Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lachha Parathas and a simple snack - Chilli chapati

I make these parathas at home for my LM often but wasn;t aware of the name until I stumbled upon it at Pallavi's space.These parathas are better than the kerala parotas we love at our home for obvious reasons : they are whole wheat parathas and also consume lesser oil in their making.So now whenever LM asks for parotas this is what she gets  - chapati parota (we renamed it!) and she;s happy!I gave this quick make over to the humble chapatis and it was a super duper hit!

Lachcha parathas are layered chapatis they are not tedious to make and easy to work on.You can see the layers in concentric circles once they are cooked too.Thanks to Blog hop wednesdays for introducing us to new partners' and their spaces.BHW has turned 1 and congrats to Radhika for coming with such a wonderful idea.I have met so many wonderful blogger friends through BHW.Check out Pallavi's version here

You can make chilli chapatis if you have left over chapatis sitting in the refrigerator which are stiff as wood.This dish will vanish in seconds along with the leftover chapatis.

 You need

Wheat flour as needed
Water as needed to make a nice soft dough
Salt to taste

  • Knead the above into a soft dough as for chapatis.Let it rest for about an hour in a zip lock bag.
  • The lachcha parathas are layered and i have a step wise picture below showing how to make the layers.You have to roll out the dough into a normal chapati then apply oil/ghee on the chapati and sprinkle a little bit of flour onto this.Now make pleats/folds on the chapati and roll into a ball,flatten this ball with your hand and roll it out into a paratha. 

  • Cook this parathas on a hot griddle or pan with oil or ghee.Serve hot with any side dish of your choice.
To make the chilli chapatis

You need
Chapati/lachcha parathas 1 torn into bits
Onions 1 small chopped finely
Tomato 1 small

Cucumber cubes 2 tablespoons
Cilantro/coriander leaves 2 sprigs
Tomato sauce 1 tablespoon
Soya sauce 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tsp

Additional garnish : Sev/mixture, lime juice

  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onions, tomatoes and fry well until soft.Then add the sauces and fry well.Now add the chapati bits and mix well in the sauces.
  • Serve this hot with cucumber , cilantro and sev sprinkled and lime juice sprinkled over it.

  • Enjoy chilli chapatis with hot tea :) 

- If you're a newbie at making chapatis and incase the dough becomes too loose or sticky, leave the dough covered in a ziplock bag for about an hour and then roll it out cold it would be harder and much easier to manage.

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