Lachha Paratha or Lachedar Paratha is a popular flatbread from North India, made from whole wheat flour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2 to 3
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 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
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 griddle
Heat the tava or griddle. 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 paratha.
Serve the lachha paratha hot with any indian dal or a vegetable curry of your choice.