Crispy Multilayered Garlic Paratha Recipe | Perfectly Flaky and Spicy

Unleash the flavors of India right in your kitchen with this Crispy Multilayered Garlic Paratha recipe. Known for its irresistible texture and robust flavors, garlic paratha serves as a perfect side dish or a standalone meal, enhanced with herbs and spices. Ideal for breakfast or a hearty snack, this recipe guides you through creating the ultimate crispy, flaky, and garlic-packed paratha.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water, or as required
  • Ghee, for layering and cooking
  • Chopped garlic, to taste
  • Chopped green chilies, to taste (optional)
  • Chopped coriander, for added flavor
  • Red chili flakes, to taste


  1. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, mix the all-purpose flour and salt. Gradually add water and stir until a dough forms. Knead on a floured surface until smooth, about 8-10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Divide and Roll: Divide the dough into small balls. Flatten each ball and roll out into a thin circle.
  3. Layer: Brush each rolled dough with ghee, then sprinkle evenly with garlic, green chilies, coriander, and chili flakes.
  4. Create Layers: Fold the dough back and forth like a fan, then roll the pleated dough into a spiral.
  5. Final Roll: Flatten the spiral and gently roll it into a circular paratha.
  6. Cook: Cook each paratha on a preheated skillet until golden brown and crispy, brushing with ghee and flipping periodically.
  7. Serve: Enjoy hot with yogurt, pickle, or curry.

Serving Suggestions

  • Yogurt Dip: Serve the garlic paratha with a side of cool, creamy yogurt mixed with herbs for a refreshing counterpoint to the spicy paratha.
  • Pickle and Chutney: A variety of pickles or chutney, such as mango or tamarind, can add a burst of flavor.
  • Curry Pairing: Pair your garlic paratha with a robust curry such as butter chicken or vegetable korma for a fulfilling meal.
  • Salad Side: Serve with a simple onion salad or kachumber to add a crunchy, fresh element to your meal.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: A single garlic paratha can have approximately 200-300 calories, depending on the amount of ghee used.
  • Carbohydrates: Primarily from flour, providing a good source of energy.
  • Proteins: Limited protein from the wheat in the flour.
  • Fats: The use of ghee contributes to the fat content, which can be significant.
  • Dietary Fiber: Minimal; however, adding vegetables like spinach or fenugreek leaves can increase the fiber content.


  • Dough Consistency: The dough should be soft but not sticky. Adjust flour and water as needed to achieve the right texture.
  • Flavor Variants: Experiment with different fillings such as mint, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), or even minced meat for non-vegetarian versions.
  • Cooking Surface: Use a heavy bottomed skillet or tawa for even cooking and to achieve the perfect crispiness.
  • Ghee Usage: For a healthier version, minimize the ghee or use olive oil as an alternative for brushing.


  1. Can I prepare the dough ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the dough and keep it refrigerated overnight. Allow it to come to room temperature before rolling out.
  2. How can I make the parathas more nutritious? Incorporate whole wheat flour or multigrain flour instead of all-purpose flour to increase the nutritional value.
  3. Are there any alternatives to frying the parathas? Yes, for a healthier option, you can cook them on a dry non-stick pan without oil or ghee until they are golden brown on both sides.
  4. How do I store leftover parathas? Cool the parathas completely and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a month. Reheat on a skillet or in a microwave before serving.

For more delicious recipes like this, check out our Potato Cheese Pancakes, Grandma’s Special Potato Bake, and Stir-Fried Noodles recipes.

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