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Lachcha Paratha (layered Indian bread)

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Lachcha Paratha (layered Indian bread)
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This style of paratha turns out crispy and with several layers. It is the perfect accompaniment for any thick-gravied dish.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Water to make dough
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup ghee (clarified butter)


  • Mix the flour and salt and knead into a soft dough with a little water at a time. Keep aside.
  • Mix 3 tbsps of ghee with 1 tbsp of flour and keep aside.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls. Divide each ball into 2 portions.
  • Take each portion and roll into a long, finger-thick noodle shape.
  • Coil the first shape into a spiral.
  • Flour a rolling surface lightly and very gently roll out the spiral into a flat circle about 5" in diameter (1/3" thick).
  • Grease the top surface with the ghee-flour mix.
  • Roll the next shape in the same way and place over the first circle. This makes one Lachcha Paratha. Make up all the remaining dough the same way.
  • Heat a flat pan on a medium flame.
  • Fry each paratha like this: After placing it on the pan the first time, turn after 30 seconds. Spread ghee on the top surface and turn again. Grease the side now on top. Turn often and fry till crisp and golden.
  • The resulting paratha will be crisp, layered and flaky!
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It is not as easy as you think.., Member ssfw12

I only made this once; and you have to really see it 'done' to know how it is supposed to come out. I ended up with a big blob of greasy dough. I, of course, don't know how to make it...ate it anyway.

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