How to Make Perfectly Flaky Paratha: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Paratha Recipe

Paratha is a popular Indian flatbread that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This versatile bread is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be stuffed with a variety of fillings like potatoes, cheese, or vegetables. Follow this simple recipe to make delicious parathas at home!

Paratha Recipe


  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water (approximately)
  • Extra flour for dusting
  • Ghee or butter for frying

Instructions to cook:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the wheat flour and salt, and mix well.
  2. Add the oil to the flour mixture and mix again.
  3. Gradually add water to the mixture and knead it into a soft, smooth dough. The dough should not be too sticky or too hard. If it’s too sticky, add more flour, and if it’s too hard, add more water.
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into small equal-sized balls, around 2-3 inches in diameter.
  6. Take one ball of dough and roll it into a small circle using a rolling pin and some flour for dusting. Make it around 5-6 inches in diameter.
  7. Apply a small amount of ghee or butter to the surface of the circle.
  8. Fold the circle in half and apply a small amount of ghee or butter again.
  9. Fold it again to form a triangle and apply some ghee or butter.
  10. Roll out the triangle into a larger triangle, making sure it’s evenly thin.
  11. Heat a griddle or tawa on medium-high heat.
  12. Place the rolled-out Paratha on the griddle and cook for about a minute or until small bubbles appear on the surface.
  13. Flip the Paratha and apply some ghee or butter on the surface.
  14. Cook the other side for a minute or until small brown spots appear.
  15. Flip it again and apply some ghee or butter on this side as well.
  16. Cook the Paratha for another minute or until it’s fully cooked and has brown spots on both sides.
  17. Repeat the process with the remaining dough ball.
  18. To make stuffed parathas, roll out the dough ball into a circle and place the stuffing in the center. Fold the edges to cover the stuffing and roll out again into a circle. Cook on the griddle as mentioned above.
  19. Some popular stuffing options for parathas are mashed potatoes, grated paneer, finely chopped onions and cilantro, and spiced vegetables.
  20. Serve the hot parathas with your favorite curry or yogurt dip.

Enjoy your delicious homemade parathas!


  • Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.
  • Don’t over-knead the dough, as it can make the parathas tough.
  • Experiment with different stuffing options to add variety to your parathas.
  • Use a non-stick pan or griddle for easy cooking and cleaning.
  • Serve parathas hot for the best taste and texture.

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