Masala paratha recipe

Masala Paratha Recipe | How to make simple Masala Paratha

What is Masala Paratha?

Paratha is a shallow fried Indian flatbread. Masala paratha is simple and easy yet delish paratha. A mix of spices adds lots of flavours to masala paratha. Any simple gravy or boring dal can be pepped up with this Masala paratha. It can be served for breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Masala Paratha recipe

Any paratha recipe calls for proper dough. The good paratha dough should be softer than chapatti dough and should have rested for some time. The masala paratha recipe further calls for spices such as dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi), carom seeds (ajwain), cumin seeds (jeera), black pepper, and red chili powder. I love these spices in my masala paratha recipe; you can add or omit spices as per you choice. Masala paratha can be fried in oil or ghee. I like to use oil, you can use ghee.

Other parathas on the blog are besan paratha. Besan as in gram flour adds softness and flavours to the paratha. Find the recipe here. Another healthy paratha is Palak Paratha. Find the recipe here.

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How to make Masala Paratha

1. Prepare dough for paratha.

Masala paratha recipe

2. Add spices 1 tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp black pepper powder, 1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi), ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain), ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera) and salt to taste in a bowl. (If you have added salt while preparing the dough, you can omit adding salt here or add accordingly).

Masala paratha recipe

3. Mix them.

Masala paratha recipe

4. Take a portion of paratha dough. Make a ball, and then flatten it.

Masala paratha recipe

5. Roll it thicker than a chapatti. Spread little oil, about 1 tsp. Sprinkle spices mix.

Masala paratha recipe

6. Fold the paratha as shown.

Masala paratha recipe

7. Again fold it.

Masala paratha recipe

8. Roll it.

Masala paratha recipe

9. Heat a skillet. Put paratha on it.

Masala paratha recipe

10. Cook till it is partly cooked from one side. Flip and partly cook from the other side too.

Masala paratha recipe

11. Apply oil on the both the sides, approximately ½ tsp each time.

Masala paratha recipe

12. Cook on low flame till brown patches appear.

Masala paratha recipe

13. Grease with some clarified butter (ghee) or butter.

Masala paratha recipe

14. Serve with dal fry. Bon appétit!

Masala paratha recipe


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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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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