Paratha on a platter
Preparation time 30 mins | Serves 3-4 persons
This is a traditional paratha recipe from South Asian Cuisine. Usually served as breakfast in almost every home. Soft paratha can only be prepared by using soft and smooth dough which depends on many factors such as technique, temperature and quantity of water. These techniques are described in this recipe below.


1 cup fine white wheat flour
Hot water as required
Cold Water as required
1/2 tspn salt
Ghee as required
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1. Take wide mixing bowl, and mix flour and salt in it.
2. At first, add one fourth cup of hot water to knead the dough. Mix water immediately into the flour so that it mixes evenly in the flour.
3. When half of the flour is kneaded then add cold water to make complete dough and mix well.
4. If you feel the dough is too soft then sprinkle some flour to make normal soft dough. Make sure the dough should smooth and there would be no lumps.
5. In the end coat the dough with a table spoon of ghee and put the dough in the bowl, cover it and leave for at least 15 minutes.
6. After that make small pieces of dough (medium tomato size) and make it thin flat shape using wooden roller.
7. Now spread a tea spoon of ghee onto the flat dough and wrap to make it square shape. The video showed below will help you to understand that how to wrap the square paratha.
8. In the end, you can either fry this bread in oil on an iron skillet.
Video : How to Make Square Layered Paratha


You have to use hot and cold water to knead a good dough for paratha and for this add hot water first and mix evenly then add cold water.