Onion Paratha

Onion Paratha

Onion paratha is a simple and delicious recipe. If you are a fan of onions , then this dish is for you! Spicy, tangy, crunchy onion filling makes this appetising for the palate. It is easy and quick to make. It is a perfect lunchbox recipe. You can serve them as is with ketchup for kids or with a nice and spicy raita for adults. It can be enjoyed by all age groups and can even be served as an appetizer.

This is my go to dish when there are no vegetables at home. You just need a few ingredients that are usually readily available. Especially during corona times, when I am not so willing to go out grocery shopping, I resort to such easy recipes. It’s a wholesome and delicious recipe. You can have an elaborate meal by adding a curry, salad , rice and sambar or you can just have these with some yoghurt or pickles or even butter if you are in the mood for it.

We can make a healthier version of Onion paratha by preparing the dough with wheat flour or if you are making these for a special occasion refined flour can be used.

Onion Parathas

Anupama Amur Pujar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


For the Stuffing

  • 3 large onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tsp green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 coriander leaves
  • salt as per taste

To make the dough

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oil
  • water to knead the dough
  • 3 tbsp oil/ghee for roasting the parathas


Preparing the stuffing

  • In a pan, heat oil and add green chillies, ginger garlic paste and onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes
  • Add all the masalas ( cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt)
  • Saute until the onions are translucent and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander and the stuffing is ready.
  • Let the stuffing cool down completely.

Preparing dough

  • To prepare the dough, mix flour, salt, oil and some water.
  • Knead a soft and smooth dough by adding more water if required.
  • Cover and aside the dough for 10-15 minutes.

Preparing Onion Parathas

  • Make medium sized balls from the dough.
  • Roll a medium sized dough into 2-3 inch diameter disc with a rolling pin by dusting some wheat flour.
  • Place the Onion stuffing in the center and bring together all the edges of the dough and seal it in the center and press downwards.
  • Sprinkle some more flour and roll it into a 6-7 inch diameter paratha.
  • Roast it on a pan ( tawa) by adding some oil/ ghee on both the sides until the paratha is evenly browned.
  • The parathas are ready! Serve it with some yoghurt and pickle or a vegetable curry.


  • Make sure that the onions are finely chopped. Otherwise, the parathas may tear while rolling.
  • Dough should not be tight. It will be difficult to roll the parathas.
  • While preparing the stuffing, make sure all the water evaporates because onion sweats after adding salt to it.
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