Jaipur special onion paratha

onion paratha

Jaipur is one of the oldest cities in India that is loved by travellers from all over the globe for its historic value. From the heroic legends of warrior kings and tales of regal forts to the delicious cuisine and unique culture, this historically significant place is a tourism paradise.

Foodies from around the world travel to Jaipur to taste the unique delicacies and to see the special culinary techniques as well. This special onion paratha is a traditional dish that perfectly reflects the rich cultural and culinary heritage of the place. Made with homemade masalas and fresh ingredients, this paratha or flatbread is cooked in the traditional style. Check out the recipe for Jaipur style onion paratha.

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1 cup wheat flour
Salt as required
2 tbsp oil
4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
4 onions (finely chopped)
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp ajwain (carrom seeds)
1 small piece ginger (finely chopped)
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
½ tsp chilli powder
¼ cup gram flour
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp asafetida
1 tbsp kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp lemon juice

Mix the wheat flour with water as required and knead into soft dough
Keep it aside
Heat oil in a pan
Sauté garlic, cumin and ajwain
Now add ginger and green chillies
Sauté well
Into it add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and asafetida
Sauté until the raw smell of the powders are gone
Add the gram flour and mix well
Add the onions and sauté
Taste for seasoning
Finally add the lemon juice and kasuri methi
Give everything a good mix. This is the filling for the paratha
Meanwhile, add some oil into the dough and knead again
Make medium sized balls from it
Roll them into slightly thick flat breads
Place some filling in the centre of the paratha
Make it into a ball again
Now roll them into paratha
Rub oil on a hot pan or tawa
Cook the paratha by flipping.

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