Plain Paratha



  •  2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil 1 tbsp
  • water as required for kneading the dough
  •  ghee/oil for roasting



Kneading dough :

In a mixing bowl take whole wheat flour. Add salt, oil and water. mix and then knead into a smooth soft dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.

For rolling paratha:

Pinch a medium sized ball from the dough. Flatten it on a surface dusted with some flour. With a rolling pin, roll into a circle of about 7 inches diameter. Repeat this step for the rest of the dough.

For roasting the paratha:

Heat a frying pan and place the paratha on it. The pan should be
medium hot. Once the paratha starts puffing up from the base at some places, flip the paratha and spread some ghee/oil on the half cooked side. Flip it again when the second side is half cooked. Repeat the step of applying ghee/ oil.
Flip the paratha couple while pressing it with a spatula so that it is cooked from the inside and you see brown spots and the paratha is cooked evenly.
Ready to serve Plain Paratha. Serve these plain parathas with any dal or curry or pickle.


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3 Comments Add yours

  1. 😀 round chapatis/paranthas, still a dream for me


    1. You can use a tortilla press to make Round rotis.

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      1. Oh ! I’ve tried rounding them with bowls by cutting the edges. When I do that, the thickness varies 😦


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