Square Paratha

The Square Paratha is like a Roti Cannai, it will have a lot of layers.  The paratha is good on its own, or you can spread it with Jam and have it for breakfast.  It can be served with any kind of eggs for breakfast or with any curry.
It can also be eaten with a pickle or yoghurt for a light Lunch.  I learnt to make this when we moved to Kenya, from our neighbour who was from Punjab  This is a Punjabi style paratha.


  • 2           cups whole wheat flour(No Name Brand)
  • 3           tbsp vegetable oil
  •              water
  • 2           oz melted butter
  • 1/4        cup oil for frying
  1. In a medium bowl add the flour and oil.  Rub the oil into the flour
  2. Add enough water to make a soft dough.
  3. Kneed the dough for a couple of minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 equal balls.
  5. Roll out the ball into a 6” round, brush it with melted butter, fold the top third to the centre, brush it with butter and bring the bottom third up.  Brush this with butter. (Diagram 1)
  6. Fold the right third to the centre, brush with butter and bring the left in to the centre, making it into the square. (Diagram 2)
  7. Roll the Paratha into a square, starting at the corners diagnally and then rolling it straight and sideways.  Roll it to 8” square.
  8. Cook on a medium hot tawa or a frying pan.  Cook on 1 side for about 1 minute, turn it, cook the other side for a minute, turn it again
  9. Brush with oil and cook for another minute on each side, pressing it with a spatula.
Square Paratha
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Diagram 1                                   Diagram 2

Square Paratha

square paratha

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