Dal Paratha Recipe

Dal Paratha is a famous Gujarati Paratha. Wheat flour parathas are simply stuffed with the spicy and tasty mixture of moong dal filling.Dal Paratha Recipe

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Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for making parathas

How to make Gujarati Dal Paratha:

  1. Combine the wheat flour, asafoetida and some salt.
  2. Sieve thoroughly and then gradually add water for making soft paratha dough.
  3. Soak moong dal at least for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain and boil it in 2 cups of water by adding little bit of salt.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the skillet and add cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds start crackling, add asafoetida and fry continue for few seconds.
  7. Now add boiled dal, salt and all spices.
  8. Mix very well to firm the dal with all flavorful spice mixture.
  9. Cook on medium low flame till dal thickens for making parathas.
  10. Cool down dal mixture.
  11. Now take a small portion of prepared dough, roll out into thin roti, stuff dal mixture in the center.
  12. Close the paratha from all sides and dust some flour.
  13. Roll again into a round, thick paratha.
  14. Heat a griddle/tawa and spread some oil.
  15. When tawa is properly heated, place the paratha on it and cook on low flame for grabbing the flavors.
  16. Spread some oil and cook it from both sides very well.
  17. Serve hot with any Indian curry recipe or enjoy this paratha with curd, pickle and papad.


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