Masala Paratha (Besan Ka Masala Paratha)

Masala Paratha (Besan Ka Masala Paratha)

Besan Ka Masala Paratha

Masala Paratha is a flavorful flat bread. This paratha is a combination of whole wheat flour and besan with a mix of delicious spices. Masala Paratha is a great breakfast treat and also a great lunch box option.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour atta
  • 1 cup besan gram flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 tsp red chili flake
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 2 tsp ginger finely grated
  • 1/4 cup mint finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp oil canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water

We also need

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour for rolling the paratha
  • 3 Tbsp oil for cooking


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except water: flour, gram flour, salt, cumin seeds, chili flakes, asafetida, ginger, mint, and oil.
  • Add water as needed to make firm dough. Grease your palm and knead the dough for a minute on a lightly greased surface to make it smooth and pliable. Let the dough sit aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly greased surface. The dough should be very smooth and soft. Kneading the dough is important to make good parathas.
  • Divide the dough into six equal parts and form into balls. Roll dough ball into a 3” circle. Spread about 2 drops of oil and pull the edges of the dough to wrap. Repeat to make all six balls.
  • Meanwhile heat the heavy skillet on medium heat until moderately hot. To test, sprinkle water on the skillet. If the water sizzles right away, the skillet is ready.
  • Take one dough ball and press it lightly on both sides on a surface covered with dry flour. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into about 7-8 inches in circle. If dough starts sticking, dust it with more flour.
  • Place the Paratha over the skillet. When you see the color change and the paratha will puff in different places. Turn the paratha over.
  • After few seconds, spread 1/2 teaspoon oil onto the paratha. Turn the paratha over, and spread again 1/2 teaspoon of oil.  Using your spatula, lightly press the entire surface of the paratha to help it cook all the way through. It will puff up.
  • After a few seconds, flip the paratha and press with a spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides. Repeat for the remaining parathas.


Serve the Masala Paratha any gravy based dish like Lauki Raita, Aloo Dum.
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6 thoughts on “Masala Paratha (Besan Ka Masala Paratha)

  1. 5 stars
    Looks yummy so I will try it soon. I would like to purchase some of the little glass bowls that you use to hold your ingredients, but can no longer find them in New Zealand. Can you please recommend a retailer or market source for them. I can now only find them singly in second hand shops! Mine eventually get dropped and break.

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