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!
- 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:
- In a large mixing bowl, add the wheat flour and salt, and mix well.
- Add the oil to the flour mixture and mix again.
- 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.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into small equal-sized balls, around 2-3 inches in diameter.
- 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.
- Apply a small amount of ghee or butter to the surface of the circle.
- Fold the circle in half and apply a small amount of ghee or butter again.
- Fold it again to form a triangle and apply some ghee or butter.
- Roll out the triangle into a larger triangle, making sure it’s evenly thin.
- Heat a griddle or tawa on medium-high heat.
- Place the rolled-out Paratha on the griddle and cook for about a minute or until small bubbles appear on the surface.
- Flip the Paratha and apply some ghee or butter on the surface.
- Cook the other side for a minute or until small brown spots appear.
- Flip it again and apply some ghee or butter on this side as well.
- Cook the Paratha for another minute or until it’s fully cooked and has brown spots on both sides.
- Repeat the process with the remaining dough ball.
- 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.
- Some popular stuffing options for parathas are mashed potatoes, grated paneer, finely chopped onions and cilantro, and spiced vegetables.
- 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.