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Indian-Style Lathcha Parantha

Layered Griddle Fried Flat Bread
Layered Griddle Fried Flat Bread ā€“ one of the most loved flat bread in India, famous as Parantha ( that is Griddle Shallow Fried Flat Bread). Layered bread has artistic layers that separate or flake out once flat bread is shallow fried. Whole wheat flour is used to make the dough and different techniques are used in different parts of country to make famous layers - Latchas. Before rolling, bread is usually seasoned with salt, a thin spray of oil and few other spices. Once rolled and fried, bread separates in layers due to oil film inside and become crisp from outside. I have tried to capture all important steps to make a perfect layered bread. Give it a try and enjoy this piece of art.
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Layered Griddle Fried Flat Bread

Layered Griddle Fried Flat Bread
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 Cup Wheat Flour  
  • 1 Cup Water  
  • 1/2 Cup Milk  (For soft texture - Optional)
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil  (for shallow pan frying/searing)
  • 1 tsp Salt and Black Pepper  

Directions

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    1. Make a soft dough by mixing together Wheat flour and water. Dough should not be sticky or firm.
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    2. Make round balls of dough (of size that easily fit in your palm). Using roller stick, roll ball into a small round flat circle. (Use dry wheat flour to stop sticking of dough to Roller Stick Or your hands). Put a cut in half of the circle (as shown in picture).
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    3. Spread little oil/ghee on exposed side of circle and sprinkle salt and pepper per taste. Roll the dough as shown in picture.
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    4. Press the roll with hand to make a flat circle and then use roller pin to flatten the circle to size of small tortilla
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    5. Heat a iron griddle Or Pan , put one flattened Parantha on griddle and let it cook for 1-2 minute. Turn the other side and leave for another 1-2 minutes. Apply some ghee/oil and turn again. Let the Parantha crisp a bit in ghee/oil.
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    6. Layered (Lachaa) Parantha is ready to be served. Serve it hot with pickle Or any Side Dish suggestion from our website.

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3 comment(s)

  1. I always love ordering Lathcha Parantha at Indian restaurants. Never knew how it is made. I want to try it right now. Delicious.
  2. Mmmmmm this looks good.
  3. Oh!! this looks mouth watering delicious.