Friday, July 27, 2007


For a very long time, I wanted to try to make Paratha all from scratch instead of just heating-up what you get from grocery stores.
Back in india, I was a big fan of parathas and biryani and Iam still. I use to order either of them everytime I get a chance.
Anyway, I just had the mood today and voila, here you go - Paratha as my mother would prepare back at home.

Guys, try it and let me know how it was.


  • 4 cups Maida
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt (preferably home made)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Large Egg(optional)
  • 1/2 cup cooking Oil
  • Warm water
  • Small amount of Butter


1. Add salt, baking soda, oil, yogurt and egg to maida ad mix them well.

2. Add warm water to the mix and keep stirring it to the consistency of Chappati dough.

3. Cover the dough with damp cloth and let it sit for one hour.

4. Create a medim size balls from the dought. With four cups of flour you should be able to create at least 7 balls for a medium size paratha.

5. On a large flat surface like your kitchen countertop, roll the ball as thin as possible. Dont worry about the shape for now.

6. Start from the longest end. Make a fold of about half inch toward the inner side. Next, fold it again so that first fold doesn't goes inside but stays outseide, in the shape of "W". Continue to fold on the fashion to create "zipzag" fashion in terms of folding.

7. Roll the zipzag pattern to come to the round shape as show above.

8. Set the pan in stove to medium heat.

9. Roll the dough in your desired shape. I prefer the popular circle shape.

10. Apply some butter and put in the pan.

11. Cook the paratha on each side for about a minute until in reach light brownish color.

12. Take the cooked paratha and place it on a plain surface. Smash the paratha sideways to make it soft & fluffy.

13. Serve hot with some spicy accomplishments.


Srivalli said...

HI...nice recipe...but this is what we call Parotta in Tamil?...I make without egg....your parottas look good...


Saju said...

tempting paratha, I feel like making some!

Vcuisine said...

Deepa in spite of the oil content, the taste of paratha is irresistable. Look great. Viji

Asha said...

Deepa,so great to see you back girl,missed you!:))
I love that parathas with egg.There are so tender and flaky.Thanks for your version too,looks delicious:))

Jyothi said...

Hi Deepa, parathas looks very tempting. I never heard about this type of version. Looks great. I will this very soon. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Suganya said...

I always order parotta when we go to a restaurant, coz its difficult to prepare at home. Looks divine! said...


I've been looking for a barrota recipe! Nice step by step pictures.


Happy cook said...

i have never made parathas, in kerala we call it parotta.
I am going to try this recipie.

shriya said...

Wow! the parathas look yummy. I never made parathas .I love to make those but i didn't get any good recipes this looks really good and with beutiful pics and I am sure gonna make it this week.

rekha said...

nice gud n yummy recipe 2 try @ home. i think u can use wheat instead of maida for health reasons.but once in a while is fine. u must avoid the yolk if u r adding egg. otherwise a very delicious recipe.

thank u

madhumathi said...

I tried it. it was good. i liked it. i 'm very thankful to you .
thank you!!!

Ezhil&Manju said...

Very good instruction. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I tried and the parotta came good. Thanks. Keep up your good culinary blog.


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