Lachha Paratha, How To Make Lachha Paratha


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લચ્ચા પરાઠા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Lachha Paratha, How To Make Lachha Paratha in Gujarati) 

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Laccha Paratha is one of the most popular paratha in North India, and the reason in evident as soon as you set sight on it!

This layered paratha is quite appetising to look at, and even more interesting to bite into, because the layers separated by ghee give a crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth texture.

The secret of making perfect Laccha Parathas lies in rolling them the right way. Although it might initially seem difficult, it becomes quite easy once you’ve made one or two of them. So, out with the rolling pins. Let’s try our hand at this mouth-watering layered paratha.

These parathas make a good satiating combo with subzis as well as dal .

Enjoy how to make Lachha Paratha recipe with detailed step by step photos.

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Lachha Paratha, How To Make Lachha Paratha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 7 parathas.
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Ingredients

For The Lachha Paratha
2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 tbsp ghee
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling and sprinkling
7 tsp ghee for brushing
7 tsp ghee for cooking
Method
    Method
  1. Combine the whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp ghee and salt in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough lukewarm water.
  2. Divide the dough into 7 equal portions.
  3. Roll a portion of the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Spread 1 tsp of ghee evenly over it.
  5. Sprinkle a little whole wheat flour evenly over it and spread it lightly.
  6. Fold from one end to the other to make pleats like a fan, while gently pressing them in between.
  7. Roll it over again from one end to the other end to form a swiss roll and seal the open end tightly at the bottom in the centre.
  8. Turnover the swiss roll so that the sealed side faces upwards and again gently roll into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  9. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using 1 tsp of ghee, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  10. Remove on a plate and press it gently from the sides towards the centre to make the layers more visible in the paratha.
  11. Repeat steps 3 to 10 to make 6 more parathas.
  12. Serve the hot lachha paratha immediately with some chilled curds.

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Like Lachha Paratha

  1. Like Lachha Paratha then check our collection of paratha recipes. Parathas are popular Indian flatbreads made generally with whole-wheat flour. They can be as simple as the plain paratha or something as elaborate as the mixed vegetable paratha. Also, you can perk the paratha dough with a single flavourful ingredient like ajwain, jeera or methi. To make them more healthy and scrumptious, you can stuff them with stuffing and make use of mult-grain flour. For kids, you can make use of ingredients such as chocolate, paneer and cheese. Our collection of has more than 500+ parantha recipes like:

What are Parathas?

  1. What are Parathas? Parathas are popular Indian flatbreads made generally with whole-wheat flour. Paratha are rolled on a wooden elevated board called the chakla and the rolling pin is called belan. The skill of cooking paratha lies in stuffing them without breaking it. Beginners can obviously not manage the stuffing, rolling and cooking so, you can simply roll and keep them aside and cook all of them together.

    They can be as simple as the plain paratha or something as elaborate as the mixed vegetable paratha. Also, you can perk the paratha dough with a single flavourful ingredient like ajwain, jeera or methi. To make them more healthy and scrumptious, you can stuff them with stuffing palak, paneer, cabbage to give Palak Paratha, Paneer Paratha or Cabbage Paratha.

    Parathas can be made with healthy flours like jowar, bajra, ragi, whole wheat flour and a combination of dals. Moong Dal Paratha, Dal Paratha and Green Moong Dal and Spring Onion Parathas are some examples.

How to make Punjabi Lachha Paratha at home

  1. For making the dough for lachha paratha, in a deep bowl, take whole-wheat flour. Refined flour, Multigrain flour can also be used as alternatives. 
  2. Add 2 tbsp ghee. Also, you can make use of oil if you want. 
  3. Also, add salt to taste.
  4. Mix well. Crumble well with your hands by rubbing between your fingers.
  5. Add the lukewarm water gradually to form a dough. Many people even make use of milk to knead the lachha parantha dough.
  6. Knead into a soft dough using approx. ½ cup of lukewarm water.
  7. Divide the Punjabi lachha parantha dough into 7 equal portions.
  8. Smoothen the dough balls and press gently between your palms to flatten them.
  9. Roll a portion of the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle using a little whole-wheat flour for rolling.
  10. Spread 1 tsp of ghee evenly over it. The more oil or ghee you use to make the paratha, the flakier it will be. 
  11. Sprinkle a little whole-wheat flour evenly over it. 
  12. Spread it lightly. You can use a small strainer to spread the flour evenly or use your hands. 
  13. Fold from one end to the other to make pleats like a fan. While making the fan, gently press the pleats in between.
  14. Stretch the pleated dough as much as possible. It can be stretched a lot when using refined flour, but in case of atta there is a limitation as it contains less gluten. Roll it over again from one end to the other end to form a swiss roll.
  15. Seal the open end tightly at the bottom in the centre.
  16. Turnover the swiss roll so that the sealed side faces upwards.
  17. Gently roll into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle using a little whole-wheat flour for rolling. Do not roll too thin as you won’t be able to enjoy the layers. Also, do not press a lot while rolling or else there will be no layers. If you are finding difficulty in rolling, gently lift the paratha, dust little flour on the rolling board and then continue rolling. This will also prevent the paratha from sticking.
  18. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the rolled lachha paratha over it.
  19. After a minute, flip and cook the other side.
  20. Using 1 tsp of ghee, cook by pressing gently using spatula till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  21. Remove the lachha parantha on a plate.
  22. Press it gently from the sides towards the center to make the layers more visible in the paratha. It is very important to do this step when the lachha paratha is hot and removed from the tawa.
  23. Repeat steps 9 to 22 to make 6 more lachha parathas.
  24. Serve the hot lachha paratha (whole wheat laccha paratha) immediately with some chilled curds. If not serving immediately, store the lachha paratha in a casserole.
  25. Our collection of Punjabi Rotis Parathas has many other Punjabi flatbread recipes that you would like.

Alternate method to make the Lachha Paratha

  1. Take one dough ball and dip it into flour. Knock out excess flour.
  2. Roll into a very thin oval-shaped disc. 
  3. Brush with ghee and sprinkle with some dry flour.
  4. Now, cut the rolled disc into thin strips using a knife or a pizza cutter.
  5. Take all strips together and fold it into a thin log.
  6. Brush  lachha paratha with some more ghee.
  7. Roll  lachha paratha over again from one end to the other end to form a spiral.
  8. Now dip it into dry flour roll into a thin circle again and roast it.
Accompaniments

Kadai Paneer ( Rotis and Subzis) 
Khoya Mutter 
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe 
Mutter Dhingri 
Paneer Makhani Recipe 
Paneer Tikki Pasanda 
Stuffed Paneer Slices In Moghlai Gravy 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per paratha
Energy250 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates27 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat14.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.4 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Punjabi SubzisBuy this cookbook

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લચ્ચા પરાઠા
5
 on 13 Dec 16 03:16 PM


Daily na paratha khai ne bor thai gaya hov to lachha paratha ni aa recipe try karo kubaj bhavse badha ne, ha thodi mehant che banva ma pan jayre family vakhan karse to tamne worth lagse....
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04 Oct 17 12:38 PM
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5
 on 22 Dec 15 05:19 PM


Lachha paratha are my favourite. Making it is an art. I never thought i could make this but i followed this recipe and it turned out awesome. The layers come out so well.
Lachha Paratha
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 on 01 Sep 14 04:33 PM


Love this recipe.