Dal Paratha

My daughter was home for summer and missed home cooked Indian food. I was happy to oblige. She loves lentils and I made it a point to cook them everyday. The day I had left over lentils I made dal paratha. This flatbread is made with wheat flour and lentils.

Dal Paratha is a great way of boosting the protein content of your poli. Instead of using plain wheat flour add cooked turdal to it. The rest of the preparation is similar to that of any stuffed flatbread.

You will need
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup cooked turdal
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. onion seeds (kalongi)
1 tsp. turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp. olive oil

Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Using water knead into a dough. Using a little olive oil on you palm knead again to soften the kneaded dough. Divide into lemon sized balls.

Roll each ball on a working surface using a rolling pin.

Sprinkle wheat flour to prevent it from sticking and roll it out to a 7 in poli.

Place the paratha on a hot griddle pan. Cook until brown spots appear on the surface. Flip it over and cook the other side.

Serve hot with any side dish like curry or bhaji. Enjoy!


  1. That is definitely a protein loaded paratha and great for kids lunch box. It is also a great recipe to use left over dal.

  2. That's a great way to include protein to the diet right. I enjoy this with pickle and curds!

  3. Nice to see you Varada after ages. Love these dal paratha they sound amazingly delicious.

  4. This actaully is what will fit my diet right now. I am going to make this soon. Looks too good

  5. Lovely protein rich parathas, adding cooked dal while kneading sounds awesome.

  6. I generally make these dal Paratha with leftover dal. These are so soft and delicious in addition to being healthy

  7. Wow, nice way to add lentils to ones diet. Lovely parathas.

  8. I love this dal paratha , it sounds delicious , and very different from what I make . Bookmarking !

  9. This is a nice way of making up leftover dal curry, right... I love to make this when I land up with excess daal...

  10. Healthy protein rich paratha.. Lovely.

  11. like the spices you used in the paratha

  12. That looks delicious varada, love that orange hue the paratha gets after adding the dal! Though i always have some tur dal in the fridge, it never struck me to try somethinglike this! Will try this sometimes next week!

  13. protein packed paratha there ! I generally dry saute the cooked dal and use as filling - this is an interesting variation !


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