Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dhal Paratha

Dhal Paratha


For dough:

Wheat flour  -11/2 cup
warm water  -3/4 cup approx
salt                -to taste
oil                 -as needed

For stuffing:

Yellow moong Dhal-1/2 cup
water                        -3/4 cup
chilli powder            -1/4 tsp
hing/asafetida           -1/8 tsp
amchur powder         -1/8 tsp
cumin seeds              -1/2 tsp
salt                            -to taste
oil                             -2 tsp
cilantro                     -finely chopped


 For dough :

  • Knead wheat flour with desired salt by adding warm water into a soft dough.
  • Coat the dough with a tsp of oil and cover it with a damp cloth for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes make it into equal sized balls

For stuffing:

  •  Soak dhal in water for atleast 2 hours.
  • Cook dhal in 3/4 cup of water in a covered pan. Once it gets cooked mash it with a spatula

  • Add chilli powder, hing, amchur powder, cumin seeds, cilantro, salt to  it and mix well.

  • Stuff is ready

For paratha:

  • Dust the ball in little flour.

    • Roll it  into a small circle.
    • Keep a scoop of dhal stuffing to it and fold carefully into a ball. 

    • Dust the ball again and roll it into a thin circle.(do not press so hard give a gentle press rolling evenly so that stuffing does not come out)

    • Heat tawa and Put the paratha over it.

    • Flip it when the lower end gets mild brown spots.

    • Butter/oil the top and wait for a few seconds.
    • Flip again and cook until paratha is well done butter on the top.
    • Flip again for the other side to get cooked

    • Serve the Dhal Paratha with raitha/plain yogurt
    Serves 2-4

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