How many calories does one Lachha Paratha have?
One Lachha Paratha gives 250 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 108 calories, proteins account for 18 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 130 calories. One Lachha Paratha provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Lachha Paratha recipe. laccha paratha recipe is a popular Punjabi lachedar paratha. In Punjabi, parat means layers and hence this is a soft Indian layered paratha made from whole wheat flour and ghee.
This Punjabi lachedar paratha is quite appetizing 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 laccha parathas. So, out with the rolling pins. Let’s try our hand at this mouth-watering Indian layered parathas.
You can make laccha paratha with maida or multigrain flour. We have made laccha paratha with whole wheat flour in our recipe below.
Notes on laccha paratha recipe. 1. Add the lukewarm water gradually to form a dough. 2. Many people even make use of milk to knead the lachha parantha dough. The more oil or ghee you use to make the paratha, the flakier it will be. 3. Roll it over again from one end to the other end to form a swiss roll. 4. 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.
These laccha parathas make a good satiating combo with kadai paneer, paneer pasanda, dal makhani or dal fry.
Is Lachha Paratha healthy?
Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.
Ghee : Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow. Ghee is an excellent, high-quality selection medium of cooking because of its high smoke point. As compared to most oils and butter, ghee can handle a smoke point of 230°C, 450°F, thus its less prone to oxidant and destruction of nutrients. Yes, ghee does contain cholesterol, but some amount of cholesterol is needed by the body. Cholesterol has some functions to play too. It is necessary for hormone production, brain function, cell health and lubricating the joints. It is, in reality, a high quality fat for the body and brain. Ghee is loaded with fats but that’s medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which aid in weight loss. Ghee is healthy for daibetics in small amounts and you need to check your fat intake at the same time. Learn to easily make your ghee at home which is free of preservatives. See benefits of ghee.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Lachha Paratha ?
No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. While ghee is super healthy, we have used a lot in the recipe. So, you can cut the ghee usage in the recipe and have half a paratha. The balancing act is in your hands.
What is a healthy accompaniment to this paratha?
We suggest you pair it with lauki pudine ka raita, mixed veggie raita, low calorie spinach raita or a cucumber and pudina raita.
Spinach Raita ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking)
You can also try the another healthier option of pairing Lachha Paratha with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds,
Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk
Can healthy individuals have Lachha Paratha ?
Yes, this is healthy. If you are fit, enjoy two parathas. Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow.
Lachha Paratha is high in
1. Phosphorous : Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.
2.Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells.
Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How to burn 250 calories that come from Lachha Paratha?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 15 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 25 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 33 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 43 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.