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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Leftover Dal Paratha (Lentil Flat Bread)

          This is a great way to use any leftover dal. Such Parathas are not only healthy and wholesome, but they are very quick to make too. You can have them by just smearing some butter on the top or with any pickle, chutney, raita or yoghurt. Anyway you relish them, they simply tastes awesome and satisfying for the fact that you were able to finish the dal in a great innovative way.

  • 1 cup Atta (whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup leftover dal 
  • 1-2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
  • oil to shallow fry
  • Raita to serve (opt)

          Knead a tight dough with the atta, dal, chili flakes and coriander leaves. Leave aside for 15-20 minutes.

          Knead the dough again for a minute and divide into equal portions. Roll out each portion into a circle just like chapatti.

          Heat a tawa / griddle and shallow fry the parathas one at a time to light golden colour on both sides by adding some oil. Serve them hot with some raita.

Tips - You can also add finely chopped onion and ginger while kneading. I omitted as my dal already had them.

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