Cauliflower-Dal Paratha

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the covering: 2 cups - whole wheat flour
  • oil for frying
  • salt to taste
  • For the filling: 1 - medium-sized cauliflower, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup - yellow gram dal, washed and soaked
  • 2-3 flakes - garlic, crushed
  • 1" piece - ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp - dried mango (amchoor) powder
  • 1 tsp - wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp - butter
  • salt to taste

How to Make Cauliflower-Dal Paratha

  • For the covering: Sieve the flour and salt together. Add just enough water and knead into a soft pliable dough.
  • When all the dry flour is absorbed, knead on work surface for 3-4 minutes. When smooth, cover with moist cloth and keep aside.
  • For the filling: Boil the soaked dal for 4-5 minutes until cooked but firm to touch. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add ginger and garlic and stir-fry.
  • Add cauliflower and all the masalas and stir well. Cover and let it simmer.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes until the cauliflower is soft.
  • Add the dal and coriander leaves. Cook until all the moisture is absorbed.
  • Take off fire, sprinkle wheat flour and mix well. Allow to cool a bit.
  • Make ping-pong sized balls and press lightly.
  • Take a similar sized or smaller lump of dough and roll into 4 inch round.
  • Place a ball of filling in the centre, fold in the edges and press down lightly.
  • Dust with some dry flour and roll again.
  • Shallow fry on a warm griddle, drizzling oil in between.
  • Make sure both sides are crisp and golden in texture.
  • Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.