Best Ready To Eat Aloo Paratha in India – Mishry (2022)
A hot, ghee-loaded Aloo Paratha is ALWAYS the answer, no matter what the question. Of the five Indian brands, Haldiram’s was Mishry’s Top Pick for its…
This is no exaggeration but if we could, we’d devour Aloo Parathas for all three meals and snacks of the day.
Some pickle, or chole, even a bowl of plain curd, Aloo Paratha just pairs beautifully with them all. And for occasions when the craving is TOO intense and going through the kneading, peeling, seasoning, cooking process seems too demanding, we got RTE aloo parathas. Mishry reviewed five brands to find the best ready to eat aloo paratha in India.
Haldiram’s Aloo Pyaaz Paratha won the title of Mishry’s Top Pick for the fresh aloo stuffing, wonderful seasoning and flaky texture.
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for when reviewing ready to eat aloo paratha?
The flavors, texture (mouthfeel), and overall convenience were gauged.
This was the prime focus of our review. Was the filling well-seasoned? Over salted, spicy, or just right? What about freshness? Did we taste any odd flavors, synthetic aftertaste?
Was the filling to paratha ratio adequate? Was the filling smooth or were there lumps and chunks of potatoes? What about the dough, too thick or paper-thin? Too doughy or crisp and flaky?
3. Other Parameters
Non-tasting parameters like price, packaging, and shelf life were gauged. Is the packaging convenient? Can you store leftover parathas in the same pack?
Instant Aloo Paratha – Our Review Process
The reviewing was fairly simple. We pre-heated our non-stick tawa and let the paratha cook evenly from both sides till it was golden brown. We smeared some refined oil for those brands that specified this. We did not use ghee as it has a distinct taste of its own. Once cooked, the tasting began.
Note: Use a non-stick tawa as most RTE parathas do not call for oil/ghee during cooking. Initially, we used a hard anodized tawa but the parathas started sticking to the surface and were fairly challenging to flip.
Instant Aloo Paratha – Detailed Review
The following section discusses our detailed experience with each RTE aloo paratha brand.
1. Haldirams Minute Khana Aloo Pyaz Paratha – Mishry Top Pick
Haldiram’s Aloo Paratha featured a lip-smacking flavor profile. The seasoning was quite good and the salt and spices were in a favorable balance. It tasted fresh and had an inviting flavor of coriander. The paratha crisped up beautifully without any oil. In terms of texture, the dough was thick but did not impact the flavor. The filling to paratha ratio was spot-on. This also had onion bits that added a sweet crunchy bite.
Packed in a resealable orange-black pouch, this 400-gram pack holds four parathas and is priced at Rs 120/- It has a shelf life of two years. The main ingredients are potatoes (33%), whole wheat flour (31%), onions (17%), refined sunflower oil, water, green chilli, coriander leaves, salt and spices (coriander, cumin, mango powder, dried fenugreek leaves, black pepper powder)
On a pre-heated tawa, we flipped the paratha on a medium flame until both sides were crisp and golden brown. No oil was used and it was tasted without any pickle/dahi for a fair result.
- Very convenient to prepare
- Balanced flavors
- Ideal filling to paratha ratio
- Onions add a subtle sweetness + crunch
- Priced appropriately
- No refined flour used
- Resealable packing
Need a filling breakfast on rushed mornings? Something satiating AND healthy for lunch boxes? May we recommend the super convenient Haldirams Minute Khaana Aloo Pyaaz Paratha.
2. GOELD Aloo Paratha
This was quite flavorful as well. The aloo stuffing was yellow with small bits of onions. With a moderate thickness, these parathas showcased a well-rounded flavor profile. This cooked well and developed some crispiness. That said, the paratha was slightly flaky, but it did not make a major impact on the overall experience.
Of all the contenders, Goeld Aloo Paratha had the highest proportion of potatoes (50%) but this was not reflected in the taste or texture.
This aloo paratha is for conscious eaters. It has no preservatives or colors or flavors. This is a 100% vegan aloo paratha. One 400-gram pack holds five parathas and is priced at Rs 130/- with an 18-month shelf life.
The main ingredients are potatoes (50%), whole wheat flour, water, refined flour, onions, refined sunflower oil, coriander, salt, green chillies, sugar, mixed spices, and garam masala.
For GOELD aloo parathas, we added around one teaspoon of refined cooking oil.
