Onion Stir-Fry Paratha (Onion Flatbread – Indian)

These onion parathas can be made with just onion, chillies, and spices at home J – so just out of the pantry. Moreover, it’s an easy and quick recipe. The onions are not raw, hence the stuffing can be stored and the parathas don’t become soggy. 


Wheat flour: 2 cups
Oil for making parathas 

For stuffing:
Onion: 2 large – chopped finely
Green chillies: 3 – chopped finely
Red chilly powder: ½ teaspoon
Cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
Garam masala: a pinch
Carom (Ajwain) seeds: a pinch
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste 

Here’s the Method in Pictures:


  1. In a heavy-bottomed vessel, heat the oil (1 teaspoon) and add the ajwain seeds. When they are fried, add the green chillies and onion.
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  3. Stir-fry the mixture till the onion is golden brown. If the mixture sticks to the vessel, add a pinch of salt and continue frying. This way, additional oil will not be required.
  4. Add the spice powders and mix well. Also, add salt to taste.
  5. Fry till the flavors blend, the raw smell is gone, and the mixture is dry. The stuffing is now ready. J Set aside to cool.
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  7. Knead the wheat flour while gradually adding the required amount of water (you may use around a cup of water) to make a soft pliable dough. You may use warm water for better results. Set the dough aside for about 20-30 minutes.
  8. Divide the dough into balls – about the size of a large lemon.
  9. Take a ball and roll out to a 4 inch disc. Place a spoonful of the onion stuffing mixture.
  10. Fold the edges of the disc upwards to completely cover the stuffing. The edges should overlap slightly to seal the stuffing.
  11. Gently flatten the filled ball. Dust with flour and roll out to a flat disc of about 6-7 inches. Take care that the stuffing does not burst out.
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  13. Heat a tava (griddle). Roast the parathas till done on both the sides. You can grease the parathas while cooking with a little oil on each side.
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  15. Make all parathas this way.
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  17. Parathas are ready to be served hot. You can enjoy it with curd, any raita, side dishes, chutneys or pickles of your choice.
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 Tip: You can add chopped coriander leaves and shredded carrot or cabbage to this onion stuffing while stir-frying to improve the nutritional value. With the onion and spices, even people who don’t like these veggies will enjoy the paratha.


4 Responses to “Onion Stir-Fry Paratha (Onion Flatbread – Indian)”

  1. This looks yummy girl! will try it soon 🙂

    From skribles: Thanks Mansi 🙂 Do try it out and let me know if you like it.

  2. Hummm, mouth watering paratha, perfect with cucumber raita :))

    From skribles: Thanks Madhavi 🙂

  3. Good thing I came across your blog. [:)] was wondering what to make out of left over wheat dough and onions… Thanks! [:D]

    From skribles: Thanks Gauri.

  4. mast h yr….thanx….maine aaj banaya…it was yummy…..

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