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Carrot paratha recipe with step by step photos. Healthy and delicious whole wheat parathas made with carrots. Hot or warm carrot paratha with a dollop of butter or ghee would be a perfect breakfast or brunch in this cold weather.

carrot paratha recipe, gajar paratha

These gajar ka paratha are slightly crisp from outside and soft from within. since these parathas are delicious as well as healthy, they make an ideal snack to be packed for tiffin box or lunch box.

Carrot paratha recipe is quick and easy to make. You just have to add grated carrots, chopped onions and some herbs to the dough. Knead the dough, roll with a belan and roast the parathas with ghee.

Parathas are made in every home and each family Has their own way of preparing parathas. This carrot paratha recipe comes from my mom. We were at mom’s place, so she made us these parathas. Since I was carrying the camera, I took the pics also and decided to share the recipe.

We usually add finely chopped ginger, chopped curry leaves, chopped onions and coriander leaves along with grated carrots in the dough. Carrots impart a sweet taste which compliments the taste and flavors of the herbs used.

I generally make Plain paratha along with dishes like mix veg, palak paneer, dal makhani. But if I make carrot paratha or Mooli paratha or any stuffed paratha then we have them with plain curd or raitas or pickles.

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Carrot Paratha

4.93 from 13 votes
Gajar ka paratha or carrot paratha is a healthy and delicious whole wheat flatbread made with carrots.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 4 people
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups grated carrots or 2 medium sized carrots
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • cup chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 12 to 15 curry leaves
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) or butter or oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • ¼ cup water or add as required
  • ghee or butter or oil - add as required for roasting parathas

Instructions

making dough

  • Rinse and then peel 2 medium sized carrots.
  • Grate the carrots and place aside.
  • Finely chop onion, ginger, curry leaves, green chili and coriander leaves. Keep all the ingredients ready for the parathas. 
  • Add 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour into a thali or mixing bowl. 
  • Add ¼ teaspoon salt or as required.
  • Now add 1.5 cups grated carrots (gajar), ⅓ cup finely chopped onions, ⅓ cup of chopped coriander leaves, 1 chopped green chili, 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger along with 15 chopped curry leaves.
  • Mix everything very well with your finger tips.
  • Soon the carrots will start leaving moisture. 
  • Pour ¼ cup of water or as required. Since carrots leave moisture add water wisely.
  • Begin to gather the mixture and start kneading to a smooth dough.
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of ghee on the dough.
  • Knead till you get a soft and smooth dough. In case the dough gets sticky then add some flour and knead again.
  • Cover the dough with a linen cloth or lid.
  • Allow the dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

rolling the gajar paratha

  • Make small to medium sized balls from the dough. 
  • Dust some flour on the ball. Alternatively you can place the ball in a box containing whole wheat flour.
  • Begin to roll with a rolling pin (belan). while rolling dust some flour if required.
  • Roll into medium sized rotis or rounds.

making carrot paratha

  • Place the rolled paratha on a hot tava or griddle.
  • When one side is partly cooked or about ¼ cooked then flip it.
  • Spread some ghee or oil on the partly cooked side.
  • Flip again with the help of tongs or spatula. You will see some brown spots on the parathas. Apply some ghee or oil to this side too.
  • Flip the paratha a couple of times. Also press the edges of the paratha with a spatula so they are cooked evenly from all sides.
  • Once the parathas are roasted and cooked well, remove the parathas. Similarly prepare the remaining parathas. 
  • You can stack and keep the parathas warm in a casserole. Or you can also Serve the carrot paratha while they are hot or warm with pickle or raita. 

Notes

Tips for making gajar ka paratha
  1. If the dough is sticky then add some flour and knead again.
  2. You can add any vegetable like bottle gourd of pumpkin instead of carrots in this recipe.
  3. If using veggies with a high water content like bottle gourd or zucchini, then do not add water while kneading the dough or add very little water. 

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Paratha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 8230IU165%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 37mg185%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 11µg10%
Calcium 47mg5%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 384µg96%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 69mg17%
Phosphorus 181mg18%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How to make gajar ka paratha or carrot paratha

1. Rinse and peel 2 medium sized carrots (gajar).

carrot paratha recipe

2. Grate the carrots. Keep aside.

carrot paratha recipe

3. Chop onion, ginger, curry leaves, green chili and coriander leaves. Keep all the ingredients ready for making gajar paratha. You will need ⅓ cup finely chopped onions, 1 green chili (chopped), ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves, 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 12 to 15 curry leaves (chopped).

carrot paratha recipe

4. Take 1.5 cups whole wheat flour into a thali or a mixing bowl.

carrot paratha recipe

5. Add ¼ teaspoon salt or as required.

carrot paratha recipe

6. Now add 1.5 cups of the grated carrots.

carrot paratha recipe

7. Next add ⅓ cup chopped onions and ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves.

carrot paratha recipe

8. Also add 1 chopped green chili, 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger along with 15 curry leaves (chopped).

carrot paratha recipe

9. Mix everything very well with your finger tips.

carrot paratha recipe

10. Soon the carrots will start leaving moisture.

carrot paratha recipe

11. Pour ¼ cup of water or as required. Since carrots also leave moisture so add water wisely.

carrot paratha recipe

12. Begin to gather the mixture and start kneading to a smooth dough.

carrot paratha recipe

13. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of ghee on the dough.

carrot paratha recipe

14. Knead till you get a smooth and soft dough. in case the dough gets sticky then add some flour and knead again.

carrot paratha recipe

15. Cover the dough with a linen cloth or lid. allow the dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

carrot paratha recipe

Rolling carrot paratha

16. Make small to medium sized balls from the dough.

carrot paratha recipe

17. Dust some flour on the ball. Alternatively you can place the ball in a box containing whole wheat flour (atta).

carrot paratha recipe

18. Begin to roll with a rolling pin (belan). while rolling dust some flour if required.

carrot paratha recipe

19. Roll into medium sized rotis or rounds.

carrot paratha recipe

Cooking carrot paratha

20. Place the rolled carrot paratha on a hot tava or griddle.

carrot paratha recipe

21. When one side is partly cooked or about ¼ cooked then flip it.

carrot paratha recipe

22. Spread some ghee or oil or butter on the partly cooked side.

carrot paratha recipe

23. Flip again with the help of tongs or spatula. You will see some brown spots on the gajar paratha. Apply some ghee or oil to this side too.

carrot paratha recipe

24. Flip the parathas a couple of times. Also press the edges of the gajar paratha with a spatula so they are cooked evenly from all sides.

carrot paratha recipe

25. Once the carrot paratha are roasted and cooked well, remove the parathas. Similarly prepare the remaining parathas.

carrot paratha recipe

26. You can stack and keep the parathas warm in a casserole. you can also Serve the Carrot paratha while they are hot with mango pickle or raita.

carrot paratha recipe

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27 Comments

  1. Carrot paranthas …. Amazing taste, great for lunch box. All at home loved it.
    Thanks for this recipe.5 stars

    1. thanks for sharing this lovely feedback and the rating. welcome and happy cooking.

  2. Your recipes are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing. I prepared carrot paratha’s today morning, it really tasted good.5 stars

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