How to make Urad Dal Parantha -

Masaledar urad dal stuffed paranthe.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Split Skinless Black Gram, Whole Wheat Flour

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

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Urad Dal Parantha

Urad Dal Parantha Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Urad Dal Parantha Recipe

  • Split Skinless Black Gram soaked for 4 hours, drained and boiled with turmer 1 cup

  • Whole Wheat Flour kneaded into a dough 2 cups + for dusting

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Onion finely chopped 2 medium

  • Crushed dried pomegranate seeds (anardana) 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee for cooking


Step 1

To make the stuffing, mix together ginger, green chillies, onions, pomegranate seeds, coriander powder, asafoetida, garam masala powder, dried mango powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, salt, coriander leaves and cooked gram. 2. Heat a non-stick tawa.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick tawa.

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into balls. Dust each ball in a little dry flour and roll into a small poori.  Place a portion of the stuffing in the center, bring the edges together and seal. Shape into a ball, press lightly, dust in little dry flour and roll into a parantha.

Step 4

Place the parantha on the tawa and cook for ½ minute. Flip, apply ½ tsp ghee and flip again. Apply ½ tsp ghee on the other side too. Cook, flipping sides, till the parantha is evenly golden on both sides.

Step 5

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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