Lachha Paratha – multi-layer Indian flatbread (quick recipe)

Lachha Paratha – multi-layer Indian flatbread that’s made using brown butter (ghee) and dry fenugreek leaves (methi). 
Lachha-Paratha
Lachha Paratha
These are a hands-down favorite of any North Indian residing anywhere in the world. It’s a multi-layer flatbread that’s filled with oil or butter (as per preference), sprinkled with some dried fenugreek leaves (watercress), then rolled into a bun and then it’s flattened to the size of your palm.
It’s then cooked with oil or butter over stop-top and served hot with any kind of curry or beans or simply plain yogurt.
So lets go and make them today 🙂
Serves: 4

Serving Suggestion: Can be served with any entree/main dish OR Can be eaten with plain yogurt.



Tools:
1 Medium Size flat nonstick  or  Indian Tava
Food Process / Kitchen Aid with Paddle Dough or By Hands
1 Rolling Pin (Belan)
1 Medium sized Bowl
Flat Base for Rolling Flatbread

 

Ingredients:
2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour – For Dough
¼ Cup Flour – for rolling into Paratha
½ Cup Water – 2 Tbsp less (Luke Warm as they make the smoothest dough)
2 Tbsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves – Crushed (Kasoori Methi)
1½ Tsp Salt
¼ Cup Oil for Sautéing the Paratha

 

Method:

  1. In a Food Process/Kitchen Aid, Add 2 cups whole wheat flour, Salt & Water and form a firm dough.
  2. Keep the dough in medium sized bowl for 1/2 hr, as it will make the dough firmer & stretchable.
  3. After ½ hr, make medium size patty shaped balls (makes 15 balls).
  4. Roll the medium sized ball into a round shape disc/paratha, dab oil on the upper surface & sprinkle 2 pinches of Kasoori methi. Now Roll back the round disc/paratha into a ball again. (*As First Picture).
  5. Now roll out into medium sized disc/paratha. (* As Second Picture)
  6. Now heat the flat non-stick on high & reduce the heat, put the paratha and wait for 1 min.
  7. Now turn the paratha & dab little oil on side facing up & turn n follow the same for another surface.
  8. When both sides are slightly golden n browned, they are ready to be served. (* As Third Picture)
  9. Serve Hot.

 


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Yield: 15 Parathas

Lachha Paratha – Multi-layer Flatbread

Lachha Paratha – Multi-layer Flatbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour – For Dough
  • ?¼ Cup Flour - for rolling into Paratha
  • ?½ Cup Water – 2 Tbsp less (Luke Warm as they make the smoothest dough)
  • ?2 Tbsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves – Crushed (Kasoori Methi)?
  • 1½ Tsp Salt
  • ?¼ Cup Oil - Making the Paratha

Instructions

  1. In a Food Process/Kitchen Aid, Add 2 cups whole wheat flour, Salt & Water and form a firm dough.
  2. Keep the dough in medium sized bowl for 1/2 hr, as it will make the dough firmer & stretchable.
  3. After ½ hr, make medium size patty shaped balls (makes 15 balls).
  4. Roll the medium sized ball into a round shape disc/paratha.
  5. Dab oil on the upper surface & sprinkle 2 pinches of Kasoori methi. Now Roll back the round disc/paratha into a ball again. (*As First Picture).
  6. Now roll out into medium sized disc/paratha. (* As Second Picture)
  7. Now heat the flat non-stick on high & reduce the heat, put the paratha and wait for 1 min.
  8. Now turn the paratha & dab little oil on side facing up & turn n follow the same for another surface.
  9. When both sides are slightly golden n browned, they are ready to be served. (* As Third Picture)
  10. Serve Hot.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

4 People

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 65 Total Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 3g

 

4 Replies to "Lachha Paratha - multi-layer Indian flatbread (quick recipe)"

  • Molly Kumar November 13, 2013 (7:38 pm)

    Thanks Lydia !
    You can find dry fenugreek leaves in any indian grocery store under the dry spice aisle. They are also sold as "Kasoori Methi" by most of the Indian spice sellers.

  • Lydia M November 13, 2013 (5:51 pm)

    Love your easy simple recipe without the margarine or ghee. Where do you buy your dry fenugreek leaves? Can't wait to try them! Thank you.

  • Shobha Kamath May 18, 2012 (9:36 am)

    The Lacha Paratha looks so nice and crispy! I will try this out soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Molly Kumar May 23, 2012 (8:47 pm)

      Thanks Shobha n I'm glad you liked the recipe. They really are super easy n yum.

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