Paratha, Indian flat bread are so delicious and healthy. We can make Parathas with many different veggies and greens and make it healthier. I personally like spinach paratha because its one way to make my kids eat spinach without much trouble. This time, I wanted to make Basil Paratha. Freshly grown basil in my garden always tempts me to make some basil recipes. So, instead of regular spinach paratha, I used fresh basil leaves. Wow! they are awesome. The basil leaves gives a lovely aroma and flavour to the whole dish. We can serve these basil paratha with dal/ gravy or ant raitha of your choice and enjoy the dish!

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Recipe CategoryIndian bread
Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

Basil Paratha Recipe
Basil Paratha Recipe 

Wheat flour2 Cups*
Basil Leaves1 Cup
Green Chilli1
SaltTo taste
Cumin Powder1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Ajwain / Carom seeds1/4 teaspoon
Ghee / Butter2 tablespoon

Basil Paratha Recipe
Basil Paratha Recipe 

  1. Wash the basil leaves thoroughly and roughly chop it and keep it aside
  2. In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups of wheat flour. Add the chopped basil leaves. To this  now, we need to add cumin powder, coriander powder, ajwain, salt, chopped green chilli and mix everything well
  3. Add water little by little and knead the flour to a nice and smooth dough
  4. Cover the dough and set this aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, make lemon sized balls out of the dough
  5. Dust each dough ball with some flour and then using a rolling pin, roll them to a paratha, a little thicker than the roti. In the same way, roll the rest of the dough balls 
  6. Heat a tawa, th tawa should be very hot to cook the parathas, Add a rolled paratha, apply ghee or butter and cook them on both the sides for 30-40 seconds till you get bubbles.When the paratha is nicely cooked, take it out of the pan. In the same way, cook the rest of the parathas
  7. The delicious and healthy Basil parathas are now ready. Serve with your favourite dipping and enjoy this delicious dish!
  8. Basil Paratha Recipe
    Basil Paratha Recipe 

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  1. Hello,
    I always make arugula paratha, omitting ajwain. Will try this as well. Sounds good.
    Ant raitha?