Thursday, May 17, 2012

Moong Dal Paratha / Healthy breakfast menu

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Moong Dal Paratha is another healthy & popular flatbread of Indian cuisine..!!
Among the stuffed parathas, moong paratha is something different & is much healthier coz of its protein value. In this recipe, the moong dal is steamed & sautéed in mild spices, then combined with wheat flour & kneaded together to smooth dough.
This paratha tastes awesome & we can enjoy it for breakfast or for dinner with plain curd & any curry as side dish.  It makes a complete meal in itself...!
Make delicious Moong dal paratha using this simple recipe & you’ll surely love it...:)
Ingredients:
  • Whole green moong bean          - 1 cup
  • Oil                                            - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds                             - ½ tsp
  • Onion                                       - 1
  • Red chilly pwd                          - ½ tsp
  • Coriander pwd                           - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                            - a pinch
  • Lemon juice                              - few drops
  • Wheat flour                               - 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves              
Method:
  1. Wash & soak Moong dal overnight.
  2. Drain excess water & pressure cook for one whistle ( or until soft )
  3. In a non-stick pan, heat 1 tsp oil.
  4. Add cumin seeds, wait to crackle.
  5. Add finely chopped onion and sauté till transculent.
  6. Add chilly pwd, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd, salt & mix well.
  7. Add cooked moong dal and combine gently.
  8. Turn off heat and let it cool.
  1. Add a tsp of lemon juice, finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  2. In a wide bowl, take wheat flour with ½ tsp salt.
  3. Add the moong dal mixture prepared above.
  1. Slowly add some water and knead it.
  2. Add a tbsp of oil and knead it , until it forms a smooth dough,  to be able to roll.
  1. Cover it with a plastic wrap & let it sit aside for at least 20 mins.
  2. Make small balls out of the dough.
  1. With a rolling pin, roll it to desired thickness & your comfort level in rolling.
  1. Sprinkle some wheat flour , if necessary to prevent sticking.
  1. Heat a tawa.
  2. Place the rolled paratha in the tawa.
  3. Cook for about half a minute, flip over & drizzle oil or ghee in around the paratha.
  4. Keep pressing the paratha while on skillet, so the dough gets cooked soft.
  5. Flip & cook the other side.
  6. Cook until light golden spots appear on the paratha.
  7. Take it off from heat.
  8. Repeat this process with the other parathas.
  9. Moong dal masala parathas are ready.
  1. Serve hot with a side of plain yoghurt, chutney or your favorite curry and savour it.
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95 comments:

  1. This is so healthy. Looks beautiful.

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  2. you know I never stuffed parathas with moon dal but absolutely love the idea...healthy one Jay

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  3. Super power packed parathas. Must have tasted really good. Jayanthi(www.sizzlingveggies.com)

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  4. healthy and yummy paratha :)

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  5. Very yummy n healthy one dear...

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  6. Very nutritious n yummy paratha...wonderful preparation n looks so inviting!! Neatly presented dear!!
    Spicy Treats

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  7. Healthy and protien rich paratha

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  8. A healthy and delicious paratha,nice idea...

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  9. Healthy n delicious looking parathas...

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  10. this is good

    i myself never made moong parathas and ur instructions look good here

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  11. very good.. i'll make it for Saturday breakfast...

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  12. With so many versions of paratha from u, I'm spoilt for choice!

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  13. thank you so much for your precious time friends..hope you enjoy your visit & like this healthy recipe..:)
    have a great day

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  14. Very high in fiber. Definitely the best choice for breakfast.

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  15. Looks yum
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  16. wooww it's fantastic this breakfast!! deliciousss

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  17. Nice, homemade paratha! It's luxurious to have this in the morning...considering it's homemade! Yum!

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  18. this is great!........i love the addition of a little sourness..very nice!

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  19. Healthy paratha.....nice breakfast recipe...looks yumm.

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  20. Healthy and inviting dish...

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  21. moong beans are healthy :) especially good for breakfast! but i see that this paratha needs a lot of work to be done

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  22. Hi Jay,
    I love paratha..whenever we go for Indian food, I will order paratha other then the roti canai.
    I know it is healthy but I didn't know so much of moong bean needed to make this and yours is so so delicious then the want we have here.
    I like to eat this with chutney, can I have some please...:)

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  23. Perfectly made. And nutritious.

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  24. Wow!!! what a healthy stuff...... perfect for kids lunch box...

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  25. yum!


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  26. healthy recipe with nice shots...

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  27. Healthy Combo Jay! How much Wheat flour we should use for this recipe?

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  28. Yeah, got it 2 cups, will try for sure...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  29. Protein rich and healthy parathas.