- Parathas with medium thickness
- Well flavored
- Beautiful, crispy texture
- No preservatives, added flavors or colors
- The filling needs some improvement.
RTE aloo parathas with a clean ingredient list? You must try GOELD Aloo Parathas.
3. Keventer Aloo Paratha
The filling was really well seasoned with salt and had a prominent flavor of kasoori methi. Overall, the filling tasted fresh and yum. These were relatively thinner, medium-sized parathas. A drawback was the low ratio of filling to paratha. It wasn’t that we couldn’t taste the filling but a little more of it would have enhanced the experience. Suitable for people with a low-chilli tolerance.
There were five parathas in a 400-gram pouch that is priced at Rs 130/- It has a 12-month shelf life and were packed in a white and red resealable pouch. A blue colored separator was placed between each paratha.
The main ingredients are potatoes (40%), whole wheat flour (25%), water (20%), green chilli (5%), vegetable oil (5%), coriander leaves, salt, sugar, spices.
The preparation process was just like above.
- Fairly delicious
- Strong flavor of fenugreek
- Resealable packaging
- Low filling to paratha ratio
Can’t get enough of Kasoori methi in your dishes? Here’s a RTE aloo paratha that showcases a bold flavor of this herb.
4. Sumeru Aloo Paratha
Of all the contenders, these were the thinnest parathas. They had a homestyle appearance. Unfortunately, despite being light and thin, these parathas tasted very doughy. There was barely any aloo filling in them. The flavors in the seasoning were almost bland. Moreover, we could see a lot of red chillies but none of it was reflected in terms of taste.
All-in-all, a very average product.
There were five parathas in an orange pack and they were separated with plastic sheets/separators. One pack is priced at Rs 135/-, net weight 400 grams, and the shelf life is 18 months. The main ingredients include potato (44.5%), wheat flour, water, refined wheat flour, refined sunflower oil, iodized salt, green chilli, clarified butter, edible vegetable fat, coriander leaves, coriander seeds, and mixed spices.
The paratha was cooked from both sides until golden brown and slightly crisp minus the oil.
- Looks homestyle.
- Thin parathas.
- Tastes doughy
- Very low potato filling.
- Quite bland
5. Buffet Aloo Paratha
With a fairly decent filling to paratha ratio, Buffet’s parathas had a medium thickness. Though the seasoning of the filling was quite balanced and tasted decent, it had an industrial aftertaste that brought down the entire experience. Moreover, this did not taste as fresh as the other contenders.
The filling had a generous amount of green bits (chilli + mint) and a mix of small and large pieces of potatoes. There were also some onion bits.
To wrap up, though this did not feel doughy and had a decent filling to paratha ratio, the aftertaste was disappointing.
A 400-gram pack holding 4 parathas is priced at Rs 140/-. It has a shelf life of 365 days. Each paratha is separated with the left of butter paper. The parathas are placed in a non-resealable white pouch and there is another wrapper inside the main pack.
The main ingredients are whole wheat flour (35%), potato (35%), water, refined wheat flour, refined sunflower oil, green chilli, coriander seeds, mint leaves, salt, lime, ginger, and garlic.
This was prepared in a similar manner to the above variant.
- Flavorful filling
- Nicely packed and separated
- Industrial aftertaste.
Our Top Picks & Recommendations
Why did we choose Haldiram’s as our Top Pick? Why do we Also Recommend Goeld Aloo Paratha?
Our Top Pick was titled so because it had the upper hand in terms of flavor and texture amongst all contenders. It has the tastiest seasoning, and a good filling-dough ratio.
Goeld was also recommended for the clean ingredient list, thickness, and overall texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on ready to eat aloo paratha.
Yes, but because aloo parathas are primarily carbohydrates, try to pair it with curd for some protein, a salad for fiber, or some pickle for gut-friendly bacteria.
Yes, without a doubt! Aloo paratha with curd is heavenly.
No brand contains preservatives.
Once heated, it must be consumed almost immediately. We would not recommend storing for a long time after the paratha is cooked.
Yes, you can. Ensure to pair it with some salad for fiber or curd for protein, as these macronutrients prevent sugar spikes.
Hot aloo paratha + dahi with chaat masala is the definition of comfort food, it is soul-satisfying.
After trying multiple bites of five brands, we labelled Haldirams as our Top Pick and GOELD as the option that is Also Recommended.
Dahi, butter, achaar are some common accompaniments for Aloo Paratha. What do you pair it with?