How to make masala paratha
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Masala Paratha is a different kind of stuffed flatbread. It is spicy and ideal for lunch or dinner.

Parathas are tasty and loved by all. They are ideal as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even brunch. They need no much accompaniments and most of all, the younger generation loves them.

Which is your favourite paratha? I have earlier shared Methi Paratha, mint paratha and the last one was potato and pea paratha. My children are happy when I make them, it’s a win-win situation for me.

Masala parathas are spicy and different. They are ideal for lunch or dinner.
masala paratha

Masala Paratha is spicy and different from the usual ones. The filling is a powder that is prepared and the making of it, I will be showing you now. I have put a step by step collage of the making, it will help in clearly understanding. These parathas are made in square shape unlike others.

Let’s get cooking Masala Paratha:

Ingredients:

For the dough :

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • salt to taste
  • water

For the filling:

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon carom seed
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

Other ingredients:

  • coriander leaves chopped
  • oil for roasting
  • flour for dusting

Method:

  1. Take the flour in a bowl, add ghee and salt. Rub it well. Add water and knead to a stiff dough. Keep it covered for sometime.
  2. Grind the fennel seed, rub the carom seed between palm and mix it. Add chilli powder, garam masala and salt to it. This is the filling.
  3. Take a ball of dough, roll it into a thin circle, take a spoonful of the prepared stuffing, put it in the centre and spread it, take care, do not take it to the edges. Put some chopped coriander over it.
  4. Now, put one side and then the other. Check the picture below which I have put. Then roll it more than half and the other side covers it.
  5. Roll this into a square shaped paratha.
  6. Smear oil and turn to the other side, cook until golden spots are visible.
  7. Serve hot with pickle.

Step-by-step making of masala paratha

Masala Paratha
making of masala paratha


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Masala Paratha

Masala Paratha is a blend of flavours, it is spicy and ideal for a quick breakfast.

Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine north indian
Keyword breakfast, kids favourite, lunch box ideas, quick paratha recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 parathas
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • salt
  • water

For the stuffing

  • 1 teaspoon carom seed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • 1 teapoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt

Other Ingredients

  • coriander leaves finely chopped
  • wheat flour for dusting
  • oil for roasting

Instructions

  1. Take the flour in a bowl, add ghee and salt. Rub it well. Add water and knead to a stiff dough. Keep it covered for sometime.

  2. Grind the fennel seed, rub the carom seed between palm and mix it. Add chilli powder, garam masala and salt to it. This is the filling.

  3. Take a ball of dough, roll it into a thin circle, take a spoonful of the prepared stuffing, put it in the centre and spread it, take care, do not take it to the edges. Put some chopped coriander over it.

  4. Now, put one side and then the other. Check the collage that I have shared earlier. Then roll it more than half and the other side covers it.

  5. Roll this into a square shaped paratha.
  6. Smear oil and turn to the other side, cook until golden spots are visible.
  7. Serve hot with pickle, green chutney or curd.

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10 Comments
  1. namscorner18

    Simple and quick one to make. I add spices directly to dough and prepare it sometimes. Next time will try this way.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes, adding spices directly is quicker and gives a different taste. Thankyou.

      Reply
  2. FoodTrails

    A easy and quick wholesome meal.. perfect for lunchboxes or to pack while travelling.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes, it will ideal. Thankyou Swati for stopping by.

      Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou, we do like it.

      Reply
  3. Jolly

    Love this easy peasy recipe of masala paratha. I added all spices in my paratha which you mentioned but never tried with fennel seeds, I am sure they taste amazing while adding fennel into paratha. Will try it.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jolly, it did give a nice flavour.

      Reply
  4. ARCHANA POTDAR

    Delicious and easy masala paratha. I will try making them sans the fennel seeds which I dont think will be appreciated. Great share.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Archana, yes some people don’t like it.

      Reply

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