Square Paratha | How to Make Square Paratha | Whole Wheat Paratha

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         Multilayered square paratha. It's made from whole wheat flour dough. Layered with oil and flour to achieve the layers. The trick is to use the rolling pin in an up and down motion once you get the square and turn anti-clockwise. 

Square paratha is accompanied by Paneer Makhani. It is the perfect weekend meal. It tastes good with morning tea, pickles, jam, curry, or yogurt. 

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These traditional flatbreads are a staple in the Indian subcontinent. The best thing about these parathas is that they are easy to make and require no special skills like the stuffed parathas. These can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for several days or even frozen.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Rolling and Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Each Whole Wheat Paratha Contains 123 Calories.


  • 3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ Cups Water
  • Flour for rolling the paratha


To Knead the Dough:

  • Sieve the whole wheat flour(the most important step).
  • Use the dough hook attachment of the kitchen aid and keep it ready and set the bowl of the kitchen aid machine in position.
  • In a mixer bowl add whole wheat flour, salt, 1 tsp oil, and water 1 cup.
  • Lock the hook knob, start the mixer at speed 2 first, and keep alternating between speed 2 and 4 as the dough starts forming.
  • Stop the mixer and scrape the dry flour from the sides of the bowls using a spatula.
  • Start the mixer and add the remaining ¼ cup of water slowly, 2 Tbsp at a time to the bowl. 
  • Now, add oil to make the dough less sticky and mix at low speed until dough forms.
  • Cover and rest the dough for 10 minutes in a bowl, and after 10 minutes, the dough is ready to make the parathas.

To Roll Square Paratha:

  • Take one piece of the dough ball and roll it using the dry flour. 
  • Roll the dough into a  5-6” circle using a rolling pin. 
  • Drizzle the surface with a few drops of oil, and spread it evenly with your fingers. 
  • Now, sprinkle some flour.
  • Fold one side halfway, then overlap the other side to the edge of the first side.
  • Drizzle the surface with a few drops of oil, spread it evenly with the fingers, and sprinkle the flour.
  • Now do the same with the remaining two sides - fold the first one halfway, then overlap the other side completely. 
  • Dip the dough in the dry flour and generously coat both sides. 
  • Roll the dough back and forth with the rolling pin to maintain the square shape.

To Cook/Roast the Square Paratha:

  • Heat a tawa/griddle over medium-high heat. 
  • Once the tawa is hot, place the rolled-out paratha on the tawa and cook until the bottom of the paratha turns lighter about 1 minute. 
  • Using a spatula, flip the paratha and top with a few drops of oil. 
  • Cook the second side until it turns light brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Flip the paratha and top with oil, spreading it evenly over the surface.
  • Gently press the paratha with the spatula to help the paratha cook evenly and puffed up.
  • Once both sides are cooked well and become golden brown that means it's done.
  • Transfer the paratha to a plate. 
  • Repeat the same procedure with the remaining dough.
  • Here, healthy, soft, and flaky parathas are ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with curry, pickle, or yogurt. Enjoy!!!

How to store the dough?

  • The dough can be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
  • When using refrigerated dough, allow the dough to come to room temperature before rolling.
How to store and reheat the parathas?
  • Cooked Parathas can be refrigerated for 3 to 4 days or frozen for a month for longer shelf life. Reheat the Parathas on the stovetop griddle/microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on 2000 calories.
  • Per serving contains 123 calories, 21.6 g carbohydrates, 3.3 g dietary fiber, 3 g fats, and 4 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.

Some Indian Flatbread Recipes to Try:

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Whole Wheat Paratha for breakfast, lunch, snacks, or for dinner.

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