Coconut and chocolate sweet paratha

Sweet paratha with coconut and chocolate.

The last job in the kitchen,  for the day at my parent’s place, is making rotis or parathas for dinner. Amma would have almost cleared most of the kitchen, dishes done and dough ready. All the little odds and ends usually transferred to small bowls and kept aside. Amma would have near made most of the chappathis and the last one she always stuffs with a bit of the leftover coconut and a tiny bit of sugar or some jaggery to make a sweet paratha. This was a treat for the well-behaved child!! I don’t have to tell you however horrible I was on that day, she will still give it to me. It is a subtle reassurance that they are there for me, it was a big deal to boost my confidence.

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Over a period of time, I make this sweet paratha when I miss them. The sweet-toothed kid of mine seems to have taken a serious liking to the same. The recipe is far simpler than an obbattu. The filling pretty much the sweet ends that you can gather together. The coconut and chocolate together make the best combo for sure. Here are some other additions we have tried.

  • Finely chopped dates
  • Crushed jaggery and cardamom
  • Flax and  chia seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Powdered nuts
  • A few raspberries with chocolate

sweet coconut paratha slices
The winning combination at our house is the coconut, chocolate, chia seeds with orange rind stuffed in the sweet paratha. Sounds exotic, isn’t it!!

Prepare the dough as in – ghee parathas.

The filling is the only difference. Roll, stuff and pleat and roll again. Cook the parathas on medium heat as the chocolate can burn very fast. I have used freshly grated coconut as it has a bit more softness than the dissipated ones. However, the desiccated ones are fine. Sprinkle a bit of water on them and set aside for 5 minutes and then use them so they are softer.

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The recipe was originally published when I had just moved to Malaysia and was setting up my pantry. The minimal ingredients available at that time brought back these simple treats alive, but at that time I had no clue what content meant. Now, with a bit more experience, Updating the content and images with Foodies redoing old posts. Hope you also like the new food props done in collaboration with Vidhya Arts and Crafts.
Most of us do love a sweet treat at the end of the day, so why not. After all, it is a hard day at work and anything that makes you smile is a plus. Hope you will test out my recipe.

sweet paratha with cocolate and coconut.

Sweet paratha with coconut and chocolate

vegan, dessert flatbread with coconut chocolate filling.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Baby toddler food, Fusion, Indian, Kids choice, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 6 people


  • mixing bowls and spoons.
  • frying pan
  • Cutting board
  • Rolling pin


For the dough

  • 250 grams whole wheat flour
  • 175 grams drinking water

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate grated
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds white
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest


  • Add teh whole what flour into the mixing bowl.
  • Add the water, stir it , cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • knead the dough gently after 10 minutes to form a ball.
  • Portion out the atta ( dough ) into lime sized balls.
    sweet paratha
  • Keep under a moist cheese cloth.
  • Mix the chocolate, sesame seed, chia seeds, orange rind and coconut in a bowl to form a dry filling mixture
    sweet filling for the meetha paratha
  • Spread the dough into a small disc. Place the disc on your palm.
  • Place a tbsp of the filling on the centre of this disc.
    coconut paratha
  • gather the ends of the dough towards the centre so as to seal them in the centre.
  • Roll it back into a ball.
  • On a floured board roll the paratha to about 1/2 cm thickness.
  • Heat a flat griddle pan, place the paratha and cook on medium heat on both sides.
  • Avoid high heat for this paratha as the chocolate tends to become burnt quickly.
  • Spread the oil or ghee and enjoy a warm sweet treat.
    sweet coconut paratha slices
Keyword Indian breads, Indian desserts
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Drashti Dholakia
6 years ago

Never thought of this combination for a paratha. Love the combination. I am sure this will be a hit with the kids.

Shobha Keshwani
6 years ago

Something new and different.. kids will surely love these parathas.

