Friday, September 28, 2007

Chana Dal Paratha

Stuffed chana dal paratha's are nutritious and a wholesome meal.

Ingredients

For filling

1/2 cup - Chana dal
1/2 cup - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup - Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
Salt to taste

For dough

3 cup - Whole wheat flour
1tbsp - Oil / Ghee
Water to knead the dough

Method

1 ) Wash and soak chana dal for 2 to 3 hours. In a pressure cook, cook chana dal with 1/2 cup water. Bring the cooker to full pressure and after the first whistle, take off the stove. Open the cooker after 2 minutes. Dal should be cooked,but not mashed up. Drain off any water if any.

2 ) Mix with chana dal, coriander leaves, onion, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Mix in well and keep the filling aside.

3 ) To make dough - Mix wheat flour, oil and salt. Mix and rub the flour to get oil and salt mixed well. Then add water little by little, knead and make a stiff dough. Rest the dough for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with wet towel, so that dough doesn't dry out. Then again knead the dough to get a soft workable dough.

4 ) To roll out the paratha - Make small balls of the dough. Take one dough ball and roll it out with a rolling pin. Take a small amount of filling and place in the center of the rolled out dough. Wrap the dough around the filling ball, close and seal well. Dust some flour and then lightly flatten the dough with hand.

5 ) With a rolling pin, roll out carefully to make a round paratha.

6 ) Heat a tawa or a non-stick pan, on medium heat and place the paratha in it. Smear some oil on top and around the paratha. Flip and cook evenly on both sides, till it's golden brown in colour on both sides.

Serve hot with raita.

Check out other stuffed parathas, and the step by step preparation details with pictures.

32 comments:

Roopa said...

looks delicious and healthy paratas!

Timepass said...

Nice recipe.

Suganya said...

Parathas stuffed with dal keep surfacing in blogosphere. I gotta try this. They look great!

Padmaja said...

never heard about chana dal paratha, looks amazing and so vibrant!!

Apple said...

Looks delicious n colorful...Nice recipe

Asha said...

Oh Pravs, this is great! I just tried Aloo Parathas. Your's is next!:))

Padma said...

Never heard of Chana Dal paratha... but that looks delicious

easycrafts said...

Indeed, these are healthy parathas and look very tempting..thanks for recipe

Laavanya said...

These look lovely... golden and flavorful.

bee said...

these are eaten a lot in bihar and among north indian communities that immigrated to the carrbean and mauritius. it is one of the most popular street snacks. thanks for the recipe.

Lissie said...

unique recipe, pravs! awesome picture!!

bindiya said...

Delicious!drizzled with butter, yummy!

Sharmi said...

looks very beautiful and healthy. can surely give a a try.

Richa said...

parathas look so good, u definitely r a pro at making those :)
it sure makes such a nutritious n filling meal!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Delicious looking Paranthas dear :-)

Namratha said...

Parathas look amazing, I would love to have one right away! :)

Prajusha said...

pic looks wonderful. this is an unique paratha recipe and will surely try it out.

Redchillies said...

The paratha looks yummy!

Rina said...

Wow!!!! I'm so happy I discovered your blog. there are so many interesting recipes I have to explore. Love the channa parathas. Thanks for the recipe.

Seena said...

Thats so lovely and healthy..nice recipe..thanks

Sig said...

Hey Pravs, what software do you use for watermarking the images? I love the way you place simply spicy in cute and creative ways :)

Pravs said...

Thank you all for checking out this post and for the kinds words.

Bee, that was a info i didn't know about this paratha. Thanks

A warm welcome to you Rina.

Thanks sig, i used Adobe photoshop.

Superchef said...

paratha n dal...two of my favs..yum...

Kribha said...

Never tried this before. Looks like a fulfilling dish. Nice picture. :))

Mansi Desai said...

beautiful...its so interesting how you cna stuff almost anything into a paratha and still make it tasty, right??!! I also keep trying paratha variations:D

Tee said...

This is new for me...looks absolutely delicous! If you think about it, this is like the savory version of puran poli. :)

neroli said...

Dear Pravs, I've been thinkning about parathas *so* *much* lately--thanks for that gentle nudge that reminds me to get to work on it ;)!

I love making stuffed parathas, and then freezing them---then, just pop in the toaster and eat with chutney. It's great when I'm running late from work...

Thanks!

remajai said...

Tried this receipe. Came very well. Really yummy to taste.

Dave said...

Should the onion be cooked first before stuffing it so its not so crunchy?

thanks.

Pravs said...

Dave : There is no need to cook the onion before stuffing. It will get cooked when paratha is cooked on both sides. Do let me know how it turned out for you :)

shree said...

this is shree from naples florida. i love the recipes on your website. i have made the chana dal parathas. my husband enjoyed the parathas. thank you for the recipe.your website is very therapeutic.

Pravs said...

Shree : So glad to see this comment. Thank you...do try other recipes you like.