March 26, 2012

Spring Onion Parathas | Wholewheat flatbread with Spring Onions | Easy Lunchbox recipes

Parathas are welcome anytime,any day. My self confessed love for a particular Alu Paratha that I ate eons ago is well documented. Although we make Palak Parathas & Methi Parathas quite regularly at home, I was wanting to make Spring Onion Parathas sometime soon, and BM # 14 under wholegrains theme gave me that right opportunity. Team this flatbread with any spicy chutney / pickle & curd, and you have a winner on hand. Great for kids' lunchboxes too,. I added some grated cauliflower & Kasuri Methi to this (whose textures blended so well with the Spring Onions), so it was a wholesome and healthy meal to say, the least :) Do try it out and let me know how you liked it :) Meanwhile, I am sending this to  my own event HoliFest running at this blog. If you want to know what the other members have dished out for BM#14, head here.

Prep time : 20 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Makes : 6 Parathas

  • Spring Onions  - 1 cup - washed, pat dried and chopped fine
  • Cauliflower florets - 1/4 cup (totally optional, but a nice add on)
  • Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek) - 1/2 TBSP
  • Onions - 1 medium - minced very fine.
  • Wholewheat flour - 2 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 TBSP + to shallow fry the parathas
  • Ghee / clarified butter - 1/2 TBSP
  • Dry spices : Red Chilli powder, Garam Masala, Jeera Powder - all to taste
  • Ajwain (Carrom seeds) - 1/4 tsp (crushed)
  • Green chillies - 2 (minced fine) - adjust spice
  • Coriander leaves - a handful.


1) Blanch the cauliflower in slightly salted water for 10 mins. Drain thoroughly and grate the cauliflower.Squeeze and remove excess water (very important step)
2) Slightly crush the Kasuri Methi between your palms.
3) In a pan, heat 2 TBSP oil. Add minced onions (if using) and saute till they turn pink. Now add grated veggies, spring onions and fry slightly till the raw smell disappears. Add salt, turmeric, dry spices and mix well till you get a nice dry mixture. Finish with crushed Kasuri Methi , coriander leaves and cool the mixture thoroughly.

Meanwhile, rub the ghee into the wholewheat mixture and adding salt and water, make it to a soft dough. Let the dough rest for 10 - 15 mins. You may also make the dough before making the filling.

1) Divide the filling to equal lemon sized balls.
2) Pinch out a nice big ball out of the dough and roll out to a 4" roundel. Put the filling inside, cover & wrap, dust in flour and roll out to thick parathas
3) Cook on a medium hot tava (skillet) with oil on both sides till finely cooked. 
4) Serve hot with Tomato Pachadi (recipe coming soon!!) for a yummy wholesome meal ! 


  1. what a beautiful looking paratha..India's reply to the Chinese Scallion Pancake!

  2. Love the colour of paratha kalyani. Looks great.

  3. Healthy and delicious paratha :)

  4. simple n delicious paratha...yummm

  5. Yummy the use of spring onions and cauliflowers make it even colorful and healthy

    wud love to try this. at times get fed up of aloo parathas so need varieties. wud surely try this one

  6. lovely parathas..I too make these but I add all the ingredients in the dough instead of stuffing..ofcourse stuffing ones are cool!!

  7. Lovely colour..
    Paratha looks so inviting !

  8. Very yummy parathas..

  9. I like the flavor of spring onion paratha looks so yumm..

  10. Looks yum ..I have same in my blog too but little diff way

  11. Yummy parathas. Love these with scallions.I have posted the Chinese version here ..

  12. I have a similar paratha recipe in my drafts. we love the taste of the green onion parathas.
    Love Ash.

  13. Wonderful way to use spring onions..

  14. Delicious looking parathas. I like the look of the chutney you've served with it too.

  15. Love the colorful, wholesome parathas.

  16. Lovely Paratha.. Nice combination... Definitely try this.

  17. Very colorful and interesting Paratha!!Really will be healthy

  18. there is always this habbiti of using spring onions for chinese styled dishes...I have to try this dish now to break that mould in my brain..lovely pictures

  19. i love parathad too :).. anything would do.. but have never seen the use of spring onions in paratha.. idhu try made bekku ivaaga !!

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  20. I love the color and am a sucker for stuffed paratha..

  21. I make these Paranthas quite alot, the only way to include Spring Onions in my household..

    love the pics and colour..

  22. Delicious looking parathas! Great way to incorporate the spring onions. I always use it as a soup topper..

  23. Never did I think I will see spring onions in a paratha. Tell me to stop thinking from a box. Gr8 recipe.

  24. Looks so yummy! We are currently hosting a spring onion linky party at as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love it if you linked this recipe up!



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