Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha
by Tarla Dalal
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This dal paratha recipe is made with with a base of whole wheat flour and stuffed with yellow moong dal and Indian spices. Perfect to cook at home, on any day when you feel like having comfort food ! Homely to the core, this yellow moong dal paratha is satiating, wholesome and very soothingly flavoured with simple spice powders.
Remember to sauté the dal mixture well along with the spice powders till the raw smell goes and you get a very inviting aroma. Allow it to cool completely before making these wholesome parathas so that you will be able to roll the parathas easily without the mixture leaking out.
Notes on dal paratha recipe. 1. Cover with lid and cook yellow moong dal for 6-8 minutes or until the water has evaporated. Do not add excess water of the dal will become mushy. 2. Add approx. ½ cup of water and mix well. Cover and cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Make sure the mixture is dry enough to stuff into the Dal Paratha or it will become sticky while rolling. 3.Bring the sides together and seal tightly. Sealing tightly is very important or the yellow dal mixture will come out. 4. Roll the Dal Paratha again into 5" diameter using little wheat flour to roll. Be gentle while rolling, do not press to hard or the mixture might come out. Do not roll it too thin.
See why this is a healthy dal paratha? The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetic as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.
Serve fresh off the tava with Raitas / Kachumber and Aachar.
Learn to make dal paratha recipe | yellow moong dal paratha | healthy dal paratha | with step by step photos and video below.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.
- Clean, wash and soak the yellow moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 15 minutes. Drain well.
- Combine the drained yellow moong dal and 1 cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and mix well. 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.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, cooked dal, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and salt and ½ cup of water, mix well cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely and divide it into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
- Roll a portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle.
- Bring together all the sides in the centre and seal tightly.
- Roll again into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using ½ tsp ghee, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Repeat steps 2 to 6 to make 7 more parathas.
- Serve the dal paratha immediately.
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