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A very common paratha that most households make is the triangle pratha. To me it was the most comforting and nostalgic of all rotis, parat...

Triangular Chapathi / Paratha Folded Three Methods

A very common paratha that most households make is the triangle pratha. To me it was the most comforting and nostalgic of all rotis, parathas or chapathis. In our family we refer to it as "Anna Chapathi. We called our grandfather Anna, who was always served these paratha's everyday. I still remember the image of Anna, reading his paper and eating his delicious chapathis near the little window. The aroma that drafted from my grandmother's kitchen filled the whole house. The smell of ghee combined with cooked wheat bread is very nostalgic. It is so special for all the grandchildren who lived in that household even today. Nothing to beat the taste of this paratha fresh off the grill sprinkled with sugar. It transports me back to childhood instantly. To make it fun, here are the three ways  you can make the triangular paratha.


Food Processor
Measuring Cup
Rolling Pin
Cutting Board
Cling Wrap


Makes 10 Triangular Paratha's

Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups plus 1/3 cup 
Oil -  2 tbsp
Water - Enough to make soft dough
Ghee - 1/2 cup


Prepping the Dough:

1. Add flour salt and oil to a food processor. Give it a few buzzes to get the oil and salt integrated in the flour. Slowly start adding water a little at a time until you get to the soft dough stage. Remove place in a cling wrap and place in the fridge or leave it covered on the kitchen counter for 20 minutes.

2. Remove the dough from the wrap. Roll into a log and divide into 10 equal portions. Take one portion of the dough and roll into a ball.

Ways of Folding the Dough into Triangular Shape:

I. Quarter Fold Method:

1 Dab the dough in some flour. Roll into a 4 inch circle. Spread 1/2 tsp of ghee. Spread and fold the dough to form 1/2 moon. Fold again to form a quarter of a circle. Roll to form a triangle shape.

2. Heat the tava to medium high. Place the triangle paratha and cook on both sides, until brown toasted spots appear. Spread some ghee and serve them hot with a side dish of your choice or sprinkle some sugar and enjoy it. 

Here are some alternative methods in shaping the triangle paratha.

 II. Four Triangle Pieces layered Method :

1. Take one ball of the dough and roll the dough into a 5 inches circle. Cut the circle in to two half and further cut the semi circle into half to get 4 triangular pieces.

2. Spread some ghee on top of 3 pieces and stack them to form one triangle.Seal the 4 triangles on the edges. Dab some flour and form a triangular shaped paratha.

III. Two Pieces Fold and  Fuse Method:

1. Roll one ball of dough into a 5 inch circle. Cut the circle into half. Spread ghee in each of the semi circles and fold each circle by half.

2. Spread ghee on one piece and place the other on top of it. Seal and roll into a triangle paratha.



  1. Mom does this type all the time. Yours look so perfect!!!

  2. perfectly made.. like the shape too :)

  3. Very detailed post and lovely paratha...

  4. Perfectly made chapati.. Love the detailed explanation

  5. My children used to make these chappathis for fun.... Like triangular square, rectangle etc... Happy to know that's a comforting one in ur family.... Perfectly made

  6. I roll it out applying oil, I know how flavorful it would be with ghee, you have rolled out perfect triangles..