Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moong Dal Paratha

Few days back, my husband called me from work and gave me a good news that he and his collegues have made a great invention which will be a great help in technology world. BTW, my husband is a physicist. He was really excited and happy. To celebrate his success and happiness, I thought to make his favorite Dal Paratha with Aloor Dom(Potato & peas curry) for that day dinner. I'll share the recipe of dal paratha today...............I'm sending this parathas to FIC(food in colour) : Express your mood, as this was made in a very happy mood on my hubby's success (in colour yellow). Event is brainchild of Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers and guest hosted by Nithya of A Culinary Odyssey

Ingredients :
For filling --
Yellow Moong dal : 2/3 cup
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Onion : 1(small-chopped finely)
Ginger paste : 1 tblsp.
Green chilli: 1-2(chopped)
Turmeric powder : 1 stp.
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp.(optional)
Dry mango/Amchur powder : 2 tsp.
Fresh coriander leaves(chopped)
Salt to taste

For dough --
Whole wheat flour : 1 cup
White flour/APF/maida : 1 cup
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Salt : a pinch

Oil for frying the parathas(I use brush to lessen the quantity of oil to be used for frying)

Method :
  • Soak moong dal in warm water for 1/2 an hour and then pressure cook it. Take it out and mash with back of a wide spoon.
  • For the filling : Heat a pan with 2 tblsp. of oil, add cumin seeds. when it starts spluttering, add chopped onions, fry till golden brown. Then add chopped green chillis and ginger paste. Now add the mashed dal, stir to mix it well, then add all powdered spices, season with salt. Stir until all moisture evaporated. Lastly add chopped fresh coriander leaves. let it cool for few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make a soft dough with all the ingredients. Make small balls out of the dough.
  • To make paratha : Take a dough ball and roll out with a rolling pin to a 3-4" diameter. Then fill about 1 big spoonfull of dal filling in the center of the rolled out dough, then bring together all the sides in the center and seal tightly. Try to form a ball again.
  • Then with a rolling pan, roll out carefully into a circle of 6-7" diameter.
  • Frying parathas : Heat a griddle/tawa, pour 1 tsp. of oil. Then place the rolled out paratha, cook one side and brush little oil on the top side. Flip and cook until lightly brown on medium heat.
  • Make other dough ball into parathas same way as before. Tips: To soak the excess oil from the fried paratha, I always put my next paratha on the fried one.
Enjoy this parathas anytime in your breakfast, lunch or dinner with a simple side dish or enjoy this spicy delightful parathas on its own.........

I'm also going to Send this to Susan's MLLA : 13 , which is guest hosted this month by lovely Harini/Sunshinemom of Tongue ticklers.....


Lakshmi said...

Dal bhari paranthas are always delicious treat.. it looks good in the pic dear :)

Sharmila said...

Wow! Garma garam parathas for a great success! Congrats Indrani to u and your husband ... must be a very fulfilling feeling when you make a waythrough in the job your are doing. :-)

Parita said...

Congratulations to your hubby and you! sweet of you to make his fav parathas, moong dal filling in parathas is new to me, sounds delicious!

Trupti said...

Those parathas looks delicious Indrani. Lovely photos

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Hari Chandana P said...

Looks soo spicy and yummyy Indrani... lovely presentation.. :)

Mandira said...

haven't had one in ages...looks delish.

Indrani said...

Thanks u all friends

Divya Kudua said...

Stuffed parathas are truly a delight.In fact,this was the first stuffed paratha I made-Moong dal parathas,following Srivalli's recipe.Yours look delicious too..

Congrats to you both..:)

Suparna said...

hi Indrani,
Congratulations, it's a great news :) and yes calls for a celebration and what better than favourite food :) really very sweet of u :)
Moong dal parathas look yumm..it's quite filling and lovely combo with aloor dum :)

Sunshinemom said...

Congrats to your husband and to you too - as the better half you definitely deserve some of the credit for his mindset:).

I love dal parathas. Both with dal and saboot moong:). I can visualise them flip in the air with joy!

Thanks for sending this to both the events!

Indrani said...

Thanks Divya & Suparna
Thanks, Sunshinemom, for giving me credits, too..paratha with saboot moong, lovely idea

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