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Recipe: Parantha

Posted on 15 April, 2014 by Indian Food Tour in Delhi in Indian food, Recipe

Parantha Recipe

Parantha is a very famous dish made of wheat flour and is a North Indian specialty. In North India there is a Parantha street in every nook and corner. It is not a street food but due to its popularity it is sold in big restaurants as well as on the roadside. It is prepared in firewood style with coal burning in a big duct and the parantha stuck on the corners to get the aroma and taste typical of North Indian parantha. At home a griddle is enough for making paranthas.


  • 2 cups Wheat Flour

  • 2 tsp Oil or ghee (Clarified Butter)

  • 1 tsp Chili powder (Paprika)

  • Salt and water as required


  • A Rolling board or your kitchen platform

  • A Rolling pin


  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned above along with water and knead into soft dough.

  • The dough should be pliable, elastic and very soft.

  • Keep the dough aside for a while for all the ingredients to swell for say up to 10 minutes,

  • Make at least 5-6 balls with the dough.

  • Roll a round disc of 3-4 inch diameter on the platform.

  • Apply ghee on the top of the rolled parantha.

  • Fold once so that it looks like a crescent.

  • Apply ghee again on top of the crescent.

  • Fold for it to look like a triangle.

  • Roll with a rolling pin to make the parantha either in a triangle or round depending upon your skill.

  • Fry them on a griddle or tava with some more ghee.

  • Serve with any pickle or hot daal.

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