Thursday, September 27, 2018

Warqi Paratha/Lucknowi Warqi Paratha

Indian cuisine shares varieties of parathas, these Indian flatbreads have their own place in many thalis or in everyone's meals. Parathas are the most popular unleavened breads in India. And parathas are prepared with whole wheat dough.This dough when rolled out either thick, thin or stuffed, which is later cooked in hot tawa makes this parathas. Parathas are eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner depending upon how they are served with a side dish or simply with spiced curd. You might have noticed that am running a month of blogging marathon with A-Z International flatbreads. And my post for today's blogging marathon goes for our own Indian flatbread. Since today's flatbreads calls for the alphabetic letter 'W', i grabbed an Awadhi flatbread aka Warqi Paratha. Awadhi cuisine is a cuisine of Lucknow city and this city is known of its Nawabi foods. Awadhi cuisine is quite a rich cuisine and this cuisine involves many rich ingredients like paneer, malai, mutton and spices like cardamom and saffron in most of their dishes. Awadhi spread consists of elaborated dishes like kebabs, kormas, biryanis, kulchas, sheermal,zarda, roomali rotis and warqi parathas.

Warqi Paratha, Layered Awadhi Warqi paratha

Warqi paratha is literally means layered paratha which sounds similar like lacha paratha. Warqi paratha is usually prepared with maida, and its has sugar or kesar aka saffron. Obviously these parathas can be sweet and savory.Warqi paratha is folded many times to create many layers as you required and then flatten again.While laccha paratha is available in two variations: one is cooked in tawa and the other one is tandoori, Warqi paratha is usually cooked on tawa. Warqi paratha tastes absolutely incredible when served with delicious curries. This multi layered warqi paratha is definitely a kid's favourite paratha as this paratha have multi layers with crispy outside and soft inside. Ghee is the key ingredient for making this absolutely delicious flatbreads and cooking with ghee gives an excellent flavor to this layered soft parathas.However you can replace ghee with oil, for the authentic flavor dont compromise yourself, just stick with ghee to prepare these flaky parathas.

Warqi Paratha, Multilayered Warqi Paratha

Recipe Source: Here
1cup All purpose flour
1cup Whole wheat flour
1tsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
1cup Milk
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/4cup Melted Ghee
Flour for dusting

Take the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking soda, a teaspoon of ghee,sugar, salt in a bowl and mix everything. Add enough milk slowly and knead smooth and soft dough.

Once the dough is soft, drop the dough in a bowl, wrap it and let it sit for half an hour.

Now take dough from the bowl and knead again for a while, divide the dough as 6-7 balls.

Roll one ball to big chapatti, spread little ghee all over the rolled chapatti and sprinkle some flour on it.

Bring the end of the rolled chapathi towards the middle and bring the another edge towards the middle so that both edges overlap each other.

Awadhi Warqi Paratha, Layered Warqi Paratha

Again spread little ghee and sprinkle dry flour on folded chapatti.Fold it again to get the square shape dough.

Roll the dough again as a large square chappathi and and fold it thrice as much as we did earlier so that there are 9 layers.

Continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Cover the squared dough with wet towel and let them rest for 20 minutes.

Now dust with enough flour and roll the square dough as large square.

Heat the tawa or pan at medium heat and put rolled paratha on it. Drizzle some ghee and cook on both sides until the parathas gets well cooked.

Warqi paratha is ready, serve with spicy curries.

Lucknowi Warqi Paratha

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Amber said... Reply To This Comment

I like Warqi Paratha so much. If I don't add sugar in it, does it change the taste?

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

All the warqi parathas are making me hungry...yours has turned out so beautiful with that perfect golden brown colour. Would love to polish this off with a nice gravy. Yum!!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Same pinch , even I made Warqi parathas for W . I was amazed to see so many types of warqi parathas on my search . Will definitely try and make the rest . Yours looks just wonderful and perfectly made .

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Same Pinch Priya. Though we have chosen the same paratha there are differences in ingredients. The ones you made look gorgeous.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Today is the day of warqui parathas and pooris. What a wonderful flat bread! With those layers created by ghee, this is one fabulous rich paratha.

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Warqi paratha is great hit with W... LOve the flaky and crispy paratha recipe.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I think many of us resorted to warqi for this alphabet. Your version looks so well done!

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

warqi paratha looks fabulous, I too wanted to try it. loved the way yours came out. Though I have never tasted it so far being married in Lucknow. I will check in my next visit for sure.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

A different method of making warqi paratha by folding it several times. A good easy method and the parathas look so soft and flaky. Will have to make it soon with some curry.

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

Same pinch, even I did the same. Love to see so many different ways of making the same recipe. The Parathas are tempting , perfect with some spicy curry.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Seen so many varities of warqi parahtas in this marathon and each one is so good! Love how yours have turned out- so flaky and so inviting!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Just seeing your layers, I want to tear into the warqi paratha and eat them. Such a beautiful color of the paratha and the layers are just amazing.