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INDIAN RECIPE: Lachha Paratha

Lachha Paratha is Layered Indian Bread that is delicious and great as an accompaniment to any kind of curries.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 1 ½ hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Lachha Paratha:

  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp fennel
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ¾ cup clarified butter (ghee)
  • Clarified butter to shallow fry

Directions for making Lachha Paratha:

  1. Pound fennel with a pestle.
  2. Sieve flour and salt together. Make a well in the flour and pour in milk and water. Mix gradually and knead into a dough. Cover with moist cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt 1/3 of the clarified butter, add to the dough, kneading constantly to make it soft and smooth.
  4. Add pounded fennel and knead again for 5 minutes.
  5. Divide into 12 equal balls, dust lightly, roll into 6 inch discs. Apply 1 tsp clarified butter evenly over one side.
  6. Make a radial cut and fold disc into a narrow conical shape. Place flat side of the cone on palm and twist palms together in a round movement to compress dough into a thick flat round (pedha). Dust with flour, roll it out into an 8 inch disc. Refrigerate for an hour on butter paper.
  7. Heat griddle and shallow fry both sides over low heat till golden. Serve hot, as an accompaniment to any dish.
  8. Enjoy your Lachha Paratha. Hope you love this Indian recipe.


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