Lachha Paratha

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A simple North Indian preparation of flat bread made with whole wheat flour and curd. Savour this as the main carb component of your meal.
Time10 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves1

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre228 Cal228 Cal228 Cal228 Cal
  • 6gProtein
  • 5gFat
  • 38gCarbs
  • 7gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

  • Atta 0.75 cups
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Refined Oil 0.25 teaspoons

Dairy

  • Curd 1 tablespoon

Other

  • Water 0.25 glasss

Directions

1In a bowl, add some Flour, Curd, Salt and Oil and mix well.
2Add some Water and knead into a smooth dough.
3Rest dough for 30 mins and cut into small portions.
4Roll out dough portions on a floured surface to a 8 inch diameter.
5Coat Oil on the flat dough and sprinkle some Atta.
6Cut strips with a cutter.
7Fold them together and twist into a knot. The Paratha will be like a stack of folds. Rest the folded Paratha for 30 mins in a cool area.
8Once rested, flour a work surface and roll out the Paratha to a diameter of 8.5 inches.
9Sprinkle additional Flour while rolling if needed. Use minimum pressure while rolling to have maximum visibility of the layers once cooked.
10Cook on a hot griddle till Golden Brown. Remove to a plate when done.
11Serve hot.

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Health Benefits of Lachha Paratha

Although lachha paratha may seem like a calorie-heavy dish at first, you can make a healthy variant at home by using less oil. One can also substitute maida with atta and include some fibres like powdered oats. To increase the taste, even more, they can be stuffed with spinach, coriander, or other healthy greens. You can also increase the health benefits by pairing it up with vegetable curries instead of meat. While ghee is preferred to make these flatbreads, any other oil will also give it as good a taste. Despite popular belief, ghee consumed in a small quantity can give us all the vitamins we need. Whole wheat flour on the other hand is good for diabetics and it is rich in phosphorus. It is also rich in Folic Acid and is a powerful antioxidant. Instead of having a curry, it can be paired up with some healthy raitas or even just plain home-made curd. The best thing about any dish is that you can customize it according to your dietary needs! So why not start with making healthier yet delicious variants of the immensely popular lachha paratha?