Lacha paratha is an Indian flat bread or roti comprising of several layers. The paratha is toasted with butter on a non-stick pan or a tawa until it turns a golden brown colour. This bread or roti is served as a side accompaniment with curries or chutneys.


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon  butter
  • Boiling water
  • Additional butter and flour


  1. Combine the flour and butter together in a bowl and mix well. The mixture should resemble breadcrumbs.
  2. Add enough boiling water to the mixture to form a soft dough.
  3. Divide the dough into portions (each resembling the size of a golf ball).
  4. Roll each ball into a long length resembling long finger-like shapes.
  5. Smear a little butter on the dough. Curl one end of the dough inwards to form a coil.
  6. Flatten the dough and roll out to form flat, thin round discs or parathas.
  7. Repeat the procedure for the remainder of the dough.
  8. Heat a non-stick pan or tawa on the stove top.
  9. Place each paratha on the pan or tawa and toast.
  10. Tiny bubbles will appear on the surface of the paratha. Turn it over and smear a little butter.
  11. Toast one side of the paratha at a time.
  12. The paratha should be turned 3 times.

Serve the parathas hot with an accompaniment of curries or chuntney.