How to Make Spicy Paratha (Wheat Flour Flatbread)

Updated on April 5, 2020
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Spicy Paratha (Wheat Flour Flatbread)
Spicy Paratha (Wheat Flour Flatbread)

Spicy and Delicious Flatbread!

Spicy wheat flour paratha is a healthy and delicious flatbread that is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. This paratha is particularly nice to have in the wintertime because the spice level will help keep you warm. Serve it hot with thick curd or yogurt.

Ratings

5 stars for Spicy Paratha (Wheat Flour Flatbread)

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 24 min
Ready in: 44 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 2 dry red chilies, broken
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing) powder
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 inch ginger, washed, peeled, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nigella seeds (kalonji seeds) or sesame seeds, I used sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil

For roasting:

  • oil, as needed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the wheat flour, oil, and salt. Knead it while adding water little by little and make a smooth, firm, and pliable dough.
  2. Cover the bowl and set it aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Add broken chilies, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin seeds, and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds or until you get a nice aroma from the roasted spices. Turn off the heat. Add the spices to a blender.
  4. When the spices have cooled, grind to get a smooth powder.
  5. Heat the same pan and add the oil. Add chopped ginger and sesame seeds (or nigella seeds). Saute until the seeds become a little bit roasted. Turn off the heat.
  6. Add spice powder and salt. Mix well. This mixture makes the stuffing for parathas.
  7. For making parathas, knead the dough once again. Divide the dough into many lemon-sized portions.
  8. Take a portion of the dough and make a patty out of it. Roll the patty to get a 3-inch disc. Spread 1/2 teaspoon stuffing mixture on it. Fold it to half and again fold it to get a triangle.
  9. Roll it while dusting with wheat flour to get a moderately thin and big triangular disc.
  10. Roast this disc on a hot pan while adding some oil on both the sides.
  11. Prepare the remaining parathas in the same way.
  12. Serve hot with thick curd or yogurt. You can also serve them with a mildly spicy curry. Enjoy!

Photo Guide

Step one: Make a smooth, firm, and pliable dough with wheat flour, oil, salt, and water as per instructions. Cover and rest it for 20 minutes.
Step one: Make a smooth, firm, and pliable dough with wheat flour, oil, salt, and water as per instructions. Cover and rest it for 20 minutes.
The dough
The dough
Step two: Dry-roast the spices in a pan until you smell the aroma. When it becomes cold, transfer the spices to a blender and make fine powder. Set aside.
Step two: Dry-roast the spices in a pan until you smell the aroma. When it becomes cold, transfer the spices to a blender and make fine powder. Set aside.
Spice powder
Spice powder
Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add nigella seeds or sesame seeds and chopped ginger. Saute until the seeds are roasted. Turn off the heat.
Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add nigella seeds or sesame seeds and chopped ginger. Saute until the seeds are roasted. Turn off the heat.
Add spice powder and some salt to the mixture. Mix well. This makes the stuffing for the spicy parathas.
Add spice powder and some salt to the mixture. Mix well. This makes the stuffing for the spicy parathas.
Step four: Gently knead the dough once again. Take a lemon-sized dough portion and shape it like a patty. Make a small disc out of it. Use wheat flour for dusting while rolling.
Step four: Gently knead the dough once again. Take a lemon-sized dough portion and shape it like a patty. Make a small disc out of it. Use wheat flour for dusting while rolling.
Spread half a teaspoon of the stuffing mixture on it.
Spread half a teaspoon of the stuffing mixture on it.
Fold the disc in half.
Fold the disc in half.
Fold it once again, so that you will get a small triangle.
Fold it once again, so that you will get a small triangle.
Roll it out to make a big, thin triangle. This is the raw spicy paratha.
Roll it out to make a big, thin triangle. This is the raw spicy paratha.
Step five: Cook it on a pan while adding a few drops of oil on both the sides. Let both sides become golden brown. Your favorite spicy paratha is ready!
Step five: Cook it on a pan while adding a few drops of oil on both the sides. Let both sides become golden brown. Your favorite spicy paratha is ready!
Similarly, make all the parathas. Enjoy it hot with thick curd or yogurt or a mild spicy curry.
Similarly, make all the parathas. Enjoy it hot with thick curd or yogurt or a mild spicy curry.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 120
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    8 weeks ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for reading my article. To start with, please try making Aloo (potato) paratha. They are delicious and easy to make.

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    8 weeks ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks, Umesh Chandra Bhatt for your encouraging comment.

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    Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

    8 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

    Very nice. Keep up your good work in HP.

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    Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

    8 weeks ago from USA

    This looks just great. I enjoy paratha but I have never made it before. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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