Masoor Dhal Paratha

Today's recipe is a healthy,protein rich and simple to make parathas which can be made with the left over cooked dhal.
I usually make this paratha for dinner and use the dhal which I cooked for lunch.To make it more flavorful I add the kasoori methi to the dhal and mix it with the flour.
This paratha is a healthy option for lunch which doesn't need any special side dish,yogurt and pickle tastes awesome with this paratha.Now to the recipe..............


Wheat flour/kothumai maavu2cups
Masoor dhal1/4cup
Onion(chopped)1no.(medium size)
Green chilly(chopped)3-4nos.
Curry leaves(karivepillai)1sprig(chopped)
Coriander leaves/kothamalli 2tsp(chopped)
Kasoori methi3-4tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/8tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp
Asafoetida/perunayama pinch
Oilto cook
Saltto taste
Aamchur powder1/4tsp
Salta pinch


                                  Pressure cook the dhal with enough water and cook it till it becomes soft,keep aside.
Heat a pan with 2tsp of oil and crackle the cumin seeds and asafoetida,add the chopped onion,curry leaves and green chilly.Saute it till transparent now add the cooked dhal,turmeric powder salt.Let it cook for one boil.
Finally add the kasoori methi,chopped coriander leaves and aamchur powder and put off the stove.Let the dhal cool completely.
Once the dhal cools down add it to the wheat flour with a pinch of salt and mix it to a soft,piable dough without adding water.
Divide the dough into equal balls and roll it on a floured surface to a circle to desired thickness.
Heat a griddle and cook both sides till golden spots appear on the paratha,drizzle a tsp of oil.
Serve it with yogurt and pickle.

  • Any type of dhal can be used,make sure the dhal should be thick and not thin.
  • While cooking the dhal in the pressure cooker do not add too much of water.
  • Instead of kasoori methi,fresh methi leaves can be added along with the onion while sauteing.
  • To make it more healthier grated carrot can also be added in the dhal.
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Not only delicious, nutritious too.

today i made toor dal parantha :) healthy and nutritious..

Nice idea to use left over dal, i have used only cooked n mashed plain dhal...this sounds interesting n delicious...
Loved your presentation, inviting pictures too!!

wow...nice idea..:) & looks delicious..:)

Super healthy and delicious parathas

Healthy and delicious parathas...looks yummy...nice presentation.

Wow..loved it..looks so delicious..

Yummy combo yogurt and pickle with masoor dal rotis :) Awesome!!
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I do this !!! healthy one!!

I used to make dal paratha with leftover dal. your paratha looks fantastic and healthy.

Parathas look superb, and protein packed..

Healthy and delicious looking parathas..

Hi Nalini ,

Looks delicious !!!

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Healthy and delicious Paratha

Looks yummy, nice presentation.

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