In a wide bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt and ½ teaspoon of oil. Mix them well using your fingers.
Add warm water, little by little and make a soft dough. Knead for couple of minutes to make a soft, pliable dough.
Cover the dough with a kitchen cloth and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
Heat a tawa / griddle on medium flame.
Pinch off the dough to equal size balls. I get about 4 to 6 parathas depending on how big I want to make them.
Roll each piece into 4 inch circles, dusting it with flour as you roll.
Brush melted ghee over the surface of the rolled dough and sprinkle the sugar. Fold the dough over itself into half and again brush the surface with ghee and then sprinkle more sugar. Fold it over once again to make a triangle and seal the edges with your fingers.
Dust the shaped dough with more flour and start rolling it gently.
Cook the parathas on the tawa. Brush both sides with ghee and cook them until they are golden brown on both sides.