Lachha Paratha – is a layered flaky Indian bread that is great to pair with curries. Learn how to make it at home using this easy recipe.
Made with just four everyday ingredients, Lachha Paratha doesn’t need any introduction. You will find it on the menu of each and every possible North Indian restaurant and it is popularly served along with rich, creamy and delicious Indian curries.
Lachha Paratha, is a popular multi layered Indian flat bread which is made with just four ingredients, all purpose flour, semolina, sugar and salt.
The layers are made by creating pleats on the roti and then it is folded just like a pinwheel. When you roll it again, you get a lot of layers, which turns out to be flaky and crispy from outside and soft from inside when you cook it with ghee/oil.
Ingredients for Lachha Paratha:-
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- one cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 tbsp Fine Semolina
- one tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Oil (For applying and Frying)
Instructions for making Lachha paratha:-
- Mix whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, semolina, sugar, salt and 1 tbsp oil in a bowl.
- Make a soft dough using water.
- Knead the dough for 5/6 minutes until it becomes soft.
- Cover and keep the dough for 20 minutes.
- Knead again for 3-4 minutes.
- Cover and keep the dough for another 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 10-12 pieces.
- Make small balls from each piece.
- Dust the dough and roll it as thin as possible.
- Don’t worry about tearing it while rolling.
- Apply oil generously over the rolled dough.
- Sprinkle little dry flour on top.
- Fold the rolled dough like we roll a fan or like a pleat.
- Make a pinwheel with the pleated dough.
- Dust and roll the paratha to make a 6 inch disc.
- Heat a griddle.
- Keep the paratha on the hot griddle.
- Cook till brown spots appear.
- Turn the paratha on the other side.
- Apply oil on both the sides and cook till brown spots darken.
- Apply little pressure while cooking using back of a ladle.
- Remove the paratha from the griddle.
- Press from both the sides to open the layers
- Serve hot with any curry based dish.