Lachha Paratha – Multi Layered Indian Flat Fried Bread

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Lachha paratha (लच्छा परांठा) is a flatbread which tastes really good with any gravy. It has a flaky and soft texture. I often make this paratha for breakfast and dinner. I mostly serve this with any nonveg gravy. But this time I served this yummy paratha with rich and creamy dal makhani (recipe here). It tastes heavenly.

When you eat This Lachha paratha it just melts in the mouth. Mom makes this paratha in a triangle shape but I prefer to make it in round shape. You can use oil or ghee to make these parathas because of health-conscious you know that these days I’m preparing lots of stuff which contains High calories.

Ingredients :
For dough :
Wheat flour: 250 grams
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
oil/ ghee: 2 tablespoons

Oil/ ghee: 2 to 3 teaspoons for each paratha

Makes 4 to 5 parathas

Method :

  • First, take flour in a bowl add salt, ghee, or oil mix it and rub it well with your hands.

  • Pour some water and knead it for five minutes and make a smooth dough and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Now divide the dough into equal portions.

  • Sprinkle some flour on the clean surface and roll it into medium size and put 1 teaspoon of oil or ghee spread it evenly.

  • Fold it into layers like you roll a paper as shown in the picture.

how to fold
how to fold
  • Now fold the roll into a round shape as shown below.

folded roll
folded roll
  • Now let them rest for 10 minutes.

  • Sprinkle some flour and roll this into a paratha. It should not be thick nor thin.

  • Heat the Tawa and put this rolled paratha on Tawa.

  • Roast it on both sides for few seconds then pour oil/ghee on all over paratha and roast on both sides for few seconds till golden color and take them into a plate.

  • Make a flaky paratha just crush paratha with your hands vigorously till flakes separate.

  • Now follow these steps and make other parathas and serve hot.