|May 27, 2023


The one thing you never miss out on eating is Indian flatbreads in any form, aloo paratha, roti, naan, lachcha paratha, rumali roti, tandoori roti, and whatnot. Pairing them with favorite side dishes makes an entirely satisfying meal.

These Indian flatbreads are so versatile that you can create many variations out of them. The stuffed parathas are very famous such as potato stuffed paratha, green peas stuffed paratha, Masala paratha, cheese stuffed paratha, and so on.

Preparing these Indian flatbreads and their recipes is also simple. The common thing for these flatbreads is flour. Make a dough and add your creativity by adding other ingredients to make it tasty. 

Make these paratha recipes with healthier choices like ragi, jowar, and bajra flour mixed with your favorite stuffing for a healthy alternative. To make parathas, you use clarified butter, olive, and coconut oil instead of vegetable or refined oil.

The Famous Indian Flatbreads And Their Recipes

The list of famous Indian flatbreads is vast- chapati, aloo paratha, lachcha paratha, etc. Let's discuss the recipes for making these amazing flatbreads to include in your diet.

Chapati Recipe


The Chapati recipe consists of wheat flour, water, and salt. It is one of the most popular forms of Indian flatbreads. Chapati is also commonly known as roti and has many names, such as phulka, sada roti, etc. As phulka is the same as chapati, the phulka recipe is also similar.

Chapati is prepared by adding salt to the wheat flour as per taste and water as required to make a dough of smooth consistency.


  • 1 Cup- Wheat flour
  • To Taste- Salt
  • 1 ½ Cup- Water


  • Take a large bowl, add wheat flour and salt.
  • Add little water, and mix the flour.
  • Add more water as required to make a smooth dough free from lumps and ensure the dough is not sticky.
  • Make chapati by using a rolling pin and board for perfectly shaped chapatis.
  • Heat the skillet, make soft chapatis, and serve with curries, curd, fried vegetables, etc.

Paratha Recipe

Paratha Recipe

Paratha recipe is the typical Indian breakfast. This Indian flatbread is a brown-colored crispy flatbread that pairs well with paneer kadhai, egg curry, Vegetable curry, etc. It can be prepared in round and different shapes by giving layers when rolling the dough.


  • 2 Cup- Wheat flour
  • To Taste- salt
  • Water as required
  • Clarified butter (ghee) for spreading


  • To make a dough, add salt and water to the wheat flour.
  • Toss gently to make a smooth dough.
  • Make balls, and through a rolling pin or board, give layers to paratha and shape according to your preference.
  • Place them into the heated skillet and cook from the sides.
  • Apply ghee/oil on both sides and flip to cook further.
  • Make these delicious paratha recipes and enjoy them with curries, curd, lassi, etc.

Aloo Paratha Recipe

Aloo Paratha

The Aloo paratha recipe (potato-stuffed paratha) combines spicy potato stuffing with fried potatoes filled inside the dough, shaped into parathas, and then cooked in a skillet or non-stick pan. It is topped with butter and served with curd or pickle.


  • 2 Cup- Whole wheat flour
  • ¼ Tsp- Salt
  • As Required- Water

For Potato Stuffing

  • 3-4- Medium potatoes
  • ½ Tsp- Salt
  • ¾ Tsp- Ginger (grated)
  • ½ Tsp- Alco Garam masala
  • ½ Tsp- Alco Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ Tsp- Green chilies
  • 1 Tsp- Alco coriander powder
  • ½ Tsp- Alco Chaat masala
  • 1 Tsp- Kasuri methi
  • 2 Tbsp- Chopped coriander leaves

For Frying,

  • 3-4 Tbsp- Clarified butter (ghee)


  • Boil potatoes until soft, then mash evenly. 
  • Add salt, grated ginger, Alco garam masala, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, chaat masala, green chilies, kasuri methi, and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix everything correctly in a large bowl.
  • Now, prepare the dough by adding water and salt to the wheat flour.
  • Knead the dough until soft and check by pressing the dough with a finger. If it pushes gently, the dough is prepared.
  • Make balls from potato stuffing and dough.
  • Place the stuffing in the center of the dough balls and enclose the filling by gently cloning the edges of the dough.
  • Roll the stuffed balls through the rolling pin and board till the stuffing becomes even.
  • Heat the skillet, place the paratha, and cook from both sides until brown.
  • Apply ghee over both surfaces and flip to cook from the other side. 
  • Serve with butter over the top and curd or pickle as a side dish.

Laccha Paratha Recipe

Laccha Paratha

The Laccha paratha recipe is easy to prepare with a bit of dough twisting. It has a different look than other parathas. It is a famous paratha variety to try with any curry, matar paneer, or curd. In the Kerela region, this variety of paratha is called Kerela parotta.


  • 2 Cup- Whole wheat flour
  • ½ Cup- Processed flour (maida)
  • 1 Tsp- Salt
  • 3 Cup- Water


  • Prepare the dough with flour in a large bowl, add salt and water, and knead the soft dough.
  • Check with a finger by gently pushing the dough.
  • Make balls from the dough and keep it flat with the help of a rolling pin and board.
  • Hold the edges of the paratha from both sides using your fingers.
  • Roll one side and the other time opposite side.
  • Now roll the paratha with the same shape by rolling pin or board.
  • Heat the skillet, and put the lachcha paratha in it.
  • Cook until brown on both sides and apply ghee.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the delicious lachcha paratha recipe.

Summing Up

Indian flatbreads are an essential part of the day-to-day life of individuals. Everybody consumes them in many forms- chapati, naan, paratha, aloo paratha, kulcha, etc. Many versions can be prepared from single wheat. 

Indian flatbreads can be served with any Indian curry, be it paneer gravy, aloo dum, kofta, curd, or pickles. Chapati appears plain, but naan consists of butter and garlic; likewise, parathas contain ghee. Try making delicious stuffings of paratha with Alcoeats spices included and excite your taste.

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