Monday, November 7, 2011

Moong Dal ke Parathe/Lentil Parathe


We are enjoying a perfect european autumn - have had lots of lovely weather lately, slightly cool but sunny and bright - locally called an "altweibersommer" - literally translated - an old wives' summer. The term relates not to geriatric specimens of female persuasion, but rather to a local spider art which is particularly active weaving it's webs during warm autumns.


Anyway....back from ugggh spiders to it's been so beautiful as of late, and I hope it remains like this for a little longer. The weather is just perfect for long walks (which we definitely need after all the Diwali indulgence). These are a few photos from a short autumn walk this week. 


Isn't it beautiful?


Coming to today's recipe - Moong dal ke parathe or as we call them back home - mogar ki pudi - is a very typical rajasthani dish - and you can eat them hot and fresh, or even for the next 3 - 4 days as they don't spoil.

I have had these a number of times (made by mom and my MIL) but I really had not bothered until now to make them at home. But, this time, when my in laws were here, I made them, with the help of my MIL. It tastes great with red chilli pickles or salted yogurt or shrikhand (thick sweet yogurt).

Ingredients

2 cups - whole wheat flour (aata)
60 grams - yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
3 tbsp - sunflower oil
2 tsp - red chilli powder
1/2 tsp - garam masala
1/2 tsp - coriander seeds, finely crushed
1 tsp - kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
salt to taste
water to knead the dough
oil to roast the parathas

Method
  1. Soak the dal/lentils for an hour and cook until slightly soft.
  2. Mix together everything in a bowl and knead using water. The dough should be medium soft. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 mins. 
  3. Divide the dough into small size balls and roll the balls out into a paratha.
  4. Roast the paratha on both the sides on a non stick pan, using oil on each side until brown spots appear on the surface. 
  5. Serve.

I had them with shrikhand , while my hubby enjoyed them with red chilli pickle.

Enjoy!

50 comments:

  1. Delicious paratha nd beautiful clicks...

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  2. Nice pics dear and I love this paratha too with the pickle and curds.


    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR NOVEMBER & GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- CURRIES

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  3. Wat a nutritious and healthy parathas,stunning clicks..

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  4. I always like wholesome parathas with filling but this one sounds great with daal mixed in the dough. The autumn pics are beautiful...love the colour of the leaves.

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  5. Delicious n lovely parathas!!! Yummy..
    Following you since long:-)
    Hope u'll drop by my space and i would love if you follow my space as well

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  6. Healthy and yummy parathas..beautiful clicks..

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  7. Very delicious and nutritious parathas.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Nutritious and lovely parathas! Yummy! Great for lunch!

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  9. Tasty looking parathas, never tried this version. Click is too good. Autumn clicks are a perfect treat to the eyes.Thanks for sharing.

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  10. They look so wholesome n delicious!Lovely shots!
    USMasala

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  11. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.

    Fall pics are so beautiful.
    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  12. Beautiful clicks and parathas looks yumm!!!

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  13. parathas looks so healthy and yummy, autumn pics r awesome.

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  14. I love these parathas....My mom make them whenever I go home...Yours looks yummy...

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  15. Bautiful snapshots of fall! Thankyou for posting the recipe; bookmarked.

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  16. Beautiful autumn pictures... And mogar ki pudi are looking irresstable.. Love them with yoghurt or tea..

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  17. So beautiful, healthy and tasty! I am fascinated by the sheer variety of Indian breads! I need to read a book on the topic. I am a baker at heart and I am now so eager to try to make these one day myself, even if a little apprehensive, they look so good!

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  18. wow... delicious and healthy parathas.. thanks for visiting my blog... glad to follow you..

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  19. Hey girl, this looks so good! I havent had them before, how many parathas are there that I didnt know about!
    Your clicks are good as always, enjoying the fall huh? Is it snowing already? Time to SKI?

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  20. They look amazing and I'll wager they are delicious. Your photos today are wonderful. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  21. Moongdal paratha looks fabulous, yummy and mouth watering. Great recipe and healthy too.

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  22. Delicious paratha...Love the presentation...Great clicks..

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  23. I luv to have this at anytime, looks really good...

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  24. They look gorgeous, lip smacking... I love our traditional Rajasthani dishes, I just love them. And these seem Yummy:)
    The autumn pics are fabulous too, hope you are having a nice week Rachana:)

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  25. that looks gorgeous and lovely presented.Pics are fantastic

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  26. Lovely photos of Autumn, and the mogar ki pudi sounds really yummy :-)

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  27. Delicious healthy parathas Rachana, I need too try it.

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  28. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. and your parathas look healthy and good.

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  29. Des photos de pain très appétissantes. Je n'utilise jamais de la farine complète pour faire du pain et c'est dommage. Il va falloir que j'essaye.
    Tes pains semblent délicieux.
    See soon

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  30. What lovely clicks, and the parathas look yum!

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  31. tes photos sont magnifiques, ça donne envie d'en manger
    bonne journée

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  32. beautiful fall pics....and paratha is perfectly made...luv'd the post

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  33. No stuffing? nice! Lovely pics Rachana

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  34. Gorgeous photos and paratha looks awesome!

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  35. You do live in a beautiful part of the world. Your parathas are lovely too.
    Mimi

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  36. I love those parathas! They look irresistible with that deep golden brown!

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  37. Healthy and yummy parathas..beautiful clicks..

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  38. Looks tempting and delicious.

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  39. wow what a beatifull space!!!, really liked your presentation...first time here, happy to follow you..

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  40. yummy paranthas.... lovely presentations....

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  41. Yummy parathas. Till now I tried with moong dal but looks tasty and beautiful Pictures.

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  42. gal, I wanted to tell you, priya has moong dal cws-event..wanna send these there?

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  43. That was an enticing post for cookery as well as nice pictures of the autumn! You have a great blog!

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  44. yummy and nutritious paratha...

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  45. i tried it at home...
    it was super yummy... all liked it :)
    thankx for sharing such a nice parantha

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