Mar 25, 2011

Lachha Paratha



Lachha Paratha

Recipe credit - Rotis & Naans of India by Purobi Babbar

This book was published in 1988 and is a boon to every homemaker. I thought it is also worth mentioning that many popular cook books / websites have posted / published the same recipe with only minor changes.

Makes: 8
Cooking & preparation time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Sufficient atta dough for 8 parathas

or

2 cups ( 225 g ) wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon oil
Warm water for kneading
7 - 8 teaspoon oil
Extra oil for shallow frying

Method

Sieve the flour and salt together in bowl. Rub in 3 tablespoon oil.

Add warm water gradually. Knead until smooth. Cover and leave aside for 20 minutes.

Knead again and divide the dough into 8 portions. Shape each into a round ball. Flatten a little.

Roll out each flattened ball into a circle of 15 cm. (6") diameter. Cut into 2 - inch strips length ways. Place all the strips over the center one ( 4 strips from each roti and apply little oil in between ).

Roll like a Swiss roll. Press a little with your fingers. Pour 1 teaspoon of oil on each roll.

Take one roll at a time and roll it out into a round of about 5 - inches diameter.

As you remove, place it on your palms and lightly press towards the center to show the layers clearly.

Heat a griddle / tawa. Reduce heat to medium and shallow fry one at a time like paratha ( till golden color on both sides ). Serve hot with Dal / Raita / Pickle ..

3 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe.. looks Cool !!

Indian Cuisine

Priya said...

Just love this paratha with kadai paneer, yumm!

Vimitha Anand said...

That looks perfect and very different to me...