Apr 172014
Plain Paratha Recipe

Plain Paratha

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:

Tawa Paratha Recipe

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.

Atta dough for Indian flatbread recipe

Paratha dough

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.

Roll out Whole Wheat Paratha into disc shape

Roll out into disc

Fold the whole wheat paratha in half and smear ghee/oil once again.

Apply ghee on the paratha and fold in half for tawa paratha

Apply ghee, fold in half

Fold it once more and dip the paratha in wheat flour.

Brush the Indian Flatbread with ghee and fold a second time

Brush ghee, fold in half again

Roll out the twice-folded paratha into a triangular shape.

Roll out Wheat Paratha into a triangle

Roll out into atta paratha into triangle

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.

Cook the wheat flour paratha on a tava

Fry on a tava

Remove and serve Whole Wheat Plain Paratha with raita, pickle or any Indian side dish of your choice.

 Tawa Paratha - Whole Wheat Atta Layered Indian Flatbread

Whole wheat paratha

If you are looking for more healthy paratha recipes, do try out Mint Paratha and Radish Stuffed Paratha.

Wheat Paratha Recipe details:

Paratha Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Plain paratha made from whole wheat flour is pan-fried Indian flat bread. Whole Wheat Atta Paratha is wholesome and healthy. Try out this simple Indian flat bread recipe.
Course: Dinner, Indian Flat Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Wheat Flour – 1 cup + 1/2 cup for rolling out parathas
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – about 1/2 cup
  • Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tsp
  1. 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.
  2. Divide the dough into equal-sized balls.
  3. Roll out each ball into a circle on a floured surface. Apply ghee/oil and fold in half.
  4. To prepare paratha recipe, apply ghee/oil once again and fold into half again.
  5. Dip in dry flour and roll out into a triangular-shaped paratha (or square-shaped or circular).
  6. Heat a griddle or tava. Place the rolled out paratha on it and cook till brown spots start to appear on the surface.
  7. Flip over and let the underside cook.
  8. Drizzle a little oil and cook till both sides turn a warm brown.
  9. Remove and serve Plain Paratha with fresh curd or dry/gravy side-dish


Plain Paratha – Indian Flatbread With Whole Wheat Flour | Atta Paratha
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Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

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