MASALA LACHHA PARATHA


Masala Lachha Paratha is a delicious Indian flatbread that goes wonderfully with so many curries. Delicate flaky paratha are surprisingly easy to make and we have included the masala lachha paratha step by step recipe to make it as easy as possible. 

Lachha paratha are also known as warqi paratha or layered paratha. 


Masala lachha paratha


MASALA LACHHA PARATHA

Lachha paratha are a style of paratha that have loads of flaky layers. They are very rich and moreish. There is a special technique that is used in making these parathas to make them extra crispy and flaky. 

You can either make them plain or with a masala. 

Other Paratha Recipes we love to indulge in are  coconut milk paratha and crispy ajwain paratha

This paratha is 

✔️Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner

✔️Great for lunch box

✔️Made with basic ingredients

✔️Vegan 

✔️Freezable 


Ingredients for Masala Lachha Paratha

For the actual measurements check the recipe card below ⬇️

Dough

Chapatti Flour - you can use any atta for the paratha, however, medium or white will taste the best

Plain flour - all-purpose white plain flour

Salt/sugar - to taste

Oil - any will do. 

Masala:

Turmeric powder

Red chilli powder

Ground cumin

Ground coriander

Chaat masala

Fresh coriander leaves


What to serve with Masala Lachha Paratha

These parathas can be enjoyed at any time of the day. 

Start the day with these parathas and a hot cup of karak chai 

Because the paratha are made with a masala, I prefer milder curries and loads of cooling raita. A great one is aloo matar with roasted tomato raita

Also these parathas pair so well paneer curries like niramish paneer or badami methi mango paneer

My mum loves to relish with instant keri no chundo or gujarati garlic chutney  or south Indian style pineapple chutney.

Tips:

These parathas can be made with only plain flour or wholewheat flour. 


You may use Indian achar (pickle) masala instead of other spices.


Roasted gram flour mixed with spices is a great option too. 


Skip the Indian flavours totally and go for other herbs and spices such as oregano, chilli flakes, garlic and onion powder mix. 


Storing:

These paratha are best eaten fresh, but you can also keep them into the fridge for 2/3 days. To reheat, sprinkle a little water and recook on the Tava with oil.

To freeze, first, make as normal, allow to cool then freeze by separating each paratha with a piece of parchment.



How to make Lachha Paratha


Masala lachha paratha made in three steps. Prepare the dough, stuffing, rolling paratha, then roast.

Dough- The main ingredients for the lachha paratha dough are flours, oil, salt, sugar and water. The dough is kneaded with lukewarm water and the consistency should be kept similar to normal chapati dough. 

Then cover it with the clean kitchen towel and leave it aside to rest for at least 30 minutes. 



Stuffing/filling

Stuffing of these parathas are ever so easy, just mix all the spices masala along with freshly chopped coriander in a bowl and leave it aside.  You may go for different flavour stuffing see TIPS section above. 




Rolling, stuffing and roasting 

Divide the dough into equal portions and make balls. Roll out one ball using a rolling pin on a worktop. Apply oil and sprinkle masala.

Cut into the stripes using a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Take one strip and fold it into a log, the same log put it to the beginning end of the second stripe and roll it up together with the second strip and make a log.

Then this log with the two strips rolled up put it in the beginning end of the third strip and repeat till you finished all the strips.

Slightly press the big log and dip it into the dry flour and roll it into the thin circle using a rolling pin.



Heat a frying pan or Tawa, carefully lift the rolled paratha and put it on a heated pan. 
Roast both sides until light brown dots appear, apply oil on both sides until golden brown.

PIN IT FOR LATER




Other stuffed paratha recipe




More paratha recipe



Tandrjo keri paratha - amaranth leaves and raw mango paratha


Did you like this recipe? 


Then don't forget to sign up for your 5 free Indian mithai recipe e-book (these recipes are not on the blog) and email updates to get new recipes delivered right into your inbox. 

