Besan Paratha Recipe | How to make Besan ka Paratha | Breakfast Recipes

What is Besan Paratha?

Besan Paratha is an Indian flatbread made with the combination of whole wheat flour and gram flour having basic flavors of onion, cumin seeds, and gram flour, getting its moistness from curd. These particular parathas are super soft. Addition of curd gives a very soft texture to the parathas. They remain soft and moist for hours. I have used basic ingredients to make besan parathas and its beauty lies in its simplicity. My 3-year-old son, Ani, loved these besan parathas the most. I had made it for a Sunday breakfast and his school was opening on Wednesday… he was very prompt to say “make it for my tiffin when I go to school”. So besan parathas were his first tiffin and are therefore more special to me.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Besan Paratha Recipe

A combination of whole wheat flour and gram flour is used to make besan paratha. Whole wheat flour gives the body to these parathas, whereas gram flour gives the flavor. Few basic spices such as cumin seeds, red chili powder, etc and fresh ingredients for example onion, coriander, etc are added which highlight the flavor of gram flour even more. Little yogurt and oil give these parathas their softness. You can use ghee or oil to fry the parathas.

You might like our collection of paratha recipes. View it here. Likewise, you might also like the collection of Indian breakfast recipes. Here it is.

How to Make Besan Paratha

1. Prepare the dough : In a bowl add 1½ cup whole wheat flour, ½ cup gram flour, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili powder, salt to taste, ½ tsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp curd, and 1 tbsp oil. Use water to make the soft dough. I used approximately ¾ cup water, however, the quantity might vary.


2. Prepare parathas : Take a portion of the dough. Roll it. It should not be too thick or too thin. (Thicker than the chapatti).


3. Fry parathas : Heat a skillet or frying pan. Put the paratha on it. Once bubble appears flip the paratha, apply little oil and flip again. Apply oil. Cook the paratha till golden brown from both the sides.


4. Grease and crush parathas : Apply little ghee or butter to grease the paratha. And slightly crush it.


5. Bon appétit : Serve besan ka paratha with the spoonful of butter and a cup of masala tea.


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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