Sunday, November 23, 2008

Papad Paratha & Pudina Dal

I was getting bored of making the same chappathi for Nirmal (my husband) everyday. I had read about Papad Paratha a couple of years back in some magazine. I don't remember which magazine I had read it in. So I would give credit to 'Whomsoever it may concern'. With whatever I could remember of the recipe that I read I decided to try it and the result was good. So here we go with the recipe

Papad Paratha

Ingredients (For making 5 parathas)

Papad (Any variety) - 2
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Green Chillies - 2 finely chopped
Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp

For the Paratha Dough

Wheat Flour - 1.5 cups
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp (I use sugar for the paratha to be soft and fluffy)
Water 3/4 cup



I used Lijjad's masala papad. Microwave the papads for 1 minute. Crush the papads into really small pieces. Add all the other ingredients to the crushed papads.


Prepare the dough by mixing all the dough ingredients together. In case the dough is sticky add some more wheat flour. Make small balls out of the dough. Using a rolling pin flatten the dough. Place a spoon of the stuffing and close the flattened dough from all sides. Once again use a rolling pin and flatten the stuffed dough.

In a tava put the flattened dough. Cook it on both sides. Add 2-3 drops of ghee to add to the taste.

Papad Paratha is ready and Yummy!!!

Pudina Dhal


Group 1

Moong Dal - 2 handfuls
Red Gram Dal - 1 handful
Onion - 1 (sliced)
Tomato - 1 (cut finely)
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Ginger - 1/2 tsp (chopped finely)
Garlic - 2 pods (optional)
Green chillies - 2

Group 2

Pudina - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2

Group 3

Salt - as per taste
Mustard Seed - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves - For garnishing


Pressure cook all the Group 1 ingredients together for 3 whistles. Once this is done, mash the mixture. (This will ensure that no ingredient stands out separately).

Saute the Group 2 ingredients together for 2-3 minutes. Blend the Group 2 ingredients after sauteing.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves to the oil. Add the mashed mixture. Add the blended Group 2 ingredients to the mixture. Add salt and allow it to boil for another 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Pudina dal is ready and Yummy!!!

Note: In the picture I have also made yellow dal. Before adding the group2 ingredients, I just took some of it and kept it separately. It looked like I had made separate dishes.


Usha said...

Paratha with papad? sounds intriguing...does the papad retain its crunchiness or does it get soggy...both of these look really yum...

Ramya said...

The crunchiness will be maintained. You have to make sure that you make the stuffing just before you start rolling out the parathas. Otherwise the water from the tomatoes and onions will make the papad soggy.

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