lachha paratha recipe, how to make lachha paratha recipe

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.

lachha paratha recipe

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.

lachha paratha is an easy paratha to make. there are some 2 to 3 techniques used for making these parathas. i usually make the lachha parathas using this technique and one more technique. these work for me and i find them simple and easy. you can also check this pudina 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 handi or with paneer curry recipes like paneer butter masala, matar paneer, kadai paneer, paneer makhani or with mango pickle.

how to make lachha paratha recipe

1: in a bowl or vessel take 2 cups whole wheat flour along with salt as per taste.

making lachha paratha recipe

2. add 1 to 2 teaspoons of ghee or oil.

making lachha paratha recipe

3. next add water as required in parts.

making lachha paratha recipe

4. knead the whole wheat flour with water to a smooth dough. cover and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.

making lachha paratha recipe

5. later make medium sized balls from the dough. cover the bowl or the pan with a napkin or lid.

making lachha paratha recipe

rolling lachha paratha

6. take one dough ball on a rolling board or chakla. lightly dust it with some flour.

dough for lachha paratha recipe

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

roll dough for making lachha paratha recipe

8. apply ghee or oil liberally on the paratha disc.

apply ghee on lachha paratha disc

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

sprinkle flour on lachha paratha disc

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

folding paratha - lachha paratha recipe

11. 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.

 folding lachha paratha

12. roll the pleated dough in a tight cirlce. join the edges.

making lachha paratha recipe

13. dust some flour and now start rolling again.

roll into parathas - lachha paratha recipe

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

rolled lachha paratha - lachha paratha recipe

roasting lachha paratha on tawa

15. heat the tawa. place the paratha on the hot tawa.

lachha paratha on tawa

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

turn paratha - lachha paratha recipe

17. apply ghee on this side.

apply ghee - making lachha paratha recipe

18. now turn again and apply ghee on the other side. flip again for a couple of times, till the lachha 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 lachha paratha.

making lachedar paratha recipe, lachha paratha recipe

serve the lachha paratha hot with any curry recipe like palak paneer, kadai paneer, kadai mushroom, chana masala, 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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Lachha Paratha Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
Lachha Paratha Recipe
Lachha Paratha or Lachedar Paratha is a popular paratha from North India, made from whole wheat flour.

INGREDIENTS FOR Lachha Paratha Recipe

(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 Lachha Paratha Recipe

kneading paratha dough

  • in a bowl or vessel take 2 cups whole wheat flour along with salt as per taste.
  • add 1 to 2 teaspoons of ghee or oil. next add water as required in parts.
  • knead the whole wheat flour with water to a smooth dough. cover and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • later make medium sized balls from the dough. cover the bowl or the pan with a napkin or lid.

rolling lachha paratha

  • take a dough ball. roll it into 6 to 7 inches diameter disc on a dusted rolling board.
  • apply ghee or oil liberally on the paratha disc. sprinkle some flour on the top.
  • from the edges start to fold & pleat the paratha till the end.
  • roll the pleated edges tightly. join the edges.
  • lightly dust with flour and now roll into round parathas of about 4 to 5 inches in diameter.

roasting lachha paratha on tawa

  • heat the tava. the tava should be hot. place the paratha on the tava.
  • turn the paratha when one side is partly cooked. apply ghee on this side. cook for a minute.
  • 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 paratha hot with any indian dal or a vegetable curry of your choice.
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26 comments/reviews

  1. I always thought making these parathas was difficult especially those layers.but with the detailed instructions and pics it was quite easy.tried it today and it came out quite well with the layers distinctly visible.5 stars

    • thanks winnie for the rating and the review. the layers in lachha paratha can be made in 2 to 3 ways. personally i find this one easy and a second method – where the rolled chapati is given a cut till the center. then with one of the cut edges, it is rolled tightly going clockwise or anti-clockwise. then the collected roll is pressed from the top and flattened. then again rolled with the rolling pin to get the layered paratha. thanks again.

  2. 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

  3. 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…5 stars

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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….

  10. 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 🙂5 stars

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