Laccha paratha is a type of Indian bread that is known for its delicate and flaky texture. Made with whole wheat flour and ghee, this versatile bread is a staple in many Indian households and is enjoyed with a variety of dishes, from curries and stews to pickles and chutneys. It is a popular bread in North India and is loved for its rich flavor and satisfying texture. Whether you're an experienced cook or just starting out in the kitchen, making laccha paratha is a fun and rewarding experience. So, let's explore the world of laccha paratha and discover why this delicious bread should be a part of your next meal!
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 to 2 teaspoon (clarified butter) or oil Ghee
salt as required
water as required for kneading.
ghee or oil as required for applying on the dough as well as roasting.
Take a dough ball. Roll it into an 8 to 8.5 inches diameter thin disc on a dusted rolling board.
Apply ghee or oil liberally on the paratha disc. Sprinkle some flour on the top.
From the edges start to fold and pleat the paratha till the end.
Roll the pleated edges tightly. Join the edges.
Lightly dust with flour and now roll into round paratha
s of about 7 inches in diameter.
Roasting Lachha Paratha On Griddle
Heat the tava or griddle or . The tava should be hot. Place the paratha on the tava. Keep the flame to medium-high or high. frying pan
Turn the paratha when one side is partly cooked. Apply ghee on this side. Cook for a minute.
Now turn again and apply ghee on the other side.
Flip again for a couple of times, till the parathas are browned evenly and well cooked. Press the sides with the spatula while frying the parathas.
Alternatively, you could also add some ghee on the tava and then pan fry the paratha.
Serve the lachha paratha hot with any Indian dal or a vegetable curry of your choice.
Some recipes that will taste very good with these parathas are dal makhani, chana masala, rajma masala, palak paneer, veg kurma, veg kadai, matar paneer, aloo matar etc.
For best taste, have these parathas hot. They can also be had with a cup of hot tea or can be had with mango pickle or lemon pickle.
Some health benefits of Laccha Paratha includes:
Whole grain: Whole wheat flour is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which can support overall health and wellness.
Good fat: Ghee is a type of clarified butter that is a good source of healthy saturated fat, which can help to lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Fiber: The fiber in whole wheat flour can help to regulate digestion, promote feelings of fullness, and support weight management.
Complex carbohydrates: Laccha paratha is a good source of complex carbohydrates, which are broken down slowly and provide a sustained source of energy
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