Sweet paratha recipe or meetha paratha recipe: sweet paratha or sugar paratha sweet variation of regular paratha or flat bread which is made by stuffing dry coconut (or nariyal) with sugar and nuts.
When these ingredients cook along with this sweet parathas in butter (or ghee) they make an awesome combination of taste and flavor. You can have them as part of regular meal or as dessert.
There are many methods of making sweet parathas or meetha paratha. One of them is called malida which is made from bajra or millet flour. When I was a child, my mom used to make these hot sweet parathas on cold winter days. I can still smell them if I think about them . This sweet parantha wich coconut stuffing is another variant in the same family.
I have used fine sugar to make this sweet paratha. You can also use jaggery powder instead of sugar. For grating the coconut I used the grater at home. If you don’t want to grate yourself, you can buy dry grated coconut at stores too. If you want to use fresh grated coconut then just sauté it with little butter till coconut become little dry and cool it down before adding it to the mixture.
Also remember to not roll this sweet paratha very thin otherwise while cooking sugar may come out and paratha will taste burnt. These parathas should be cooked on medium flame so that sugar can get time to melt.
While cooking this sweet paratha sugar melts and it may come out a little and stick to the pan. To avoid sticking, I prefer to make parathas on non-stick pan, but if you are using iron or cast iron pan just make sure to brush your pan with little ghee or butter.
These parathas taste best when served hot. You can have this scrumptious sweet paratha with thick yogurt garnished with sugar and fine chopped nuts (left over filling mixture) and your instant dessert is ready.
Sweet Paratha Recipe Video:
Sweet paratha with coconut stuffing recipe card below:
- ---Paratha Base---
- Wheat Flour (Atta): 1 cup,
- Water: Almost ½ cup,
- Ghee or butter for cooking,
- ---Filling Mixture---
- Grated Dry Coconut (nariayal): ½ cup,
- Grated nuts (Almond, Cashew, Walnut): ¼ cup,
- Fine Sugar: ¼ cup
- In a bowl add flour and water and knead soft dough.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Mix together grated coconut, sugar and nuts in a separate bowl.
- After 15 minutes take out the dough and knead it once again.
- Now divide the dough in four parts and make balls.
- Take one ball and roll it to a small disc.
- Place generous amount of stuffing in the middle of the rolled disc.
- Close it by pinching towards the middle.
- Roll out carefully both sides using dry flour for dusting to thick parathas.
- Cook over medium hot tawa using butter or ghee.
- Gently press with the spatula for even browning.
- Flip them over and cook from other side till brown spots appear.
- Sweet paratha is ready.Serve them hot with cold yogurt dip.
- For yogurt dip mix together yogurt, sugar and sprinkle some left over stuffing on it.
2. Leaving the dough for rest make a smooth dough.
3. You can also use little khoya or mawa while stuffing it gives very smooth taste.
4. If you do not have dry coconut use fresh coconut, just sauté it in little butter till it become dry. Let it cool down then mix it with sugar and nuts.
5. Instead of using butter you can also use ghee in this recipe.
6. Do not roll parathas very thin otherwise stuffing will come out.