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Cilantro Paratha

| March 10, 2013 Comment

cilantro paratha

Cilantro Paratha is a healthy flatbread with mixed flours and cilantro that can be served as breakfast, afternoon snack or as part of a healthy meal. The chickpea flour makes this a filling, nutritious, and tasty bread.

Servings: 3 (makes 6)
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup wheat flour (atta, chapathi flour)
  • 1/4 cup besan (chickpea flour)
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • 3 tbsp cilantro (coriander leaves), finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely grated or chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 6-7 tsp vegetable oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, salt, turmeric, and red chilli powders. Add the ginger and cilantro. Mix into a soft dough using enough water, and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Take a dough ball, and on a lightly floured surface, roll it into a thin round shape about 5 1/2 inches in diameter.
  3. Heat a flat iron griddle or nonstick griddle (thava). Place the paratha on the griddle and heat for 10 seconds. Using a spatula, flip the cilantro paratha and brush a little oil over it. Flip again and brush oil on the other side and cook until brown spots form on both sides.
  4. Serve the cilantro paratha hot, either plain or with any Indian pickle such as mango pickle, or lime pickle or plain yogurt.

Category: Indian Breads, Indian Breads - No-Onion No-Garlic, Vegan Indian Breads

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