Moong Dal Lachcha Paratha(मूंग दाल लच्छा परांठा)

 Parathas are an integral part of the Indian Platter. Be it the Aalu Paratha , the Methi Paratha or the stuffed variety , we Indians have a fetish for these flatbreads and love eating them with accompaniments like chutney , sauce or plain curds.  For quite a long time , i wanted to try my hands on Lachcha Paratha which very popular in North India.. I got to know about  the basic method / steps from my Sister-in-law. I thought of experimenting further and so thought of making it a stuffed one. Had kept some boiled Moong Dal in the fridge which i have used for the stuffing. Here's the recipe:

  • Wheat Flour- 3 medium bowls
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • Chaat Masala 
  • Cooked Moong Dal - 2 medium bowls
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste- 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped Coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to roast the paratha
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves : 2-3

  • Mix the flour, 1 spoon salt and 2 teaspoon oil and knead it with water to make a smooth dough. Keep it aside  for 15-20 minutes.
  • Mix the cooked moong dal , salt, ginger-garlic paste and chopped coriander in a bowl. Mash it properly and keep aside.
  • Take a small portion of the dough ,roll it into round shape and make a disc of approx. 4-5 inch.
  • Apply 1 teaspoon oil on it. 
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala on it .
  •  Now spread a layer of the moong dal stuffing evenly .

  • Roll the disc gently .

  • Apply some oil on the roll and sprinkle some chat masala again. Now roll it to form a ball which ideally looks like a 'chakra'.
  • Press it a bit and roll it with gentle hands on the rolling board , making sure the layers remain intact.
  • Heat the griddle .
  • Roast the paratha from both the side till it becomes brown and crisp.

  •  Serve hot with pickle , sauce or curds. 

You can make the stuffing with paneer, chopped methi or can keep it simple with dry masala. The 'सादा लच्छा परांठा ' also tastes great with aalu sabzi . So try this today and do revert with your feedback & comments !

Chandana Mungre Kashid
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