Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Mixed Veg Dal Paratha - Low-Calorie Paratha Recipe

Today's recipe under Low-Calorie Veg Recipe is going to be an Indian Bread. When talking about breads, almost all Indian breads are Flatbreads which are made in a Tawa on Tandoor without the addition of leavening agents. This Mixed Veg Dal Paratha is a regular on our weekdays' menu. It is packed with lot of veggies together with moong dal and is a Complete meal by itself. You don't have to spend time for making a side-dish. Just a plain curd or pickle would go well with this Paratha. I find it very easy to make for busy weeknights. Pick veggies of your choice and make variations with different legumes for variety in flavours. Do remember not to add too much Dal as it makes the Paratha dough sticky. 
Recipe Category - Low-calorie Paratha
Preparation time - 10mins
Resting time - 30mins 
Preparation time - 20mins
Yields - 12 Parathas


Wholewheat flour / Atta - 2cups + 1/4cup for dusting
Mixed veggies, very finely chopped - 1.5cups (I used cabbage, Purple cabbage, carrot and broccoli)
Moong dal - 1/2cup
Fresh peas - 1/2cup
Chilli powder - 2-3tsp
Kitchen King Masala - 2tsp
Jeera powder - 1tsp
Amchur powder - 1tsp
Salt - As needed
Oil - 1tsp for dough and 1/2tsp/Paratha


1.  Firstly, pressure cook the moong dal and peas and keep it aside.

2.  Bring together all the ingredients mentioned above with 1tsp oil. Knead well to form a soft dough.DO NOT USE WATER. The moisture from the veggies and boiled dal would be just enough. If you feel the dough is still stickly, just add a little more Atta and make a smooth dough. Let it rest for 30min minimum.

3. Divide the dough into equal balls. Using a rolling pin, sprinkle some atta and roll into a Paaratha. Let it not be too thin.

4.  Heat an Iron griddle / tawa and cook the Parathas with just 1/2tsp oil on both sides until golden brown.

Serve hot with a simple Raita or plain curd and pickle for a nutritious, filling meal.

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  1. That is a wholesome and a filling paratha for any meal.

  2. Very colourful looking parathas. With all the veggies and dal, this is surely a power packed meal..

  3. How nutritious! I am bookmarking this to make for lunch boxes.

  4. What a healthy parathe , perfect for kids and fussy grown ups .

  5. Very interesting combination of veggies there. Love it.

  6. I prepare this with left over dals.. adding fresh veggies makes it more healthy. very nice.

  7. Excellent paratha to feed everyone at home with healthy stuffs in it. Lovely dish.

  8. Such an inviting and healthy paratha! It will be so good if kids enjoy these right..

  9. Wow such a delicious and colourful but healthy paratha. I ma bookmarking it.

  10. This is our weekend breakfast on days when I am super excited to cook early morning! Loved your version :)

  11. Wow, super healthy and protein packed paratha's. Love the veggies added to it!

  12. I love to have this protein packed paratha in summers with sweet lassi and mangoes

  13. That is a wholesome meal on it's own. I have tried these with to or Dallas before. Will remember to try moongdal next time.