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Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha or Pyaaz Tamatar Tikkar is a delicious Indian flatbread made using a combination of flours, spices along with tomatoes and onion. This tikkar or paratha serves as a wholesome meal and best enjoyed with some yogurt or pickle on the side.

Rajasthani Tikkar paratha served along with Homemade Jalebi, yogurt, pickle


Rajasthani Cuisine

Though there are a lot of different veggies and meat used in Rajasthani Cuisine one would see a lot of recipes using pantry staple ingredients. Reason being location and weather of Rajasthan and also the trading or the business community.


Getting fresh vegetables at times was a difficult task. So the use of dals, lentils, gram flour etc. was more common. Secondly the business community need to travel a lot. In olden days, they use to carry their food along which had to last long, so use of fresh veggies would be difficult.


Rajasthani Recipes using Pantry Ingredients

Hence recipes like Dal Baati, Churma, Moong Dal Halwa, Bajre ki Tikki, Pyaaj kachori etc are more common to hear. Then the famous, Gatte ki Sabji, Gatta ka Pulav, Moong Dal Pakoda, Mirchi Vada, Ghevar, Malpua, Moong Dal Halwa, panchmel dal etc. are more famous, as they are again made from pantry staple ingredients.


Bajra or Pearl millet is a crop that grows well in dry and arid region. Hence the use of Bajra can be seen a lot in this cuisine. For eg, Rajasthani Stuffed Bajra Paratha, Bajre ki Tikki (Cookies), Bajra and Split Green moong Dal Khichdi, Bajre ka Bhat are other lesser known but healthy dishes.


Recipe process of Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha

Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha is a quick and easy unleavened flatbread. All that is done is the flour is mixed with onion, tomato along with a few spices and rolled. It is then shallow fried in oil or ghee and enjoyed with curd or pickle. This paratha or flatbread can even be enjoyed as a travel day food or for 1 day picnic’s. They are also a good and a healthy lunch box idea for your kids.

Close up look of Rajasthani Tikkar paratha


Ingredients used in this Paratha

The flours used are Whole Wheat flour, Corn/Maize Flour (Makai ka Atta), and Gram Flour/Besan. Due to the combination of wholesome flours, this is a filling breakfast or a meal. If whole wheat flour is replaced with any other gluten-free flour like Bajra or Jowar, this flatbread will be completely gluten-free.


The next main ingredient Pickle Masala lifts the flatbread to a whole different level. One can add any pickle masala here. I have used the masala from pickles made using Red Chilly, i.e. lal mirch ka achar.


Tomato and onion add softness to the paratha, as well as taste and texture. The uniqueness of this paratha is that once the paratha is rolled out, it is topped up with some tomato and onion. Lightly rolled out again and then shallow fried.  


There are other few more ingredients and spices used which are day to day pantry ingredients. Do check the recipe card below.

I have served this with some pickle, yogurt and homemade Jalebi.

Rajasthani Tikkar paratha served along with Homemade Jalebi, yogurt, pickle



As said in my earlier post, on Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma, Horse Gram Stuffed Paratha, and Puran Poli this week I am sharing Thali’s featuring Indian flatbreads and this is my fourth post on this. Last week I have shared Simple Everyday thali’s and you can check all my Thali’s here.


So here goes the recipe of Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha

Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha

Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha | Pyaaz Tamatar Tikkar

Rajasthani Tikkar Paratha or Pyaaz Tamatar Tikkar is a delicious Indian flatbread made using a combination of flours, spices along with tomatoes and onion. This tikkar or paratha serves as a wholesome meal and best enjoyed with some yogurt or pickle on the side.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Rajasthani
Keyword: Besan, FlatBread, Gram Flour, Whole Wheat flour
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Paratha/Flatbread
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin & Board
  • tawa/griddle/pan to Shallow Fry

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Whole Wheat flour
  • ½ Cup Corn/Maize Flour/Makai ka Atta
  • ½ Cup Gram Flour or Besan
  • 1 small Tomato finely chopped (Around ½ Cup)
  • 1 small Onion finely chopped (Around ½ Cup)
  • ¼ Cup fresh Coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Pickle Masala (one can use less, but I like the taste and hence added a bit more)
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder (As per taste)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Water only if required to knead the dough
  • Dry flour for dusting

For the topping

  • 2-3 tablespoon of finely chopped tomato
  • 2-3 tablespoon of finely chopped onion
  • 1-2 tablespoon of finely chopped coriander
  • 1-2 tablespoon of dry flour for dusting
  • Oil for shallow frying.

Instructions

  • In a wide bowl, add in all the flours.
    Whole wheat flour , gram flour and maize flour
  • Now add Red chili, turmeric, pickle, onion, tomato, coriander, salt, and oil.
    Adding of tomato, onion, pickle, coriander and spices in flour
  • Give everything a quick mix and try to make a dough.
  • You would be able to make a smooth dough without water, as there would be water in onion and tomato.
  • If you are unable too, add a tablespoon of water at a time.
  • Let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes.
    The dough being done and set to rest for 10 minutes
  • Now divide the dough into lemon sized balls.
    Dividing the dough into lemon size balls
  • Using a Rolling pin, Roll out each into a circular disc. Around 5-6 inches in diameter.
    Rolling out of the paratha
  • Now sprinkle some tomato, onion, and coriander on top of the paratha/tikkar.
    Topping the flatbread with tomato, onion and coriander
  • If the topping is too wet, one can even sprinkle some dry flour.
  • Now gently roll it with the rolling pin, so that the topping is pressed.
  • Put the paratha on hot tawa/griddle/pan with the topping side up.
    Flatbread being shallow fried on the griddle
  • Drizzle some oil along the edges and cook on the bottom for 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook on the bottom side by drizzling some oil.
    Flatbread being shallow fried on the griddle
  • The paratha is done when both sides are cooked.
    Flatbread being shallow fried on the griddle
  • Serve hot with yogurt, pickle, or even dal.

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Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Do not roll out the paratha too thin or it would be difficult to lift and put it on the tawa/griddle.
  • Traditionally garlic is also used in this recipe. One can grate and add, I do not like garlic in my flatbread and hence I have skipped it. 
 
 
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    Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    Wednesday 30th of September 2020

    The tikkar paratha sounds yum and an amazing blend of ingredients, especially the pickle masala. Indeed it is a filling paratha.

    NARMADHA

    Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

    This looks so inviting and delicious with all those spices. I got my maize flour recently. So bookmarking to try this soon.

    Rajani

    Friday 11th of September 2020

    I have bookmarked the recipe to try Renu. Tikkar paratha has been in my list for sometime, but looking at the stepwise pictures, I feel like i should make it soon

    Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Friday 11th of September 2020

    Thank you, hope you like it

    Harini Rupanagudi

    Thursday 10th of September 2020

    That is an amazing version of tikkar paratha. I had it in my mind but somehow wasn't able to make it for this marathon.

    Suma Gandlur

    Thursday 10th of September 2020

    It seems like a great coincidence. I too have made all the breads you posted this week for the marathon. :) I made a tomato less version tikkar for my north Indian thaali. That pickle masala sounds like an interesting addition.

    Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Thursday 10th of September 2020

    Great minds think alike :D :D . Would be waiting to see your version of recipes

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