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Onion paratha
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Onion Paratha recipe

Easy to make soft onion paratha recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 parathas
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Ghee to make parathas
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green chili
  • 2 tbsp Besan | Gram flour
  • 1 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • Coriander leaves few


  • In a bowl add 1 cup of atta and a little salt.
  • Add water little by little and make a soft dough.
  • Cover and keep aside.
  • Let’ make the onion filling.
  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil, cumin seeds, and finely chopped green chili.
  • Once the cumin crackles, add 2 tbsp besan | gram flour.
  • Roast in medium flame for 2 mins.
  • The addition of besan helps in keeping the filling dry.
  • Add 1 cup finely chopped onions to the pan.
  • Sauté for 2 mins.
  • Now add the red chili powder, chaat masala, salt, and crushed kasoori methi.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and cool completely.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
  • Dust one dough ball with flour.
  • Roll this into a small disc.
  • Place 2 tbsp of onion filling in the center
  • Cover it gently and dust with flour.
  • Gently roll into a paratha.
  • Dust the extra flour if any on the paratha.
  • Heat a Tawa and place the rolled paratha on hot Tawa.
  • Cook on both sides in medium flame.
  • Smear ghee on both sides.
  • You can add oil also to cook the parathas, but butter or ghee brings out the best flavor and soft parathas.
  • Once done take out.



1.Adding besan will make the stuffing mixture dry and avoid the onion oozing out water.
2. You can adjust the spices as per your taste buds.
3. Always use ghee for making parathas.