Indori Sev Paratha: The Crunchy, Savoury Breakfast
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There are many breakfast treats that claim to turn your daily routine into a burst of crispy and savoury enjoyment. Introducing the delicious Indori Sev Paratha, a recipe that combines the enticing crunch of Indori Sev with the classic Indian paratha. This unique paratha is made with the popular sev namkeen, which adds a delicious crunch and tanginess to the dish. Indori sev paratha is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it's sure to become a new favourite in your household and revolutionise the way you eat breakfast.

We might have had parathas made of aloo, onions, cauliflower, paneer, and many other vegetables and meats. But Indori Sev Paratha incorporates the cherished snack sev, also known as bhujia, as a distinctive element. Sev is a type of Indian snack made from gram flour (besan) that is shaped into thin, crispy strands and deep-fried in oil.

It is flavoured with a variety of spices, such as chilli powder, cumin powder, and chaat masala. While it is often used as a topping for savoury dishes such as chaat and puri to add a delicious crunch, sev can also be eaten on its own as a snack. It is a popular snack in India and is often served with chutneys or sauces, or mixed and served with chopped onions and a drizzle of lemon juice.

Indori sev paratha is a popular dish from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh that is made with a simple dough of wheat flour and water and is stuffed with a filling of onions, coriander, green chillies, spices, and sev. The inclusion of sev or Ratlami sev introduces a delightful crunch to the paratha, and when it is served with chutneys, pickles, and yoghurt, its zesty and piquant flavours offer an enticing experience for the palate, which makes it a great option for parties and potlucks too.

Here's How You Can Make It At Home:

Indori Sev Paratha


 2 cups of wheat flour

 2 cups Ratlami sev

 1 onion, finely chopped

 1 teaspoon green chillies, chopped

 2 tablespoons chopped coriander

 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

 1/4 teaspoon amchoor powder

 1 teaspoon cumin powder

 Oil as required

 Salt, as per taste


 Begin by placing wheat flour into a mixing bowl and adding a teaspoon of oil along with a pinch of salt; blend thoroughly.

 Gradually introduce a small amount of water to create a lightly kneaded dough.

 Subsequently, cover the dough and set it aside momentarily. Meanwhile, finely dice onions, green chillies, and fresh coriander leaves.

 In another mixing bowl, combine sev, finely diced onions, green chillies, and fresh coriander.

 To this mixture, add cumin powder, garam masala, amchur powder, and a dash of salt to create the stuffing.

 Revisit the dough, giving it an additional knead. Proceed to shape the dough into uniformly-sized medium loaves.

 On medium heat, warm a nonstick pan. Simultaneously, take a dough loaf, roll it, encase it with the prepared stuffing, and roll it again.

 Once the pan is adequately heated, place the stuffed paratha on it for cooking.

 After a while, apply oil along the edges of the paratha, flip it, and cook while applying oil on the opposite side.

 Continue cooking the paratha until you achieve a crispy, golden texture on both sides.

 Transfer it to a plate and serve.

Serving Instructions:

Without some mouthwatering side dishes, parathas would be incomplete. Serve it with a cool bowl of dahi and plenty of generously slathered butter on top. Served with hot achaar and onions, you can enhance the delicious taste of the parathas while eating them. Make it a point to show off your culinary prowess to your family and friends.