Cabbage and Dal Parathas


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Cabbage and Dal Parathas

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This one dish meal is a great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables. A horde of other ingredients like mint leaves, fennel seeds, amchur, ginger and finely chopped onions enhance the taste of these parathas.

Cabbage being low in sodium and potassium is quite beneficial for those with high blood pressure. Just measure the amount of salt as mentioned in the recipe and they are ready to enjoy a hearty meal.

One Cabbage and Dal Paratha can be enjoyed by diabetics with a bowl of low-fat curds, to add a wee-bit of protein and set off the carb content.

To make it more nutritious, you can use ½ cup of wheat flour and ¼ cup of oats flour instead on using only wheat flour.

Try other healthy recipes like Healthy Oats Dosa and Low Salt Mooli Roti.

Enjoy how to make Cabbage and Dal Parathas recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Cabbage and Dal Parathas recipe - How to make Cabbage and Dal Parathas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 parathas
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Ingredients

For The Cabbage and Dal Parathas Dough
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 tsp salt

For The Cabbage and Dal Parathas Stuffing
3/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked and parboiled
1 tsp oil
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
1 1/2 tsp oil for cooking
Method
For the dough of cabbage and dal paratha

    For the dough of cabbage and dal paratha
  1. To make the dough for cabbage and dal paratha, combine the flour and salt together in a bowl and add enough water to make soft dough.
  2. Knead well for 3 to 4 minutes and keep aside.

For the stuffing of cabbage and dal paratha

    For the stuffing of cabbage and dal paratha
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the fennel seeds in it for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onions and sauté till they turn golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the green chillies and cabbage and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the moong dal, mint leaves, turmeric powder, amchur, salt, 1 tbsp of water and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minute.
  5. Remove from the flame divide into 5 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed to make cabbage and dal paratha

    How to proceed to make cabbage and dal paratha
  1. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a circle of about 100 mm. (4") diameter using a little flour for rolling.
  3. Place 1 portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle.
  4. Bring together all the sides in the centre and seal tightly.
  5. Roll out again into a circle of 150 mm. (5") diameter using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  6. Cook on a non-stick pan on both sides using ¼ teaspoon oil until brown spots appear.
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make 4 more cabbage and dal parathas.
  8. Serve the cabbage and dal parathas hot.

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For cooking the yellow moong dal

  1. Pick and wash the yellow moong dal.
  2. Soak it in enough water in a deep bowl for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain well. The dal water can be used to make the dough.
  4. Combine the drained yellow moong dal and ½ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and mix well.
  5. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes or till the water has evaporated, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  6. Drain if there is any excess water.

For the dough of cabbage and dal paratha

  1. To make the dough for cabbage and dal paratha, in a deep bowl take whole wheat flour ie. Gehun ka atta. For increasing the health quotient, use half and half wheat flour and oats flour. See  benefits of whole wheat flour and see why oats are good for you
  2. To this add salt to taste and mix it very well with your fingertips.
  3. Slowly add water and combine all the ingredients. We have used a little over 1/4 cup of water.
  4. Knead well for 3 to 4 minutes to form a soft dough. Keep aside.

For the stuffing of cabbage and dal paratha

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the saunf. Also, you can make use of jeera.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minute or until they are golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the green chillies.
  4. Furthermore, add the cabbage and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 minute.
  5. Add the grated ginger. It provides a zingy flavour to the stuffing.
  6. Now add water and mix well.
  7. Add the moong dal. Moong dal is rich in protein and increases the nutrient contents of the cabbage and dal paratha.
  8. Add the mint leaves. You can substitute mint leaves with coriander leaves.
  9. Add the turmeric powder.
  10. Add the dried mango powder and salt and mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Amchur provides a chatpata taste to the cabbage and dal paratha stuffing. Since this is a diabetic-friendly recipe, make sure the amount of salt you put is carefully measured.


  11. The cabbage will soften and your mixture for the cabbage and dal paratha is ready!
  12. Divide the cabbage and dal paratha stuffing into 5 equal portions and keep aside. Let the stuffing cool down.

To make the cabbage and dal paratha

  1. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  2. Roll out one portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Place a portion of the prepared stuffing in the center of the circle.
  4. Bring together all the sides in the centre.
  5. Remove the excess dough and seal it tightly.
  6. Roll out again into a circle of 150 mm. (5") diameter using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  7. Cook cabbage and dal paratha on a non-stick pan on both sides using ¼ teaspoon oil until brown spots appear.
  8. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make 4 more cabbage and dal parathas.
  9. Serve cabbage and dal paratha hot.
Accompaniments

Assorted Pickle 
Fresh Curds ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking ) 
Instant Chilli Pickle 
Low Fat Curds ( How To Make Low Fat Curds) 
Soya Curds 

Nutrient values per paratha
Energy 96 cal
Protein 3.6 gm
Carbohydrates 14.8 gm
Fat 2.5 gm
Sodium 150.3 mg
Calcium 31.3 mg
Fibre 1.0 gm

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Reviews

Cabbage and Dal Parathas
5
 on 06 Mar 19 10:14 AM


Lovely and very tasty paratha.Even my 19 year son loved it.Thanks a lot mam.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Seemeeta, Happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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06 Mar 19 04:58 PM
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
5
 on 21 Oct 17 09:15 AM


love this paratha. tasty as well as healthy.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, great to know everyone enjoyed and loved this paratha. Do try more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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23 Oct 17 11:24 AM
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
5
 on 26 Aug 17 05:16 PM


cabbage parathas are very nice and tasty occasional wonderful.
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
5
 on 18 May 17 09:29 AM


Excellent recipe We enjoyed something different Paratha .everybody loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priti, great to know everyone enjoyed and loved this paratha. Do try more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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18 May 17 03:56 PM
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
5
 on 11 Oct 16 02:24 PM


very nice????????
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Preety, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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12 Oct 16 08:42 AM
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
5
 on 22 Mar 14 12:40 PM


Cabbage and Dal Paratha an easy making paratha. A different paratha but very tasty paratha recipe. I enjoyed it with curd.
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
4
 on 22 Oct 10 02:26 PM


my father in law has high bp and i tak e real pains to make something apt for his health. paraths are best options as is healthy and filing. What i like most about teh recipe is that even the amount of salt is measured and is accurate. I dont have to worry about his sodium intake now because i just follow these recipes.