Leftover Dal Paratha Recipe | easy and quick dal paratha recipe using leftover dal
Most of the time we face a situation where we have small portion of dal that is leftover from lunch/dinner and is lying in the refrigerator. The best and healthy way to use it is to make parathas.
It might happen that the leftover portion is not enough for the family, but ½ cup dal will yield 5 parathas. You will love the soft and smooth texture of these parathas. With just few basic spices and ingredients, this recipe gets ready quickly and is a perfect healthy breakfast or lunch box snack.
If you are looking for recipes using leftovers, have a look at these –
Some tips & variations to make leftover dal paratha :
- We had leftover Gujarati Tuvar Dal, which we have used in making parathas. Salt and spices level needs to be adjusted as per the taste of the dal.
- Before adding dal to the flour, remove curry leaves, red chilli/green chilli pieces from dal, otherwise it would be very difficult to roll out parathas.
- If the dal has been kept in refrigerator, then micro it for a few seconds before adding it to flour.
You can serve these leftover dal parathas with any gravy sabzi/curry like –
Sev Tamatar ki Sabzi
Restaurant Style Mixed Vegetable Sabzi
Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy
You may even serve them with these raitas/accompaniments –
Sweet Potato Raita
Strawberry & mango chutney
Also try out our Paratha Recipes, like –
Stuffed Moong Dal Paratha
Cheesy Aloo Paratha
Leftover Dal Paratha
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Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)
- ½ cup leftover tuvar dal
- 1 cup whole wheat flour/gehun ka atta
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
- ½ teaspoon dhaniya/coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds powder
- ½ teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
- pinch of asafoetida/hing
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves/dhaniya finely chopped
- 1.5 teaspoon oil + oil for cooking parathas
- In a wide bowl, combine wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, dhaniya+jeera powder, jeera/cumin seeds, hing, chopped coriander leaves, leftover dal and 1 teaspoon oil in a bowl. Mix everything well and knead it into a smooth dough adding water as required.
- Once the dough is ready, add ½ teaspoon oil and knead again. Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 5 equal parts and make balls out of it.
- Dust a little flour and roll out the dough into a paratha.
- Heat a tawa/non stick pan and place the paratha.
- Cook the paratha using little oil till golden brown spots appears on both sides.
- Repeat the same steps to make more parathas.
- Serve these yummy parathas hot with curd or chutney or pickle.
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