Recipe: Chana Dal Parantha

Updated: Dec 06, 2014, 09:41 AM IST
Recipe: Chana Dal Parantha
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For the dough
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp melted butter or ghee
a little milk

For the stuffing
3/4 cup chana dal (split Bengal gram)
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
salt to taste


For the dough

Mix the plain flour, wheat flour, salt and butter. Add enough milk to make a soft dough.

Knead the dough very well and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and roll out into rounds with the help of a little flour.

For the stuffing

Wash the chana dal and soak in water for 1 hour.

Boil plenty of water, add the chana dal and salt and cook till tender. Drain and cool.

Add the green chillies, coriander, onion and ginger.

How to proceed

Put 2 tablespoons of the stuffing in the centre of each dough round and fold like an envelope from all corners.

Put the round on a tava with the open edges at the bottom. Cook for a few minutes using ghee or oil. Turn over on the other side and cook again until crisp.

Repeat for the remaining rounds and stuffing.

Serve hot with curds.