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pudina paratha recipe, how to make mint paratha recipe restaurant style

pudina paratha recipe with step by step photos – pudina parathas are crispy, flaky, layered, mint flavored whole wheat flat breads. ‘pudina’ is the hindi word for mint leaves and paratha is an unleavened flat bread made from whole wheat flour.

whenever we go to restaurants, i always end up ordering pudina paratha. first i like the fresh minty flavor of pudina and as an accompaniment it goes very with a dal tadka or a veg gravy.

usually i make simple pudina parathas at home for breakfast or lunch. in this recipe post, i am sharing the restaurant style version. here the mint paratha is layered like the lachcha paratha. they are crisp as well as flaky and need to be served hot. if you plan to serve in the tiffin box, then just make simple paratha without the layers.

the recipe does not have too much of minty taste and flavor. with a balanced flavor coming from the mint leaves, the aroma & taste of other spices also go well. the best taste and texture comes due to the layers. if short of time, you can make square or triangle parathas, but these will be like regular parathas with the flavor of mint. they won’t have the punch in them.

in the recipe, i have used fresh mint leaves. though you can also use dried mint leaves. you can also add more or less mint leaves as per your taste. you can serve pudina paratha with a mango pickle, curd or with any veggie or paneer gravy.

if you are looking for more paratha recipes then do check vegetable paratha, cabbage paratha, lauki parathamissi roti, peas paratha and aloo paratha recipe.

restaurant style pudina paratha recipe below:

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mint paratha recipe | restaurant style pudina paratha recipe
prep time
35 mins
cook time
30 mins
total time
1 hrs 5 mins
 

pudina paratha recipe - restaurant style recipe of whole wheat flat bread flavored with mint and spices. 'pudina' is the hindi word for mint leaves and paratha is an unleavened flat bread made from whole wheat flour.

course: main
cuisine: north indian
servings: 3 to 4
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
for kneading dough:
  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves OR 17 to 18 grams fresh mint leaves (pudina patta)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta) OR 240 grams atta
  • 2 teaspoon oil or ghee or butter
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt or add as per taste
  • cup water or add as required
spice mix for pudina paratha:
  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves OR 17 to 18 grams fresh mint leaves OR 1 tablespoon dry mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 dry red chili (sookhi lal mirch) - broken and seeds removed (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala
for roasting paratha:
  • oil or ghee as required
how to make recipe
preparation for mint paratha:
  1. begin with rinsing the mint leaves and keeping them aside. 

  2. we will use 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves of which half is added to the dough and the other half is added to the spice mix.

kneading dough for mint paratha:
  1. then start with the dough preparation - in a mixing bowl or pan, take 2 cups whole wheat flour (240 grams), 2 tsp oil or ghee or butter and 1/2 to 1 tsp salt or add as per taste.
  2. mix very well.
  3. then add 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves (finely chopped). again mix very well.
  4. now add water in parts. initially you can add 1/3 to 1/2 cup water.
  5. mix and begin to knead the dough.
  6. add more water as required and knead to a smooth dough. overall i used 2/3 cup of water to knead the dough. depending on the quality of flour, you may need to add more or less water.
  7. cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
making spice mix for pudina paratha:
  1. in a pan, add 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves.
  2. on a low flame or sim with frequent stirs, roast the mint leaves. some mint leaves will darken, but continue to roast them till they turn crisp.
  3. once the leaves are roasted and dried, then remove and keep aside.
  4. in the same pan, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and roast for half a minute on a low flame.
  5. next add 1 dry red chili, broken and seeds removed. red chili is optional, but i do add for the bit of heat it provides in the parathas.
  6. roast till the cumin seeds become fragrant. remove aside and add them in a dry grinder or a spice grinder.
  7. when the cumin and fennel seeds become warm or cool down, add the dried mint leaves.
  8. grind to a semi fine mix or a fine powder.
  9. remove in a plate. also add 1 tbsp chaat masala.
  10. mix both the spice blends very well. keep aside.
rolling pudina paratha:
  1. after 30 minutes, make medium sized balls of the dough.
  2. take the dough ball on the rolling board and sprinkle some flour on both sides.
  3. roll the ball to a large thin chapati of about 9 to 10 inches.
  4. spread or brush some oil all over. sprinkle some flour evenly.
  5. now sprinkle the spice mixture that we had prepared.
  6. begin to fold from the edges like a fan with pleats.
  7. fold towards the end and then roll tightly to a circle. press the loose end at the center downwards.
  8. prepare the pleated roll balls like these and keep aside covered to rest for 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. now take one pleated ball and dust some flour on both sides.
  10. roll to a paratha of about 5 to 6 inches.
making pudina paratha:
  1. place the paratha on a hot tawa.
  2. when you see the paratha puffing up at some places and is ¼th cooked then flip.
  3. spread some oil or ghee on this side.
  4. flip again and spread some oil or ghee on this side too.
  5. flip a couple of times to get even roasting and cooking of the parathas.
  6. press the edges with a spatula so that they are cooked well.
  7. you can make these parathas more crisp by cooking for some more time.
  8. remove and place the pudina paratha on a plate or tray. crush them between your palms taking care of the heat, so that the layers separate.
  9. the pudina paratha is ready to be served now. 

