Plain Paratha Recipe is a layered Indian flat bread that can go with any side dish. Whole wheat paratha is a staple food of North India. Parathas can be plain or you can stuff them with a filling of your choice.
Soft atta parathas, dotted with brown spots and all puffed up when put on the skillet, go well with Indian curries or as sandwich wraps. An easy paratha recipe made with few ingredients but tastes so delicious!
High-fibre whole wheat flour promotes weight loss, substantially reduces Type 2 diabetes risk and prevents gall stones.
Plain Paratha Recipe Step By Step:
Plain Parathas or Tawa Parathas are a deliciously flaky Indian flatbread smeared with ghee to maximize flavour.
How to make plain paratha with atta:
For this wholesome and easy Plain Paratha recipe, mix all the dry ingredients and knead into a dough with water.
Divide the well-kneaded atta dough into golf-sized balls. Roll out each ball into a circular disc and apply oil or ghee on the surface.
Fold the whole wheat paratha in half and smear ghee/oil once again.
Fold it once more and dip the paratha in wheat flour.
Roll out the twice-folded paratha into a triangular shape.
Fry the rolled out plain layered paratha on a hot tawa with a little ghee. The plain wheat paratha should be cooked through and nicely browned on both sides.
Remove and serve Whole Wheat Plain Paratha with raita, pickle or any Indian side dish of your choice.
Wheat Paratha Recipe details:
- Wheat Flour – 1 cup (+ ½ cup for rolling out parathas)
- Salt to taste
- Water – about ½ cup
- Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tsp
- Combine wheat flour, salt and 1 tsp ghee/oil in a mixing bowl. Add a little water and knead into a soft dough. Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into equal-sized balls.
- Roll out each ball into a circle on a floured surface. Apply ghee/oil and fold in half.
- To prepare paratha recipe, apply ghee/oil once again and fold into half again.
- Dip in dry flour and roll out into a triangular-shaped paratha (or square-shaped or circular).
- Heat a griddle or tava. Place the rolled out paratha on it and cook till brown spots start to appear on the surface.
- Flip over and let the underside cook.
- Drizzle a little oil and cook till both sides turn a warm brown.
- Remove and serve Plain Paratha with fresh curd or dry/gravy side-dish