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Masala Paratha

Indian whole wheat flatbread flavored with various spice powders, perfect during less pantry ingredients.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Chaat masala
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaf (finely chopped) few
  • Oil 1 tbsp + for frying
  • Salt as needed
  • Water for kneading


  • In a mixing bowl take flour, salt, oil and start mixing using fingers first.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and give a quick mix again.
  • After that, start kneading the dough by adding water little by little and make a smooth yet soft dough.
  • Cover the bowl and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl mix red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, turmeric powder using a spoon.
  • After 3 minutes, divide the dough into 6 no. of equal balls.
  • On a dusted rolling board, roll one dough ball into as thin as possible (approximately 7-8 inches diameter disc).
  • Apply some oil and spread evenly over the entire surface using brush or by hand and then sprinkle spice mixture over it evenly.
  • Now one can proceed in two ways :
    a) Gather all the sides in the center, make a ball.
    b) From one edge of the rolled dough, start making pleats (1/2 inch width) till opposite edge reaches. Stretch the pleated dough gently and then twist the whole pleated dough a bit. Roll the twisted dough like a swiss roll and secure the end and the result is a spiral flat ball.
  • Pick any one process from above and repeat for rest of the dough balls.
  • Again cover all balls by a moist cloth and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Now take one ball on the dusted rolling board and roll carefully into a circle (5-6 inches diameter approximately) without applying too much pressure.
  • Heat a tawa / flat pan ovrer medium heat, place the paratha on the hot tawa and cook from both sides.
  • When the golden brown spots start appearing, then apply some oil on both side.
  • Use a spatula and gently press all over while cooking to ensure even cooking.
  • Transfer the paratha to a plate and make some more paratha from rest of the balls.
  • Serve these masala paratha hot with curd or even with tea or any desired curry !


  • Always keep pressing the paratha with the back of the spatula while cooking to ensure even cooking.
  • Ghee can be opted here instead of oil which gives an even more delicious taste to the masala paratha.
  • Coriander leaves can be omitted, but add a nice color to the paratha.
Keyword easy and quick, Paratha