  10. make all pudina parathas this way. if you are unable to serve them immediately, then stack them in a casserole or a roti basket and serve them once you have made all the parathas. 

  11. do note that these parathas have to be served hot or warm.

  12. sprinkle the spice mix on top and serve pudina paratha plain with some mango pickle or curd or with a dal fry or a veg curry or gravy.

recipe notes
  • mint parathas have to be served hot or warm.


step by step restaurant style pudina paratha recipe:

1. begin with rinsing the mint leaves and keeping them aside. we will use 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, of which half is added to the dough and the other half is added to the spice mix.

2. then start with the dough preparation – in a mixing bowl or pan, take 2 cups whole wheat flour (240 grams), 2 tsp oil or ghee or butter and ½ to 1 tsp salt or add as per taste.

3. mix very well.

4. then add ½ cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, which have been chopped finely.

5. again mix very well.

6. now add water in parts. initially you can add ⅓ to ½ cup water.

7. mix and begin to knead the dough.

8. add more water as required and knead to a smooth dough. overall i used ⅔ cup of water to knead the dough. depending on the quality of flour, you may need to add more or less water. cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.

9. when the dough is resting, you can prepare the spice mix. in a pan, add ½ cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves.

10. on a low flame or sim with frequent stirs, roast the mint leaves.

11. some mint leaves will darken, but continue to roast them till they turn dry and become crisp.

12. once the leaves are roasted and dried, then remove and keep aside. if you have dried mint leaves, then you can use them instead of roasting mint leaves.

13. in the same pan, add 1 tsp cumin seeds and ½ tsp fennel seeds. roast for half a minute on a low flame.

14. next add 1 dry red chili (broken and seeds removed). red chili is optional, but i do add for the bit of heat it provides in the parathas. you can even add ¼ tsp to ½ tsp black pepper instead of the red chili.

15. roast till the cumin and fennel seeds become fragrant.

16. remove aside and add them in a dry grinder or a spice grinder. when the cumin and fennel seeds become warm or cool down, add the dried mint leaves.

17. grind to a semi fine mix or a fine powder.

18. remove in a plate. also add 1 tbsp chaat masala.

19. mix both the spice blends very well. keep aside.

20. after 30 minutes, make medium sized balls of the dough.

21. take the dough ball on the rolling board and sprinkle some flour on both sides.

22. roll the ball to a large thin chapati of about 9 to 10 inches.

23. here is the rolled chapati.

24. spread or brush some oil all over. you can also use ghee instead of oil.

25. sprinkle some flour evenly.

26. now sprinkle the spice mixture that we had prepared.

27. begin to fold from the edges like a fan with pleats.

28. fold towards the end and then roll tightly to a circle.

29. press the loose end at the center downwards.

30. prepare the pleated roll balls like these and keep aside covered for 12 to 15 minutes.

31. now take one pleated ball and dust some flour on both sides.

32. roll to a paratha of about 5 to 6 inches.

33. place the paratha on a hot tawa/griddle.

34. when you see the paratha puffing up at some places and is ¼th cooked then flip.

35. here is the partly cooked side.

36. spread some oil or ghee on this side.

37. flip again when the next side is half cooked.

38. spread some oil or ghee on this side too.

39. flip a couple of times to get even roasting and cooking of the mint parathas.

40. press the edges with a spatula so that they are cooked well.

41. you can make these parathas more crisp or karara as we call them in punjabi by cooking for some more time.

42. remove and place the pudina paratha on a plate or tray. crush them between the palms, taking care of the heat, so that the layers separate.

43. the pudina paratha is ready to be served now. make all pudina parathas this way. if you are unable to serve them immediately, then stack them in a casserole or a roti basket and serve them once you have made all the parathas. do note that these parathas have to be served hot or warm.

44. sprinkle the remaining spice mix on the pudina parathas and serve them plain with some mango pickle or curd or with a dal fry or a veg curry or gravy.




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