Warqi Paratha

Warqi Paratha is a layered paratha , a cousin of the lachcha paratha, a Indian flatbread , from the Punjab region. This flatbread  is all about its enormous layers .

The Warqi Parathas are made in different styles , each different than the other . I think if I was told to make different versions of Warqi Paratha , I would easily make at least 5-6 of them . How ever I loved this particular version the most and so decided to post it . Perhaps I shall post more versions so I can compare which one tastes the best .

For now let me explain you about this particular paratha . You will get best results if you use all purpose flour for this paratha. The dough should be soft , after rolling the rolled paratha need not be round , just roll it big and thin . Once rolled apply ghee and then cut it into thin strips . You could use a knife but a pizza cutter works very well . Once you finish cutting the strips , take a broad knife and starting from either right or left , bring together the strips . Go slow , so that you are able to gather the strips . Holding these strips together , pull them a little and using your hand rotate it around and make a ball . Now place the ball over the counter or rolling board and pat the paratha with your finger tips till you get a circle of about 6” . Roastthe paratha on a griddle and once crisp ,brush some ghee and gently crush the paratha between your palms . This step will show you the uncountable layers and trust me you will be one happy person .

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The Warqi Paratha tastes heavenly with any kind of curry . Given the choice I would enjoy it with some butter too ! Well with the theme Flatbreads and More , I actually wanted the flatbread and more so served a delicious Punjabi Meal .

Warqi Paratha

The meal featured
Hari Daal
Aloo Pasanda
Saunfiya Karele
Samosa
Dahi
Salad
Motichoor ke Golgappe

Warqi Paratha

Warqi Paratha

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp ghee + extra ghee / butter
Salt to taste
Water to knead the dough

Method

Dough

Take a mixing bowl and sieve the flour into it .
Add sugar , salt and 1 tbsp ghee .
Mix well with hands .
Gradually add water and knead the dough .
The dough should be soft.
Grease the dough and cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes , punch down the dough and knead again till soft and smooth .
Grease and cover and set aside for another 10 minutes .
Knead the dough once again and pinch out four balls .

How to make Warqi Paratha

Take one ball of the dough .
Grease your working surface and pat the ball with hands .
Now roll it into a thin roti , the shape doesn’t really matter , just roll it thin .
Using a brush spread a layer of ghee .
Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut very thin strips of the roti .
Once done take a flat broad knife , grease it and start collecting the strips , gently from the right side , going towards the left .
The strips will roll into a thick rope .
Gently lift this rope with greased hands and roll it around your hand tucking the end inside .
Now grease the surface once again and spread the ball into a disc of about 6-7”.
Do not roll as you might loose these layers .
Heat a griddle and place the paratha to cook.
Simmer the gas , let the paratha cook on one side , do not flip till the top of the paratha changes its color .
Flip the paratha , the first side would have cooked by now and we can see nice and crisp layer .
Smear ghee over the paratha and flip .
Cook both sides with ghee till the paratha is nice and crisp .
Once you remove the paratha take a kitchen towel and place the paratha over it .
Now gently crush the paratha with both your hands and you will be able to see hundreds of layers .
Enjoy the Warqi Paratha with your favorite daal or curry .

Warqi Paratha

 

 

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Warqi Paratha
Warqi Paratha is a layered paratha , a cousin of the lachcha paratha, a Indian flatbread , from the Punjab region. This flatbread  is all about its enormous layers .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Instructions
Dough
  1. Take a mixing bowl and sieve the flour into it .
  2. Add sugar , salt and 1 tbsp ghee .
  3. Mix well with hands .
  4. Gradually add water and knead the dough .
  5. The dough should be soft.
  6. Grease the dough and cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes , punch down the dough and knead again till soft and smooth .
  8. Grease and cover and set aside for another 10 minutes .
  9. Knead the dough once again and pinch out four balls .
How to make Warqi Paratha
  1. Take one ball of the dough .
  2. Grease your working surface and pat the ball with hands .
  3. Now roll it into a thin roti , the shape doesn’t really matter , just roll it thin .
  4. Using a brush spread a layer of ghee .
  5. Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut very thin strips of the roti .
  6. Once done take a flat broad knife , grease it and start collecting the strips , gently from the right side , going towards the left .
  7. The strips will roll into a thick rope .
  8. Gently lift this rope with greased hands and roll it around your hand tucking the end inside .
  9. Now grease the surface once again and spread the ball into a disc of about 6-7”.
  10. Do not roll as you might loose these layers .
  11. Heat a griddle and place the paratha to cook.
  12. Simmer the gas , let the paratha cook on one side , do not flip till the top of the paratha changes its color .
  13. Flip the paratha , the first side would have cooked by now and we can see nice and crisp layer .
  14. Smear ghee over the paratha and flip .
  15. Cook both sides with ghee till the paratha is nice and crisp .
  16. Once you remove the paratha take a kitchen towel and place the paratha over it .
  17. Now gently crush the paratha with both your hands and you will be able to see hundreds of layers .
  18. Enjoy the Warqi Paratha with your favourite daal or curry .
Recipe Notes

7 thoughts on “Warqi Paratha”

  1. Even i picked warqi paratha for W, but mine is this much flaky as yours. Omg, wish i could makes flaky as much as like yours. How pretty its looks. Lovely flaky paratha looks very tempting.

  2. What a fantastic paratha! Though I have done this, never tried with the strips version. It’s amazing how you have up with a meal for each dish, too good..and so much efforts!

  3. That paratha is so so flaky! And when you make those 5-6 different types of warqi parathas please call me….I am coming to taste them all. I am bookmarking this though I don’t know if I can really replicate this level of awesomeness

  4. Same pinch but mine were no where near the ultra flaky parathas as yours. The cutting of the flour into strips and using maida made all the difference I guess. Fantastic thali there.

  5. Vaishali, its nearly 11 p.m. and you’re making me feel hungry or should I say your thali and the extra extra flaky warqi paratha. Love your thali. Do you have the recipe for saufiya karela on your blog?

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