Onion paratha is delicious with onion flavor. Like onion uthappam, stuffed parathas can be made with onion and spices. I mix cumin powder, garam masala powder and dry mango powder in the finely chopped onion for stuffing. I also use boiled potato to bind onion.
My children love this onion flavored parathas. Onion is known as Pyaz in Hindi and as Vengayam in Tamil.
- Onion – 5 no
- Potato – 1 no
- Green chilli – 2 no
- Salt – as per taste
- Garam masala – ½ tea spoon
- Cumuin powder – ½ tea spoon
- Dry mango powder – ½ tea spoon
- For dough
- Whole wheat flour – 2 cup
- Salt – pinch
- Oil – for frying parathas
- Dough for paratha: Knead the flour with enough water; apply few drops of oil on the surface and keep aside.
- Stuffing for paratha: Finely chop onion, green chilli (I did it in food processor); boil potato; add dry masalas, salt and boiled potato; mix them well; now stuffing is ready.
- Stuffing of paratha: Now divide the dough into small parts; take one and shape like a cup; fill the stuffing, close the edges; roll and pat it gently in your palm.
- Sprinkle some dry flour on the rolling board and roll them to a bigger disc.
- Put it on a hot skillet, cook both sides; apply light oil on the surface.
- Repeat the process for remaining dough also. Serve hot with raitha or chutney.
- Here is a partly peeled paratha to show the stuffing inside.
- For 5 to 6 onions, I use one potato for binding.
- Finely chopped spring onion also can be used for stuffing.