Post published on July 28, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Zaatar Chili Paratha

Zaatar is a middle eastern spice that is made with sumac, sesame seeds, marjoram, oregano, thyme and salt. This spice can be easily made at home but to makes things easy I buy a store bought. When I recently tried the Zaatar spice paratha, it was a huge hit and I knew it was worth sharing. The spice blend combined with chili flakes is perfect way to flavor the parathas. Checkout this quick and easy recipe that can be made in less than 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine Indian Fusion
Servings 6 parathas


  • Salt as needed
  • 6 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup water or as needed

5 tablespoon Zaatar spice blend

  • 1/4 cup ground sumac
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoon marjoram
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • Salt as needed


  • You can make fresh Zaatar spice blend if it is not readily available
  • In a bowl mix flour, salt, 1 tsp olive oil and add water as needed to form a semisoft dough
  • Knead the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes
  • After 10 minutes start out rolling the dough using dry flour into a thin circle
  • Add few drops of oil and brush the oil all over and sprinkle with Zaatar spice and red chili flakes as required
  • Seal the paratha forming a 1/2 circle and brush with little more oil
  • Sprinkle the Zaatar spice and chili flakes again
  • Seal and form a triangle and roll into a medium size paratha
  • Cook the paratha using oil
  • Serve immediately with yogurt or by itself
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