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4 Paratha Recipes (Indian Flatbread Recipes) for Your Family

Discover 4 delicious Indian paratha recipes made with nutritious Khapli wheat flour. From classic Aloo Paratha to flavorful Pudina Paratha, explore diverse fillings and cooking techniques. Try them now!
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Flatbreads, or as India calls it paratha, holds a special place in Indian cuisine. It is a staple food that goes with most of the Indian side dishes. Their diverse fillings and flaky textures are a favourite across the country. What makes them highly nutritious is the ingredients.

The two most common ingredients in “paratha” are ghee and atta. You can make your parathas healthy and delicious using highly nutritious Khapli atta and A2 ghee- the best varieties of each of these ingredients. Their benefits include a well-functioning digestive system, regulating blood sugar levels, and supporting weight management. 

Knowing all these exceptional benefits, wouldn't you like to know how to cook with it? Worry not, we have four paratha recipes for you!

Table of Contents

  • 4 Paratha Recipes 
  • FAQs: 4 Paratha Recipes (Indian Flatbread Recipes) for Your Family
  • Conclusion

4 Paratha Recipes

Explore these four recipes for mouth-watering parathas that blend the goodness of whole grains with flavor. Here's a pro tip: use Khapli wheat flour to create a delicious and healthy meal every time!

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1. Aloo Paratha 

Get ready to make the best comfort food for all seasons and occasions. We are talking about aloo paratha! This dish features a soft, whole wheat exterior with a spicy potato filling.  

Let's get started on making this beloved dish! Here's what you'll need for the perfect Aloo Paratha. 

Ingredients

For the Potato Filling
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Preparation 

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Dough
  1. Pour the wheat flour and a pinch of salt into a huge bowl. 
  2. Add water and knead right into a gentle, pliable dough.
  3. Cover the dough with a moist cloth and let it rest for half an hour. 
Make the Potato Filling
  1. Mash the potatoes and place them in a separate bowl. 
  2.  Add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, and cumin seeds.
  3. Add garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, and salt.
  4. Blend the vegetable mix and spices.
  5. Mix the filling well before you move on to making the paratha.
Make the Paratha
  1.  Divide the dough into small balls and roll them into a small disc.
  2. Place the rolled paratha on the hot floor and cook until golden brown spots appear on both sides. 
  3. Roll it into a flat disc, ensuring the filling fits in.
  4. Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat.
  5. Place the rolled paratha on the hot floor and cook until golden brown spots appear on both sides.
  6. Apply ghee or oil on both sides while cooking to enhance flavour.

Serve warm with yoghurt, pickles, or chutney. 

While aloo ka paratha is good, you can add some twists to it on special occasions. Here are a few other paratha options that have the same goodness of atta and ghee with some extra flavour.

2. Pudina Paratha 

 This delightful Indian flatbread takes the traditional paratha recipe to new heights with the infusion of fresh mint leaves.  

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Khapli Wheat Flour (Emmer Wheat Flour)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric/haldi
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder 
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp oil or ghee
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tsp pepper, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin/jeera
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ cup pudina/mint, finely chopped
  • Water to knead the dough

Preparation 

Pudina Puree 
  • Wash and strain some pudina leaves in a bowl.
  • Roughly chop them to make blending easier.
  • You need 2 cups of the pudina puree.
Dough Prep
  1. Knead a soft dough using warm water.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
  3. Roll one portion into a circle using whole wheat flour and even a little oil.
  4. Fold the two opposite corners of the paratha towards the centre; do not overlap them.
  5. Fold the other two opposite corners to make a square envelope.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan and add some oil.  Place the paratha once the oil is hot.(Do not smoke it).
  7. Cook the paratha on both sides until golden brown. Enjoy the crisp sound and taste of this paratha with every bite that you take!
  8. Serve the hot mint parathas with curds, pickles, or your favourite vegetable dish. 

This is a great paratha recipe you can share with your family on special occasions and even on a regular day. 

