Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lacha Paratha

Lacha Paratha is a layered paratha made of whole wheat .This is similar to kerela Malabar parota or to parota available on south india.The process of flattening paratha and using ghee and flour to make defined layers makes this paratha light and layered.Usually other layered parotas are made of all purpose flour which is little unhealthy while this paratha is made of whole wheat flour.Still making layers with ghee makes it little more caloric than regular rotis, but this is the best option to go for if you have layered paratha crave or crave for kerela paroto.And by taste wise even though kerela parota or south indian parotas are tastier this whole wheat parathas are not bad too it has its own unique taste.So try this paratha once and you can decide it for yourself if it's a better alternative for regular flour parotas.

Ingredients :

To make dough:

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil or ghee - 1 tsp
Warm Water - about little more than 1/2 cup

To make Lacha Paratha:

Ghee - as needed
Flour - as needed

Method :

1.Mix all dry ingredients listed in making dough and mix thoroughly.
2.Then add water little by little and make a medium soft dough and cover and let it rest for 15 min.and divide it into equal portions of big lemon size balls.
3.Take a big lemon size ball of dough and flatten it very thinly , use dry flour for dusting.

4.Then apply ghee on top of the flattened dough evenly and sprinkle some flour and spread it as much as possible.

5.Then roll the dough from bottom by making little pleats(like you make pleats in sari, see pic for details)

6.Then roll the pleated dough from one end to other and make it to a small circle.

7.Then flatten it using rolling pin. Use some dry flour for dusting and make it into medium size roti.

8.Then in a hot tawa put this and let it get little brown on one side and then flip and apply ghee it oil on the other side on top and let the bottom layer get brown, then flip once again and apply ghee or oil on other side too.

9.Remove it and then place it on a flat board and fluff the paratha from all sides with both hands and bring out the layers up.
10.Serve with any curries or just a pickle and raitha will do too.

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