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Lachha paratha recipe, How to make lachha paratha | Lachedar paratha

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lachha paratha recipe with step by step photos – lachha paratha or lachedar paratha is a popular paratha recipe from north india, made from whole wheat flour.

its also called as paratwala paratha. in punjabi “parat” means layer and layers can be seen on the paratha when it gets cooked. its south indian counterpart is the parotta which is made from all purpose flour and eggs.

lachedar paratha is an easy paratha to make. there are some 2 to 3 techniques used for making these parathas. i usually make the lachedar parathas using this technique and one more technique. these work for me and i find them simple and easy. you can also check this mint paratha recipe where i have shared more photos of preparing the layered paratha.

i usually make the paratha of medium thickness. if you make them more thick then more layers will be visible but then you have to cook the paratha really very well so that it is not left uncooked from inside.

serve the lachha parathas hot with any vegetable curry like aloo matar, veg kadai, veg korma, veg makhanwala, veg handi or with paneer curry recipes like paneer butter masala, matar paneer, kadai paneer, paneer makhani or with mango pickle.

if you are looking for more paratha recipes then do check aloo paratha, gobi parathaonion paratha, methi paratha and paneer paratha.

lachedar paratha or lachha paratha recipe below:

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Lachha Paratha Recipe | Lachedar Paratha Recipe
prep time
15 mins
cook time
35 mins
total time
50 mins
 
Lachedar Paratha is a popular paratha from North India, made from whole wheat flour.
course: breakfasts
cuisine: indian
servings: 2 -3
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon ghee or oil
  • salt as required
  • water as required for kneading
  • ghee or oil as required for applying on the dough as well as roasting
how to make recipe
  1. combine all the dry ingredients for the dough. add ghee and water in parts. knead to form a smooth dough. add more water if required for the dough. cover the dough and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  2. take a medium sized ball of dough. roll it into 6 to 7 inches diameter disc on a dusted rolling board.
  3. apply ghee or oil liberally on the paratha disc. sprinkle some flour on the top.
  4. from the edges start to fold & pleat the paratha till the end.
  5. roll the pleated edges tightly. join the edges.
  6. lightly dust with flour and now roll into round parathas of about 4 to 5 inches in diameter.
  7. heat the tava. the tava should be hot. place the paratha on the tava.
  8. turn the paratha when one side is partly cooked. apply ghee on this side. cook for a minute.
  9. now turn again and apply ghee on the other side.
  10. flip again for a couple of times, till the parathas are browned evenly and well cooked. press the sides with the spatula while frying the parathas.
  11. alternatively, you could also add some ghee on the tava and then fry the lachedar parathas.
  12. serve the lachha paratha hot with any indian dal or a vegetable curry of your choice.
recipe notes

measuring cup used for ingredients is: 1 cup = 250 ml.


lets start lachedar paratha or lachha paratha recipe:

1: combine all the dry ingredients for the dough. add ghee/oil and water in parts and knead to a smooth dough. add more water if required for the dough. cover the dough and keep aside for 20 minutes.

2. divide the dough into equal sized dough balls.

3: lightly dust a medium sized ball of dough.

4. roll it into 6 to 7 inches diameter thin disc. sprinkle flour while rolling.

5: apply ghee or oil liberally on the paratha disc.

6. sprinkle some whole wheat flour/atta on top.

7: from the edge start folding and pelating the as shown in the pic below.

8: keep on pleating it like shown in the picture image or you can also fold it like a paper fan. do this till you come to the end.

 

9: roll the pleated dough in a tight cirlce. join the edges.

10: dust some flour and now start rolling again.

11. rolled lachedar paratha ready to be put on tawa or griddle.

12: heat the tawa. place the paratha on the hot tawa.

13. turn the lachha paratha when one side is partly cooked.

14. apply ghee on this side.

14: now turn again and apply ghee on the other side. flip again for a couple of times, till the parathas are browned evenly and well cooked. press the sides with the spatula while frying the parathas. alternatively, you could also add some ghee on the tava and then fry the lachedar parathas.

serve the lachha parathas hot with any curry recipe like palak paneer, kadai paneer, kadai mushroom, chana masala, paneer lababdar, veg korma or with mango pickle. you can also squish the paratha in your palms (take care as they will be hot) so that the layers are visible and then serve.




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This post was last modified on November 5, 2017, 9:41 pm

    Categories Dinner RecipesIndian Breads & ParathasIndian Breakfast RecipesNorth Indian RecipesPunjabi Recipes

View Comments (24)

  • very easy to make .the description is so wonderful and artful and it has made it easy to follow.

  • Hi dassana, I tried laccha parrata and came out so good except for the shape. ;) Guess for the proper shape it needs a lot more practice. When I used to go to north Indian dhaba I used to wonder how they make laccha parrata. Seeing your recipe I felt like a cake walk. Thanks for the reciepe :)

    • welcome kaavya. yes, it needs practice to make lachha paratha. but home cooked food is better even if u don't get the perfect shape in parathas.

  • Hi dassana..I get very little time to cook n am not so good at it...but my husband is a foodie...can kill for a good dish...whatever li'l time I have..I just check out your website n cook for him.believe u me...he loved each dish I made...thanks to u...am a huge....big...great fan of yours....thank u so much....

  • Hi
    I have tried your broccoli parantha and my husband loved it..today i am going to try lachha parantha...i just love your website it has helped me a lot..

    Thanks
    Preeti

    • welcome preeti. glad to know this. but i have not posted broccoli paratha yet. but will post it soon.

  • I always wanted to make lachha paranthas, but was never able to mk them reading other's recipes.... U hv explained it so well that i was successful this time.... Thank you so much.

  • thankyou sir for laccha parata recipe it is very nice and i made step by step as shown in the pictures. if i have any dought i will just brows all of your recipes quickly i get the hints thankyou sir.

  • I used to make lachha paratha with a different method but with that method layers would not show up distinctly. I tried it your way and and it was a big hit! Not only were there perfect visible layers on the parathas but also they were crispier.. This is a very tasty way of making parathas. Thank you

    • thank you ruchi. there are a few different ways to make lachcha paratha. even i have tried them. i prefer this method as the layers get visible after roasting the parathas. and as you mention there is crispness in the parathas also.

  • I made it for dinner last night. Turned out good. I want to know that in step 5 do we apply ghee/oil on the top or on both sides? When rolling it in a circle the outer edge wouldn't stick. What did I do wrong?

    • ayesha, ghee or oil is only applied on one side on the top. you have to press the edges lightly, so that they stick. if you use a lot of flour while rolling, then the outer edges won't stick. so knead the dough in such a way, that it is soft but not sticky. if sticky dough is used, then a lot of flour is required while rolling the dough.

  • Hello Amit. I love to cook as my husband n son both love to eat varieties n ur recipes are so easy to cook n good to taste that i dont have to think a lot... i just select one and present them.. the first bite they say mmmmmm and i thank u... thanks a lot for being with me in such a way... love u...

    • thanks a lot ritu. glad to ready your sweet comment and feedback on the recipe. stay blessed and happy cooking 🙂

  • Dear: May all the blessings come your way. I and my wife just had our first baby, and she has been so busy. I tried your recipe and made her a few parthas and the breakfast. She loved it and could not believe that I did it on my own..

    Stay blessed - love from Pakistan!

    Aamir Khan

    • Thanks Aamir for your best wishes and kind words. Nice to see you taking care of your wife. Love from India.

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