Masala Paratha - Indian Food

Masala paratha recipe, an Indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour, desi ghee, Indian spice powders and herbs like coriander and mint.

masala paratha

Masala paratha is spiced Indian paratha where the normal everyday plain paratha is given a make over with a medley of Indian spices, herbs and desi ghee or clarified butter. A special yet easy masala paratha recipe that you can make with absolutely no preparation work. It is not heavy like aloo paratha but is light and extremely flavorful.

Masala paratha makes for an excellent breakfast or brunch option too. This paratha is so flavorful that you can eat it without any side dish or with yogurt or raita. I like to savor it with a bowl of yogurt making it a flavorful, filling meal.

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There are two methods to follow while making masala paratha recipe. One method involves mixing all the spice powders in melted ghee and spreading this paste over the flat round paratha dough, rolling the paratha and shaping into a coil and finally rolled into a flat round paratha. The other method is to spread a layer of ghee over the rolled paratha dough, sprinkle the spice mix and herbs. Both these methods work equally fine.

recipe masala paratha

Main Ingredients:

  1. whole wheat flour
  2. spices


  • Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Water as required
  • Ghee - 4-5 tbsps
  • Mint leaves - 3 tbsps, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves - 5 tbsps, finely chopped
  • For masala powder:
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsps, Kashmiri
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tbsps
  • Saunf powder - 1 tbsp (aniseed/sompu)
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp OR chaat masala powder
  • Kasuri methi - 2 tsps, crushed (optional)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp


  1. In a bowl, add the atta or whole wheat flour and salt and mix. Slowly add water to form a soft yet slightly firm dough. Cover with damp cloth and let it rest for 10 mts. Prepare the masala powder in the mean time.
  2. In a small bowl, add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, saunf powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi and amchur and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Pinch a large lemon sized ball of dough and roll to form a 6" diameter circle. Spread a tsp of melted ghee over it. Sprinkle the masala powder over it. Finally sprinkle chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  4. Start rolling from one side of the paratha to form a long roll. Slowly twist the long roll in a concentric way to form a coil as shown in the image above. Press it gently on a flour dusted surface and roll out into a flat 7"-8" paratha.
  5. Heat an iron tawa and once its hot, place the paratha and let it cook for 15 secs. Flip the paratha and let it cook for a few more secs. Once light brown spots appear, drizzle some ghee and roast to a golden shade on both sides. Use a spatula to press all over as the paratha gets roasted.
  6. Serve warm with any curry of your choice or yogurt or raita.