Inspired by the recipe for cilantro naan that DK of culinary bazaar posted, I tried the paratha version using cilantro. Here is the recipe.

Prep. Time: 20 mins
Makes 9 parathas (medium size)


Wheat flour: 2 cups
Corriander seeds (dhania): 2 tblspns
Green chillies: 2 nos.
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Dhania powder: 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Jeera (crushed): 1/2 tsp
Fresh corriander leaves (chopped): 3/4 cup
Milk and Curds to mix the dough


Dry roast the corriander seeds in a kadai till you get the aroma of corriander. Cool and grind in a mixer (dry). It should be slightly coarse.
In a mixing bowl, take the wheat flour and add all the dry ingredients and mix well. 
Add about a spoon of oil and sufficient amout of milk, curds and make a dough (similar to chapathi dough). You can make the dough with water too. I prefer to use a mixture of milk and curds to get softer parathas. 
Make small balls out of the dough and flatten into small rounds using rolling pin. I would make these slightly thicker than chapathis.
Heat a tava and roast the parathas with a little oil on both the sides. 
Serve hot with any suitable side dish. I love to have this plain with pickles and curd. 

Ciao till next time...Have fun! Vidya.


DK said...

Hi Vidya,

I am glad to know this ur delicious parathas were inspired by my naan.Dont they taste awesome? They look beautiful. :)

Gowri Ramkumar said...

It looks very tasty. Awesome job in putting the site together! I am going to be a regular now :)

Vidya said...

@DK: Thanks!
@Gowri: Thanks...that will encourage me to continue :)

Ashvini said...

Hey cool site...nice idea....
i am surely going to learn cooking from you :)

Nia said...

But you haven't mentioned as to when to add the cilantro leaves to make Dhania Paratha..