Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha – Indian Stuffed Flatbread

Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha is basically an Indian Flat Bread stuffed with protein-rich lentils and spices. Chana Dal Paratha can be served for breakfast and can also be packed for Tiffin.

stuffed chana dal paratha

We happened to buy a Cuckoo clock about 2 weeks back. It was one of the many in the list of Dilip’s longtime wishes.

When we moved into the new house, he had this plan of buying one of these. But then there were multiple things that made us push the plan out.

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In fact there wasn’t really a store anywhere near us where we could get one of those original wooden Cuckoo clocks. And the replicas were all plastic and didn’t quite have that genuine look and feel to it.

I still remember the day when Dilip happened to discuss the plan of buying one of these, with me. These Cuckoo clocks costed a lot here in India primarily because these were imported. So it was in fact like buying a piece of furniture for your home.

chana dal paratha

He had this story to narrate about one of his school friends who came from a very well to do family. His family was into some kind of business and their lifestyle was much better than a lot of the others in the same school.

This friend would often call Dilip to his house. A lot of times he would take Dilip along with him to his house, after school.

chana dal paratha

“You know, everytime I went to his house it was like walking to a dreamland for me”. Dilip said.

And I could relate to him. Because there were many such instances that I too, came across.

“He had a lot of those very sofisticated toys, that he would play with along with me. I always longed to buy one of those, but the price tag was pretty hefty for a middle class dad to buy it for his son”, he said.

chana dal paratha

“That’s when one day he took me along into his drawing room and showed me the Cuckoo clock. I remember standing there and looking at for almost 15 minutes to see the cuckoo come out. And when it finally came out and chirpped, I felt that it never stopped chirpping”, he continued.

He had an embarrasing smile on his face as he continued, “Thereafter, I would find a reason to go to his house and look at the Cuckoo clock until the day we moved out of the city”.

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And when we finally bought the Cuckoo clock, I saw that child in Dilip as he kept looking at it as the Cuckoo came out and chirpped.

The next day when my daughter’s friends came home, she very enthusiastically showed them the clock. All of them looked at it for a few minutes and then went into her room and started playing there.

chana dal paratha

As I looked at them and then went into a flashback to recollect the way, Dilip was looking at the Clock the previous day I realized that things like a Cuckoo clock do not make the kids of today awestruck anymore. Because they are used to much bigger and advanced things.

chana dal paratha

And I asked myself, “Are we the reason for the lost innocence in our kids?”

Are our kids a victim of PIW (Parent Induced Wastefulness)? By providing them with everything they ask for, are we making them devalue their belongings? Are we preparing our kids for failure?

A lot many questions need to be answered. And we need to answer it to none other but ourselves.

chana dal paratha

Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha – Indian Stuffed Flatbread

Just like any other stuffed paratha’s, stuffed chana dal paratha also tasted great. Chana dal stuffing gives this paratha a very unique taste and texture. This recipe is a combination of chana dal, some Indian spices along with other complimentary ingredients like onion, tomato, green chili etc.

Stuffed chana dal paratha goes really well along with sweet tomato chutney, raita, curd or any pickle.

If you are someone who loves Stuffed Paraths’s then You might also like these:

Gur Nariyal ka Paratha

Paneer Paratha Recipe

Gobi Paratha Recipe

Mooli Paratha Recipe

Aloo Paratha Recipe

chana dal paratha

Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 1888 kcal
Author: Puja
Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha is basically an Indian Flat Bread stuffed with protein-rich lentils and spices. Chana Dal Paratha can be served for breakfast and can also be packed for Tiffin.
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Ingredients

Ingredients to cook Chana Dal

  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick small piece
  • 1 nos Black Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 nos Bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cup Water or as required

Ingredients to make Stuffing

  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 1-2 Green chilli finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves handful chopped
  • 5-6 pods Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Ingredients for Dough

  • 3 cups Wheat flour/atta
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds
  • Water as needed
  • 1-2 Ghee/oil tsp
  • Salt as required

