Lachha Paratha Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Preparing Lachha Paratha (Laccha Paratha), a multi layered shallow fried north Indian flat bread, is an epitome of cooking art which tells us how one can make delicious and tempting food from common unassuming ingredients by just deploying a new technique in its preparation. This layered paratha is also popular as kerala parotta in malabar region of kerala. This step by step photo recipe employs extremely easy and unique technique and provides detailed instructions to help you make perfectly layered paratha.
Lachha Paratha
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 servings
1 cup (for dough) + 1/2 cup (for dusting) Maida (all purpose flour)
Warm Water for kneading
1 tablespoon + for shallow frying Oil or Ghee (clarified butter)
  1. step-1
    Take 1 cup maida, 1 tablespoon oil and salt in a large bowl. Knead smooth dough by mixing all ingredients and adding warm water in small incremental amounts (1 or 2 tablespoons at a time). Addition of water in small quantities as required will prevent you from adding too much water to bind dough. The dough should be soft like chapati dough. Grease surface of dough with 1/2 teaspoon oil, cover it with clean muslin cloth and leave it to set at room temperature for 25 minutes. Divide dough into 4 equal chunks and give each chunk a shape of ball.
  2. step-2
    Take one dough ball, flatten it like pattie (by pressing between your palms of against rolling board) and coat it with dry wheat flour.
  3. step-3
    Roll out dough ball in a circular shape (approx. 7-8 inch in diameter) or as thin as possible. Now spread 1/2 teaspoon ghee or oil evenly over entire surface using brush or your hand and sprinkle 1 teaspoon dry wheat flour over it.
  4. step-4
    Hold approx 1/3 inch wide strip with your first two fingers and thumb from the top edge of rolled raw paratha, lift and fold backwards such that top edge remains on top.
  5. step-5
    Now hold two ends of plited strip and repeat lift and fold backwards process until entire rolled paratha is like a stack of folded plits.
  6. step-6
    Now hold each ends of long stacked-plited strip with your first two fingers and thumb. Lift the strip slowly away from rolling board and give a few mild gentle swings. This will stretch the strip a bit.
  7. step-7
    Horizontally place elongated strip on a rolling board.
  8. step-8
    Roll it like a Swiss roll. Press and stick outer-end against roll’s immediate surface. Prepare remaining rolls.
  9. step-9
    Take one roll and place it horizontally on rolling board. Coat it with dry wheat flour and roll it out gently without applying too much pressure and give it a round shape (approx 5-6 inches diameter).
  10. step-10
    Heat tawa or griddle over medium flame. Place raw lachha paratha on a hot tava. When you see tiny bubbles rise on the surface, flip it up side down.
  11. step-11
    Spread 1 teaspoon oil over each side with spatula and cook until both sides gets evenly spread golden-brown spots.
  12. l_step
    Transfer to plate and spread butter or ghee as per your preference. Repeat process for remaining rolls. Soft and crispy parathas are ready. Serve them with healthy palak paneer or dum aloo curry and coconut chutney.
Tips and Variations:
  • Replace maida flour with wheat flour or mix of 1/2 cup wheat flour and 1/2 cup maida.
  • Use ghee instead of oil to knead dough for more soft and crispy paratha.
  • Do not apply too much pressure while rolling out to get more visible layers in cooked lachha paratha.
Taste: Soft layers concealed by crisp outer layers .
Serving Ideas: Serve them with dal makhani, chickpea curry and tomato salad for healthy lunch. It makes tummy filling breakfast when served with sour mango pickle and tea or coffee.


Nov 08, 2015  by Jony
Hi there,

I stayed outside from my hometown for my job. I used to cook my own food as I don't like to eat in hotels. I tried lacha prantha and all my friends ate and said Yaar aapna hotel khol key bahut chalega. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 20, 2015  by Athu
It came out great but layers didn’t come good what can I do?

Response: Hi, thanks for trying the recipe. When you make this next time, apply some oil over dough roll (like swiss roll in step-9) before coating it in dry flour(before rolling out the paratha), oil helps to keep the layers separate.

Jul 17, 2015  by Keya
The lachcha paratha recipe helps me a lot to make it, so yummy!
Thanks a lot for sharing.

Apr 26, 2015  by Asmita
Thank you so much for posting this wonderful maida paratha recipe. I was looking around for this recipe but could not find any pics, but thank you for sharing the pics. It's an amazing dish.

Feb 15, 2015  by Abhipsa
Easy recipe of lachha parota. Thank You.

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Dec 12, 2014  by tanmay Purohit
How can we store the parathas if there are some that could not be finished? Also, how can we preserve the dough if it’s mistakenly made of large quantity.

Response: Hi Tanmay, you can keep the paratha at room temperature for a day and in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To store them in refrigerator, place them in a container and cover with a lid to prevent from drying. To consume it, remove it from refrigerator and heat it over tawa for a minute or in a microwave for 30 seconds.
You can keep the dough in an airtight container in refrigerator for 2 days. Remove the dough from refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before making paratha. However, I would suggest you to make the paratha from fresh dough because if you make the paratha from refrigerated dough, sometimes, they do not turn soft and turn chewy when cool down.

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