Plain Paratha is Indian flat-bread made with whole-wheat flour. These parathas can be filled with various stuffings to make aloo paratha, gobi paratha and paneer paratha. However, the plain paratha is easy to make for a quick and healthy breakfast. Add some carom seeds to change the taste and ease digestion. Even if you are a beginner, this step-by-step recipe will help you make the perfect paratha.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: makes 6 parathas


  • 1.5 cup wheat flour (for dough)
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour (for dusting)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 small bowl of oil (for cooking)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Mix wheat flour for dough, 1 tbsp oil, carom seeds and salt in a big bowl. Mix them well with your hands.
  • Add water in small quantity and knead a soft dough. Cover the dough with a clean cloth keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, knead the dough one more time and divide it into six equal parts making balls. Spread the dry flour for dusting on a separate plate.
  • Flatten the balls with your hand on dry flour to cover it with dry flour on both sides. Now, place the flatten ball on roti making board and roll it into thick disc (roti).
  • Spread few oil drops and dry flour on the roti and fold it into semi-circle. Again spread few oil drops and dry flour and fold it into a triangle.
  • Now, coat it with dry flour and roll into big triangle paratha.The paratha must be thicker than chapati.
  • Heat the tava over medium flame and put the roti over the tawa. When you see tiny bubbles on the surface, flip the paratha to another side.
  • Apply 1/2 tsp oil on the surface and cook for 30 seconds. Flip it and apply oil on another side. Press the sides of the paratha with a spatula and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat the flip-press-cook activity (without applying oil) till golden brown spots appear on the paratha.
  • Take it out from the tawa and serve with butter, pickle, curd, tea or any gravy.


If you find it difficult to make the parathas in triangle shape, keep it round.

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