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Lachha Parantha (flaky whole wheat bread from Punjab) !

Rotis and Paranthas play an integral part in Punjabi cuisine.So how can I carry on talking about awesome Punjabi food without mentioning at least one of their lovely creations ? Here is Lachha Parantha,the rich and flaky bread you will die for !

This is my third entry to Blogging Marathon where you can meet all my fellow marathoners and check what they are cooking.

Ingredients (Makes 4)

2 cups whole wheat flour/Aatta
salt and olive oil as required (Of course original recipe calls for ghee.It’s all upto you)
water

Method

Mix flour,salt and 2 tsp oil in a bowl and make a non-sticky dough adding required water.Keep this aside for one hour.Knead the dough again and make 4 equal balls from it.Roll out each one of them to a large chapathi size.Spread some oil over this and sprinkle little flour .Now pleat the chapathi lengthwise towards one side.

Twist and coil this into a ball like this.

Now gently press each chapathi between your palms and then roll slowly with rolling pin without applying much pressure.

The size of parantha should be of 5-6 diameter.It will be thick.Traditionally these are cooked in tandoor.But it can be made in tawa as well.Heat tawa in full flame and place the parantha.Flip it over suddenly and you can see brown marks.Repeat this with other side and reduce the flame.Now pour little oil and slowly press with a spoon to cook both sides.

Keep it hot and press it in your palms for layers to open up.Serve hot.

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16 comments on “Lachha Parantha (flaky whole wheat bread from Punjab) !

  1. Alpana
    October 18, 2011

    OOOOOO Man…….been a long time since I had laccha paratha……..these look so perfectly delicious, wish I cud have some right now.

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  2. ANU
    October 18, 2011

    awesome dear…bookmarked it dear…will surely try this next week…..very new and inviting….

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  3. Vidhya
    October 18, 2011

    Looks so delicious.

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  4. R
    October 19, 2011

    perfectly made. luv it.

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  5. Yumm and impressive Lacha Parotas.The recipe is Awesome.Luv it.

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  6. Roshu
    October 19, 2011

    recipe is simply delicious…bookmarked!!!

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  7. Gayathri Kumar
    October 19, 2011

    Awesome paratha…

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  8. Srivalli
    October 19, 2011

    Looks awesome!..love this roti.

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  9. Priya
    October 19, 2011

    Flaky parathas looks excellent and very impressive..

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  10. Rekha shoban
    October 19, 2011

    firsttime to ur blog dear…perfect paranthas…im glad to follow u dear!

    Rekha
    http://www.rekhasrecipe.com/

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  11. Bikramjit Singh Mann
    October 19, 2011

    now get some butter and some chicken or meat …
    and enjoy the lacha parantha 🙂 yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Bikram's

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  12. Suma Gandlur
    October 19, 2011

    Lovely parathas.

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  13. Rajani
    October 19, 2011

    Bookmarked!

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  14. Cool Lassi(e)
    October 20, 2011

    I had made this ages ago! Lovely and so tempting!

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  15. Harini
    October 20, 2011

    lovely parathas!

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  16. veena krishnakumar
    October 20, 2011

    awesome!!!!!loved the pictorial

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This entry was posted on October 18, 2011 by in Blogging Marathon, Paratha/Indian Bread, Punjabi Food.

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