Priya Suresh
6 years ago

Omg, those parathas are ultimate, never thought of dishing out parathas with this unique combination. And am in love with the stuffing. Drooling here..

Soma Mukherjee
6 years ago

Such an innovative recipe, love the combination of flavours awsome share.

Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
6 years ago

I have to try the autolysis chapathi for sure. I can’t stop thinking of how this must have tasted, such unrelated ingredients but they must have married beautifully into this dessert paratha… Totally delicious it sounds…

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

Lovely blend of flavors Seema ! This sweet white chocolate and orange marmalade paratha will be a treat for my son for sure ????

6 years ago

Fusion dessert, I’M sure it would be hit with kids.

Mayuri Patel
6 years ago

What a wonderful way to take care of the sweet craving. Awesome. Learnt an important lesson on autolysis. Thanks for sharing.

6 years ago

Cannot make up my mind on whether I should have this is a dessert or a meal. 🙂

Nandita Gupta
6 years ago

What a unique paratha! I will make this for my daughter who loves anything with chocolate. This sounds delicious and fun

Vidya Narayan
6 years ago

If there is a demand for seconds or repeat, it means the recipe is super hit and with the ingredients like chocolate and marmalade, I am sure the result must be super flavourful and not to forget, has been able to satisfy your cravings for the muffins! temporarily atleast.. Lolzz.. You have managed to do great creativity inspite of recent move in, kitchen not organised etc. Good one Seema!

6 years ago

What an innovative paratha, love the combination filling , i’m sure this will be a hit dish with the kids.

Jyoti Babel
6 years ago

This is a unique combination for me. I am sure kids will love it

priya satheesh
6 years ago

AWESOME ! What an idea Seema… Such a brilliant paratha !

6 years ago

An healthy and tasty snack for kids.. very new combination of ingredients..

Maria Nasir
6 years ago

Who wouldn’t like to wake up to this for weekend breakfast! Very creative, Seema! I know my kids will go crazy after these.

6 years ago

Such an innovative fusion paratha. Must have tasted heavenly.

Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
6 years ago

Such a nice twist ..Never though of including chocolate in parata.. Wow..

6 years ago

What an creative idea to make paratha! This will be fun to kids as well as the adults who like chocolate:)

6 years ago

Oh my God..I usually make stuffed chapati for my daughter…but never thought of this combination.. sounds very interesting

6 years ago

This is such a flavoursome one, definitely a kids pleaser. Thanks for the info of autolysis.

6 years ago

OMG !!!! what a combo 🙂
Really such an innovative recipe, kids will love this.

6 years ago

Mmm, this is a great idea, especially for breakfast. I like your little idea bulb.Can you share some of the spares with me?

6 years ago

Wow what a beautiful combination of flavours.. must be so delicious.. kids will be definitely love it

6 years ago

Wow, can’t even imagine how it would taste???? looks interesting ????

6 years ago

Ah wonderful idea of incorporating chocolate in parata. I am it will be hit with the kids. Fantastic share !!

3 years ago
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Mom’s recipes are always the best. With a large dollop of nostalgia few dishes match up. Love this sweet paratha. Guess I should make a few for my daughter!

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago
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Coconut and chocolate sweet paratha looks so so tempting, what a special treat. I’ve got a bit of fresh grated coconut and so want to try out this recipe ASAP. My mum use to make sweet paratha using up leftover syrup from gulab jamun.

3 years ago

Orange Rind, Chocolate and Coconut – what more could be satisfying after a long day. that combo seems super fab… and I will take ur word – its way too easier than obattu making it a must try sometime soon, Seema

3 years ago
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Who can say no to this paratha, with a bit of chocolate and all the healthy stuffing. Perfect for a lunchbox or good as travel food. Love those props from Vidya Arts.

Poonam Bachhav
3 years ago
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Chocolate and coconut combo rocks. Never tried it as a filling for paratha though. Would love trying it fot my little one, who has a sweet tooth.

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