Lachha Paratha – multi-layer Indian flatbread that’s made using brown butter (ghee) and dry fenugreek leaves (methi). Goes perfectly with Indian curries. This recipe talks about the Ingredients needed to make the paratha along with the process.
Lachha Paratha – How to Make 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 🙂
Can be served with any entree/curry OR Can be eaten with plain yogurt.
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 for Laccha Paratha:
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
How to Make Lachha Paratha (Indian Bread):
In a Food Process/Kitchen Aid, Add 2 cups whole wheat flour, Salt & Water and form a firm dough.
Keep the dough in the medium sized bowl for 1/2 hr, as it will make the dough firmer & stretchable.
After ½ hr, make medium size patty shaped balls (makes 15 balls).
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).
Now roll out into medium sized disc/paratha. (* As Second Picture)
Now heat the flat non-stick on high & reduce the heat, put the paratha and wait for 1 min.
Now turn the paratha & dab little oil on side facing up & turn n follow the same for another surface.
When both sides are slightly golden n browned, they are ready to be served. (* As Third Picture)