Moong Dhal and Spinach Paratha

For the third day of mess free lunch box in Blogging Marathon #35 I am sharing a paratha with moong dhal and spinach.This doesn't need any side accompaniment,with simple pickle,curd and ketchup taste good with this one.I make the paratha slightly smaller in size as it fits to my kiddo's lunch box.Off to the recipe...........

Basic Information

Soaking time ~ 30 minutes
Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Makes ~ 6-7


Wheat Flour/gothumai maavu11/2cups
Moong dhal/paasiparuppu2 tbs
Spinach/palak(finely chopped)1/2cup
Aamchur powder1/2tsp
Garam masala powder1/2tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi1/4tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/8tsp
Saltto taste
Oil(for frying the paratha)11/2tbs


Soak the moong dhal in water for 30 minutes and drain the excess water.
Mix everything together and add 2 tbs of oil,mix it well.Make a dough by adding little by little of water and the dough should be stiff,keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Divide the dough into equal balls and roll it gently to a paratha by dusting the flour.Cook it in a griddle both sides by adding few drops of oil till golden.

Paratha is ready


  • Instead of spinach,methi leaves or coriander leaves can be used.
  • Here I used the chilly powder,it can be substituted with finely chopped green chilly.
  • When ever I make for my kiddos's lunch box in the morning I soak the moong dhal previous night and keep it in refrigerator.

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I have tried this combo but both dal n spinach in cooked n blended paste form, very filling and healthy parathas...nice shots too!

Mouthwatering and lovely looking paratha. Excellent preparation.

very innovative.. left over dal can be made too.. good one

Delicious and healthy paratha.

great combo and a very healthy paratha....

Nice combination. I guess u have soaked the moong daal and added to the flour, I'm asking as it's not mentioned in the method.

Yes Pari,its soaked and added.Thanks for mentioning updated it..

These parathas are perfect for a lunch box! These are healthy and wholesome.

This is one of me favourite combo i make quite often with leftover moongdal... Beautiful clicks as usual..

Such lovely pictures and so healthy paratha..

Very healthy n delicious paratha's. Lookd inviting! !! :-)

what a healthy and delicious paratha

That is a nice paratha! Dal and roti in one dish...Perfect for lunch box!

That is such a healthy & protein rich paratha. Looks delicious.

Awesome the idea of moong dal and spinach..shall try it out sometime..

Moong daal, i really love it! I will try to make this Recipes In Hindi

Awesome recipe, with healthy ingrediants and easy steps.

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