Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Chana Dal Paratha

Chana Dal Paratha
(Bengal Gram Dal)

Chana Dal Paratha

Chana Dal Paratha


2 cups refined flour
1 cup split bengal gram dal 
1/2 tsp mustered seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2-3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste


1. Combine refined flour, salt & 1 tbsp of oil.

2. Add sufficient water, knead into a soft & smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth & rest
    dough for some time.

3. Pressure cook chana dal with two cups of water & salt till two to three whistles. Open lid
    when pressure reduces & allow to cool. 

4. Grind dal to a coarse paste.

5. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustered seeds,cumin seeds when crackle add asafoetida, coriander
      powder, red chili powder & turmeric powder  garam masala powder. Sauté for some time.

6. Add dal paste. Cook for 3-4 minutes or till dry. 

7. Remove from heat & allow it to cool. Divide into equal portions & set it aside. 

8. Divide dough into equal  portions & roll into balls.

9. Spread each dough portion in your palm to a small puri, place a portion of stuffing in
    center, gather up the edges & shape into a ball again.

10. Press lightly on tabletop. Roll out into a parantha dusting with flour if needed. 

11. Make other paranthas in the similar way. 

12. Put the paratha on a tava, cook for a few minutes using oil. Turn over on the other side &              cook again until crisp.

13. Serve hot with curd.

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