No Dough Paratha
No Dough Paratha
5 from 30 votes
Embark on a culinary adventure with no dough paratha, a modern twist on a traditional staple. This easy-to-make delicacy offers versatility, creativity, and a delicious taste that will have you craving for more!
No Dough Paratha

In the heart of traditional Indian cuisine lies a gem known as the No Dough Paratha. Originating from the Indian subcontinent, this recipe offers a delightful twist to the conventional paratha, sans the dough-making process.

Its simplicity belies its flavor, making it a favorite among both beginners and seasoned cooks alike. Crafting this dish requires only a handful of ingredients, most of which are likely already nestled within your pantry.

With just a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of these delectable parathas to complement any meal. While it may seem daunting at first glance, fear not!

This recipe is surprisingly easy to master, promising to elevate your culinary repertoire without the hassle of kneading dough. So, let’s delve into the world of No Dough Parathas and unlock the secrets to their savory allure.

Expert Tip: Start by adding water gradually while whisking continuously until you reach a thin, pourable consistency. The batter should coat the back of a spoon without being too thick or too runny.


Wheat Flour: Wheat flour brings a nutty flavor and hearty texture to the No Dough Paratha. Packed with essential nutrients like fiber, protein, and B vitamins, wheat flour adds a wholesome element to this dish. Its binding properties help create a sturdy batter that transforms into golden, crispy parathas on the skillet.

Oil: A touch of oil not only enhances the richness of the parathas but also aids in achieving that coveted crispy exterior. Whether you prefer olive oil, vegetable oil, or ghee, its role in greasing the skillet and brushing over the parathas ensures they cook to perfection without sticking or drying out.

Salt: Don’t underestimate the power of salt in elevating the flavors of our No Dough Paratha. Just a pinch enhances the natural taste of the flour while balancing the sweetness of the wheat. It’s a small yet crucial component that adds depth to each bite, leaving your taste buds craving more.

Expert Tip: No Dough Parathas are best enjoyed fresh off the skillet while still warm and crispy. Serve them immediately.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair with Curry: No Dough Parathas are the perfect accompaniment to a rich, flavorful curry. Whether it’s a spicy chickpea curry, creamy butter chicken, or fragrant vegetable korma, the soft, pillowy texture of the parathas provides the ideal vehicle for soaking up all the delicious sauce.
  • Serve with Chutney: Elevate your paratha experience by serving them with a variety of chutneys. From tangy mint chutney to sweet mango chutney or spicy tomato chutney, the vibrant flavors will add an extra dimension to your meal. Simply dip a warm paratha into your favorite chutney and savor the burst of flavors with every bite.
  • Pair with Raita: Cool things down with a side of refreshing raita. This yogurt-based condiment, infused with fresh herbs and spices, balances the warmth of the parathas beautifully. Whether it’s cucumber raita, onion raita, or mint raita, the creamy texture and subtle tanginess complement the savory notes of the parathas.
  • Enjoy with Pickles: Add a punch of flavor to your meal by serving No Dough Parathas with a selection of pickles. From spicy mango pickle to tangy lime pickle or crunchy mixed vegetable pickle, the bold, intense flavors will tantalize your taste buds and add an exciting twist to each bite.
  • Pair with Dips: Get creative with your dipping sauces by offering a variety of options such as hummus, tzatziki, or roasted red pepper dip. The creamy textures and bold flavors of these dips create a delightful contrast to the crispy, flaky parathas, making every bite a culinary adventure.

Expert Tip: The batter should coat the back of a spoon without being too thick or too runny. Adjust the amount of water as needed to achieve the desired consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use whole wheat flour instead of regular wheat flour for this recipe?

Absolutely! Whole wheat flour adds extra fiber and nutrients to the parathas, making them even more nutritious. Just keep in mind that whole wheat flour may yield a slightly denser texture compared to regular wheat flour.

Can I make the batter ahead of time and refrigerate it?

While it’s best to prepare the batter fresh for optimal results, you can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just give it a good stir before using it to ensure it’s well combined.

Can I freeze the parathas for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked parathas for later use. Once cooked, allow them to cool completely, then stack them with parchment paper between each paratha to prevent sticking. Place the stack in a sealed freezer bag or container and freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Can I customize the flavor of the parathas with additional spices or herbs?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with adding your favorite spices or herbs to the batter, such as cumin, coriander, chili powder, or chopped fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley. This allows you to customize the flavor of the parathas to suit your taste preferences.

Is it necessary to brush the parathas with oil while cooking?

Brushing the parathas with oil helps them develop a crispy, golden exterior while ensuring they don’t stick to the skillet. However, if you prefer a lighter option, you can reduce the amount of oil used or omit it altogether, though the texture may be slightly different.

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No Dough Paratha

No Dough Paratha

by Nabeela Kauser
This no dough paratha recipe is made in 15 minutes and tastes just as good. So simple to make and easy to prepare without any hassle. Serve alongside curries to make a delicious Indian meal!
5 from 30 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 163 kcal


  • 200 g Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 350 ml Water


  • In a bowl add the flour, salt, oil and stir until combined
  • Add the water in parts and whisk until a thin batter forms
  • On a skillet brush the pan with oil
  • Use a ladle to pour the batter into the skillet
  • Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until brown spots begin to appear
  • Flip and brush with oil then cook for a further 2-3 minutes
  • Serve immediately with a side of curry and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 197mgPotassium: 36mgFibre: 1gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 7mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Food, Indian, No Dough, No Dough Paratha, Paratha, Quick, Recipe, Simple
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