Paratha

Lachha Paratha (Warqi Paratha, Layered Paratha)

Hi everyone ! Today’s Recipe is ‘Lachha Paratha’. This is my favourite technique to make lachhedar paratha, key to make  a perfect paratha is to follow all the steps as it is. You can also make them with wheat flour, in my recipe I am using maida (all-purpose flour).

Lachha Paratha
Lachha Paratha

No. of Parathas : 9 (medium size)

Duration: 50 mins

Ingredients for Lachha Paratha

Maida (All purpose flour) 500 gms

Salt to taste

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Ghee 2-3 Tbsp (for kneading dough)

Milk 1 cup

Water lukewarm as required

Ghee or oil for frying and layering

Method for Lachha Paratha

For dough:
  • Add maida, salt, sugar, milk and ghee in a parat/big bowl.

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  • Now carefully use lukewarm water little by little for kneading. Lukewarm water results in soft parathas.
  • We need smooth dough for parathas, the dough should be soft like chapati dough. Cover the dough with wet cloth and let it rest for at least 30 mins.

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  • After 30 mins, roll dough long.

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  • Start making portions by dividing dough in equal sized balls. Let it rest for 5 mins.

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For Lachha Paratha :
  • Take one ball and starting making as much thin chapati as you can. Don’t worry if your chapati is not of a perfect shape.

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  • Now apply ghee/oil on the chapati and dust it with the flour.

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  •  Hold 1/2″ wide strip from top of the chapati and start pleating it in same way as shown in below picture.

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  • Roll the pleated edges in the form of a swiss roll, as shown in the picture below.

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  • Repeat this procedure with other dough balls also.
  • Take one roll at a time and start making parathas out of it in similar way as we make normal parathas.

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  • Heat griddle/tawa on middle flame and place paratha on it.

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  • When you see bubbles appearing on the surface, apply ghee/oil on the top side and flip it on the other side.
  • Let it cook for a minute, again apply ghee/oil on the top side and flip it upside down.

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  • Cook until both the sides are evenly golden brown from both the side.

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  • Lachha parathas are ready to serve! Serve it with any vegetarian or non vegetarian dish of your choice.

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Note:
  • Lukewarm water helps in getting softer parathas.
  • If you want you can skip sugar in your recipe.
  • For a healthier version you can go for wheat flour instead of maida.
  • Application of oil/ghee is a very important step, for layers to open up easily you need to grease chapati generously.

Food Quote

“Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.”

-Pythagoras

13 thoughts on “Lachha Paratha (Warqi Paratha, Layered Paratha)

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