Moong Dal Stuffed Paratha ( Flat breads stuffed with awesome spiced Moong Dal mélange)

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A3 ( my youngest) can be a bouncy ball of energy! Do imagine this wiry 6 year old with enough spunk to get you grinning through the day, devoted to his older brother and coddled by his sister. This little tyke can keep himself entertained through the day without much . When he did turn 6, my neighbor and awesome friend, SP dropped in to wish him and presented him with his much coveted TMT wares. That’s it guys, we struck gold ! Which also means we were subjected to the glory of the teenage mutant ninja turtles morning, noon and night.. For a short time, atleast!

Well, we rediscovered it a few weeks later and A3 was in his full on glory. So mommy dearest, decided to make protein loaded dinner to fuel up the imaginations some more..

Protein power for the little one
Protein power for the little one

Moong Dal Stuffed Paratha ( Flat breads stuffed with awesome spiced Moong Dal mélange)

Prep time : 35 min  – 50 min            Cooking time : 30- 45 min          Serves : 4-6

Ingredients:

For the Stuffing:

  • Skinned / yellow Moong dal : 1/2 cup
  • Whole green Moong dal : 2/3 cup
  • Potato : 1
  • Grated ginger : 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
  • Salt : 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies or chilli powder : Added to taste and spice level
  • Coriander – Jeera powder : 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder (Optional) : 1 tsp.

For the Dough:

  • Whole wheat flour: 3 cups
  • Ajwain : 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder / haldi : 1/2 tsp
  • Salt : 1/2 tsp.
  • Oil : 1-2 Tsp.
  • Very warm water : 1 cup + as required

Prep work :

For the stuffing:

  • Boil or pressure cook the dals and the potato.
  • Mash them all together with the spices and make 12-14 round big lemon sized balls/globes out of these.

For the Dough:

  • Knead the flour to get a nice soft pliable dough. Oil the surface of the dough and rest it for atleast an hour.
  • Make about 12-14 sized big globes out of these and keep them covered.

Making the stuffed parathas:

  • Roll out the dough globe ( by dipping it into the flour if required . Usually dusting the surface of the workspace does the trick ) to  about 5 inches in diameter or so.
Delicious stuffing
Delicious stuffing
  • Place the smaller globe of stuffing mix in it and cover it . The idea is to tent it beautifully and seams need to be overlapping .
  • Roll it out gently to get a nice big sized disc of about 10-12 inches of size. Make sure the stuffing does not split out the sides 🙂
On the griddle !
On the griddle !
  • Heat a flat griddle, and shallow fry it with a tsp of oil on both sides.
Cooking away!
Cooking away!
  • Serve the sizzling hot brown flat bread stuffed with yummy goodness of lentils with a dollop of butter, a side of yoghurt and some delish tomato pickle.

Pack on the protein power!

Waiting to be devored!
Waiting to be devored!
Moong Dal Stuffed Paratha ( Flat breads stuffed with awesome spiced Moong Dal mélange)
Serves 6
Delicious protein packed indian flatbread, quick and easy to make !
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
For the Stuffing
  1. Skinned moon dal : 1/2 cup
  2. Whole green Moon dal : 2/3 cup
  3. Potato : 1
  4. Grated ginger : 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt : 1/2 tsp
  7. Green chillies oe chilli powder : Added to taste and spice level
  8. Coriander - Jeera powder : 1 tsp
  9. Garam masaal (Optional) : 1 tsp.
For the Dough
  1. Whole wheat flour: 3 cups
  2. Ajwain : 1 tsp.
  3. Turmeric powder / haldi : 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt : 1/2 tsp.
  5. Oil : 1-2 Tsp.
  6. Very warm water : 1 cup + as required
Prep work
For the stuffing
  1. Boil or pressure cook the dals and the potato.
  2. Mash them all together with the spices and make 12-14 round big lemon sized balls/globes out of these.
For the Dough
  1. Knead the flour to get a nice soft pliable dough. Oil the surface of the dough and rest it for atleast an hour.
  2. Make about 12-14 sized big globes out of these and keep them covered.
Making the stuffed parathas
  1. Roll out the dough globe ( by dipping it into the flour if required . Usually dusting the surface of the workspace does the trick ) to about 5 inches in size or so.
  2. Place the smaller globe of stuffing mix in it and cover it . The idea is to tent it beautifully and seams need to be overlapping .
  3. Roll it out gently to get a nice big sized disc of about 10-12 inches of size.
  4. Heat a flat griddle, and shallow fry it with a tsp of oil on both sides.
  5. Serve the sizzling hot brown flat bread stuffed with yummy goodness of lentils with a dollop of butter, a side of yoghurt and some delish tomato pickle.
  6. Pack on the protein power!
Adapted from Grandmom and mom's recipe
Adapted from Grandmom and mom's recipe
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