Basically, parathas are a category of unleavened indian breads, yummy triangle shaped flat-bread made of whole-wheat flour. Parathas are common in every home but Every home has its own method or way of making. If you are a novice cook then this detailed recipe will make you expert and if you are a cooking expert, then you will be amazed at how addition of cumin seeds simply transforms the taste of it.


Servings : 15 parathas
Preparation time : 30-35 min
Cooking time : 35-40 min

Ingredients :

  • 4 cup whole wheat flour/atta
  • 1 tbsp oil or ghee
  • Salt or as required ( approx. 2 tsp )
  • Water as required for kneading the dough ( approx. 1 ½  cup )
  • Oil or ghee for roasting, as required

Method :

    Kneading dough:

  • In a bowl take whole wheat flour. Add salt, oil and water.
  • Add water in small quantity at a time.
  • Mix and knead into a smooth soft dough.
  • Cover and keep the dough aside for 20-25 minutes.

    For triangular folded plain paratha :

  • Divide dough into 15 portion.
  • Take one portion. Flatten and dust it with some flour.
  • With a rolling pin, roll into a circle of about 4 inches diameter.
  • Spread some ghee on the dough circle. Fold in a half.
  • Now spread some ghee on this half folded dough.
  • Fold sideways and this time you will get a folded triangle.
  • Dust some flour on the folded triangle. Now begin to roll the folded triangle.
  • Add some flour if required and roll into a circle of about 6 to 7 inches diameter.
  • Heat tava and place the paratha on the tava. The tava should be medium hot.
  • You will soon see the paratha puffing up from the base at some places.
  • Flip the paratha when the base is ¼ cooked. spread some ghee/oil.
  • Flip again when the second side is about ½ cooked. You will see brown spots now.
  • Spread some ghee/oil on this side now.
  • Flip again a couple of times till you see more brown spots and the paratha is cooked evenly.
  • Make all parathas this way. either serve them hot or stack them in a roti basket.
  • Serve these plain parathas with any indian dal or vegetable.