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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lachedar Paratha

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This New Year, like everyone else, I made a few resolutions..The "Two Times" resolution(s) among other resolutions --
  • Will do justice to the Gym-membership by visiting the Gym at-least twice a week
  • Will bond with my Yoga-mat at-least twice a week
  • Will blog post at-least twice a week
  • Will blog-hop and see what everyone else is cooking at-least twice a week
  • Will eat meat at-least twice a week
  • Will call my friends and family at-least twice a week
etc etc.. The list goes on..
25 days later, I am yet to incorporate them in my lifestyle. What I have concluded is that its so easy to make up the list..But to follow it, its entirely a different thing. I guess I need to go to a boot camp to get disciplined. :(
 Over the weekend, I dragged myself to the supermarket to get some ground meat. I made a scrumptious "African" dish with the meat + greens and made these lovely parathas to eat it with.
It also tastes good with Simple Vegetable Kurma, Channa Masala, Flambeed Orange Peppers or Maharashtrian "Sugar and Spice" Eggplants N Potatoes.
Ingredients:
  • 1-3/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour ( I use "Aashirvaad" Atta from Indian, Atta: Ground Whole Wheat grains)
  • 1 Cup Warm Water + a few more tbsp, as required
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil +  1 Tbsp Butter (liquid) mixture
  • 1/8 Cup Whole Wheat Flour, for dredging and filling
Procedure:
  • In a  wide bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil and a cup of warm water.
  • Knead the dough, sprinkling water as needed and form a soft dough. Let the dough rest in a warm spot for an hour.
  • Knead the dough again and divide it into 8-10 even-sized balls. Flatten the balls into discs and set it aside.
  • Roll the dough into a thin circle. Add a tsp of oil-butter mixture in the center. Add 1/2 Tsp of flour on the top.Make a paste out of the flour and oil-butter mixture.
  • Smear the paste all over the circle evenly. Roll the dough, jelly-roll style into a tight rope. Afterward, roll the rope back and forth to lengthen it until its about the thickness of a cigar.
  • Form the rope into a tight coil( like shown in the picture) and arrange it on a plate. Repeat the same for all the other discs. Smear any leftover oil-butter mixture on the top of the coiled discs.Cover with a  cling wrap. Refrigerate the discs for at-least 2-3 hours.
  • Roll the coiled discs, dredging with flour until its approximately about the thickness of a Nickel.
  • Repeat the above steps for the remaining coiled discs.
  • Warm a Griddle/Tava. Dip a paper towel in oil and smear the Griddle/Tava. Add the rolled-out paratha and cook for 15-20 secs.
  • Flip and cook for another 15-20 seconds. Flip it once more and cook until there are light-medium brown spots all over the parathas.
Enjoy!
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24 comments:

  1. Hi Cool

    Thanks a lot for showing us the method of preparing laccha parathas in a new method. Loved your preparation. Great Work!

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. CL I love this soooooooo much and absolutely it remains soft after long time too.. beautiful pictorials..

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  3. I like that u used whole wheat flour..I have mainly seen this made with maida in India...looks delish!...only need and spicy curry with it...

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  4. I shall join you in ur boot comp ..;)..paratha looks gud ...nice step vise pics

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  5. Oh this is a very simple method... much easier than mine... will replicate it soon... good detailed photos...

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  6. Hehehe...great list dear!

    Loved the paratha ;)

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  7. This would be me 6 years back, now I have learnt to make just 1 or at the most two resolutions and stay sincere to them ;-) The well illustrated steps make this parantha recipe a sure keeper:)!!!

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  8. LOVE them....Never tried it using whole wheat..
    Good luck with your resolutions..No worries ,only 25 days have gone the remaining 340 days are still there ;-)you can do it :D

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  9. Lachha parathas with whole wheat is definitely healthy..loved the pictorials :)

    US Masala

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  10. Paratha looks so yummy and tempting,beautifully explained.

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  11. Like the detail presentation for these exotic and delicious parathas!

    Lite Bite

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  12. i got bit scared seeing the rolled dough ...paratha is fab and good luck with new year resolution, that is a def a big list, i just had which i'm finding it difficult to deal with :P

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  13. Dear Lassie
    How are you? So you are into Lachha paratha too? I like the detailing. Delhi is pretty cold ( by Delhi standard)..I think I should make few parathas to finish the " Dahi Chicken" cooling in the fridge!!!
    Have a nice day

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  14. Delicious Paratha...thanks for step by step pic!!

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  15. parathas reminds me of the paratha vali galli in delhi....always a fav. thanks for posting

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Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)