6 Types Of Crunchy Dal Paratha To Make At Home With Leftover Dal
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Dal is a staple food in most Indian households. Some people like to pair it with rice and achaar along with curd and others like to have it with flatbreads. It is most often considered a comfort food by a lot of people as one needs only some simple spices, such as salt, black pepper and chilli powder to make a comforting bowl of dal. 

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The best part about lentils is that they are vegan and also provide ample nutrients to the body other than being high in fibre. Very often, people are left with some leftover dal at home that they do not know what to do about. In this case, making some crunchy dal parathas at home is the best way to utilise this leftover dal. Here are some top delicious and mouth-melting dal paratha that one can make at home.

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* Masoor Dal Paratha

Masoor dal is a very famous lentil curry in India that is often enjoyed with some white rice. If you have some leftover masoor dal at home, then it is a must-try recipe for you. All that one has to do is take out the leftover Dal and mix it with some wheat flour. Make a fluffy dough out of the mixture. One may also add a little bit of water to adjust the consistency. Add a little bit of vegetable oil for extra greasing. Now roll out small balls from this door to make a Paratha and cook it on the top of the pan with some butter.

* Chana Dal

Chana dal is one of the most popular dals in India and is consumed quite frequently in both North and South India. It is quite light in taste and can be easily used to make parathas. A proper and conventional Chana Dal Paratha also has lots of fresh coriander leaves and, the evident taste of turmeric, cumin seeds, and chilli powder. It is also certainly spiced and is one of those recipes that children are going to love. The only important tip that one has to remember while kneading the dough for these parathas is that it should be allowed to rest for at least half an hour before making parathas out of it.

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* Lemon And Pepper Dal Paratha

This is very interesting. Take on the regular paratha recipe. One can take whatever leftover dal is available at home and add it to wheat flour. Now the star ingredients that have to be added to the dough include some lemon juice as well as black pepper. Everything has to be mixed properly to make a fluffy dough that should be allowed to rest for half an hour to 45 minutes. Now the parathas have to be made after taking small balls from the dough and rolled properly with even thickness. The overall taste of these parathas is very well-balanced and zesty because of the presence of lemon juice.

* Tadka Dal

Tadka dal is one of the most popular dal in India and also outside India. It is yellow dal that is seasoned with some spices such as red chilli peppers, cumin seeds, hing, and turmeric along with some other spices. The tempered flavour of the spices herbs and elevates the natural taste of dal. This dal when mixed with some wheat flour helps in making the most flavourful parathas that are spicy and appetising. One can enjoy these parathas to the fullest by applying lots of white butter on the top and serving with some fresh curd.

* Vegetable Dal Paratha

A vegetable dal paratha is like a hybrid paratha that is made by adding some extra vegetables to the already leftover dal that is mixed with wheat flour. One can add some finely chopped spinach, leaves, carrot or any other vegetable that they would like to add to the parathas. The dough has to be mixed properly and a little bit of water can be added to make the consistency proper. Now with this dough, one can roll out some small parathas that are properly crunchy and well-cooked. The outcome is so flavourful and complete on its own that one will not need any complimentary dish or ingredient by the side.

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* Moong Dal

Moong dal is another famous dal in India that is also used to make sprouts. This dal is considered extremely healthy and fibrous, which makes it a great choice for making parathas at home. The distinctive aspect of moong dal is that it tastes a lot more like some green plant or vegetable as compared to any other dal. So people who like eating vegetables or other dishes that have a similar taste can go for moong dal parathas. It is healthy and can be eaten for breakfast without using a lot of butter or extra oil if one wants to go healthy.