Friday, July 8, 2011

Moong Dal Parathas

I’m a great fan of stuffed parathas. I make them quite often with different fillings. Of these my daugther’s and my favorite are paneer parathas, aloo parathas and these moong dal parathas. Stuffed parathas make a wholesome lunch without the need to prepare a separate side dish. My lil one has it with some ketchup and I just have it as it is or with some pickle. Now you guys must be wondering what is that side dish doing in the photo! That was made especially for hubby dear, since he needs some side dish or the other with his plate of rotis or parathas. Ok so let’s get on with the recipe of these protein packed parathas:


Makes about 8 parathas
What you’ll need


For the dough

1. Wheat flour – 2 cups
2. Oil – 1 tblsp
3. Salt to taste
4. Water as required to knead the dough

For the stuffing

1. Split Moong Dal – 1 cup
2. Green Chillies – 2 to 3
3. Grated Ginger – 1 tsp
4. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
5. Oil – 1 or 2 tsps
6. Salt to taste


Method

For the dough, in a mixing bowl, take wheat flour add salt and oil and mix it well. Add water little by little and knead into soft and smooth dough. Keep covered.
Lightly roast the split moong dal till a nice aroma comes out. Wash and pressure cook it in just enough water. Make sure not to add too much water else the stuffing will become mushy. Cool, mash and keep aside.

Heat a Kadai, with about 2 tsps of oil. Add the cumin seeds and sauté for a minute. Next add in the finely chopped green chillies, grated ginger and stir. Add the mashed dal and salt to taste. Give everything a nice stir. The mixture will leave the sides and come together as a soft ball. Remove from flame and let it cool.

For making the parathas, pinch out a lemon sized ball from the dough, roll out into a small disc. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle and bring the edges together to completely cover the filling. The edges should overlap slightly to seal the masala. Gently flatten the filled ball. Dust with flour and roll out to a flat disc of about 5-6 inches.
Heat a tava (griddle). Roast the paratha on medium heat till done on both the sides. Grease the paratha with a little oil while cooking.


Delicious hot moong dal parathas are ready to eat with a raita and pickle of your choice.

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38 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

stuffed parathas r always a hit.. i love these moong stuff..

Prathibha said...

Nice n yummy parathas...looks delicious..:)

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy and yum pratha

hemalata said...

Very delicious and healthy moong dal parathas.

sangee vijay said...

Very healthy choice n the parathas looks so soft n delicious...lovely clicks!!!

Biny Anoop said...

i am sitting hungry waiting for chips to get ready and u r making me more hungry with those parathas...perfecto

Jay said...

looks heavenly kaveri..:)
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Vardhini said...

Looks tasty and healthy too ..

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy Parathas,luks delicious...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Healthy and perfectly done parathas !!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and yummy recipe..

Suja said...

Yummy and healthy..love it

DD said...

first time I heard abt them!!!
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, yummy filling, very heavy too.

Swathi said...

Moong dal paratha looks delicious Nice recipe as it protein packed.

Food Glorious Food! said...

Just perfect :) So excited to try making them for tomorrow's lunch!! Wish me luck!!

Sobha Shyam said...

absolutely delicious n healthy parathas..nice clicks..thanx a lot for sending it to my event.

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aipi said...

Protein packed parathas ~ looks very neat!
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Saras said...

Yummy & filling stuffing..Neat presentation dear... Thanks for sharing..
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Ambreen said...

Looks fabulous & absolutely delicious! very healthy!

jayasree said...

Stuffed parathas turn out very soft isn't it? Haven't tried with dal stuffing.

khushi said...

the parathas are my all time favorite ones....so delicious

Now Serving said...

romba nanna irrukku, Kaveri! moongdal-a vechi idhu varaikum try panalai!YUM

Vidhya said...

The parathas looks so soft and yum.Will try this out some time soon for my family.

julie said...

Yummy n healthy parathas..thanx for visiting my space n glad to follow you.I welcome you to follow my blog too.. ThAnx in advance..

Pushpa said...

Healthy and perfect parathas with a bowl of yogurt.

Sayantani said...

oh same here. as a family also we love our stuffed parathas. its easy to make and quite filling. love your moongdal stuffing. will give it a try.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Perfect looking parathas

SouthIndianHome said...

Healthy Parathas.Looks perfect
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PJ said...

Stuffed parathas are more filling and nutritious when compared to the regular ones. Your version looks delicious..

veena krishnakumar said...

My daughter loves stuffed parathas and this is so healthy...will try

Srivalli said...

Very pretty pictures and inviting!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious and delicious parathas...

Aarthi said...

awesome paratha

vaishali sabnani said...

I make these too..but dont mash the daal...v inviting ones!

PriyaVaasu said...

Love Stuffed Parathas, makes a Complete Meal!!! Looks Yummy!!!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

wow, health packed parathas

Vardhini said...

Healthy and protein packed parathas.


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