Layered Paratha or Warqi Paratha Recipe: this multi layered soft and flaky paratha tastes delicious with any curry. Kids love this multi layer paratha.
‘Warq’ means ‘Layer’ in English. So as the name suggests, Warqi paratha is a layered flaky flat bread that is popular in many parts of India and Pakistan. This multi layered paratha or warqi paratha is crisp from outside and soft from inside. Warqi paratha is little tricky to make but tastes amazing and worth the effort. Kids love this multi layered paratha due to its square shape and crisp crust. This paratha is quite similar to Kerala paratha or kerala parotta but different in shape and method of folding.
In making these multi layered parathas or warqi parathas I used 1:1 ratio of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. You can also try them with only all-purpose flour or wheat flour or with varied proportions. They all will have slightly different texture and taste according to the flour you are using but I am sure you will love them all.
I used refined oil in making this multi layered square paratha, but if you prefer you can also use ghee or butter instead. I used moderate amount of oil to fry these parathas but you prefer crispier parathas then try adding little more oil or ghee. Worth trying once at least.
I kneaded the dough with milk which gives a nice texture and fragrance to these square paratha. I did not use any yeast or egg in this recipe. I like to serve these yummy multilayered parathas with curries like rajma masala, aloo gobi, bhindi do pyaza or sometime just with Raita. You can even have them with pickle alone, they taste amazing.
Warqi Paratha or Multi Layered Paratha recipe video with step by step instructions:
Square shaped multi layered paratha or warqi paratha
- All purpose flour(maida): 1 cup,
- Whole wheat flour(atta): 1 cup,
- Baking soda: ⅛ tsp or 2-3 pinches,
- Sugar: 1tsp,
- Salt: 1tsp,
- Milk: almost 1 cup,
- Dry flour to roll the chapati
- In a bowl add all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking soda, sugar, salt and mix everything.
- Add little milk at a time and knead smooth and soft dough.
- When the dough is ready take little oil in your palm and rub it over the dough.
- Cover this dough with moist kitchen towel and cover the bowl.
- Let the dough rest for 15-20 minutes.
- After 15-20 minutes take out the dough and knead it once again.
- Divide the dough in 6 pieces and roll them to ball shape.
- Roll one ball to big chapatti, spread little oil all over the rolled chapatti and sprinkle dry flour on it.
- Now fold the chapatti one third from one side and fold it one third from other side so that they overlap each other.
- Again spread little oil and sprinkle dry flour on folded chapatti.
- Fold it again one third from both side. Now you will get the square shape dough.
- Do same with all the rolled balls.
- Cover the squares with wet towel and let them rest for 15-20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes take one square and dip it in dry flour and roll it with gentle hands.
- Heat the tawa or pan at medium heat and put rolled paratha on it.
- When you see bubbles turn it over and apply some oil.
- Spread the oil and gently press the paratha for even cooking.
- Flip it over again and spread some oil on this side.
- Cook till warqi paratha get nice brown spots on both the side.
- Warqi paratha or multi layered paratha is ready to serve.
2. While rolling try to roll evenly and gently from all the sides that will give nice puff to parathas.
3. Cook layered paratha or warqi paratha on medium flame so that they get cooked all the way to inside.