jeera paratha recipe with step by step photos. a quick paratha made from jeera (cumin), whole wheat flour and ghee (clarified butter).
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 parathas
for the paratha dough
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee or oil
- salt as required
- water as required
other ingredients for jeera paratha
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds (jeera)
- ghee or oil as required
kneading dough for cumin paratha
take 2 cups whole wheat flour in a big thali/parat or vessel.
add salt as required and 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee or oil.
make small hole in the center and pour water as required. i used about 1 cup of water.
mix everything very well. the mixture will look like bread crumbs.
start gathering all the mixture. knead into a soft and smooth dough.
allow the dough to rest for about 20 minutes. you can cover the dough with a linen cloth or a vessel/dish covering the dough.
rolling jeera paratha
later remove the dish or cloth.
make medium sized balls.
dust some flour on a medium sized ball.
on a dusted board or surface make a small disc from a medium sized ball of the dough.
spread some ghee or oil.
next sprinkle some cumin seeds on the top.
fold from one side.
apply ghee or oil on the folded part.
fold the other side covering the previous folded side.
apply ghee or oil to this side also.
fold vertically now and continue to fold once more.
press lightly. dust some flour and roll with a rolling pin to a square paratha.
making jeera paratha
place the rolled cumin paratha on a hot tava or griddle.
when one side is partly cooked (about ¼th) then flip it.
spread some oil or ghee on the partly cooked side.
now with the help of tongs or spatula, flip the paratha again. spread some oil or ghee on the side which is facing you.
flip again a couple of times.
also press the sides of the jeera paratha, so that the edges are cooked well.
roast till the paratha is cooked well and you see some golden or brown spots on the paratha. a little extra browning is okay too.
remove the paratha and place aside.
similarly make all jeera paratha this way.
you can serve these jeera paratha hot or stack them up in a roti basket or casserole and later serve warm.