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Missa Paratha Recipe

Missa Paratha is one of our favourite Punjabi Recipes. Why? Because it takes less than 30 minutes to make these Parathas. Find out how to make Punjabi style missa paratha in few simple steps. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dal paratha, missa paratha
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 Cup leftover cooked yellow dal see recipe
  • 2 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp gram flour besan
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder buy it here
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder buy it here
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi dried fenugreek leaves
  • half a bunch of coriander fine chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1 green chili fine chopped optional
  • 1 small-size onion fine chopped optional
  • 1 tbsp refined oil


  • In a large mixing bowl combine together wheat flour, gram flour, coriander, onion, green chili, spices and seasoning.
  • Combine nicely using a spatula or your fingers.
  • Now add half of the leftover dal at a time and try to bring the ingredients together to form a dough.
  • If the dough seems dry add the remaining dal and bind the dough.
  • At this stage drizzle the oil and knead the dough for 5 - 6 minutes.
  • If the dough is dry then add a tablespoon or so of water.
  • We are looking chapati like soft and pliable dough.
  • Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and set aside to rest to for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the griddle ( buy it here ) over medium heat.
  • Divide the dough into lemon size equal portions.
  • Take one portion of dough and roll it into a round disk of thickness similar to that of a stuffed paratha.
  • Place the paratha in the hot griddle. Cook from both the sides till the surface of the paratha turns dry.
  • Now at this stage, we cook the paratha over the direct flame for a tandoori effect. And later, relish it with plenty of butter.
  • You can smear the paratha with oil and cook on the griddle like any other stuffed paratha.
  • Serve Missa Paratha warm with butter and raita.


Recommended Equipment: Roti Tawa ( buy it here )