Other Ingredients

  • Mustard oil or vegetable oil for frying the parathas - as required

Instructions

Method to cook Chana dal

  1. In a pressure cooker add chana dal, cinnamon stick, black cardamom, ginger paste, bay leaf, asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt and water.
  2. Pressure cook the chana dal for 4-5 whistle or till the chana dal gets cooked well and slightly mashed. (Take out and throw all the whole spices added to it, since its flavor would already have been absorbed by the dal)

Method to make Stuffing

  1. Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  2. Once it starts spluttering add garlic and fry for few second.
  3. Now add chopped green chilli and onion, fry until golden brown.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes and garam masala to it and mix well.
  5. Cook until the tomatoes are slightly mashed.
  6. Now add the cooked dal in it and mix well.
  7. If dal is too soft then stir fry, to bring it to the right consistency, else it will be difficult to stuff.
  8. And at the same time if it is too dry and crumbly then you can add little water to it.
  9. At last add the chopped coriander leaves and give it a nice mix. Set aside.
  10. Let the mixture cool down completely.

Method to mix Dough

  1. In a big bowl add wheat flour, carom seeds, oil and salt.
  2. Mix and rub the flour for few minutes so that the oil and salt gets mixed well.
  3. Then add water little by little to knead and make a stiff dough.
  4. Rest the dough for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Cover with wet towel or a plate, so that dough doesn't dry out. Set aside.

Method to make parathas

  1. Make small balls of the dough. Take one dough ball and roll it out with a rolling pin. Take a small amount of filling and place in the center of the rolled out dough.
  2. Wrap the dough around the filling ball, close and seal it from all the sides.
  3. Dust some flour and then lightly flatten the dough with hand.
  4. With a rolling pin, roll out carefully to make a round paratha.
  5. Heat a tawa or a non-stick pan, on medium heat and place the paratha in it.
  6. Smear some oil on top and around the paratha.
  7. Flip and cook evenly on both sides until golden brown in color on both sides.
  8. Serve hot with raita, pickle, tomato chutney or tomato ketchup.
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1888 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Potassium 1330mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 358g 119%
Dietary Fiber 31g 124%
Sugars 18g
Protein 57g 114%
Vitamin A 21.7%
Vitamin C 41.3%
Calcium 22.4%
Iron 134.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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23 thoughts on “Stuffed Chana Dal Paratha – Indian Stuffed Flatbread”

    • Thanks for the comment Ami ā€“ Iā€™m so glad to hear that you liked it!
      And do try the recipe and share your experience with us. We would love to hear that. šŸ™‚

  1. Wow! I love Chana dal and I’m very sure this is going to be rocking and healthy combination. Your recipe reminds me of my favorite Puranpoli – chanadal +jaggery + ghee is the most divine and tasty combo. So i think the recipe is againthe best way to enjoy chana dal.

  2. Thanks for the recipe and the pictures they look absolutely amazing, cant wait to try them myself, I am a huge fan of paratha so will enjoy making these, will also make some with potato too as I love that. I am fairly new to Indian cooking but am looking to create fusion dishes that will be super tasty and cheap to make for westerners. I made Semolina Barfi, Suji Ki Katli last week and it was divine

    • Thanks Lee for visiting my blog and I really appreciate the fact that you love Indian recipes. Do try this parathas recipe and tell us how it turned out. I would really appreciate that. šŸ™‚

    • Hi Kajal, you can add 1 Ā½ Cup of water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and then leave it on the gas stove for 20 minutes on medium flame and then turn off the gas.
      But there is one more way of cooking chana is that you can soak chana for overnight or for three hours and then add chana dal in the pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water and cook for 1 to 2 whistle.
      You can try either of these two ways and see which process works best for you. Because at times the cooking time and water measurement both depend on the quality of chana and the quality of water.
      Do try the recipe and share your experience with us. šŸ™‚

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