Paratha Recipes are originated from integral part of India. I cannot say how old these recipes are! They are so historical and oldest recipes among all Indian traditional recipes. Paratha is surely included in any basic Indian dishes either they are vegetarian or not.
Indian flat breads especially parathas are very popular in any regions of India. As an Indian, I know there are lots of different curries available in different part of India. But flat breads and rice, more specifically, paratha binds all regions together.
Primarily Indian flat bread can be differentiate into roti, paratha , naan, stuffed paratha, stuffed naans mainly. There are lots of other categories and some are very rare of form integral part of villages.
Basically I categorized them into two:
- Stuffed Paratha:some veggies or some spiced curried stuffed into flat roti and then again flatten it and cook it.
- Plain Paratha:while making the dough, you are adding some spices or some grated vegetable and make paratha form it.
This paratha recipes are without stuffing.
You can have paratha recipes as
Breakfast with tea or coffee
Lunch with some curries
Dinner with some pickle and curries
Here is the list of 4 best delicious ways to make Paratha Recipes
1) Plain Paratha Recipe
Plain paratha is most versatile Indian flat bread among all types of other paratha recipes. How to make plain paratha is first question, when any beginner comes in the kitchen. I mostly like to make paratha with rich gravy recipes like malai kofta and mostly Punjabi dishes. However, my little peanut likes paratha a lot that I have to make it as breakfast, lunch and for dinner also.
2) Masala Paratha
Masala Paratha is some basic plain paratha with basic Indian spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder.
This is the world famous Gujarati breakfast ‘Thepla Recipe’. My week never ends without this masala paratha. I cook more than once a week.
If you are TEA lover then this is the best combo for your breakfast with tea. You can have it with some pickles like mango pickle or sweet and spicy mango pickle. If you don’t want some hot beverages at morning (as my husband used to) then any yogurt dip goes perfect with thepla. There are plenty ways to use it as breakfast.
3) Spinach Paratha
Palak Paratha OR Spinach Paratha – Indian flat bread (roti) prepared from whole wheat flour, spinach puree, garlic and salt.
You can also call it Spinach Flour Tortillas. Palak paratha is healthier version of ordinary plain paratha. This is easy, nutritious and yet delicious. This is best way to eat spinach, especially for kids, they literally avoid the spinach in term of smoothie, curry and juice. So, for kids, now, they cannot find any excuse to avoid this yummy and healthy paratha.
4) Beetroot Paratha
Beetroot paratha is smartest way to feed your kids beetroot. The whole wheat flour contains fiber and beetroot itself has numerous amount of health benefits which can easily included in diet or breakfast recipes.
Isn’t that red color of paratha attracts you! Look at color! I mean I really love color and taste of course.
I hope these simple yet delicious paratha recipes will help you in kitchen to have verity in your menus.
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