The Onion Paratha may be a simple, everyday recipe, but it’s nevertheless a beautiful treat for the palate. The flavourful stuffing of crunchy onions, perked up with green chillies and a spread of spice powders, makes every bite an exciting experience.

 You will surely enjoy the sparkling flavour of this dish. Yet, it’s surprisingly quick and employs simple methods and everyday ingredients, so you’ll include it as a part of your everyday cookbook.

 These onion parathas are a must-have for all onion lovers to organize and they also make a decent tiffin box snack or lunch. If you have leftover whole wheat dough, you can whip up these parathas in no time.

A plate of Pyaz parathas

Pyaz Paratha rolls

Serve it for breakfast or lunch, with a cup of curds. You’ll be able to also try the parathas full of vegetables and cheese or papad stuffed parathas.

 How to make Pyaz paratha

 Ingredients required

  • Whole flour, 1 cup
  • 2 chopped Onions
  • Chopped coriander, 2 tablespoons 
  • 2-3 chopped Green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon of Cumin seeds
  • ½ tablespoon Grated ginger 
  • 2 teaspoon of Oil
  • ¾ teaspoon of Salt


Cooking Pyaz parathas

Pyaz Paratha on a pan

  • Sieve the flour with salt. 
  • Add chopped onions, coriander, chillies, cumin, and ginger to the flour. 
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and make a stiff dough by adding just enough water. 
  • Knead the dough and cut it into equal parts. 
  • With the assistance of flour, roll out each portion of the dough into a thick round of about 150 mm in diameter. 
  • Make some light, horizontal slits on one side of every round. 
  • Cook on a hot tawa on each side, employing a little oil until pink spots come on top. 
  • Serve it hot along with your favourite pickle. 

Why This Recipe Works

A stuffed onion paratha tastes more flavorful than a paratha that is formed with onions mixed within the dough. And it’s this stuffing method that creates all the difference in this recipe.

 The onions are the stars of the dish as they add lots of flavour and punch to those parathas. The onion paratha recipe is straightforward enough to create. Onions are easily available in any kitchen and more so in an Indian kitchen, and their flavour is increased by adding some green chillies, which are also available within the Indian household.

How many calories does Onion Paratha have?

Paratha meal

Pyaz parathas

One Onion Paratha gives 158 calories. Out of which, carbohydrates comprise 106 calories, proteins account for 17 calories, and therefore the remaining calories come from fat, which is 40 calories. One onion paratha provides about 8 percent of the whole daily calorie requirement of a customary adult diet of two thousand calories.

 Pyaaz Paratha in Breakfast for Permanent Health 

Parathas are no doubt the most popular and iconic dish for people living in the Indian subcontinent region. They not only taste yummy with chutney, or achaar, or curd, but also offer plenty of nutrition to the body. Stuffed parathas come in a variety of flavors, including aloo paratha, paneer paratha, mooli paratha, and many others. One such form of paratha is the Pyaaz paratha, which not only tastes delicious but can provide numerous health benefits to the body. The Pyaaz paratha can function as an ideal food to boost health.

 This healthy dish is made using wheat and onion as primary ingredients. Wheat is rich in complex carbohydrates that are necessary to refill the depleted glycogen level within the liver. This helps to keep the body energetic and active. At the same time, fibres in wheat help keep the stomach full for an extended time, thereby helping avoid overeating. Also, whole wheat consists of insoluble fibres that prevent constipation. Onions also contain an honest amount of water-soluble vitamins which strengthen the system and help in the production of collagen, which is to blame for skin development. Onions also come with potassium, which is good for skin health. Therefore, eating onion paratha for breakfast can make someone healthy and, at the same time, enrich the body with a good amount of nutrients.

 Pyaaz paratha also contains green chill, coriander powder, red chilli powder, or other ingredients which enhance its health value. It should be eaten in moderation with eggs, oatmeal, and muesli for breakfast to achieve its flavor.

 Arpit Mangal


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