You can also follow us across Social Media - we would love to keep in touch!




lachha paratha, masala lachha paratha, how to make lachha paratha, layered paratha, warqi paratha. flaky paratha
Bread
Indian
Yield: 6-8 paratha
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
Print
MASALA LACHHA PARATHA

MASALA LACHHA PARATHA

These delicious and crispy masala lachha parathas are so popular amongst the Indian community. BTW, lachha means layers in Hindi.
Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 15 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 47 Min

Ingredients

  • 250g chapatti flour
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • oil
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine both flours, salt, sugar and add 1 TBSP oil.
  2. Mix everything with your fingers and using lukewarm water knead the dough, it should be like normal ROTI dough.
  3. Cover the dough with the clean kitchen napkin and leave it aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix all the masala with the coriander and leave it aside.
  5. Divide the dough into equal portions (about cricket ball size) and shape into the balls.
  6. Take one ball and using dry flour make a thin circle with the help of a rolling pin.
  7. With the pastry brush thinly spread oil onto the entire circle.
  8. Take 1 tsp of mixed masala and sprinkle.
  9. Now, cut into the 1" seven or eight stripes using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
  10. Take one strip and fold it into a log, the same log put it to the beginning end of the second stripe and roll it up together with the second strip and make a log.
  11. Then this log with the two strips rolled up put it in the beginning end of the third strip and repeat till you finished all the strips.
  12. Slightly press the big log and dip it into the dry flour and roll it into the thin circle using a rolling pin.
  13. Heat a nonstick frying pan or Tawa, carefully lift the rolled paratha and put it on a heated pan.
  14. Roast both sides until light brown dots appear, apply oil on both sides until golden brown.
  15. Repeat the same procedure until you make all.
  16. Serve hot with sabji, raita and salad.

Notes:

These parathas can be made with entirely with wholewheat or plain (maida) flour.

Calories

382.54

Fat (grams)

7.10

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.70

Carbs (grams)

68.63

Fiber (grams)

6.12

Net carbs

62.50

Sugar (grams)

2.14

Protein (grams)

10.05

Sodium (milligrams)

521.10

Cholesterol (grams)

0.35
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
Did you make this recipe?
Tag @jcookingodyssey on instagram and hashtag it #jcookingodyssey
Created using The Recipes Generator


11 comments

  1. Such recipes turn out to be saviours when you have nothing much to cook in hand or feeling lethargic. Such Partha accompanied by a bowl of yoghurt is perfect and complete meal for me.

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW, such flaky and delicious lachcha paratha. Love that spicy filling/ stuffing that you added. Thanks for the detailed recipe and step by step photos.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What an amazingly flaky paratha, and I am so intrigued about the masala sprinkling added while making. This is so very interesting...

    ReplyDelete
  4. A treat to the eyes and yummy in tummy lacchha paratha is looking delicious with flaky, masaledar layers.
    I would love to have this with bowl of chilled curd. Yumminess overload.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Masala Lachha parathas look simply tempting. Love how each swirl is visible. My hubby loves lachcha parathas and I make either plain or masala ones often.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this yummy layered paratha! Never had masala stuffed paratha, next time will make this for sure. Thank you for the step by step pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Loved the crispy layers of this masala lachha paratha. Looks so inviting ! A bowl of curd or raita and a couple of these parathas and I am sorted for a soulful lunch even if I run out of veggies.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Look at those layers, delish! i m for such quick and easy recipes, anytime ! My kiddos would love this masala lacha paratha, with curd! Such a comforting meal!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It cannot get any better than this masala lachha paratha. The layers are just beautiful and the flavors are spot on. All I need is some raita or even plain curd on the side :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Perfectly made flaky paratha. Loved the flavours in the paratha...I would love to enjoy this with a yoghurt dip!Thanks for the detailed recipe showing step by step process.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Our family love different varieties of paratha. This masala paratha will be in my menu next time. Hope everyone likes your version too.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you very much for visiting JCO, We really appreciate your comments and suggestions. The new GDPR law states that whatever comments you leave on our blog will be viewed by everyone who visits JCO and your consent is given to the visitor to view your profile.

PLEASE NOTE THAT INCLUDING YOUR WEBSITE LINK IN THE COMMENT WILL RESULT IN YOUR COMMENT BEING DELETED.

We hope to see you again soon, have a great day!