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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.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

25 min

40 min

2 parathas

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 25, 2020:

Thank for appreciating the recipe, Flourish. Thank you.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 23, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your recipes. I haven’t seen a lot of lentil recipes. You’re expanding our horizons.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 22, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 21, 2020:

That is a smart way to cook, making extra when preparing food the first time, and then using the leftovers to make another meal. We do that with things like rice. We usually make some extra to be used in another preparation the next day. Your recipe sounds tasty. Thanks!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 20, 2020:

Your comment are much appreciated, Pamela. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 20, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 20, 2020:

Very healthy, Miebakagh. Garam masala can easily be prepared at home as it is a mixture of easily available spices. Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 20, 2020:

This sounds like an interesting dish that I would like, Rajan. Thank you for this recipe.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 20, 2020:

I rated 5 stars and a simple to make recipe. Your ideas are increadible!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 19, 2020:

Rajah, I'd like to. But the garam masala is hard to get. Thanks for sharing Panjabi breakfast meal. I even take it that this is nourishing.