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Stuffed Urad Dal Paratha

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Stuffed Urad Dal Paratha

Stuffed Urad Dal Paratha

Urad dal paratha is a stuffed Indian flatbread that is prepared with leftover sukhi urad dal, or dry split and skinned black gram (black lentils). When my family prepares urad dal, we always prepare extra so that we can use the leftovers for parathas the next day.

Since the prepared urad dal already contains many spices, you don't need to add many additional spices. You should add them as per your taste and use the amounts listed only as a guide.

Serve this paratha with mango pickle (or pickle of your choice) or with plain dahi. Do try this popular Punjabi breakfast dish and share your experience in the comments section below.

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Cook Time

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15 min

25 min

40 min

2 parathas


For the stuffing:

  • 1 cup leftover sukhi urad dal (split and skinned black gram)
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder

For the paratha:

  • Prepared atta (whole wheat flour as required for 2 parathas)
  • Dry flour, for dusting
  • Vegetable oil, for cooking


  1. In a bowl, add the urad dal and the rest of the ingredients for the stuffing. Mix until well combined.
  2. Set a tawa (pan) to heat up on low heat and start preparing the paratha.
  3. Dust your hands with a little dry flour. Take a little dough, roll it into a ball, dust it with dry flour, and roll it out into a round disc (roti) about 6 inches in diameter.
  4. Place half the stuffing in the middle of this roti. Pick up the roti all around and close it at the top. Press it firmly, then dust with some dry flour and roll out this stuffed roti into a paratha which is slightly thick.
  5. Grease the hot tawa with a little oil and place the paratha on it. Raise the heat to low-medium and cook for 15-20 seconds. Flip it over and cook the other side for 15-20 seconds.
  6. Flip the paratha again and spread a little oil over this side. Flip it once more and spread a little oil on this side too.
  7. Cook the paratha by flipping frequently and roasting until it is crisp and golden on both sides. Prepare the other paratha in the same way.
  8. Serve the stuffed parathas with mango pickle or dahi.

Stuffed Urad Dal Paratha

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

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