Thursday, 14 September 2017

Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha / Multilayered Indian Flat Bread

Lachha paratha is a classic Indian style paratha. Lachha means multilayered. So this lachha paratha has several layers which makes it flaky and crispy in nature. Layers make a special appearance on the paratha which looks very different and appetizing.



Lachha paratha is mainly prepared using maida or all purpose flour. However, I have replaced maida with atta (whole wheat flour) to incorporate health and nutrition aspect in our meal.



Paratha is part of our Indian meal especially Northern part of India. We mostly prepare paratha with whole wheat flour. Instead of making regular circular parathas we can spend little more time to make our meal exciting occasionally. People prefer frying parathas in ghee, however I have used refined oil keeping in mind the lipid profile of my better half (though he enjoys the paratha frying in ghee :P).

Until I prepared the lachha paratha, I used to think needs lot of skill. But believe me, this is one of the easiest recipe I have ever prepared. I have shared step by step pictures to understand the procedure properly. So what are you waiting for? Go through the pictorial guide and make restaurant style paratha at home...

Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee - 2 to 4 tablespoon

Refined oil - 2 tablespoon for kneading the dough + oil for frying

Procedure

1. Take whole wheat flour salt and 2 tablespoon oil in a big size bowl and knead a smooth dough by adding required water.
2. Allow to rest the dough for 15 minutes to half an hour.
3. Now divide the dogh in equal size balls. It will give 8 to 10 balls.
4. Heat a skillet on medium heat while you prepare the paratha. 
5. Take a ball and roll a circle  (6 inch diameter) by dusting little flour. Smear little ghee on this rolled out dough. Sprinkle little flour over the ghee.



6. Now start folding the rolled dough from one end and make pleats till the other end.


7. Now take the pleated dough and make roll just like swiss roll.


8. Keep the pleated swiss roll on the kitchen surface and flatten using the palm of your hands. Dust some flour and roll it out into a 4 to 5 inch diameter circle. Layers are visible on the top of the rolled dough. 
9.Place the layered lachha paratha on the preheated skillet and roast both the sides and add oil to fry both the sides till becomes golden brown. 
10. Follow the similar steps for all the balls and serve hot paratha with gravy or pickle or curd. 


9 comments:

  1. perfectly made lachha paratha ..............love it with any curry.

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  2. So perfectly made n looks yum with the chutney... cucumber slices... bhaji

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  3. In the same method i make lacvha parathas too.. these parathas are to die for amrita..

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  4. We also make our parathas the same way... it is easier to make than the Malabar porotta, hehe... Who doesn't like a meal with parathas in it!

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  5. Love this with some paneer..looks super yummy

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  6. Paratha looks perfectly made! Love the layers!

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  7. malbari style paratha, i am die hard fan of this paratha

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