Garlic Paratha
Garlic Paratha
5 from 1 vote
Experience the authentic taste of Indian cuisine with the garlic paratha recipe. This flavoursome flatbread, packed with fresh garlic and coriander, offers a healthy, hearty meal for any time of the day. Savour the warmth of homemade bread and the comfort of Indian tradition with each bite.
Garlic Paratha

Garlic paratha, a delightful Indian flatbread infused with the pungent aroma of garlic and the fresh zest of coriander, is a beloved dish in many households.

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, this recipe brings together the earthy flavors of whole wheat flour with the sharpness of garlic and the brightness of coriander, creating a mouthwatering treat that’s perfect for any meal.

Despite its flavorful outcome, making garlic paratha is surprisingly simple, making it an ideal choice for beginners in the kitchen. With just a handful of ingredients and a few straightforward steps, you can whip up these aromatic delights in no time.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, roast the minced garlic in a dry skillet for a few minutes before adding it to the paratha dough.


Wholewheat Flour: Whole wheat flour forms the base of this recipe, providing a wholesome texture and nutty flavor to the paratha. It adds a rustic touch and complements the other ingredients perfectly.

Salt: Salt enhances the overall taste of the paratha, balancing the flavors and bringing out the natural sweetness of the wheat flour.

Oil: Adding oil to the dough helps to keep the parathas soft and pliable while also contributing to the richness of the final product.

Garlic: Minced garlic infuses the paratha with its bold, aromatic flavor, elevating the dish to new heights. It adds depth and complexity to each bite, making every mouthful a burst of savory goodness.

Coriander: Freshly chopped coriander leaves bring a burst of freshness and color to the paratha, complementing the robust flavor of the garlic. It adds a delightful herbal note that enhances the overall taste of the dish.

Ghee: Clarified butter, also known as ghee, is used for cooking the parathas, imparting a rich, buttery flavor and a crisp, golden exterior to the bread. It adds a touch of indulgence and decadence to the dish.

Expert Tip: Don’t skimp on the ghee or oil while cooking the parathas, as it helps to achieve that crispy, golden exterior.

Serving Suggestions

  • Yogurt Raita: Pairing garlic paratha with a refreshing yogurt raita makes for a perfect combination. The coolness of the yogurt complements the warmth of the paratha, creating a harmonious balance of flavors and textures.
  • Pickles: Adding a side of tangy pickles to your garlic paratha adds a punch of flavor that elevates the dish to new heights. The sweet and sour notes of the pickles complement the savory taste of the paratha, creating a delightful contrast that tantalizes the taste buds.
  • Chutneys: Serving garlic paratha with a variety of chutneys, such as mint chutney or tamarind chutney, adds an extra dimension of flavor to the meal. The bold, spicy flavors of the chutneys enhance the overall taste experience, making each bite even more satisfying.
  • Vegetable Curry: Accompanying your garlic paratha with a hearty vegetable curry creates a complete and wholesome meal. The rich, aromatic flavors of the curry pair beautifully with the simple elegance of the paratha, making for a truly satisfying dining experience.
  • Salad: A fresh, crisp salad is the perfect accompaniment to garlic paratha, adding a burst of color and freshness to the meal. The lightness of the salad balances out the richness of the paratha, creating a well-rounded and satisfying dish.

Expert Tip: If you prefer a spicier kick, add finely chopped green chilies or chili powder to the dough for an extra burst of heat.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to store leftover garlic paratha?

Leftover garlic parathas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat, simply warm them in a skillet or microwave until heated through.

Can I make garlic paratha ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the garlic paratha dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to cook, simply roll out the dough and follow the cooking instructions as usual.

Can I freeze garlic paratha?

Yes, garlic parathas can be frozen for future use. Place cooked and cooled parathas in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm in a skillet or microwave.

Can I substitute ingredients in this recipe?

Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences. You can experiment with different herbs and spices or add additional ingredients such as grated cheese or minced vegetables for a unique twist.

How can I prevent my parathas from becoming too dry or hard?

To ensure soft and tender parathas, be sure not to overcook them. Cook them on medium heat and brush with ghee or oil while cooking to keep them moist. Additionally, cover cooked parathas with a clean kitchen towel or foil to keep them warm and prevent them from drying out.

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Garlic Paratha

Garlic Paratha

by Nabeela Kauser
Experience the authentic taste of Indian cuisine with the garlic paratha recipe. This flavoursome flatbread, packed with fresh garlic and coriander, offers a healthy, hearty meal for any time of the day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 8
Calories 18 kcal


  • 250 g Wholewheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Water As required for kneading
  • 5 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Finely chopped
  • Ghee Clarified butter


  • In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat flour and salt. Add the oil and rub it into the flour with my fingertips.
  • Gradually add water, kneading the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 1 hour.
  • After the dough has rested, divide it into 8 equal parts.
  • Roll out each part into a small round. Spread minced garlic and chopped coriander leaves over the surface.
  • Fold the round dough in half, covering the garlic and coriander, then fold it again into a quarter.
  • Roll out this quartered dough into a round paratha.
  • Heat a pan or tava and place the paratha on it. Cook on medium heat until golden brown spots appear on one side, then flip and cook the other side.
  • Spread a bit of ghee on each side and cook for a few more seconds until the paratha is crispy and golden.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and serve the garlic paratha hot with a side of yogurt or pickle.


This recipe uses whole wheat flour for a healthier twist.
Adjust the amount of garlic according to your preference.
The dough should be well-kneaded and rested to make soft parathas.
The ghee enhances the flavour of the paratha but can be replaced with oil for a vegan option.
The parathas are best served hot, right off the pan.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 291mgPotassium: 8mgFibre: 0.04gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword Breakfast, Cooking, Flatbread, Food, Garlic, Paratha, Recipe
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