Onion is a quintessential ingredient used in Indian cooking to prepare curries, sauces, chutneys, rice varieties, etc. Today's recipe is a simple recipe of paratha with onion as the main ingredient. This recipe does not require many ingredients or hours of preparation and hence is a perfect recipe you can turn to when you have little time and yet wish to have a change from your regular routine.


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbsp oil
1 onion thinly sliced
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
½ tsp dry mango powder (amchur)
Water as required

  • Heat a tbsp of oil in a non stick pan and saute the onions till golden.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, dry mango powder and saute for a few seconds till the raw smell goes. Allow it to cool down slightly.
  • Take a bowl, add flour and the sauteed onion mix and mix well.
  • Add water little by little and knead to form a smooth dough.
  • Add a tbsp of oil and knead again till the dough turns soft.
  • Cover with a lid and set aside for an hour.
  • Divide the dough into 6 or 8 equal balls and keep ready.
  • Lightly dust with flour and roll out each ball to form a medium sized paratha.
  • Heat a tava and cook the paratha on both sides applying butter till nice brown patches are seen.
  • In the same way prepare the remaining parathas.
  • Serve hot with any paneer or Chicken or Mutton gravy or any gravy of your choice.


  1. Really I use it almost every day cooking..Onion is any forms is an imp ingredient in our house...Yummy paratha

  2. The parathas should have tasted delicious with the onions..

  3. lovely idea...flavorful and tasty paratha..thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks very inviting :) Nice clicks and a great recipe :)

  5. During my hostel days in Delhi a roommate used to make these and I loved them......never tried myself.

  6. looks delicious, Amina, I love the additions of the onions, very flavourful.

  7. i would love to try this out...yummy recipe

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  8. Assalam-O-Alaikum dear,
    We use onions almost every day cooking thought never tried onion pratha, new to me.
    Take care and have a lovely week ahead!

  9. nice parathas Amina. good clicks too

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  11. yummmy! mouth watering..I am an onion lover actually!! love onion recipes & this pratha is new to me actually!!


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