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Spicy Bacon Paratha

Bread Stuffed with Spiced Bacon and Paneer

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 5 mins
Spicy Bacon Paratha

Spiced bacon and paneer stuffed into a light fluffy roti bread that's cooked on a griddle until crisp.

Hari says

I know what you are all thinking....those of you not used to an Indian breakfast will be thinking that's just a bit weird and those of you brought up on traditional aloo paranta (like me) will be saying that's just wrong, bacon in a parantha???

Well, this is a little speciality breakfast from my household - with a daughter who loves a bacon butty on a Saturday morning and a son who loves nothing more then Indian bread stuffed with spiced potatoes on a Saturday morning this has become a second filling that pleases them both.

The paneer is ground or grated and spiced with carom, garam masala to name a few spices and then some really smoky bacon strips are added and mixed together. This is then stuffed into a roti and cooked on a griddle or frying pan with a little butter smeared over it to crisp it up. All you need is a cup of hot chai.....Happy Days!



  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 100g paneer 
  • 2-3 rashers of bacon, cooked and sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 or 2 chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1cm piece of ginger, grated
  • Handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

Roti Dough

  • 500g atta, whole meal flour
  • Water
  • 1 tsp butter/ghee



  1. Grate or grind the paneer and place in a bowl.
  2. Cook the bacon and slice into thin strips. Add to the bowl with all the spices and mix together to combine all the flavours. This should give you enough stuffing for at least 5 paranta.

Making the Paratha

  1. Make the roti dough and make two dough balls. Put some dry flour (atta) on a plate for dusting.
  2. Roll out each ball of dough so you have 2 thick discs (roti) approx 10cm in diameter, dusting when required to stop them sticking.
  3. Take one ball of stuffing and put it on one of the rotis and press it down to spread it out a little.
  4. Place the second roti on top of the first one and squeeze the edges together to seal in the stuffing.
  5. Flour the stuffed Parantha and begin to roll out again. Carefully flip over when required - be gentle as you want the stuffing to stay inside. Roll out to about 15-20cm in diameter.

Cooking the Paratha

  1. Place the paratha flat on the heated thava and leave to cook for a few seconds. (The tava needs to be on a medium heat - if too hot the Parantha will burn). You will see the colour of the paratha darken after about 20 seconds.
  2. Carefully turn it over. Smear butter on the top while the second side is cooking. It should begin to puff up after a few seconds. Turn it over again (there will be a lot of steam).
  3. Butter the second side and leave it to cook for a few seconds then turn it over again. The parantha should be a golden brown colour with small brown spots.
  4. Remove from the tava and place on some kitchen roll. The bread should be nicely crisp with a lovely spiced filling inside. 

Served with

I love to have these with some spiced avocado yoghurt, some hot mango pickle and a sweet cup on hot chai.....good times!

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)13
of which saturates (g)6
Carbohydrates (g)92
of which sugars (g)0
Fibre (g)16
Protein (g)24
Salt (mg)709
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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