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 .
all purpose flour
ghee + extra ghee / butter
Salt to taste
Water to knead the 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 favourite daal or curry .
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