Kheema Paratha

Parathas are one of my favorite dishes for any time of the day. Serve them with some salad and they make the perfect meal. In my kitchen, leftovers from any dry dish preparation end up inside a paratha or in a sandwich. Kheema paratha is a rare indulgence, but a dish we love. Here's how I make it...

Kheema Paratha

2 cups wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs oil
water as needed

Mix the flour, oil and salt in a bowl. Add water gradually to form a soft dough. Cover and let the dough rest for atleast 30 minutes.

1 lb lamb mince
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 small tomato, finely chopped
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder or to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
big squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and saute the onions until golden. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a few seconds.
Add the tomato and cook till soft and pulpy. Add the spice powders and fry for a few seconds.
Add the kheema and mix well to break down the lumps. Add salt and mix until combined. Cover and cook on medium low heat for about 10 mins.
Uncover and cook off the excess moisture. Finally stir in the lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Keep aside to cool.

To make the parathas:
Divide the dough into about 10 portions. Roll one ball of dough into a small circle, slightly thicker in the center. Place about 1/4 cup of kheema in the center and bring up the sides to cover and pinch the ends together to seal the opening. Flatten with your hand to form a disc. Dust with flour and pat the disc with your rolling pin to flatten and distribute the filling evenly. Roll gently to make slightly thick parathas.
Place the paratha on a hot griddle and cook on both sides till puffed and done. Smear with some butter/ ghee and serve hot with raita and pickle.

This goes to Indian Food Palooza.


  1. Wow looks so flavourful and yummy

  2. So flavourful and yummy...bookmarked to try :)

  3. Even I luv keema stuffed paratha,this is something which I have to still try:)

  4. Parathas looks so tasty... very delicious

  5. ur parathas look awesome....i have to practice making more...;)

  6. Kheema paratha is drool worthy and simply stunning. Minced lamb with spices would have been a kick to the parathas.

  7. I love keema stuffed parothas that could be such a comfy meal

  8. This kind of paratha is toughest when it comes to rolling uniformly. Only few people could justice with the filling, and your looks perfect.

  9. They look scrumptious, gimme some of those! :)

  10. These looks yummy....and perfect...nice clicks too.

  11. Delicious paratha. We call this ceylon paratha and my husband is a huge fan of this.

  12. Wow! Parathas look absolutely delicious. You brought back so many memories. Can have this without any side dish.


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