Today I had to post something which satisfies two events namely Blog Hop Wednesdays started by Radhika and for Day 4 of Srivalli's Blogging Marathon - Edition 9.

For Blog Hop, I was paired with  Kaveri of Palakkad Cooking. I had to pick up a recipe from her space which qualifies as dressing up leftovers. Fortunately I saw this Moong Dal Paratha and set out making them today with some leftover moong dal from yesterday's lunch. My older one had these for a snack today and was pretty impressed.

Note - I had some Pappula Podi in my pantry and I added it to the moong dal mixture as I felt it was a little runny. Another option would have been to heat it up and stir till the additional moisture evaporates.

Check out what my fellow blog hoppers posted today and also check my fellow marathoners here.

Moong Dal Paratha

Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour 2 cups
*Leftover Cooked Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste
Warm Water to knead the dough
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)

Oil for spraying on parathas

* I had made plain moong dal with just salt, red chilli powder, lemon juice and seasoning.

Moong Dal Paratha

Method Of Preparation - 

Knead the chapati dough with the whole wheat flour and salt with as much water as needed. Keep it covered for about 10-15 min.

Mash the moong dal to a stiff dough. Knead in some Garam Masala as well.

Make equal portions of the dough. Roll out small chapatis and fill in a spoonful of the moong dal  mixture, close the edges and roll out the parathas taking care that the mixture doesn't fall out. Shallow fry in a heated pan until both the sides are done. Repeat the procedure for all the parathas.

Enjoy with Yogurt or any gravy curries!

Sending this to Srivalli's 'Kid's Delight - Dressing up leftovers' guest hosted by me.

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 8-9


  1. Very healthy and delicious paratha.. looks absolutely perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  2. These moong dal parathas are one of our family favorites..I am happy that you were able to try it out

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. nice dress up I should say!...atleast for the kids...i like it~

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. Delicious parathas...

  7. Very healthy, delicious and lovely looking parathas. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. looks tempting and delicious!!! Harini - was thinking about you as I read that our blogger friend Jayashree (kailash kitchen passed away) we had a 3-way conversation about Pune - posting it tomorrow in my tribute!!!

  10. veena Says:
  11. Healthy and delicious. Looks inviting!!

  12. Delicious stuffing...

  13. Great Harini, anything with moong dal is always welcome

  14. healthy pratha

  15. healthy pratha

  16. healthy pratha

  17. healthy pratha

  18. Priya Suresh Says:
  19. Parathas looks super soft and lovely..nice use of leftover dal.

  20. Yummy looking parathas. I do the same with toor dal. But never thought of moong dal.Loved the idea. Loved you blog. I m here for the first time. And i m gonna make that barley pudding very soon. Do visit my space sometime at

  21. Archana Says:
  22. Bookmarked.

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  23. Super healthy and tasty too.. great recipe... would love a bite
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

  24. nice looking parathas-looks yum

  25. Prathima Rao Says:
  26. Healthy, filling delish..I love dal parathas!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  27. Unknown Says:
  28. I like the idea of mixing it in the dough itself and specially the use of leftover moong dal, a great use.

  29. Srivalli Says:
  30. Well good that you managed to make something for all required...:).parathas are looking great!

  31. Shireen Says:
  32. Well, i've never heard of dal being used in parathas but thats truly a great idea! Nice presentation!

  33. divya Says:
  34. the platter looks so yum n makes me it !!!

  35. Kalyani Says:
  36. healthy and yummy !

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