Monday, April 16, 2012

Moong Daal Paratha

Spicy Indian flat bread filled with cooked yellow lentil and spices.

For the dough-
  • Wheat flour -4 cup
  • Salt -1 t.s
  • Oil -1 tbls
  • Yellow lentil/ moong daal -1 cup
  • Green chillies -3
  • Fresh mint -3 tbls
  • Grated ginger-1 t.s
  • Cumin seeds -1 t.s
  • Fennel seeds(saunf) -1 t.s
  • Chilli powder-1.5 t.s
  • Turmeric -1/2 t.s
  • Mango powder -1.5 t.s
  • Garam masala-1/2 t.s
  • Salt -1 t.s
  • Oil - 2 tbls

  1. Wash and soak moong daal in water for 20 minutes.then drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin ,fennel and chopped green chillies.
  3. When become golden add turmeric and then add soaked daal.
  4. Sir fry for few seconds ,then add chilli powder, ginger and salt.
  5. Now add 2 cup water ,let it boil.when start boiling lower the flame ,cover and cook till done.
  6. It should be soft and little moist.(add some more water if needed)
  7. Then add mango powder,garam masala (or add 1 t.s lemon juice) and chopped mint or coriander.
  8. Mix well and take out in a plate .let it cool down completly.
  9. Dough - take wheat flour in a deep pan,add salt and oil,rub ,then make a soft dough with water,cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  10. Take a ping pong size ball from the dough.flatten it a little ,stuff with equal amount of filling,seal it properly. roll into a medium thick paratha.
  11. Heat a flat pan ,dizzle some oil or butter ,put the rolled paratha on it,cook from both side with oil or butter till golden and crisp
  12. .If you want to avoid oil then make it like a roti and apply  few drops of butter.
  13. serve hot.
Note-you can also make this paratha with split bengal gram(chana daal).

serving suggestions-best with curd ,potato curry and pickle


Meena said...

wah anjana kya baat hai. u r cooking just like my mom does. she makes same dal ka paratha and i did try many times but dal wont come right amount of dry. excellent pics too

Gayathri NG said...

Sounds interesting n yummy stuffing paratha...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

yummy n perfect stuffing

Loveforfood said...

So there you have it - simple and beautiful

Chandrani said...

Very healthy and yummy paratha.

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Tina said...

Sounds healthy and delicious...

Reshmi said...

looks yum.. simple yet beautiful

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

These are one of my favorite parathas...Love the flavors that have gone into the filling

Hema said...

Looks so good, you have made it so perfectly..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

hey this used to be my fav stuffed paratha after gobhi. U have made this with perfection. Tempting...

Hamaree Rasoi

Radhika said...

Highly nutritious. My mom too used to make this often for Dinner.

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Mélange said...

Extremely healthy and complete meal..real yum.

Roshni said...

I have eaten dal and wheat flour only in Puran Poli (or Boli as we call it). this is a great idea. love it. Please link it to my event if possible

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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

Interesting healthy delicious parantha

kala said...

This is something new to meee..Never heard about this dal parata will def try this!!!!!

R said...

it is so healthy and delicious!

Cham said...

I haven't tried this way- a protein rich food :)

Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful idea and lovely parathas :)

Nisha said...

I love your recipes and as usual this is another of your wonderful recipe.

Santosh Bangar said...

awsome....the stuffing alone is mouthwatering and pratha is super

Chandrani said...

Thanks for linking my event.

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radha said...

So many recipes to try out here. Planning to make the haryala channa today. Will leave this for another day!

Roshni said...

Thanks for linking to my event.. am going to give it a shot soon

Spice up the Curry said...

looks delicious and healthy

nisha said...

I tried this today and we at home loved it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely recipe..I had never tasted this before, I tried today and it came out very well. Thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe. One small suggestion, you can add hing while frying the masala. The whiff of Hing makes the paratha all the more appealing.

haripriya chaturvedi said...

Will make this today :)