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March 18th, 2012

This simple flat bread is quick to make and is especially good to scoop up dal with.

Makes four paratha.


  • 1 cup indian atta flour or 1/2 cup each plain flour and wholemeal flour or 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • Dairy free margarine


In a bowl combine the flour and salt. Add the warm water and knead into a soft dough. If required add another teaspoon or two of water.

Wrap the dough in cling wrap and leave to rest for ten minutes.

Roll out the dough into a 6 inch square. Roll it up into a cylinder and then cut it into four equal rounds. Take one of the rounds and squash it flat with your hand and then using a rolling pin, roll it out into a six inch circle. Repeat for the other three pieces of dough.

Heat a fry pan to a medium heat. Add a teaspoon of margarine to the pan and then add one of the parathas. Wait until large bubbles form in the dough and then gently press the bubbles with a spatula to push the air through the paratha. Brush the top of the paratha with more margarine, flip it over and cook for another minute.

Repeat with the other parathas.