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dal paratha recipe | dal ka paratha | lentil stuffed paratha recipe

easy dal paratha recipe | dal ka paratha | lentil stuffed paratha recipe
Course paratha
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 10 Servings


  • 1 cup chana dal soaked 3 hours
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp aamchur / dry mango powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 10 ball sized wheat dough
  • oil for roasting


  • firstly, in large vessel take 1 cup chana dal, soaked for 3 hours.
  • boil for 15 minutes or till chana dal turns soft yet retain their shape.
  • drain off the water and keep aside for 30 minutes or till water is drained off completely.
  • transfer the cooked chana dal into a blender and grind to a fine powder.
  • add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp aamchur, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, ½ tsp salt and 2 tbsp coriander leaves.
  • mix well making sure all the spices are combined well.
  • pinch a ball sized wheat dough and dust with some wheat flour. check pizza paratha recipe to check how to prepare the wheat dough.
  • further, roll it in a circle of about 5 to 5.5 inches in diameter.
  • place a ball sized chana dal stuffing in the centre.
  • take the edge and start pleating bringing to centre.
  • sprinkle some wheat flour and roll slightly thick.
  • on a hot tawa place the rolled paratha and cook both sides brushing oil.
  • finally, serve hot chana dal paratha with sauce, raita or pickle.