Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Whole Masoor Paratha

I had some whole masoor that I had soaked and pressure cooked to make some curry.  Turned out that I had cooked more than required and also strangely I had somehow put in less water and had an almost dry but well cooked sabut masoor when I opened the cooker.  While I used half of it for a yummy curry that I forgot to take a picture in the hurry to pack the lunch box, I used the rest - since it had no moisture content whatsoever - to make a stuffed paratha.

( for the stuffing)
Cooked whole masoor - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium - finely diced
Oil - 2 tbsp
Chilie powder - to taste
Salt - to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi - 15-20 gms
Garlic - 3 nos - crushed

Make roti dough as you would normally with whole wheat flour, salt and water.

Take a pan.
Heat the oil
Saute the finely diced onion till transparent.  Add garlic
Add the cooked masoor and the powders, salt, kasuri methi
Keep for a few minutes.  Mix well.  Make sure it is a dry mixture.
Take off fire.
Cool and then make a few round balls which will serve as stuffing

Roll out the roti dough into a small round.
Fill in the stuffing.  Pinch the dought together.
Roll into normal rotis - do it carefully without applying too much pressure.

Now make the rotis on a pan - use as much oil / ghee for the frying of the paratha.  I have not used much here.  But the quantity of fat used will have a direct bearing on the taste!

Serve with pickle and raitha.

The paratha is very filling as compared to a veggie stuffed one.  


  1. looks like a healthy stuffing.. best way to use left over..

  2. Very healthy and filling parathas, nice way of using leftover dal..

  3. Super nutritious parathas, beautifully done.

    1. I think I saw a similar paratha on your blog. But you had mixed the masoor with the flour. Did take some of that into account when I made this

  4. this is a good idea to make parathas with masoor. we make chana dal parathas like this..

    1. I like dal parathas too, but never made one before, not even puran poli.

  5. nicely done... i always fan of stuffed paratha... its protein pack...

  6. Healthy ,crisp and lovely paratha !!!

  7. Replies
    1. I find bloggers use chaat masala in many recipes. This packet has been at home and used only for chaats. Now I find so many uses for it. Even a sprinkle in the puffed rice snack adds a nice flavour.

  8. I love Lentil stuffed Paranthas... your pics make me crave for more

    Nice step by step pictures..

  9. I love recipes that are born because of small mistakes. It is so original and creative and gives a feeling of satisfaction to the blogger. Good job.

    1. :-) I generally tend to add a little extra water when I am cooking gram.

  10. Nice way to use up extra as stuffing. Makeover magic I might say!

  11. Masoor is one dall I could eat anytime. The idea of using it as paratha stuffing is great. The parathas look amazing.


  12. Nice way of making parathas with masoor dal. Healthy too


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