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Onion and Besan ka Paratha

4.43 from 7 votes
Total: 40 minutes

Onion and Besan ka Paratha

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe to start your morning then your search has bought you to the right place. Crispy and flaky whole wheat flatbread (paratha) is stuffed with onions, gram flour and aromatic spices. On a cold wintry morning, onion and besan ka paratha(s) are a must have in my house. These parathas are a complete meal in itself, pair them up with achar, curd and are sufficient enough to fuel you up for the rest of your day- enjoy them as breakfast or brunch.

RECIPE DETAIL – We begin by kneading a soft pliable dough, cover and set it aside. Prepare the filling by sauteing chopped onions until they are translucent in color. Add besan and cook until besan is brown in color, mix in the spices and the filling is ready. Feel free to add chopped ginger-garlic to the recipe and adjust the spice level according to taste.

Onion and Besan ka Paratha

Stuff and roll the paratha as shown in the pics below, cook it on a hot griddle by applying as little as 1 teaspoon of oil/ghee to both the sides. Cook until brown and crispy. Best part is – you can make-ahead these parathas and store it in a foil. When ready to eat, warm them up and enjoy yummy parathas with achar and a cup of hot tea. These lip-smacking parathas will surely leave you craving for more.

Also try other paratha recipes – Gobhi Paratha, Pithi wala paratha, Methi ka paratha, Paneer paratha, Leftover dal paratha

Onion and Besan ka Paratha

4.43 from 7 votes
Soft and flaky whole wheat paratha stuffed with chopped onions, gram flour and aromatic spices.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 PARATHAS



  • Knead the dough and set it aside.
    Naan dough ready
  • Assemble: all the ingredients needed for the filling.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add hing and chopped onions. Cook onions until they are translucent. Mix in besan/gram flour...
  • Mix in all the spices except cumin powder, garam masala powder and amchur.
  • Mix it well and cook until besan starts to change its color - it will become rich brown in color. Mix in the remaining spices.
  • Adjust seasonings and take it off the flame.
  • Make a small ball out the dough. Roll the dough ball into a small disc, place 2 teaspoon mixture on top and start pinching the sides together to form a round ball. Heat a griddle.
  • Secure all ends and seal the ball. Dust the counter with some flour and shape the dough into a flatten paratha/bread .
  • Transfer the paratha/bread onto the warm griddle. Cook from one side.
  • Flip and cook from the other side.
  • Apply oil and spread it around.
  • Flip and cook while pressing down. Maintain a low flame.
  • Apply oil to the uncooked side, flip and cook again.
  • Paratha is all crispy and brown.
  • Take it off the flame and onto a clean plate.
  • Repeat the process with rest of the mixture.
  • Serve it hot with pickle and hot tea.
  • A perfect breakfast for a perfect morning!!
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian

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  1. Sugandha says:

    My parathas were so good. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, something different and so tasty. Will look for more from your end.

  2. Sri Vidhya says:

    Parathas were very tasty and different. It was a hit in my home.

  3. Avi says:

    Paratha tasted good but became hard when kept for 5 to 10 minutes. Why?

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for trying the recipe Avi. Glad you liked. If the parathas were left uncovered they will become crisp.

  4. sulekha says:

    Hi Ruchi!
    I just love your recipes! can you guide me if i can make poori with this recipe of yours? Can it be made a day ahead? Also do these parathas stay good after a couple of hours? Best wishes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks Suleka! Stuffed pooris may not puff like regular pooris and may open up during frying. Other option is to knead the mixture along with the dough and make poories.
      The mixture can be prepared a day in advance. They won’t stay crispy because of the stuffing but will stay good for 3-4 hours.

  5. sulekha says:

    Thank you so much, Ruchi! Truly appreciate your help. Regards

  6. Neha says:

    Explained in great detail with the detailed pics. Thank you for all that effort. Was very helpful.

  7. Arti Gupta says:

    I never use besan in Paratha recipe but this time I follow it and really it enhances the taste more. My family also like this very much. Keep sharing extra ingredients in the recipes.