Channa Dhal stuffed Paratha

I always try different types of stuffed paratha for my son's lunch box and one such hit is channa dhal stuffed paratha.Channa dhal paratha is a simple and delicious parathas which is a good option for lunch box with pickle and yogurt.It has a unique flavor and taste which is a real feast for the taste buds.The recipe as follows...

For the Filling
Channa dhal1cup
Onion1no.(medium size)
Ginger(finely chopped)1tsp
Green chilly4nos.
Turmeric powder1/2tsp
Garam masala powder1/2tsp
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)1tbs
Salta pinch

For the dough
Wheat flour11/2cups
All purpose flour1/2cup
Saltto taste
Waterapproximately 1cup(to knead)
Oil1+2tbs(to cook parathas)


                          Mix the flours,salt,oil and add water,knead it to a soft and smooth dough with water.Keep it covered with a damp cloth for 1/2 hour.
Meanwhile prepare the filling by boiling the channa dhal in a pressure cooker for a whistle or a open pot till it is tender.Drain the water and coarsely grind it in a blender or mash it with a masher,keep aside.
Keep a pan in a medium flame and crackle the cumin seeds then add green chilles and ginger.Saute the onion till transparent with a pinch of salt.
Now add the salt,turmeric powder and garam masala powder,stir it then ground channa dhal,and give it a mix.Finally add the coriander leaves and turn off the stove.The filling is ready.
Divide the dough and the filling into equal portions,flatten the dough to a 3 inch disc and keep the stuffing in it.Gently pull the edges to the center,seal it and flatten it.Now on a floured surface, roll each flattened ball gently to a desired thickness.
Heat a griddle on a medium flame and cook the parathas both sides.
Serve it with pickle and yogurt.

  • Ginger and garlic paste can be added for extra taste and flavor.
  • A tsp of carom seeds can be mixed in the flour while making the dough which gives a nice aroma and aids digestion.
  • Amchur powder can also be added for extra tangy taste.
  • Dusting it with all purpose flour(maida) helps the rolling easy.
Sending this to LGSS-Stuffed Paratha event happenings in Vardhini's Kitchen.

Also sending Paneer Paratha to the event.


Perfect and tempting paratha..

Stuffed parathas looks simply yummy...Lovely clicks..

u rolled them just perfect...nice stuffing n loved the layers

Both the parathas look perfect and yummy .. thx for linking to the event.

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Different stuffing from the usual parathas! Nicely done Nalini!

Yummy parathas...I make Moong dal parathas..will try this one soon.

Lovely Parathas, nicely presented dear :)

Perfect parathas with interesting filling...looks inviting!!
Will try this for sure..

Ur stuffed parathas always looks super prefect and neatly presented, Interesting stuffed parathas..

lovely parathas

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perfect parathas ,looking very tempting!!

Loved your paratha and perfect clicks

Tempting click....Want to grab whole plate.. Love your colourful space..Glad to follow you and thanks for your lovely words dear:)

what a wonderful idea...looks very delicious and well explained, i too posted a paratha recipe today :)

fabulous parathas... nice presentation... looks so delicious..

Super parathas, looks goodddd :)

perfect shaped paraths..looks yumm...happy to follow you and do drop in at my space sometime..

lovely parathas...looking delicious...

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They go well with any meat, vegetable and gravy. wire potato masher

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