So this isn’t exactly a recipe but a super simple delicious hack that turns frozen parathas into crispy flaky puri style paratha! Just the thing to have for breakfast with chai. Follow my step by step tutorial on how to make frozen paratha in an air fryer!
Ever since I moved to Australia, there has always been a packet of frozen parathas in my freezer. Just the thing I need ...
- To make anda paratha with chai for breakfast,
- To make a chicken roll for lunch;
- Or to fry up with some shami kebabs to have a hassle-free quick dinner.
I had always made the frozen paratha on the frying pan / tawa but a couple of months back my husband experimented with making them in the air fryer - and the results were incredible!
The parathas fluff up like a puri with flaky edges - basically a mix between a pathan style lacha paratha and a puri. Just the thing to have for morning breakfast. And thanks to the air fryer, the oil that you can usually feel when you make frozen paratha on a tawa disappears. Delicious!
All you need for this hack is the following:
- An Air fryer
- Frozen Parathas - I use these ones from Katoomba, but you can use whatever brand is available in your city
1. Start off with pre-heating the air fryer at 180 C.
2. Peel off the plastic from the frozen paratha and put it in the air fryer.
3. The frozen paratha can sometimes fly up and hit the heating element of the air fryer. In order to prevent that, keep something on top of the paratha. I use the outer ring of a mini springform pan.
4. Alternatively if you have a grilling tray accessory, use that. The curved shape of the tray ensures that the frozen paratha will not fly up.
5. Cook the frozen paratha for about 3 minutes, opening the air fryer drawer halfway through to flip the paratha over.
6. As it cooks, the paratha will fluff up like a puri, turning flaky & super delicious. Enjoy on its own with chai, or with eggs.
And that's it - A quick hack on how to make a frozen paratha in an air fryer!
Looking for more Pakistani & Indian recipes for your weekly dinner inspiration. Check out the following:
- Ginger Chicken, Pakistani style
- Murghi ka Salan (Chicken curry with Onions and Tomatoes)
- Karahi Chicken
- Lobia ka Salan (Black eyed peas in curry)
- Aloo Gosht (Mutton Curry with Potatoes) – Stovetop & Pressure Cooker method
- Chicken Korma