How to Make moong dal parathas - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Moong Dal Parathas

Moong dal parathas is a typical flatbread dish from Rajasthan. The best thing about these parathas is that they can be made in bulk and kept for 3-4 days. If your kid is fussy about lentils, these parathas are a perfect way to push them in. Full of protein and nutritious fiber, they make for an easy and filling Sunday brunch.
Serves Preparation  Time Cooking Time
 4 People 25 Minutes 30 Minutes


For the Dough

  • 1½ cup wheat flour (Atta)
  • ½ cup Moong dal
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp red chilli power
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp asafetida
  • About ½ cup – ¾ cup water to make the dough
  • About 60 ml oil for pan frying the paranthas
  • ½ cup wheat flour for rolling


Step 1

Wash the moong dal thoroughly and soak it for 15-20 minutes. Cook the dal in an open pan till it is 50% done.

Step 2

Now add all the ingredients (except water) for the dough in a deep bowl. Combine with hands and add the water little by little to form the dough.

Step 3

The dough should be medium smooth and pliable. Once the dough is ready, cover it and set it aside for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4

Now, make 12 large lemon sized smooth balls of the dough.

Step 5

Heat a tawa or pan. Once it is heated, turn the flame on medium.

Step 6

Roll the balls out into a 6 inch circle. Use the dry flour as needed.

Step 7

Cook the rolled dough circle on the heated pan/tawa. When one side is cooked, apply a little oil over it and flip over. Apply some more oil and press it slightly with a spatula. Light brown spots will appear on each side when it gets cooked.

Step 8

Continue the process with the rest of the dough balls. Pile the cooked paranthas one over the other.

Step 9

Serve warm with pickle and curd for a satisfying meal.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 55.1 g

Calories 195 Calories from Fat 86
Total Fat 9.5g 15% Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 63mg 3% Potassium 86mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23.3g 8% Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 0.5g Protein 4.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 9%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Tip:You can replace the fenugreek leaves with freshly chopped coriander.
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