How to make perfect parathas at home

1. The art of making perfect parathas!

The art of making perfect parathas!

Parathas makes for a happy breakfast in every Indian household. Especially when they are served with a dollop of butter or ghee. Different people have their own methods of preparing this popular flatbread. They are quite wholesome and satiating when stuffed with veggies, keema, lentils and other such ingredients. Here is a guide to make perfect parathas in a jiffy.

2. Prepare fresh dough

Prepare fresh dough

You can never make good parathas with a stale dough. So ensure that you roll out parathas with freshly prepared dough.

3. Finely chopped veggies

Finely chopped veggies

Chop the veggies very finely so that they do not tear open the dough when filled.

4. Add semolina for crunchy texture

Add semolina for crunchy texture

If you want to add crunch to your parathas, you can add half a cup samolina in your dough.

5. Knead the dough with oil and salt

Knead the dough with oil and salt

To make your parathas last long, knead them with a little salt and oil.

6. Put stuffings in the center

Put stuffings in the center

When you make stuffed parathas, the filling often spills out. You must always put the stuffing in the centre and then slowly close the dough and seal it. Apply pressure gently, not pressing too much at any one place.

7. Roll parathas gently

Roll parathas gently

Always roll out the paratha gently or lightly with the help of a rolling pin, so that the filling will spread throughout the paratha.

8. Apply pressure gradually

Apply pressure gradually

While rolling out the parathas you must apply gradual pressure equally on all the sides. This will prevent the filling from spillling out.

9. Say no to onions

Say no to onions

Do not let the filling rest if it has onions. They tend to release water making the filling soggy.

10. Adding different hues to parathas

Adding different hues to parathas

To make attractive and colourful parathas, add beetroot puree for red colour, spinach puree for green colour and turmeric for yellow colour. You must knead the parathas in the puree instead of water.

11. For round parathas

For round parathas

To make perfect round parathas, gradually roll the dough into a ball. Now, with a rolling pin start flattening it. You must apply pressure in away the paratha moves on its own.

12. For healthy parathas

For healthy parathas

If you want to make healthy parathas. First cook the parathas on both sides and then apply very little oil with brush over them.