How to make Chana Dal Parantha -

There are a variety of stuffed paranthe, and this is a delicious example.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Tata Sampann Chana Dal, Whole wheat flour (atta) dough,

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Breads

Chana Dal Parantha

Chana Dal Parantha Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chana Dal Parantha Recipe

  • Tata Sampann Chana Dal 1 1/2 cups

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) dough, made with 2 cups whole wheat flour, salt, oil and

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt to serve


Step 1

Take Tata Sampann Chana Dal in a large bowl, add sufficient water and wash the dal thoroughly. Drain and transfer into another bowl, add sufficient water and soak for 3-4 hours. Drain.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick wok, add the soaked dal, 2 cups water, salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture into a puran yantra (masher), add green chilli, ginger and cumin seeds and mince the mixture finely.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the dough into equal portions. Divide the chana dal mixture into same number of equal portions.

Step 6

Heat a non-stick tawa.

Step 7

Take one portion of dough, shape it into a ball, dust with flour and shape it into a katori, stuff it with a portion of dal mixture, bring the edges together and press to seal. Roll out each stuffed ball into a small parantha.

Step 8

Place the parantha on hot tawa and roast for 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. Apply a little ghee on each side and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side till golden and brown specks appear on both sides.

Step 9

Take it off the tawa and place on a serving plate. Similarly make the remaining paranthe and serve hot with yogurt.

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