Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lacha Paratha Recipe-How to make Lachha Paratha

Lacha Paratha is a layered paratha made with whole wheat flour. It is very easy to prepare and tastes very delicious. It can be served with any gravy of your choice. Learn how to make Lacha parantha following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Lacha Paratha-How to make Lachha Paratha

Lacha Paratha-How to make Lachha Paratha

Lacha Paratha

 Prep Time : 20 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 6 Lacha Parathas
 Recipe CategoryIndian flat bread-Breakfast-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   For the Dough

   Whole Wheat flour -1 1/2 cup
   Oil -1 1/2 tbsp
   Salt - 1/2 tsp flat
   Warm water to knead the dough

   For making parathas

   Ghee/clarified - 1-2 tbsp
   Oil/ghee for cooking parathas
   Wheat flour for dusting


In a large bowl or big plate, mix together whole wheat flour, oil and salt.

Add warm water little at a time and make a medium soft dough. Knead well with the heel of your hands and keep it covered with a damp cloth for 30 minutes.

dough kneaded and kept ready

After 30 minutes -

Knead again to a smooth dough. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and make smooth balls out of it.

Slightly flatten the ball, dust wheat flour and roll it out into a large roti of medium thickness (around 6 inches in diameter).

rolling the dough for lacha paratha

Apply a little ghee on the surface of the roti and spread it all over the roti with your fingers or a pastry brush.

how to prepare Lacha Paratha

Sprinkle flour all over on top of the ghee layer and spread it evenly.

Fold the dough just as you fold a paper fan starting from one end to the other end as shown in the picture below. If there are more folds, you will get more layers.

Lacha Paratha preparation

Once you finish folding the dough like a paper fan, hold the ends (A and B-marked in the picture below) and stretch the dough by pulling it slightly with your hands. (I could not take a picture of it as I did not have any help)

After pulling the dough, it looks like a long folded rope. Now roll the folded and stretched dough from one end to the other as shown in the picture below. Seal the end on the top.

Lacha Paratha Recipe

Now press the rolled dough slightly, dust very less flour and roll out into a circle as shown below. Can you see the layers?


Heat a tawa/griddle on medium and place the rolled out paratha dough.

how to make Lachha Paratha

When you find bubbles forming on the surface, apply a little ghee/oil all over the surface and flip it over to the other side.

Apply a little ghee/oil on the other side and cook both sides until golden brown specks appear.

 Lachha Paratha

Remove from the tawa and crush the paratha from the sides gently with both your hands. You can now see the layers well as in the main first picture.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

Lacha Paratha tastes best when served hot from the tawa. Enjoy with any gravy of your choice.

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  1. very nice recipe
    we used to have them in cochin in 1965 that time people from south india very rarely known to chaptis or prathas

  2. Irresistable paratas love it with any veg currry...yumm

  3. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes !

    Can you please suggest what can be done with left over whey water got after making paneer. Apart from using in roti dough or baking bread, Are there any traditional Indian drinks similar to koozh that can be made from whey water. ?


  4. Hi Padhu,
    I am going to buy measuring cups. Is all the measuring cups measurement are same? That is if I have to take 1 cup of wheat, is all 1 cup measurement cups are same even if it looks different.


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