Plain parathas

    55 min

    This is a plain paratha recipe, which you can eat as is or use as a base for your favourite fillings.


    Geneve, Switzerland
    21 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 375g wholemeal or chapati flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons oil
    • 4 teaspoons ghee or oil, for frying

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Sieve the flour with the salt. Add enough water gradually till you have a soft dough (not sticky).
    2. Divide the dough into 10 to 12 portions. Roll each portion into 12 to 15cm discs and brush with a bit of the oil. Fold in half, then brush with ghee and fold again.
    3. Roll out and cook one paratha at a time on a hot frying pan or tava, turning once. After a minute of cooking, add a little ghee or oil around the edges of the paratha, which should make it puff up. Turn again and fry the other side. When brown patches appear on both sides, the paratha is ready. Repeat for the rest of the paratha dough. Serve warm with curries, raitas, chutneys and dals.


    Use chapati flour, or 'atta', if you can find it at your local Asian shop or larger supermarket. For a tasty filling, try the Cauliflower parathas recipe on the site.

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