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You all must be thinking that how did I forget India in this series of International Flatbreads. No I did not, but being an Indian I knew many flatbreads soI have purposely kept the Indian flatbreads for the difficult letter’s, like u,v,w,x,y,z. So when I finally shortlisted all, which was till last week I decided for Warqi Paratha for the letter W. So what is Warqi Paratha?. Warqi Paratha literally means layered paratha. (warq means layer) similar to laccha paratha but with a complete different method of preparation.


Warqi Paratha


Laccha Paratha is usually folded like a fan, and then in circular roll and then flattened out again.  Check out my recipe of Whole wheat Laccha Paratha or Layered Paratha hereWarqi paratha is folded in half many times to create as many layers as required and then flattened out again. Many recipes even recommend keeping the dough refrigerated for some time before rolling out the paratha. This makes the paratha more flaky and full of layers. I did follow the Warqi Paratha recipe from hereWe paired this paratha with some spicy Chole and loved it to the fullest.

Warqi Paratha

Warqi Paratha


Warqi Paratha

Warqi Paratha

Warqi Paratha is a layered paratha that is folded many times to form multiple layers. This can be enjoyed with some spicy curry. 
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Paratha
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 2 cup All Purpose Flour/Plain Flour/ Maida
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk at room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Ghee for brushing
  • Flour for dusting


  • In a large bowl, Add the flour, sugar, salt, milk and ghee.  Mix everything, and then knead well to form a smooth and soft dough. Use milk only to make the dough.
  • Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, roll the dough into a large rectangle. Then apply some ghee and sprinkle some flour on top of it.
  • Fold it one above the other or grab both the edges and align it in the center to form an envelope. 
  • Again apply ghee and sprinkle flour till you get a small rectangle. The key here is to have as many layers as one can have.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes repeat the above 4 steps and refrigerate again for 15 minutes.
  • In all you would need to refrigerate minimum 3 times.
  • After the last refrigeration, roll out the dough again and use a cookie cutter or the back of a saucer and cut into circles.
  • You can lightly roll the circles again to thin the paratha's or to enlarge it if your paratha looks too thick.
  • Alternatively one can divide the dough into equal size balls and roll each like a paratha. 
  • Shallow fry them using ghee on medium until golden from both the sides.
  • Once cooked, hold the paratha in a clean kitchen towel and lightly crush it within your palms so that the layers come out.
    Warqi Paratha
  • Enjoy it hot with some spicy curry.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.


Recipes in this series of A-Z International FlatBreads

A- Afghani Bolani

B- Boxty – Irish Potato FlatBread

C- Corn Tortilla

D- Dhal Puri

F-Farinata Genovese : Ligurian Chickpea Flatbread

G- Gözleme (Turkish Flatbread with Potato, Spinach, Mint and Feta Cheese)

H- Harcha (Moroccan FlatBread)

I – Injera (Ethiopian FlatBread)

J-Jamaican FlatBread – Bammy

K-Knäckebröd – Swedish Multi-Seed Crispbread

L- Lachuch (Yemenite FlatBread)

M-Manakish Za’atar (Levantine Flatbread)

N-Noni Afghani (Afghan Flatbread)

O-Omani Maldouf – A FlatBread made with Dates

P- Potato Apple Bread


R-Rye Flatbread (Icelandic)

S-Syrian Pita Bread

T-Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread



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5 from 13 votes
Recipe Rating

Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Warqi paratha definitely won the show today. I am in love with each and every recipe and the unique ways to fold the paratha to get the perfect layers.


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

wow Renu, you made this flaky warqi paratha like my mother. drooling here with this crushed look and with chole I just want some.

Padmajha PJ

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

I remember shortlisting this one but made something else! The warqi paratha looks perfect and crispy!

Mayuri Patel

Sunday 14th of October 2018

Wow Renu, perfect layered flatbread, super super tempting. I'll have to try making them as its seems the flatbread of the day.

Srivalli Jetti

Friday 12th of October 2018

Oh gosh this is sinful!..your warqi paratha looks so inviting ...and I think this one topped the list for the day got it done so well!