Plain Paratha (Indian Bread)

Paratha is a flat, thick piece of unleavened bread fried on a griddle. Paratha is an amalgamation of the words parat and atta which means layers of cooked dough. These flatbread is one of the most popular bread, mostly popular in Northern part of India. Whether dipped in a savory curry, stuffed with potato, cauliflower or any veggies or simply eaten by itself with pickle & paired with hot cup of tea or coffee will enhance your taste buds and are super easy, quick to make & is sure to be a hit in your family.

If you are looking for more Indian breads, do try my recipe’s of Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha/Bengal Gram Lentil Stuffed Indian Flat Bread (No Onion-No Garlic)Paneer Paratha/Indian Cottage Cheese Mix Stuffed Indian FlatbreadBhature(All Purpose Flour Deep Fried Puffed Indian Bread Recipe)-Without YeastHomemade Butter Naan/ Indian Flat Bread (No yeast)Dal Ka Paratha/Lentil FlatbreadAloo Paratha/ Whole wheat bread stuffed with spicy potato mixtureGobhi Paratha/Whole Wheat Bread Stuffed with Spicy Cauliflower Mixture. So let’s get started.


Cuisine: Indian, North-Indian

Recipe Type: Breads

Author: Rateka

Prep Time: 10 Mins

Cook Time: 10 Mins

Serves: 8-10 paratha


  • Atta/Wheat Flour: 2 cups + 2-3 tbsp for dusting
  • Luke Warm Water: 1 cup
  • Oil: 1-2 tbsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp


  • In a bowl, add flour, oil, salt & mix well.
  • Keep adding water, a little at a time & knead to form a soft, smooth, non-sticky dough.
  • Once done, cover with a kitchen towel & let it rest for 20-30 mins.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions, dust with some flour & start rolling out into a round even paratha. It should be not too thin nor too thick.
  • Heat the tawa/griddle pan, once hot place the rolled paratha & cook for few seconds till brown bubbles start appearing, then flip to the other side.
  • Flip again, drizzle oil and spread all over & fry till it’s slightly puff and gets beautiful golden color. Do the same on another side as well.
  • Remove from the pan and repeat the same process with the remaining rolled paratha’s.
  • Serve hot & enjoy with your favorite curry 😊.



15 thoughts on “Plain Paratha (Indian Bread)

  1. Namaskaram Rateka – first of all thank you for taking time and looking through my pages 🙂 🙂 Now I am a little surprised that you refer to the flat breads as “North Indian Cuisine” – we here in the deep South, Kerala, equally love those and they are made and eaten in nearly all the homes I know, including ours, of course. But unlike you, we do LOVE our onions and garlic. I do look forward going through your pages at leisure and I am sure I will come across many yummy recipes.

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    1. Hey Namaskar dear…. oh really these type of parathas are relished there as well….. I had impression that paratha which is eaten there is made with all purpose flour not whole wheat flour…but that’s great that there also it is relished 😊😊


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