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Flaky & Layered Wheat Paratha – Easy Lachha Paratha Recipe

Lachha Paratha is a popular Indian flatbread known for its flaky, layered texture. “Lachha” translates to layers or folds, which perfectly describes the distinct, flaky layers of this bread. It’s a favorite accompaniment to various Indian dishes or enjoyed on its own with chutneys, curries, or yogurt.

To make Lachha Paratha, the dough is prepared with flour, water, salt, and a bit of oil or ghee. The dough is kneaded until smooth and then rolled out into a thin circle. Ghee is spread over the rolled-out dough.

Instead of folding and pleating the rolled dough, I made strips on the rolled dough. Gathered the strips & rolled them into a spiral and flattened the dough. Cooked on a hot griddle or tawa with some more oil or ghee until it becomes golden brown and crispy.

By making strips on the dough creates a flaky and multi-layered texture that separates easily when pulled apart. The result is deliciously crispy yet soft paratha with a delightful texture that pairs wonderfully with a variety of curries or can be savored by itself.


Stips on the rolled dough

Strips rolled into spirals


Flaky & Layered Wheat Paratha - Easy Lachha Paratha Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8 Parathas
  • Whole wheat flour or atta- 2 cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Water- 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Ghee or butter, melted
  • Flour, to dust while rolling
  1. Makes 8 parathas
  2. To a large bowl, add wheat flour & salt, combine well.
  3. Add the water gradually & knead to a smooth dough.
  4. I used regular water, lukewarm water can also be added.
  5. The amount of water depends on the wheat flour used, I added 1 cup & 2 tbsp water.
  6. The dough has to be slightly soft, don't make it very soft.
  7. Add a tsp of oil over the dough & spread it well on the dough.
  8. Keep it aside for 5 minutes.
  9. Make medium-sized balls out of the dough.
  10. On a wooden chapati board or a clean surface, dust some flour & place the dough. Dust some more flour on the dough.
  11. Using a rolling pin, roll to a thin round shape.
  12. Using a pastry brush generously spread ghee or melted butter on the rolled dough.
  13. Using a knife make thin strips on the rolled dough.
  14. From one side roll the strips and gather together to a long log shape.
  15. Spread ghee or butter over the log.
  16. Make it into a spiral shape.
  17. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough. If it's sticky dust a little bit of flour & roll.
  18. Place a pan or tawa over medium-low heat.
  19. Spread some ghee on the tawa.
  20. Place the flattened dough, let cook for a minute.
  21. Flip over, using a spatula press the edges.
  22. Spread ghee over the paratha.
  23. Flip over a few times & cook till the paratha turns crispy & golden brown in color.
  24. Transfer to a plate, using your hands gently beat the paratha on the sides, this will help to separate the layers.
  25. Enjoy the lachha paratha with chicken, mutton, beef or veggie curries.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...