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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lachha Paratha (Layered Indian Bread)




                            
                                                                     
Parathas /Indian Bread have an important role in North Indian's Kitchen. Though there are plenty of varieties, when it comes to parathas like- Aloo ka paratha, Methi paratha, Gobhi paratha, Mooli paratha and so on....this Lachha Paratha is going to win your heart once you try....Originated from the Northern region of India, the speciality lies in the crust and crispy flakiness of the paratha. Though it does take some time to make the layers, but the end result is absolutely fantastic and worth the time consumption. Parathas are heavier than 'phulkas /chapatis' and comes in various shapes and flavors. The trick lies in kneeding the dough. I always use warm water to kneed the dough, as this helps to obtain a softer texture. Sooner I will post other types of parathas as well.


Serves: 6 parathas, Cooking time: 30 minutes


Ingredient: 
2 cup all Purpose flour
little Wheat flour for dusting
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Chaat masala powder
Warm water to knead
1 tbsp Ghee for kneading the dough
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Ghee /oil for frying


Garnishing: 
Sesame seeds
Garlic flakes
Dry fenugreek leaves


Method:
Mix 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tbsp ghee, salt and warm water to knead a soft dough. Spread little oil on top, cover with a muslin cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes. Now divide the dough into equal parts. Roll out the dough into a thin roti spread 1 tsp ghee evenly over one side.
                                                  
 Sprinkle a pinch of red chilly powder and chaat masala. Now fold this chapati like a paper fan (like shown in the picture).
                                                                                 
Stretch the fan a little (with soft hands) width wise. Twist and roll into a round (should look like the picture below)


                                      
                                                                                
Press and roll out into a chapati shape. Remember not to flip as it is rolled only from one side.
                                                                    
                              
 Before hitting it on the tava for frying, sprinkle some garlic flakes, sesame seeds and dry fenugreek leaves (for garnishing) and lightly press with a rolling pin over the paratha. Now roast the paratha on the tava and allow it to become brown and puff on the bottom before turning once. Pour little oil and roast both the sides till light brown. Put is aside using a spatula and drain on paper towel. Follow the same with the rest of dough balls. Then serve these crispy lachha parathas with veg /non veg side dishes and pickle for a light supper or lunch.


                                                          

53 comments:

  1. Looks too good deepa, Awesome step by step clicks.. :)

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  2. marvellous parathaa deepa,tanu....never had laccha paratha..love to be hve it from the click itself...

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  3. Perfect laccha paratha, i had tried it 2 times but didnt get the layers at all...will follow your method next time...good one deepa

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  4. These look wonderful and mouth watering .I have tried this many atimes but somehow my paratha doesnt form those flakey layers.I think I was folding it wrong as I was making like a sausage instead of a fan shape.

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  5. Eye catching lacha paratha, u have made them soo prefect Deepa, feel like having some rite now...

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  6. parta luks perfect and yum,Very gud presentation...

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  7. I find this method very easy and end results very good

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  8. explained very well.. looks perfect!

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  9. Wow! These are easy! I'm drooling and I'd have some with kadai chicken!

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  10. Very very awesome..... I loved this so much & have bookmarked it too.... Perfectly prepared & captured for us to relish a visual treat..... God Bless :)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  11. looks really yummy..will try this soon!

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  12. perfect laccha paratha....looks so crispy n delicious ...i must try it soon ...thanks 4 sharing

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  13. Superbly yummy!!! i m hungry for some now...

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  14. Lacha paratha looks really good Deepa. I have to try this one.

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  15. They simply look so perfect! Good job :)

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  16. The paratha looks perfect tempting and very delicious.

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  17. you know what, i fold my regular paratha this way most of the time. only when i hopped the blogs i realized this is called lacha paratha. love the use of the spices here.. just raita and paratha will do for me.

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  18. Awesome clicks and paratha looks too tempting, will try this dear:)

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  19. The Parathas look so perfect! Great work, dear Deepa :-)

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  20. Love laccha parathas, I normally use wheat flour. APF seems like a good variation.

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  21. Parathas looks tempting.awesome clicks.

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  22. paratha looks soooooooooooo tempting....its perfectly came out.nice click..

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  23. Perfect paratha dear! Loved the step pics!!! :D

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  24. oh wow.. looks perfect! i have never even dared to cook one :)

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  25. Perfectly made, looks delicious and mouthwatering.

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  26. yummy yumm dear...i cant even think of making one before..but now u have tempted me..he he he :)..
    my little one is doing very well and she is keeping me on toes always...not yet strated walking..cant think what will be of me once she does that..lol!!!

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  27. I want to thank all my friends for lovely comments on Lachha paratha.

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  28. Deepa , was busy travelling da couldnt moderate comments ... published everything today :) ... so nice of you to visit my blog and leave lovely comments ...

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  29. Oh man, thats a terrific preparation...love layered parathas so much already, this makes me very hungry right now:)

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  30. deepa thats so delicious.. liked the way u explained .i tried kerala paratha (almost same) 1-2 times but not perfect like this..u hv done a grt job.. yummy with any veg /nonveg side..

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  31. parathas hav come out perfect deepa...tempting me a lot

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  32. Paratha came out perfect dear, love the addition of chili and chaat masala in the dough surely tasted yummy......

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  33. Looks so tempting .. feel like having one . have bookmarked the recipe to make it asap ..

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  34. Hi. The layers have come out so well dear. perfectly made.

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  35. Hi Deepa

    Nice to see this thinly layered paratha. Looks very tempting. Also, you have a huge collection of delicious posts. You are a true craftswoman.

    Pooja

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  36. They are so perfect and tempting ..loved the step to step clicks..thanks for sharing!!

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  37. First time to your blog, a beautiful space with good recipes. Shall keep coming for more. Following you to keep in touch.
    Best wishes.

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  38. hey this has come to perfect..love to have it with some sabji..love the clean click.

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  39. WOW..they look perfect..never tried making this at home...thanks for sharing this recipe...your platter made me hungry...

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  40. Looks just like the parathas in the restaurant,very very well done with good pics.

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  41. Hey thats a nice presentation Deepa....loved the pics...i always have that problem of getting those layers in my parata...i use to make it the same way as u does but dnt knw what happens alwaz...lets try it again now... :)

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  42. Paratha looks lovely and wonderful. Nice click.

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  43. Wow this is just awesome..I've been going thru' ur space and all the recipes look yummy !! I'm a follower now..Thanks a lot for visiting my blog :-)

    Best Regards

    Sulagna
    http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

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  44. the lacha paratha looks so lovely.....the procedure is almost like our kerala porotta except for the sprinkling of chilli powder, garlic etc.....for kerala porotta, after its cooked, we clap them between hands to seperate the layers...

    you have a nice blog and the pics are all awesome

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  45. I make laccha paratha, without chilli, sesame and garlic next time will give this a try

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  46. Very nice...The pics will prove to be very helpful!!

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  47. Well, I guess the dish has already become a hit ......... your creativity is genuine and amazing..... love it....
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