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Parotta | Kerala Parotta Recipe | Malabar Paratha Recipe

Parotta is a flaky kerala flatbread which is popular all over the world. This bread is easy to make at home as well.
4.15 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Servings 15 parotta
Calories 300 kcal


  • For Dough:
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - ½ kg / 500 grams
  • Warm milk-300 ml
  • Oil - 2 tblspn + more for frying paratha
  • Sugar-1 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • For Making Paste:
  • Oil - ½ cup
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - ½ cup


  • Mix every ingredients in a mixing Bowl and form a dough,cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 4 hours.
  • In a bowl add around ½ cup of maida and pour in some oil and make it into a smooth paste and set aside.
  • Divide the Dough in to equal portions.
  • Take a dough ball and spread it into a thin chappati,Add in a tblspn of maida oil over the chappati and spread it evenly.Now with a sharp knife cut strips on the chappati,pull all the strips together and curl it into a round,Apply some oil on the dough ball and set aside on a oiled plate(See picture).Make every dough ball the same way.After that cover the plate with some damp cloth and set it aside for about 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour take the dough and make it to a slightly thicker Parata.
  • Heat a tawa on high heat and place the parata over the pan and cook the parata on both sides by applying oil till it is golden brown.
  • Make some 5 parata the same way,then stack them together and crush them with your both hands vigorously till the flakes separates.
  • Put them in a Hot case and repeat the process until everything is done.
  • Serve them hot with your favorite curry.


Nutrition Facts
Parotta | Kerala Parotta Recipe | Malabar Paratha Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword dinner, street food
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