Lachha Paratha Recipe

Lachha Paratha is made with whole wheat flour, salt and ghee. It is the best option to serve with any gravy dish or raita of your choice.

Preparation time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 4-5 minutes
Servings: 6-8 paratha


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 cups ghee
  • 1-1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • Warm Water to knead the dough

How to make Lachha Paratha:

  1. Combine the dough, oil and salt in a big bowl.
  2. Use little amount of warm water and knead the dough.
  3. Make sure the dough should be medium soft, hence gradually use warm water.
  4. Cover the dough with damp cheese or muslin cloth and keep aside for an hour.
  5. Melt the ghee in a sauce pan and keep aside.
  6. After an hour, divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  7. Take a small portion on dry and clean surface, roll out with rolling pin and make small circle of about 4-5 ” in diameter.
  8. Use dry flour if required for making a round circle.
  9. Spread a tbsp of ghee overall on the rolled out roti.
  10. Take a knife and cut the roti vertically and make about 6-7 portions.
  11. Fold each portion inwards.
  12. Press lightly towards the center of the roti and roll like a paratha.
  13. Preheat the tawa, drizzle some oil and place the paratha.
  14. Turn and cook from the other side as well.
  15. Spread oil or butter on both the sides and shallow fry on low heat until golden brown in color.
  16. Serve immediately.

Chef Tips:

  1. Oil can be used instead of ghee.
  2. If you like spices then you may add thinly chopped green chillies to make spicy lachha paratha.
  3. It is very important to keep the heat lower, so that paratha gets cooked properly.


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