Monday, April 22, 2013

Dal Parathas/ Flat Breads With Lentil Filling

          Dal Parathas, flat breads stuffed with a lentil filling, I had tasted this so many years back, during our stay in Singapore. Whenever I made polis/ flatbreads stuffed with a sweet lentil filling, I had always wanted to try out a savory version with a spicy lentil filling, this is the first time I made it. I have used split moong dal and added some minced ginger and coriander to add some flavor to the filling. It was very filling and makes a complete meal with a vegetable curry..

Need To Have
For The Outer Layer

  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Salt

For The Filling

  • Split, Husked Moong Dal/ Green Gram - 1/2 cup
  • Green Chilly - 1
  • Chopped Ginger - 2 teaspoons
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 3 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste


          Make a soft dough with the whole wheat flour, salt and water, keep it aside. Soak the moong dal for an hour, cook it with about 2 cups of water on medium heat, till done and all the water is gone, mash and keep. Grind coarsely the green chilly, coriander leaves and ginger.

          Heat some oil, add the asafoetida powder, followed by the ground mixture, mix for about a minute. Add the coriander powder and salt, mix it well.

          Reduce the heat and mix in the cooked dal. Remove and cool a little and divide the dough and the filling into 6 portions.

          Roll out the dough a little, place the filling, close the dough as shown, dusting with some flour, roll it out as thinly as possible.

          Cook on a hot skillet/ tawa, applying some oil, till you see gold spots on both sides. Remove and serve warm.

Always flip the flatbreads only thrice to get it soft, once when you see it bubbling slightly, flip, apply oil, flip, apply oil on the other side and cook till the first side is done, then flip and cook the second side and remove.
You can even add some grated garlic instead of asfoetida to the filling and mint instead of coriander.
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  1. Really one filling paratha Hema, you have done it just perfect. Wish I can do so well :) love your clicks too

  2. liked your presentation hema.. healthy filling..

  3. These parathas look superly ( if there is a word like that) delicious. And a nice picture too!

  4. Super healthy dal paratha..need to try it,loved ur presentation dear!!

  5. too good very filling n healthy one..

  6. awesome...just love this recipe

  7. Can't wait to try this recipe! They look wonderful.

  8. lovely stuffed flat breads..i liked your presentation

  9. definitely goin to try this soon! healthy n a lovely new way to eat dal

  10. loved your presentation,yummy..n healthy too!!

  11. One of my favorites after Paneer and Aloo paratha...Looks delicious

  12. Dal paratha looks delicious Hema, Love it.

  13. Looks very delicious Hema. I love the colors in the photo. Also you make this recipe look very simple.

  14. really liked the perfectly cut slices of the bread with the fillings. nice detailed write up as well..Also, do feel free to drop by my new blog - pick quicks when u get the time...glad if u wud be a follower there as well.

  15. Loved that nutritious dal stuffed parathas Hema.. I make these parathas with chana dal or sometimes with any leftover dal :-)

  16. Nutritious and protein packed parathas, beautifully done Hema.

  17. Healthy paratha..beautifully done..

    Todays recipe:

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  19. They look so healthy & simply perfect...
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