April 19, 2011

Lachcha Paratha

Day 2 of Blogging Marathon #4: As I mentioned in my previous post, my roti rolling skills need to be honed too. I prefer not to make triangular or any other shaped rotis since (I think) that involves certain skill, which I firmly believe, I lack. But for today’s post I made a flaky unleavened, folded and rolled paratha recipe that was much easier to make than I thought.

Dough is similar to regular roti, but when rolling it is folded like a Chinese hand-fan or saree pleats, then rolled and cooked like regular roti. Valli actually posted a recipe for it @ Beyond Curries a while back.

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What did I learn: Making Lachcha parathas is not as difficult as spelling them.

Ingredients:
Atta (Whole wheat flour) – 3 cups
Salt – 1 tsp
Ghee (Shortening) – 1tbsp

Method:
  • Add ghee and salt to the flour and work it in, so the flour resembles crumbles. Slowly add hot water to the flour, mixing steadily to make smooth, pliable dough. (I used about 1 to 1¼ cups of water). Cover with plastic wrap or damp paper towel and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 8-10 equal pieces.
  • Roll 1 piece into a 6” circle (or similar shaped), then start folding it from one end like saree pleats or Chinese hand-fan. Next roll the folded log tightly into itself. Press on the top lightly and gently roll out into a 6” circle.
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  • Cook on a preheated skillet (tawa) until brown spots form on both sides. Add some oil/ ghee while cooking (optional). Serve hot with any spicy curry.
I served mine with Aloo-gobhi (Potato-Cauliflower in creamy cashew butter gravy).

Lachcha Paratha

Lets see what my fellow marathoners BM#4 have been cooking up today.

Diabetes Diet/Management: Kamalika, Smitha, Suma
Kid Friendly Recipes: Anusha, Cool Lassi(e)
Seven Days of Soup: Priya Suresh
Seven Days of Indian Bread: Jayasree
Seven Days of Cakes:Priya Vasu
Seven Days of Preserves: Gayathri Kumar, Vaishali
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Mahadevan, Srivalli

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19 comments:

  1. good one..I have been trying to make it too, never got around making it.

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  2. Good one..I have this in my 'to-do' folder. Thanks for reminding.

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  3. LOL I agree this is not as hard as even the spelling is..:)..you have got yours very perfect circle!

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  4. You have made perfect lachcha parathas. I have been planning to make these from a long time but time has not come yet. :)

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  5. why do u think so that u cant roll nice chapathys?..look at ur parathas,they came out so perfect...looks absolutely yumm

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  6. Lovely step-by-step pics...I think by the end of this series you are going to be a pro.

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  7. Lachcha paratha with atta flour looks super delicious and healthy,i havent tried this paratha with atta,will give a try soon..

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  8. I always ate these at restaurants but seems like i can make them at home now :)

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  9. That is a lovely presentation and looks like they turned out PURRFECTLY :)

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  10. Lachcha Paratha is my fav too.Irresistable.You have done a great job.And you got a perfect circle too..

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  11. its turned out perfect!...well u can make lachcha paratha perfectly, then u can make any other kind perfectly too! :))
    the pic with curry and paratha is tempting!
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/2011/04/greek-salad.html

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  12. wow its an art to get it right! yummy parathas and delicious looking side dish

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  13. I dint know it was this easy to prepare3 Lachcha parathas. Looks perfect :)

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  14. Wow, now that makes me so hungry.

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  15. Lovely Paratha recipe. I had posted this recipe a few months ago too. :)

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  16. Loved the step by step pictures..

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