~ Pyaaz Ke Parathe!!

One of my Mommy’s creation that’s now become a regular at our household thanks to being hubby’s favorite is Pyaaz Ke Parathe!

Pyaaz (onion) is one of those ingredients that’s always available in the house and that makes this recipe a quick go-to when the stock in fridge is limited. Parathe (an Indian flatbread) is one of the easiest to make and most loved choice in North Indian households, when it comes to weekend brunches or even weekday quick dinner fixes.

Serving size: 2-3 people 


– 1 large red onion or 2 medium red onions

– 2 green chilies

– 1 teaspoon ajwain

– Pinch of heeng 

– Salt to taste

– 1 teaspoon red chilly powder

– 1 teaspoon haldi

– 2 cups of whole wheat flour

– 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 

How to make:

– Grate the onions or as I did, use your Kitchen Aid chopper to get the onions into very very small pieces. Getting it in very very small pieces is a must as we will be kneading it with the flour to make a dough.

– Take the flour in a big bowl, add the grated onion, heeng and ajwain, red chilly powder, haldi and salt and cilantro. Mix and leave for 15-20 minutes.

– The onion when mixed with flour and other spices, leaves water and hence very little extra water is required to knead it into a smooth dough. Do not make the dough too sticky and it’s going to be tough to roll.

– When ready to eat, make small circles of the dough and roll into a round shape, like you would do with Rotis, into circle of about 6-8 inches in diameter. Do not make  it thick, keep it slightly thin, to cook easily.

– Heat a flat pan, brush oil on it (or you can use cooking oil spray) and cook the Parathe by drizzling about 1 or 2 tsp of ghee/oil on both sides till the paratha is evenly cooked and browned.

– Serve hot onion with some Raita, ketchup and chutney!!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. What’s your favorite kinda stuffed paratha?!

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