Call it paratha, parantha, prantha, parotta or by any other name you wish, at its core, it will always remain a winter essential and the ultimate desi comfort food. A worthy testimony of our love for parathas is the famed Gali Paranthe Wali which literally means "the by-lane of parathas" in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Our idea of a perfect meal that warms the belly as much as the cockles of the heart features a piping hot paratha with a knob of butter, curd and pickle. And what better season than winter to make them even more indulgent? We are intent on stuffing our parathas (and faces, of course) with the colourful winter veggie fare. The possibilities are endless. If you're wondering about the how's of it then fret not. We've compiled a hearty list of recipes for you to bookmark and enjoy.
They say the trick lies in the stuffing for perfect aloo paratha. Even the pickiest of eaters grin at the mention of this treat. Here's your cheat sheet of a perfect aloo paratha recipe.
Call it dessert for any time of the day; what better way to nourish your body this chilly season than with a jaggery-filled paratha, right?
Mixed veg paratha
Convert your assorted leftover veggies into yummy parathas with this easy-peasy recipe.
Tomato and cabbage paratha
If the cabbage sitting in your fridge gives you a scare, just stuff it up with some tangy tomatoes into a paratha and roll away the woes.
Transform the winter favourite mooli or radish into a spicy and fortifying paratha with this simple recipe.
Dill leaves paratha
Dill leaves are rich in Vit. A and fibre. Stuff them into parathas and watch even non-lovers lick it off their plates.
Chicken kheema paratha
A nifty recipe to indulge in the goodness of kheema as parathas, it's the perfect protein-rich food for winters.
Sweet potato paratha
Prepared with another winter staple —sweet potato, this easy recipe serves as a healthy breakfast or dinner option for toddlers and even adults.
Corn and paneer paratha
Easy and quick to make with a taste that rivals its looks, these are as healthy as they are perfect for a lunchbox or desk meal. Check out our recipe for pro-tips.
Nothing spells winter better than sweet, green peas. And that's why we're suggesting you mix them up with spices and then, stuff it inside the wheat flatbread.
What are you waiting for? Cook up an aromatic paratha storm in the kitchen now!
Journeying a whimsical tale from being a microbiologist/scientist to being a creative writer, Nirupama loves to scrutinize trends, food and fashion alike. A gardening enthusiast, she is a full-time mom to a toddler. Her passions include tinkering away on a wanderlust, cooking up a storm in the kitchen for her food loving bub and curating street style looks!