Just like this delicious recipe, there is another popular paratha variety- paneer flatbread/Paneer Paratha. 

3. Paneer Paratha 

Swap out calorie-high store-bought cheese in your kitchen with the Indian cottage cheese or paneer. Crumble or grate your paneer in the paratha mix and enjoy a highly nutritious food with this paratha recipe.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups of Khapli flour
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil/ghee
  • 1½ cups of grated paneer
  • 2 tbsp of finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp of finely chopped green chillies
  • ½ tbsp of chilli powder

Preparation 

Dough Prep
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Slowly add water to the flour.
  • Knead into a soft and smooth dough. 
  • Let it rest aside for 30 minutes before preparing the parathas.
Paratha-Making Process
  1. Divide the dough and its stuffing into 5 equal portions for this paratha recipe.
  2. Roll out one portion of the dough, using wheat flour to knead it well.
  3. Place the paneer stuffing in the middle of the dough.
  4. Fold the dough in half and roll it till it achieves a round shape.
  5. Repeat this for 2 or 3 more times.
  6. Add some ghee or oil to a hot tava.
  7. Cook the paratha on both sides till golden brown.

You can dip these parathas in curd or aam ka achar and enjoy a warm and filling meal. 

Lastly, here is another quick and delicious paratha recipe for you to try. 

4. Laccha Paratha 

Laccha paratha is perhaps one of the most famous Indian parathas! Laccha paratha, a popular Indian flatbread, originates from North India. "Laccha" refers to layers, showcasing its flaky and multi-layered texture. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Khapli wheat flour
  • Water, as needed for kneading
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter), plus extra for layering
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation 

Dough Prep and Rolling Out The Parathas
  1. Firstly, knead the dough by combining Khapli wheat flour, a pinch of salt, and 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a soft and pliable dough. The ghee adds richness to the dough.
  3. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. This softens the paratha.
  4. Divide the dough into equal-sized balls.
  5. Roll out each ball into a thin disc using a rolling pin. Apply a little ghee on the surface to prevent sticking.
Layer Process
  1. Brush the rolled-out disc with ghee.
  2. Starting from one end, make pleats or folds like a fan.
  3. Once pleated, roll the folded strip into a coil (spiral shape).
  4. Tuck the end underneath to form a round dough ball.
  5. Take a coiled ball and gently roll it out into a flat disc, applying minimal pressure to preserve the layers.
Cook the Paratha
  1. Heat a griddle or a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Place the rolled-out paratha on the hot griddle.
  3. Cook for 1-2 minutes until small bubbles appear on the surface.
  4. Flip the paratha and apply ghee on the cooked side.
  5. Cook until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove the laccha paratha from the griddle and brush with a little more ghee if desired. Serve hot with your favourite curry or yoghurt.

Share this yummy paratha with your family at dinner – it's crispy and delicious!

FAQs: 4 Paratha Recipes (Indian Flatbread Recipes) for Your Family

What are some creative stuffing ideas for parathas?

For creative paratha stuffing, try combinations like spiced potato with peas, minced vegetables with spices, or even sweet fillings like jaggery and nuts for a delightful twist.

How can I make my parathas softer?

To soften parathas, add yoghurt or milk to the dough, and let it rest longer. Incorporating ghee or butter during cooking also enhances the softness.

Can I prepare parathas in advance and reheat them?

You can prepare parathas in advance and reheat them. Store them in an airtight container and reheat on a skillet or microwave for a quick and convenient meal.

How to ensure the paneer stuffing is not watery?

Strain the paneer on napkins or a sieve before adding it to the filling. Squeeze out any surplus moisture to maintain the desired consistency. 

Conclusion 

The rich tradition of Indian cuisine is beautifully embodied in these four paratha recipes made with Khapli wheat. These parathas offer a delightful journey through diverse fillings like spicy aloo, refreshing pudina, versatile paneer, and more. 

Cook all four and decide for yourself which one is the best paratha recipe. For more healthy and traditionally made flour options, explore the flour collection at Two Brothers Organic Farms


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