Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Besan Paratha

Besan Paratha or Gram Flour Chapati is a heavy and hard than normal chapati, served along with curd/ sabzi/ pickles, this has an unforgettable taste, however the chapati is smaller in shape than the normal flour chaphti but better in taste, so lets go for Besan paratha.


  1. Besan ( Gram Flour)1/2 Cup

  2. Atta ( Wholemeal Flour) 1/2 Cup

  3. Hing (Asafoetida) 1 pinch

  4. Red Chilli Powder 1/2 Teaspoon

  5. Jeera ( Cumin Seeds)

  6. Salt to taste

  7. Coriander - finely chopped

  8. Cooking Oil 4 tablespoons

  9. Finely chopped Onion - 1 Medium sized.


  • Mix the Besan and Atta together in a mixing bowl.

  • Add the Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Asafoetida, Cumin Seeds, Coriander and the Chopped Onion in it.

  • Make a dough using little warm water.

  • You can add about 1 Tablespoon of oil in the dough in a square shape ( roughly)

  • Once it is rolled spread some oil on it.

  • Fold all the sides and you would end up with a folded square in your hand.

  • Roll this small square again into a bigger square.

  • Put this paratha onto a heated Tava or Pan.

  • Once one side is cooked change its side and brush some oil on the already cooked surface.

  • Once the other side is cooked change the side again and brush the oil on the second side as well.

  • Let it cook further and change sides ( The idea is that once you apply the oil to a side, it must be cooked again to give you the crispiness.Serve it with Yoghurt and pickle.