February 27, 2012

Dal parathas

Dal paratha

Actually leftover dal parathas ! Last week when I peeked in my fridge there were two little boxes sitting wait to be picked up for the 3rd day in a row. So this time I did! One had a little bit moong dal and the other one was masoor. I mixed it up with some flour, grated onion, cilantro and salt and it made for some yummy dinner parathas.

Little A ate all his share with jam and we enjoyed ours with yogurt and pickle.

Here is the recipe:

2 cups flour
1/4 tspoon bengali kalo jeere
2 tbspoons cooked masoor dal
3 tbspoons cooked moong dal
3/4 cup water
1/2 medium onion grated
bunch of cilantro chopped
salt as per taste
5-6 tbspoon oil for cooking


Knead it all together. First mix the dal, cilantro and onion well and only then start to add the water. Dal already has salt, so check and add more if needed.

Knead it to a soft dough and keep it aside for 30-40 minutes.

Divide the dough in equal parts and then make balls. Roll out the in circular parathas, use some flour dusting if it sticks, but not too much.

Heat a hot griddle or pan, cook both sides, put a tspoon of oil and cook till the brown spots appear and the paratha looks cooked.

Dal paratha

 Serve hot with raita, pickle or jam! Enjoy.


  1. lovely daal parathas... kind of 1 pot meal, ig you have it with pickles or raita...

  2. Even I prepare such parathas specially for advay

  3. Mandira,
    we love dal parathas too..these looks so delicious..hugs and smiles

  4. Mouthwatering here, what a terrific and super tempting....

  5. Hi Mandira, thanks for visiting my space...lovely the dal parathas...they do make a wholesome meal :-)
    Cheers, Suchi from Kitchen Karma

  6. I had a punjabi friend who did something similar with leftover dhal - so very tasty!

    1. I agree, I don't make it often, but I should :)

  7. I am not much into making parathas but these sound great.

  8. This makes me think of West Indian Dhal Puri :)

  9. These are one of my absolute favorites! I love the crispness of the parathas that comes with the addition of daal. Subtly flavored, they are quite a comforter. These look so good!

    1. On a weeknight, these were a hit!


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