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Pumpkin Parantha

Pumpkin Parantha Recipe

Nutritious shallow fried Indian Flat bread with grated pumpkin and spices.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, north indian, punjabi
Servings 6 paranthas


  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup grated pumpkin peeled,Washed and grated
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped finely
  • few sprigs fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi (crushed dried fenugreek leaves) optional
  • 1/2 tsp dried pomengrate powder/ anardana powder optional
  • 1 tsp ghee/ oil for adding in the dough
  • ghee/oil for frying
  • water for kneading


  • Mix in all the ingredients with wholewheat, chickpea flour , and add a tsp of oil or ghee. 
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  • Knead it into a nice soft dough using little water- mix and knead it using hands . 
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  • Cover the dough with a damp clean muslin cloth and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. After 10-15 minutes, knead it a little more and divide the dough into small balls of equal size.
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  • Using a rolling pin, and little dry wholewheat flour roll the balls into a circular shape .In the meantime heat a flat pan/ tawa.
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  • Now heat the paranthas on the pan, each side for 2-3 minutes, till you see these getting cooked.If you do not want to fry these, simply heat it evenly on both sides, till these are cooked. Be sure not to overcook, or these will not be very soft.
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  • If frying, once the paranthas are half cooked, apply a tsp of ghee /oil on one side, and fry it. Flip it over and apply ghee/oil on the other side.
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  • Once ready take them off heat and serve them hot, with butter/ ghee, yoghurt, pickle, or have them their own. or save them for the evening snack. These are also a very healthy option to pack for kids school lunch.
    Pumpkin Parantha