Dal Paratha Recipe | Leftover Dal Paratha | Dal ka Paratha Recipe

leftover dal paratha
What you do with your leftovers lentils. I usually mix them into flour, to make a dough & prepared the yummy parathas with it.  This is one the easy and simplest breakfast. A very basic recipe that rich in protein and healthy too. Totally kids-friendly recipe.

This is my family favorite paratha recipe, especially my son..he will finish it up without any fuss, He always enjoying to eat with butter....what all mummies we want, that our kid can eat and enjoy the food without any drama.

What is Paratha?

Paratha is a common term used for Indian flat-bread prepared with wheat flour or some people used all purpose flour, ragi flour, jowar flour. Paratha are the most common flatbread breakfast in Indian cuisine.
dal paratha recipe

These are staple dish in many Indian homes which are eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, especially at my home everyone loved dal ka paratha they never bored with it.

Paratha are mostly served with pickle, curd, chutney or any side or dry curry. Paratha's has many variations. One is plain or other is stuffed paratha.

What is Dal ka Paratha?

A delicious and healthy flatbread of leftover dal mixed with onion and few herbs-spices served with butter, curd and pickle is heaven on plate. It is a uniquely flavorful flatbread and comes with goodness of dal(lentils).
dal ka paratha recipe

Paratha is a common term used in India. This paratha works great whenever you have some any leftover dal in your fridge such as moong masoor dal, dal makhani, urad dal or langarwali dal or even sambar paratha 

You even can make dal paratha from fresh dal too. Desi ghee/Clarified butter can be used for roasting the paratha. You may also use oil or butter also.

How do we make Leftover Dal ka Paratha?

By using  these easy 3 steps we make our dal paratha
  1. To knead a dough
  2. Rolling out the Paratha
  3. To roast paratha
We enjoys it with butter or pickle or homemade curd and in the end it’s a win-win situation for everyone 🙂 . I prefer to eat with curd and butter or when I eat with pickle, I want my cup of tea also.
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Since my leftover dal already had spices in it, so I used less spices to adjust the taste of flour, according to our taste. You can add green chilies, my mom did but i didn't add due to my son. I added chopped onion also for crunchiness, if you don't want then avoid it.

I even can make dal ki poori too, they are really very tasty & so soft, that melt in your mouth. For dal ki poori, i used the same dough just fry it in oil. Taddaa it's ready. SO YUMM😍😍
Dal Poori

Here are some Variations of Indian Bread(Paratha/Poori) which is perfect for breakfast or tiffin box
Dahi methi poori
rice paratha
Beetroot Poori
methi paratha
palak paratha
purple cabbage paratha

You can adjust the spices according to you taste, if you like more spicy, then add more red chilli powder or green chilies along with spices.
leftover dal ka paratha

Addition of dal into flour, paratha becomes really soft and very tasty.  A perfect breakfast or  lunch box recipe – even kids love these in their tiffin box too 🙂 Now moving on to the recipe….

Dal Paratha Recipe | बची हुई दाल का परांठा video

Course : Breakfast
Cuisine : Indian
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Resting Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 5 minutes
Total Time : 25 minutes
Servings : 4 people
Author : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients :

Wheat flour - 2 cups
Leftover dal - 1.5 cup
Green Coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
Chopped Onion -1 small
Salt to taste
Red chili powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder- 1/4 tsp
Desi ghee/clarified butter/oil for parathas

Preparation Method :

To knead dough
1. Take wheat flour in bowl. Make hollow pit. Take leftover dal out from the fridge, add it to the flour.

2. Dal already has all the spices, so will add little just add salt, red chilli powder & garam masala powder to adjust the taste of flour. Add chopped small onion, chopped green coriander leaves, and Mix well.

3. Mix all well and make a dough. Add water in small portion and knead soft dough. Knead dough soft as that for normal paratha.

4. Once dough is ready, cover and keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes in fridge to set.

For rolling out Paratha
1. Divide the dough into small sized balls. Take a small sized ball and roll out the flat like a roti using rolling pin.

2. Grease hands with ghee/oil in hand. Make dough ball, press with hands, coat with dry flour. Roll it round 3 to 4 inch in diameter. Grease paratha with desi ghee, spread evenly. Fold paratha in half.

3. Fold it like cone and press it with your hands. Coat again with dry flour, Roll out slightly thick paratha.

To Roast Paratha
1. Now place it on a heated tawa/griddle and cook it as you would cook plain paratha. Cook both the sides on medium flame with little ghee until light brown spots appear on one side as shown in below pic.

2. Keep flame on high. When paratha seems dark from above, flip it then again flip and roast the paratha until golden brown spots appear. Once roasted, pour some desi ghee on top of paratha.

3. Serve hot hot paratha with add a dollop of butter on top of it or pickle or curd or a cup of hot tea.
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  1. I like dal parathas for their nutrition as well as taste. Great that your son loves them. Your parathas look so yummy, Jolly!

  2. this is a great idea to use the left over dal. My mom use to make this when we are kids, but i never made it until now. thanks for sharing!

  3. I have been eating this since childhood and now the trend is still on. This is very popular in North india with the name Missi Roti and even served in Restaurants. You have made it so perfect.

  4. Leftover dal is put to good use by giving it a yummy makeover by making Paratha is a lovely idea Jolly. Delicious share.

  5. This is a great way to use leftover dal. Protein rich, delicious paratha with left over dal is a genius idea.

  6. I love dal paratha, such a great way of using left over dal. Your photos of paratha served with butter, pickle, and tea has made me hungry. I will make extra dal in dinner today so that the leftover can be used tomorrow to make these parathas.

  7. An excellent way to use up leftover dal to make a super delicious breakfast paratha. There are times when I have very little dal leftover and don't want to have the next day. Now I know what to do with it.

  8. Yum!! Such a great idea to use leftover dal in making parthas. Love it! Awesome share Jolly! :)

  9. I too love making dal paratha with leftovers dal. This is such a wonderful idea to use the leftovers and give them a yummy makeover.

  10. Great idea to use leftover dal...my favourite way to do it too!! I sometimes purposefully make extra....Your paratha look so delicious!!

  11. Love using leftover daal in making paratha, without adding much any other spices you can enjoy delicious and tasty treat any time of the day.