Channa dal paratha

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2 cups wheat flour
Salt to taste

For stuffing-
1 cup bengalgram dal (soaked for 3 hrs)
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves
1 finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder

Make a soft dough of flour, salt and water. Keep covered for atleast 1/2 hour.

Cook the bengalgram dal with just enough water till soft. Cool and grind it coarsely. Heat 1 tsp oil, add the onions, dal paste, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Cool and make balls of it.

Make balls of the dough. Roll out into a thick poori, place the stuffing in the center and cover it with the dough from all sides. Dust with some flour and roll out into thick parathas. Cook on hot tava with oil/ghee as required till brown spots appear and cooked on both sides.

Serve hot with curd and pickles.
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Nithya said...

Wow.. this is really yummy :)

shanthi said...

Nice idea Suchi. Actually, I was thinking of it and you have turned out first. Congrats. I Will try to do something new and interesting.

Kanchan said...

This reminds me of Puran Poli preparation ! I've tried left over Dal ka Parathas, will try this out too :)

alice said...

channa dal paratha looks so yummy! new and interesting recipe...

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Priya Narasimhan said...

good idea for paratha stuffing

Parita said...

nice idea!

Padhu said...

Looks yummy! I am eager to try it out.

Valarmathi said...

Nice idea, looks yummy.

Malar said...

different and superb...

SE said...

Nice !!

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