Onion paratha recipe

Onion paratha recipe – In Hindi known as pyaz ka paratha. Finely chopped onion is cooked with few spices and this mixture is added while making paratha dough.

Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

I am making this onion paratha since past 3 years and last time I made was 2 weeks ago. I paired it with aloo matar curry. This is was homey and filling meal.

This one is nice variation to plain old simple partha. When you are bored of having plain paratha, try this onion paratha. If you are onion lover, I am sure you will like this.

As you have seen, I have cooked the onions first and then added into the dough. The other way of making it is – raw onions are mixed with spices and then added into the dough or stuffed.

This may give you the raw or undercooked onion flavor. Also while that raw onions are cooking along with paratha, it leaves its water and makes paratha soggy. But we will not have these problems since we have pre-cooked the onion mixture before adding to the dough.

Check out other paratha recipes
Methi paratha  // Spring onion paratha  //  Palak paratha  //  Lachha paratha


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1) First let’s make the onion mixture. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

2) Then add ginger paste and green chili.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

3) Stir and saute for 30-45 seconds or till the raw smell of ginger goes away.

4) Now add chopped onions and sprinkle some salt.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

5) Mix and let it cook.

6) Cook till they are soft and light brown in color.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

7) Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

8) Mix and cook for a minute. Then turn off the stove.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

9) Lastly add chopped cilantro and mint leaves.

10) Mix well and let the mixture cool down slightly or cool to touch.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

11) In a bowl, take chapati atta for the dough. Add little salt. Be careful we have already added salt while cooking onions.

12) Add cooled onion mixture.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

13) Mix well using your hand.

14) Start adding little water at a time and knead into a soft and smooth dough. Cover the bowl with plate and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

15) After resting time, knead the dough one more time. Divide it into 12 equal portions. Make smooth balls and flatten them between your palm.

16) Work with one flattened disc at a time. Dip both the sides into dry flour.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

17) Start rolling it and make about 5-6 inch diameter circle.

18) Heat the tawa or pan on medium heat. Once hot, carefully place rolled paratha. Cook for few seconds, you will notice few bubbles appear.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

19) At that time flip it using spatula. Again cook for few seconds. Also apply oil on it.

20) Then flip it and cook the bottom/oiled side by gently pressing with spatula.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

21) Again oil on the top side and flip it.

22) Similarly cook the other side by pressing. Once cooked from both sides, you will notice brown spots. Remove it from the tawa and keep in insulated container.
Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

Repeat same for rest of the paratha. Keep the container covered.

Serving suggestion: Serve onion paratha as a breakfast or snack with pickle or dahi or raita. It can be served with any curry or dal.

Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha

Onion paratha recipe | Pyaz ka paratha, how to make onion paratha
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Onion paratha recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 12 parathas (6 servings)
Calories 244 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For onion mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • ¾ cup Onion finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mint leaves finely chopped, optional

For making onion paratha dough:

  • 1 ¼ cups Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • Salt - to taste
  • less than ½ cup Water
  • Oil as need for frying parathas

Instructions

Cooking onion mixture:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  3. Then add ginger paste and green chili. Stir and saute for 30-45 seconds
  4. Now add chopped onions and sprinkle some salt.
  5. Cook till they are soft and light brown in color.
  6. Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix and cook for a minute.
  7. Then turn off the stove.
  8. Lastly add chopped cilantro and mint leaves.
  9. Mix well and let the mixture cool down slightly or cool to touch.

Making onion paratha recipe:

  1. In a bowl, take chapati atta for the dough. Add little salt.
  2. Add cooled onion mixture. Mix well using your hand.
  3. Start adding little water at a time and knead into a soft and smooth dough.
  4. Cover the bowl with plate and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  5. After resting time, knead the dough one more time.
  6. Divide it into 12 equal portions. Make smooth balls and flatten them between your palm.
  7. Work with one flattened disc at a time. Dip both the sides into dry flour.
  8. Start rolling it and make about 5-6 inch diameter circle.
  9. Heat the tawa or pan on medium heat. Once hot, carefully place rolled paratha.
  10. Fry both sides using little oil till they get light golden brown spots and no more raw doughy part appears.
  11. Once cooked remove it from the tawa and keep in insulated container.
  12. Repeat same for rest

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving (~2 paratha)

Nutrition Facts
Onion paratha recipe
Amount Per Serving (79 g)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.2g 25%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 21.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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