Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha

Dal Paratha

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दाल पराठा की रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha in Hindi) 

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This recipe is not sensational, and that is what makes it perfect to cook at home, on any day when you feel down in the dumps! Homely to the core, this Dal Paratha is satiating, wholesome and very soothingly flavoured with simple spice powders.

Yet, it fills your heart and tummy, in a very comfortable sort of way. 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.

Serve fresh off the tava with Raitas / Kachumber and Aachar .

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Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha recipe - How to make Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha

Soaking Time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 servings (8 serving )
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For The Dough
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Filling
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
4 tsp ghee for cooking

For Serving
fresh curd (dahi)
For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Clean, wash and soak the yellow moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 15 minutes. Drain well.
  2. 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.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool completely and divide it into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  2. Roll a portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle.
  4. Bring together all the sides in the centre and seal tightly.
  5. Roll again into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using ½ tsp ghee, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 to make 7 more parathas.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Dough for Dal Paratha

  1. Take wheat flour in a deep bowl. You can also make this Dal Paratha using multigrain flour. 
  2. Add salt to taste.
  3. Add oil. The oil will add to the softness of the dough.  
  4. Add water as required to make a soft dough. If the dough is hard Dal Paratha will be difficult to roll and the parathas wont be soft. 

Filling for the Dal Paratha

  1. Wash cup yellow moong dal and soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain yellow moong dal.
  3. Combine the yellow moong dal with 1 cup of water in a broad non stick pan.
  4. Cover with lid and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the water has evaporated. Do not add excess water of the dal will become mushy. Keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in abroad non stick pan.
  6. Add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
  7. Add asofoetida.
  8. Add cooked yellow moong dal. 
  9. Add turmeric.
  10. Add chilli powder. If you feel the spice is less you can increase the quantity of chilli powder as per requirement. 
  11. Add coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  12. Add salt to taste 
  13. 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.
  14. Allow the mixture to cool, divide into 8 equal portions.

How to roll the Dal Paratha

  1. To roll, divide the dough into 8 equal portions. 
  2. Roll out the dough into 4" circle, use wheat flour to roll. 
  3. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre.
  4. Bring the sides together and seal tightly. Sealing tightly is very important or the mixture will come out.
  5. 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. 
  6. Heat a non stick tava/griddle and place the Dal Paratha gently.
  7. Allow to cook on side, add 1/2 tsp ghee and flip the Dal Paratha. Cook until brown spots appear on both sides. Do not use excess oil or the Dal paratha will become too greasy. 
  8. Repeat steps to make more 7 Dal Parathas.
  9. Serve the Dal Paratha hot with Boondi Raita or Pudina raita

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy141 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates20.4 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat4.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.6 mg

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Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha
 on 27 May 18 08:33 PM

Hello Tarla aunty, I am Dugu, I study in class four, my mother tried this recipe,I loved it so much...
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Tarla Dalal    Hello Dugu, Thank you for your kind words. Ask your mother to try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking !!
28 May 18 03:01 PM
Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha
 on 17 Feb 18 03:07 AM

I tried this but instead of Moong Dal I used Masoor dal. Turned out very tasty. Thanks for such nice idea
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
20 Feb 18 08:49 AM
Dal Paratha
 on 27 Jul 15 04:15 PM

Dal paratha.. delicious dal stuffing.. the masala gives nice flavour to the paratha. The dal is perfectly cooked, i made this for a sunday lunch.. and everybody enjoyed in my house.. served this with masala dahi..