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 .
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  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 .
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