Herbed Laccha Paratha/parantha: (Chives, Parsley Thyme)

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About:

Laccha paratha is a kind of layered flat bread using wheat flour. I used sunflower spread to layer the parathas and spreading some fat or oil makes paratha flaky and it is aromatic with the fresh herbs in it. So its delicious, flaky and herby flatbread.

If you don’t prefer herbs feel free to skip and just make it plain or even if you feel layering is time consuming and tedious can just roll cook and enjoy like herbed tortillas/roti.

Health benefits:

Thyme – This herb has a pretty impressive resumé, which is used to treat bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throats, arthritis, upset stomach, diarrhea, gas, acne, high blood pressure, yeast infection, various types of cancer, and parasitic worm infections.

Chives – This herb, which looks a lot like the grass in your front lawn, is filled with antioxidants.

Parsley – This powerful little green gets some brain-boosting clout from quercetin, a chemical found in the herb that helps protect brain cells from free radical damage.

Yields: 8-10
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Waiting time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

For dough:

  • Whole wheat flour-2 cups
  • Finely Chopped parsley-a handful
  • Finely Chopped chives-1/4 cup
  • Chopped thyme-2 tsp
  • Yogurt-1/2 cup
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Olive oil-2 tsp
  • Flour (For dustin)

For spread:

  • Olive oil (For layering as required)
  • Finely Chopped parsley-2-3 tbsp

Procedure:

  • In a large bowl, sift salt, flour, chopped herbs, olive oil and mix gently with fingers until slightly crumbly.
  • Make a well in the centre and pour yogurt little at a time and start kneading it.
  • Once all the yogurt is mixed then start adding water gradually until a stiff dough is formed.
  • Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes, cover the dough with damp cloth and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal size balls and take a portion, roll into into a circular disc and as thin as possible (never mind if it tear in between but thin rolling helps in flaky pleats in paratha)
  • (While rolling if the dough is sticky dust some flour)
  • Spread generous amount of Olive oil throughout the disc and sprinkle some chopped parsley and the start making a pleat (as folding hand fan)
  • After pleating roll the pleated dough, tucking the end below, seal underneath the dough bud. Repeat the same for all the remaining dough balls.
  • Now take one portion and roll out into a 5-6inch disc, place on a hot griddle and cook on a medium-high flame till light brown spots appear, flip and cook on the other side until golden brown spots appear.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough balls and enjoy this aromatic paratha with curries/yogurt dip.

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Serve hot with a rich Cashew Pistachio Capsicum gravy (Recipe click here)

Kaju Capsicum final

Note:

  • For more thin layer and visible texture can use 50:50 –APF and wheat flour or replace completely with APF (All Purpose Flour).
  • If you feel layering is a tedious process feel free to roll it just like roti/chapathi/tortillas and fry it.
  • Make sure your dough is stiff as herbs are added to the dough during resting time the water oozing out from herbs makes it bit soft and in that case you can add some extra flour and knead the dough after resting time or just skip the herbs in the dough and add just while layering.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on January 14, 2015, in Indian, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Looks yummy.. Love ur style lacha paratha with herbs

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  2. I saw this method on another blog a few days ago, it really is such an intriguing way to make the flatbread. I love the herbs and aromatics you added Chitra.

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  3. Love the photo tutorial you’ve included, Chitra. If I were guaranteed the same final results as you show – I’d definitely take the time to layer too. 🙂

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  4. Wow! These look amazing, Chitra!! I love how you show the method of folding and rolling the paraths. And amazing combo of herbs as well.

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  5. Looks super yummy 🙂

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  6. I love the herb combination in your paratha. I can think of so many ways that you could serve this. Your layering technique is very interesting.

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  7. They look so cool!!! i really want to try making them!

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  8. 2 of them for breakfast.. keep you full all day 🙂 yummmy

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  9. I love your step-by-step-guide too! beautiful nail polish as well! xxx
    These special herbed paratha look amazing & very inviting too! xxx

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