Definition of paratha in US English:



  • (in Indian cooking) a flat, thick piece of unleavened bread fried on a griddle.

    • ‘Then there is the whole spectrum of tandoori breads, including silky roomali rotis, naans and parathas.’
    • ‘This is great with a paratha (an Indian garlic bread) and slices of fresh tomato seasoned with salt and pepper.’
    • ‘The stuffed paratha - a fried bread stuffed with vegetables - was a delight, if slightly hard and a little too greasy.’
    • ‘However, there is no need to feel let down, for our naan, roti, parathas and chappatis are a form of bread too.’
    • ‘The list includes whole-wheat rotis, kulchas, garlic naan and stuffed parathas.’


From Hindi parāṭhā.