You will find that this Chana Dal (Bengal Gram) Paratha has a unique texture and rich flavour, which is a class apart from the rest of parathas ranging from potato, green peas and other veggies to cooked moong dal and even spinach . While the basic dough is a standard whole wheat flour one, it is the stuffing that makes this paratha mind-blowing. A mixture of cooked chana dal perked up with this very little spices, gives this dish a wonderfully balanced texture and peppy flavour, which is sure to steal your heart. Enjoy it fresh off the Tava with your favourite Raitas or fresh curds and Pickles. But i personally love it with yummy Kadu ki sabji.

Ingredients :

For stuffing :

Chana dal – 1 cup (soaked overnight / 4-5 hrs)
Green Chilli – 2
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
Asafoetida – A pinch
Coriander leaves – 1 Tbsp chopped
Salt to taste

For Paratha :

Wheat flour – 1 1/4 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Water to kneed the dough
Oil for Shallow Fry

Preparation Method:

  1. Add 1 Tbsp of oil in pressure cooker. When oil is hot add asafoetida, cumin seeds and chopped green Chilli.
  2. Add soaked chana dal. Add approximately 1 cup water and salt to taste. Pressure cook for 3 whistle.
  3. The chana dal should be cooked well, soft, and there will be no water left.

    If there is some water left dry roast in a pan until desired texture

  4. Mash the dal with the help of masher. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  5. Knead the dough and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  6. Take a medium size ball from a dough. Roll out in a small circle with the rolling pan.
  7. Now add the chana dal mixture in the centre. Bring the edges together and join them in the centre. Pinch out extra dough and give them a shape of pattie.
  8. Coat in the dry wheat flour and roll it out in a very thin paratha.
  9. Heat tawa on a medium flame and place the paratha. After a minute flip it over.
  10. Apply oil on each side and shallow fry until light brown spots appears on both the sides and paratha turns mild crispy.
  11. Transfer in a plate .
  12. Enjoy Hot chana dal paratha with Kadu ki Sabji.