Sunday, February 21, 2010

Healthy Brunch: Dal ke Parathe

Healthy Brunch: Dal ke Parathe

Dal ka parathe is perfect for Sunday brunch. It is healthy and flavorful. You can use also leftover dal for this recipe.
For Dal ke Parathe: [5  servings]
Wheat Flour – 2 cups
Moong dal [Split yellow lentil] – 1 cup
Onion -1 cup chopped finely
Fresh chopped Garlic -1/2 tbsp
Fresh chopped Ginger -1/2 tbsp
Green chilies- 1tsp finely chopped
Cilantro -1/4 cup finely chopped

Dry Spices:
Cumin seeds (Jira) – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds (Saunf) – 1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) powder -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Cooking oil for lightly shallow frying the parathas

  • Wash Moong dal thoroughly. Boil washed moong dal using very little water and some salt or pressure cook it. When it is done, keep aside. For this recipe you can also use leftover dal for the parathas.
  • Combine wheat flour, onions, ginger-garlic, green chilies and cilantro. Also add all the dry spices and finally cooked dal. Mix it all and knead well into dough. If necessary add very little water.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and make even balls of it.
  • Roll the dough balls into 8 inch diameter circles. Cook the parathas on hot griddle [tava] or a pan using very little oil on both the sides till it turns golden brown. Drain on the paper towel and keep aside.
Enjoy garma garam parathas with raita (yogurt) and achaar (pickle).

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