Lacha Paratha (Layered Flat Bread) - vegetarian recipes

Lacha Paratha (Layered Flat Bread)

February 3 2013 Manjula's kitchen 

Lacha Paratha (Layered Flat Bread)
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Click here to view the embedded video. Lacha Paratha is whole wheat layered flat bread. Lacha Paratha is a treat with any meal and can be served with any gravy base dish of your choice. Recipe will make 3. Ingredients: For Dough - 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) - 1 teaspoon oil - 1/­­2 teaspoon salt - Approx.1/­­2 cup water lukewarm  Also Need - 1/­­4  cup whole wheat flour (atta) to help rolling - Approx. 2 tablespoons oil for cooking Method - In a bowl mix the flour, salt, and oil. First add about 1/­­3 cup of water to make dough add remaining water as needed to make smooth and pliable dough. Knead the dough on a lightly greased surface. - Cover the dough and keep aside for at least 15 minutes. - Knead the dough again before using and divide into 3 equal parts. - Take one part of the dough and press it both sides in dry flour this will help rolling, roll it into about 9 diameter or as thin you can roll. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly sprinkle dry whole-wheat flour on both sides of the semi-rolled paratha. - Generously spread the oil over rolled paratha about 1/­­2 teaspoon with your fingers or brush, sprinkle approx. 2 teaspoon of flour over oiled paratha and spread evenly over whole surface. - Start making pleats from one side make small pleats as there are more pleats, Paratha will have more layers. - Make it into pinwheel and press it lightly in dry flour from both sides. - Roll the pinwheel light handed into approx. 7 circle. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly sprinkle dry whole-wheat flour on both sides of the semi-rolled paratha. - Heat the flat skillet over medium heat, heavy skillet works the best. To check if skillet is ready sprinkle few drops of water over skillet, water should sizzle. - Place the parathe over skillet, after few seconds Paratha will start changing the color to dry look, after half a minute turn over the Paratha. - Let it cook for few seconds from other side, spread 1 teaspoon of oil over the parathe and turn it over. Cook the Paratha from both sides pressing with spatula to light brown color. - Lacha Paratha is ready to serve it taste best hot. Serve the Paratha with any gravy based dish.

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