Onion Paratha
Onion Paratha
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This flavorful and aromatic dish is a must-try for onion lovers. The paratha is packed with savory, spicy, and tangy notes that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Perfect for a satisfying meal or a delicious snack, this dish is sure to impress your friends and family.
Onion Paratha

Onion paratha is a beloved and flavorful dish that hails from the vibrant and diverse culinary landscape of India. This delectable flatbread is a staple in North Indian cuisine, known for its rich flavors and satisfying texture. The history of this recipe dates back centuries, with its roots firmly planted in Indian tradition and culture.

Originating from the streets of Punjab, onion paratha has since spread its delicious influence across the country and beyond. As a popular street food and homemade favorite, this dish has become a must-try for any food enthusiast looking to experience the tantalizing flavors of Indian cuisine.

Despite its seemingly complex appearance, onion paratha is actually quite simple to make at home. The recipe requires basic ingredients such as whole wheat flour, onions, spices, and ghee, making it an accessible and affordable option for home cooks of all skill levels.

While the process may seem daunting at first, with a bit of practice and patience, you’ll be able to master the art of creating the perfect onion paratha.


Wholemeal Flour: Also known as whole wheat flour, this ingredient is made from grinding whole wheat grains, hence retaining all the nutrients including fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Wholemeal flour gives a nutty flavor and a slightly denser texture to the paratha.

Onion: Onions are a versatile ingredient used in various cuisines around the world. In this recipe, finely chopped onions add a sweet and tangy flavor to the paratha while providing a slight crunch.

Green Chilli: Green chilies are often used in Indian cooking to add heat and a fresh, spicy flavor to dishes. In this recipe, finely chopped green chilies will give the paratha a fiery kick.

Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds have a warm, earthy flavor and are commonly used in Indian cooking. They add a distinct aroma and subtle nutty taste to the paratha.

Coriander Powder: This spice is made from ground coriander seeds and adds a mild citrusy and slightly sweet flavor to the paratha. Coriander powder is a common spice used in Indian cuisine.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder is known for its vibrant yellow color and earthy flavor. It is commonly used in Indian recipes for its health benefits and mild peppery taste.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder adds heat and spice to the paratha. The intensity of the spice can vary depending on the type of chili powder used.

Salt: Salt is a crucial ingredient in cooking as it enhances the flavors of other ingredients. It is essential for balancing the taste of the paratha.

Fresh Coriander Leaves: Fresh coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, add a burst of freshness and a hint of citrus to the paratha. They are often used as a garnish in Indian dishes.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Onion parathas can be served hot with a dollop of butter or yogurt on the side.
  • Pair them with a simple raita or pickle for a delicious and satisfying meal.
  • Enjoy onion parathas with some fresh salad or sliced cucumber for added freshness.
  • Serve them as a side dish with your favorite curry or dal.


  • Add grated cheese to the onion mixture before filling the parathas for a cheesy twist.
  • Include finely chopped vegetables like bell peppers or carrots to the onion mixture for added nutrition.
  • For a spicy kick, add some chopped green chillies or a pinch of red chilli flakes to the filling.
  • Experiment with different spices like garam masala or chaat masala for a unique flavor profile.
  • Replace wholemeal flour with all-purpose flour or a combination of both for a lighter texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Onion Paratha?

An Onion Paratha is a type of Indian flatbread made by stuffing whole wheat dough with a mixture of finely chopped onions and spices. It is then rolled out and cooked on a hot skillet or griddle until golden brown.

How do I make Onion Paratha at home?

To make Onion Paratha at home, start by preparing a dough using whole wheat flour, water, and a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, mix finely chopped onions, green chilies, cumin seeds, coriander powder, and salt. Take a small portion of the dough, roll it out, place a portion of the onion mixture in the center, seal the edges, and roll it out again. Cook the paratha on a hot skillet with some ghee or oil until golden brown on both sides.

What can I serve Onion Paratha with?

Onion Paratha can be served with a variety of accompaniments such as yogurt, pickle, chutney, or even a dollop of butter. It pairs well with curries, dals, or even as a standalone snack with some tea or coffee.

Can I make Onion Paratha in advance?

Yes, you can make Onion Paratha in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. When ready to eat, simply reheat the paratha on a hot skillet or in the microwave until warm and serve.

Enjoy your delicious Onion Parathas!

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Onion Paratha

Onion Paratha

by Nabeela Kauser
This flavorful and aromatic dish is a must-try for onion lovers. The paratha is packed with savory, spicy, and tangy notes that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Perfect for a satisfying meal or a delicious snack, this dish is sure to impress your friends and family.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 parathas
Calories 131 kcal


  • 250 g Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Coriander chopped
  • 2 tbsp Oil for cooking


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the wholemeal flour and a pinch of salt.
  • Gradually add water and knead into a smooth dough. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and saut√© until translucent.
  • Add the chopped green chilli, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the onions are soft and aromatic.
  • Stir in the fresh coriander leaves and remove from heat. Allow the filling to cool completely.
  • Divide the rested dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a small ball.
  • Flatten a dough ball and roll it out into a small circle on a floured surface.
  • Place a spoonful of the prepared onion filling in the centre of the circle.
  • Bring the edges of the dough together and seal the filling inside. Flatten the stuffed dough ball gently.
  • Roll out the stuffed dough ball into a thin paratha.
  • Heat a skillet or tawa over medium-high heat.
  • Place the rolled paratha onto the hot skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the surface.
  • Flip the paratha and drizzle some vegetable oil around the edges. Cook until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  • Serve the hot Onion Parathas with yogurt, pickle, or any desired accompaniments.


Ensure the onion filling is completely cooled before stuffing the parathas to prevent them from becoming soggy.
You can adjust the spice levels according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of green chilli and red chilli powder.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 216mgPotassium: 34mgFibre: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Cooking, Food, Indian Food, Onion Paratha, Paratha, Recipe, Sides, Vegan, Vegetarian
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