Afghani Fateer Pyaazi

Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total time: 45 mins

Course: Snacks | Servings: 4

Difficulty level: Easy


For the dough

  • 3 cups refined wheat flour (maida) + 1-2 tbsp, for dusting
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Warm water for kneading, as required
  • ½ tbsp refined oil

For the filling

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • Salt, to taste

For brushing

  • Milk, ¼ cup


  • In a large bowl, add the flour, yeast and salt. Mix.
  • With warm water, knead dough. Coat with refined oil
  • Cover bowl with Clingwrap and keep in a warm place for 20 minutes to allow the yeast to activate and make the dough rise
  • Punch dough down to release the excess carbon dioxide. Reform the dough into a ball by folding its edges downward towards its center
  • Divide dough into 8 portions using a knife or dough scraper. Form each portion into a ball. Cover with moist cloth.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • On a flat surface, sprinkle dry flour. Roll out the dough until it is very thin and almost translucent
  • Liberally brush the rolled dough surface with melted butter
  • Spread one eighth of the sliced onion and coriander evenly over the rolled dough surface
  • Sprinkle salt to taste and chilli flakes
  • Starting at one end, start folding the dough to make a roll (as though rolling a carpet), enclosing the filling inside.
  • Form the roll into a spiral. Flatten the spiral with your hands lightly into a flour disc shape
  • Cover with moist cloth and set aside for 10 minutes to rest
  • Repeat the process with the other dough portions
  • Place the rested flour disc on a flat surface. Using your fingers, press down to flatten and expand the disc into a paratha shape, about 8 inches in diameter
  • Place the rolled paratha on a baking tray. Brush surface with milk
  • Bake in oven at 180 C for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Serve with a dip or of your choice, or simply enjoy with a steaming hot cup of chai.
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Looks delicious


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