5 from 14 votes
Indulge in the irresistible, flaky goodness of homemade paratha, an Indian flatbread that has won hearts globally. This versatile culinary gem pairs perfectly with curries, stews, or simply a dab of butter for a comforting breakfast. Discover the joys of creating Paratha in your kitchen today.

Paratha, a beloved staple in many South Asian households, holds a special place in my heart. Originating from the Indian subcontinent, this unleavened flatbread is a versatile delight that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Its roots can be traced back to the Indian cuisine, where it has been cherished for generations.

What makes paratha so fascinating is its simplicity combined with its ability to tantalize the taste buds. With just a few basic ingredients like wheat flour, salt, oil, and ghee, you can create a delicious treat that pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, from savory curries to sweet jams.

While the recipe may seem daunting to beginners, fear not! With a little practice and patience, you’ll be rolling out perfectly flaky parathas in no time.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different fillings and spices to customize your parathas according to your taste preferences.


Wheat Flour: The main ingredient in paratha, wheat flour provides the base for the dough. Its gluten content helps give parathas their characteristic chewy texture.

Salt: Just a pinch of salt enhances the flavor of the paratha dough, bringing out its natural taste and balancing the sweetness of other ingredients.

Oil: Adding oil to the dough helps keep the parathas soft and pliable. It also contributes to the flakiness of the layers when cooked.

Ghee: Traditionally used for cooking and flavoring, ghee adds richness and depth to the paratha. It imparts a buttery aroma and enhances the overall taste.

Expert Tip: Use a non-stick pan or skillet to cook the parathas to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.

Serving Suggestions

Parathas are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in numerous ways. Here are some serving suggestions to elevate your paratha experience:

  • Serve hot parathas with a side of yogurt and pickle for a simple yet satisfying breakfast.
  • Pair parathas with your favorite curry or vegetable dish for a hearty lunch or dinner.
  • Stuff parathas with spiced potatoes or paneer for a delicious and filling meal.
  • Enjoy sweet parathas with a drizzle of honey or a spread of jam for a delightful dessert or snack.

Expert Tip: Make sure the dough is well-rested before rolling out to ensure soft and pliable parathas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make the dough in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the paratha dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just make sure to bring it to room temperature before rolling and cooking.

How do I store leftover parathas?

Leftover parathas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat them on a skillet or in the microwave before serving.

Can I freeze parathas?

Yes, you can freeze parathas for longer storage. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm in a skillet or microwave.

Can I use butter instead of ghee?

Yes, you can substitute butter for ghee if you prefer. However, keep in mind that ghee adds a distinct flavor to the parathas.

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by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in the irresistible, flaky goodness of homemade paratha, an Indian flatbread that has won hearts globally. This versatile culinary gem pairs perfectly with curries, stews, or simply a dab of butter for a comforting breakfast. Discover the joys of creating Paratha in your kitchen today. 
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 8
Calories 389 kcal


  • 500 g Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 50 ml Oil
  • 100 g Ghee Softened
  • 200 ml Warm Water


  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and oil.
  • Gently add the water In small increments until a dough forms.
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 15 minutes
  • Then knead again for a few minutes.
  • Maker small dough balls. Roughly 8-10 dough balls.
  • Dust the surface with flour and roll the dough ball into a thin chapati. Shake off any excess flour.
  • Heat a non stick crepe pan over medium heat.
  • Add one paratha and cook for 2-3 minutes, until opaque, not browned.
  • Flip and cover the paratha with ghee and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Finally flip over one more time and cover with ghee and cook for 1 minute.
  • Cook both sides until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a paper towel and repeat with the remaining dough balls.


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


Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 292mgPotassium: 67mgFibre: 2gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 10mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Bread, Butter, Chapati, Cooking, Flatbread, Food, Recipe, Roti
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