5 Amazing Side Dishes You Can Pair With Parathas
Image Credit: Parathas are an indispensable part of our lives

Who doesn’t love parathas? Oozing with ghee or oil, and double the fun when stuffed, parathas aren’t just a desi go-to dish but a wholesome saviour on many occasions. They truly have passed the test of time, holding its own amid ever-burgeoning fast food trends. It is indeed the undisputed king of Indian foods any day over chips and French fries. A favourite at get-togethers and fit for our lunchbox, parathas are an indispensable part of our lives. And while we love the plain parathas with just some spices as much as we love the aloo, paneer or mix-veg stuffed ones, but we do mostly need a side-dish or accompaniment to go with it, don’t you think?

From refreshing raita to tantalising chutneys and all those masaledaar dry sabzis, here we’ve got all that and more to help you choose the perfect partner for your piping hot parathas! They are all quick, easy and absolutely delicious.  

1. Bhindi Do Pyaaza 

A staple meal across Indian homes, this bhindi recipe has tantalising flavours of amchoor, red chilli, cumin and garam masala tossed in with okra and oodles of onions. Imagine rolling this into a bite of paratha, slurping much?

2. Aam Ka Achaar 

The classic combination of achaar and paratha never fails, does it? And what better than the evergreen mango pickle to give a plain paratha a flavourful spin. You can smear it all over your paratha, roll it up or simply keep it on the side to make each bite a tantalising affair.

3. Coriander Chutney 

This is one accompaniment that goes with just about everything. From a simple sandwich, crispy pakodas to piping hot parathas, dhaniye ki chutney is evergreen. It’s a quick 5-min recipe to make at home. You can even add mint to it from a refreshing flavour.

4. Aloo Bhujia Sabzi 

This is a quick and easy version of the flavour of your favourite aloo bhujia ki sabzi. Ajwain infused potato slices cooked with bay leaf, garam masala, onions and more spices for a crisp, dry sabzi that is heavenly to pair with parathas.

5. Onion Raita 

Is there anything you can’t par with a raita? Have it as is, or balance the crispy and hot paratha with cool and refreshing onion raita. The subtle crunch of onion in this one is sure to get you drooling.  


So, what are you pairing next with your parathas?