Gobi Paratha: Delicious and Nutritious Stuffed Flatbreads

Gobi Paratha is a popular and wholesome Indian flatbread that’s stuffed with spiced cauliflower (gobi) filling. This nutritious and flavorful dish is a delightful addition to any meal and can be enjoyed with various accompaniments. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through making delicious Gobi Parathas at home.


For the Paratha Dough:

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour (atta)
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt, to taste

For the Gobi Filling:

  • 2 cups of grated cauliflower (gobi)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro (coriander leaves) for garnish
  • Cooking oil or ghee, for cooking the parathas


1. Making the Paratha Dough:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt.
  • Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a smooth, firm dough.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set it aside while you prepare the filling.

2. Preparing the Gobi Filling:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine grated cauliflower, finely chopped onion, green chilies, cumin seeds, grated ginger, and grated garlic.
  • Add turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Mix everything together to create a well-spiced cauliflower filling.

3. Assembling the Parathas:

  • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls, roughly the size of golf balls.
  • Take one dough ball and flatten it with your hands to create a small disc.
  • Place a generous spoonful of the cauliflower filling in the center.
  • Gather the edges of the dough to cover the filling and form a stuffed ball.

4. Rolling and Cooking:

  • Roll the stuffed ball into a flat, round paratha, using a rolling pin and a dusting of flour to prevent sticking.
  • Heat a griddle or a flat pan over medium heat and place the rolled paratha on it.
  • Cook for a minute or two until the bottom side is lightly cooked, then flip and cook the other side.
  • Drizzle a little cooking oil or ghee on both sides while cooking until the paratha is golden and crisp.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls and filling.

5. Garnishing and Serving:

  • Serve your hot and delicious Gobi Parathas garnished with fresh cilantro.
  • Enjoy them with yogurt, pickles, or chutneys of your choice.


Gobi Paratha is a wholesome and flavorful flatbread that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With its spiced cauliflower filling, it’s a delightful treat that can be enjoyed with various accompaniments.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

1. Can I use store-bought wheat flour for the parathas?

  • Yes, you can use store-bought whole wheat flour (atta) for convenience.

2. How do I ensure the parathas are soft and not dry?

  • Kneading the dough to the right consistency and cooking them with a little oil or ghee helps keep the parathas soft.

3. Are there variations to the Gobi Paratha filling?

  • You can add ingredients like paneer (cottage cheese) or spinach for variations in the filling.

4. What’s a good side dish for Gobi Paratha?

  • Gobi Paratha pairs well with yogurt, pickles, and various chutneys. It’s also delicious with a simple side salad.

5. Can I make Gobi Parathas in advance?

  • Gobi Parathas are best enjoyed fresh, but you can make the filling and dough in advance for quick preparation when needed.

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