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  30. Mom was askin for moong dal paratha just sometime back!! Bookmarked this delish version...Thx Jay!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  31. Nice parathas..unlike the stuffed ones, you have mixed everything..love it.

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  32. hi jay, i wish the restaurants over here make this mung dhal paratha , then i can have this for breakfast.
    i always go to the restaurant eat chapati or dosa- some of my favorite breakfast menu. have a nice day

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  33. Now I'm seriously drooling looking at this post! Looks very tasty & healthy too! YUM! :)

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  34. This one I am bookmarking Jay. So nice and also healthy! Looks really yummie!!

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  35. Perfect paratas. love the clicks. Do link to my event


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  36. I have never had these. They look really good and I like that they are versatile.

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  37. Very healthy with the whole moong, looks superb..

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  38. I love really savory food for breakfast! this sounds so tasty!

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  39. Unas fotos geniales y esas tortillas tienen que estar muy buenas, besos

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  40. yummy and scrumptious =)
    xoxo

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  41. Never tried with green mung,very healthy n delish...

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  42. This does sound like a meal in itself! The dal and spices sound delicious in it.

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  43. wow dats such a healthy recipe and yummy too

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  44. wow....healthy and delicious paratha....think you did not smash those moong dal. was it easy to knead and spread the parathas???

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  45. This one has been on my mind for a long time.. now seeing these yummy pics I have to make it soon!!
    Looks very delicious :)
    Cheers
    Gauri

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  46. Healthy and filling breakfast.

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  47. delicious and so healthy..loved the parathas

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  48. I make a similar one with yellow moong dal , this one sounds interesting and can pack for my kids lunch box too

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  49. tats a healthy, yummy awesome prep Jay. looks delicious :-)

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  50. Looks so yummy and delicious.

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  51. Fantastic way to use mung bean dal.... YUM! Have a wonderful Weekend! ~ Ramona

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  52. absolutely love this idea, never tried it this way, got to give it a try :)

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  53. I make it with moong dal(yellow), will try your version with moong beans. Nice pictures!

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  54. best paratha I have come across. This is yum way to get my moong in them all.And no stuffing around. Thanks.

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  55. Healthy and Tasty dish...

    Keep it up Jay...

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  56. just soaked some moong !! i am going to love this. love the flaky texture

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  57. A superb recipe. I will make it for my family. Thanks for step by step instruction.

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  58. This flatbread looks so tasty ... Happy Weekend :-)

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  59. I never thought I could drool over a bread recipe, silly old me :)
    It looks so...well...Tasty :)

    xoxo

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  60. Healthy and beautiful!

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  61. delicious recipe Jay. I loveeeee dal paratha.. my mom makes them for me when i visit and gives me extra to take home. I'm such a loser for still not trying to make these at home. I'm glad you do the step-by-step and I should also learn my mom's punjabi technique. :0

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  62. healthy and tasty paratha

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  63. I appreciate your valued comments & suggestions..
    have a fantastic weekend with your family..;)

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  64. Hy Kavitha,
    its quite easy to knead the moongdal as it with wheat flour, since its cooked soft. do giv a try ..:)

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  65. Jay, thanks for dropping in my blog Pachanti, ur blog is so awesome, wonderful recipes, keep them coming.

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  66. Delicious and healthy too!

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  67. This looks delicious, yum!

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  68. A marvelous mouth watering item to view on a Saturday morning ! Looks so yummy & delicious !

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  69. Healthy & delicious parathas!!
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  70. this looks like a very healthy option for breakfast and delicious too!

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  71. Wow! that is one amazing recipe Jay :) Bookmarked!

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  73. itz smthng new...vl definitely mark n my kitchen....

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  74. Yummy ,healthy and delicious paratha..
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  75. Looks like a pancake, only much healthier, I'm sure! :)

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  76. This is new to me Jay but sure love the beans because they are so nutritious, what more your recipe is so easy to be picked up.

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  77. I want to go have breakfast at your place; sure looks good.
    Rita

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  78. Healthy breakfast jay

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  79. Very veg very yummi!!

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  80. Very yummy n protein packed parathas, looks so inviting.

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  81. So good to see a recipe for these-thank you Jay!!

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  83. Looks so tempting. Nice dish.

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  84. C'est sain et nutritif. J'aime beaucoup.
    A bientôt

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  85. Looks yummy and sinful with all that butter on top!!

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  86. Nice idea...wholesome meal Jay!

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  87. Yummy & Healthy Paratha!! Great presentation Jay

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  88. hey!! today i made this paratha for breakfast... really good.. thanks for the recipe..

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  89. I love that these are made from beans and I wonder if I could make something similar using lentils... I'm not sure I've ever seen moong beans before...

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  90. nutritious paratha.......

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