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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Gahat Dal Paratha


Paratha are one if the most popular unleavened flatbread in the indian subcontinent. Made with wheat flour dough on a tava by frying or shallow frying.
It can be plain or stuffed. 
Most popular is aloo paratha.
There is are many varieties of stuffed paratas like aloo, paneer, pyaz, mooli and many more. 
When we use leafy vegetables like palak, bathua, methi we kneed it with flour that's gives it nice crispy and crunchy texture. 
But for stuffing we make a mixture and stuff it in small balls then roll it and make paratha. 
Dal Paratha are very healthy.
Dal is rich in protein. Gahat dal has many nutritious values.
Gahat dal is also known as kulath ki dal and in english it is called horse gram. 
It is highly beneficial for removing kidney stones.
You can make simple dal like whole masoor. But I love to make something different so made paratha by using this dal.
Onion is optional  you can make it without onion and garlic I always love to add some chopped garlic in my stuffed paratas.

Preparation Time:- 10 minutes
Cooking Time:- 15 minutes
Serves :- 4 
Recipe Type:- Bread
Author :- Hem Lata Srivastava

Ingredients :-

For Dough ;-
  1. Wheat flour 2 cup
  2. Salt 1 tsp
  3. Ajwain/carom seeds 1 tbsp
  4. Milk 1/2 cup
  5. water as needed 
  6. Oil 1 tbsp

For Stuffing :-

  1. Gahat dal 1/1/2 cup
  2. Chopped onion 2 tbsp
  3. Chopped green chili 1 tbsp
  4. Chopped ginger 1 tsp
  5. Chopped garlic 1 tbsp
  6. Chopped coriander leaves 
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Red chili powder 1 tsp
  9. Crushed coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  10. Amchoor powder/dry mango powder 1 tsp
  11. Pickle masala 1tbsp (optional) 
  12. Ghee 1 tbsp
  13. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  14. Oil or Ghee for frying

For serving ;-
  1. Chutney
  2. Dahi

Recipe Procedure ;-
  1. Soak the gahat dal for 3 to 4 hours
  2. Now add the dal in pressure cooker with a cup of water, cook for 1-2 whistle switch of the gas.
  3. Once it cools drained out the dal in strainer so that all the moister drained out.    
  4. Now mash it with potato masher or grinned it.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan add cumin seeds let them crackle add chopped ginger, green chili, garlic and onion, saute till it turns slightly golden add dry spices mix it well switch off the gas. allow to cool the mixture.
  6. Meanwhile dived the dough into small size balls, roll it well between your palm.
  7. Now roll it out a small circle put a spoon full mixture and seal it carefully. make a neat stuffed ball.
  8. Dust the rolling board and roll the stuffed ball with the help of rolling pin gently.
  9. Fry the paratha with oil or ghee until both sides cooked well.   

  1. Onion, garlic  is optional.
  2. If you don't have soaked dal just boil it with salt  and a pinch of soda for 15 minutes.
  3. I always add little milk in my paratha dough which makes it more soft.