatoes. Let them cool.
  • Chop the onions and green chilies.
  • Heat up a castiron skillet. Once hot, add oil followed by cumin seeds. Saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the onions. Saute for 5 minutes until slightly brown.
  • This is what you should have.

Make the Potato Masala

  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Mash the potatoes.
  • Add the spices - mango powder, garam masala, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Now add the sauteed onions from earlier.
  • Add fresh cilantro and ginger.
  • Mix well.

Prepare the Yogurt Dipping Sauce (wing it)

  • In a bowl, add yogurt. Dilute with a little water if need be. Add salt, red chili powder, chat masala, and cumin powder.
  • Mix well.

Make the Quesadillas

  • Heat up a castiron skillet on low-medium heat. Once hot, spray avocado oil. Place a whole wheat tortilla on the skillet. I like Trader Joe's Olive Oil Whole Wheat Tortillas. Flip the tortilla.
  • Add Mexican cheese to half of the quesadilla.
  • Add roughly 1/3 - 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes.
  • Top with more cheese over potatoes.
  • Fold the other half of the quesadilla and cook on both sides. Feel free to use a lid to cover the pan so the cheese melts.
  • Aloo Paratha Quesadilla is ready. Cut into thirds.

Nutrition

Calories: 788kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1404mg | Potassium: 1702mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 658mg | Iron: 5mg

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Indian Fusion
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  1. Will be making this soon can i use coconut yogurt and vegan cheese as am a vegan i never had aloo paratha quesadilla before i love aloo paratha sooooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya