Spiced Mung Dal Paratha


● Mung dal (split yellow lentils), soaked for 2-3 hours
● Whole wheat flour
● onion, finely chopped
● green chili, finely chopped
● cumin seeds
● turmeric powder
● red chili powder
● garam masala
● Salt to taste
● Oil or ghee for cooking


● Grind soaked mung dal into a coarse paste.
● Mix dal paste with whole wheat flour, onion, green chili, and spices to form a
● Divide dough into balls, roll out each into a circle.
● Cook on a skillet, brushing with oil or ghee until golden brown.
● Repeat with remaining dough balls.
● Serve hot with yogurt

Benefits of this Recipe:

  1. Protein-Packed: Mung dal is rich in protein, making these parathas a nutritious and filling option, especially for vegetarians and vegans.
  2. High in Fiber: Whole wheat flour adds dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness.
  3. Balanced Flavor: The combination of spices like turmeric, cumin, and garam masala not only adds depth of flavor but also provides various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. Versatile: These parathas can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a variety of accompaniments such as yogurt, pickle, or chutney, offering flexibility in meal options.

Nutritive Value (per serving – 2 parathas):

  • Calories: Approximately 300 kcal
  • Protein: 12-15 grams
  • Fat: 8-10 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 45-50 grams
  • Fiber: 6-8 grams
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Provides a good amount of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

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