Friday, 18 December 2015

Achari Daal Paratha With Leftover Daal..!!!

Finishing the surplus/leftover daal, is the toughest job to do for me and  my family members. Most of the time, uselessly I keep it inside the refrigerator thinking of doing something later with it and then throw it into the garbage bag. 
But this time I didn’t do this, rather I made something new using it, in the next morning. Yes, I made “Daal Paratha” for the  breakfast and that too in a twisted way, to give the parathas a special touch. And it was“Achari Daal Paratha” .
Everyone in my family loved it, enjoyed it and happily finished it. 

Can you visualize my "win-win" face in the end? Yes, I was deliriously happy and why shouldn't I ? Atlast I found a way out.

Anyway, let’s come to the point now.Here is the detailed process following which you can also make “Achari Daal Paratha” with your leftover daal.”


For Stuffing:

  • Leftover daal(I used pinkish red lentil,masoor daal) : 1 1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Onion: 2 tbsp.
  • Ginger Paste: 1 tsp.
  • Hot & Sour Pickle(I used mango pickle, you may use any variety of your choice) : 1 tbsp.(mashed the pulp of the mango including masala and discard the hard portion).

For the Dough:

  • Whole Wheat Flour( Atta) :- 1/2 CUp
  • All Purpose Flour: 1/2 CUp
  • Salt: 1/4 th tsp.
  • White Oil : 2 tbsp to fry the paratha and 1 tbsp to knead the dough.
  • Water: To knead.


      Stuffing Preparation:

  • Start boiling the leftover daal in a non stick pan. Once the daal becomes thick add the chopped onion and ginger paste. Cook for 3-4 minutes more until the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the pickle and mix well. Cook until all the water dries up and the mixture gets ready to use as stuffing.
  • Keep it aside and let it cool for sometime.

Dough Making:

  • Take a bowl. Mix in atta, maida, salt and white oil. Add water slowly and make a firm yet soft dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and let it rest for sometime.
  • Now divide the dough into few medium sized balls. Every ball should be equal in size.

 Making Paratha:

  • Roll out each ball into a small circle dusting with wheat flour.
  • Keep one tbsp of stuffing in the center and gather all the corners, close it, seal it well and press lightly.
  • Now roll out the sealed stuffed ball carefully dusting with wheat flour powder.
  • While rolling them out keep the sealed side of the ball on the top and don't apply too much pressure.
  • Repeat the same process and roll out the other balls.
  • Now heat a flat pan or tawa. Put the rolled paratha on it, when the bubbles will come, spread a tsp of oil all over the paratha and flip it over to the other side. 
  • Spread another tsp of oil on the other side until the brown spots appear on both the sides.
  • Repeat the process to fry the rest of the balls.
  • Achari Daal Paratha is ready now.
  • Serve the paratha hot with curd,pickle or raita.

                                                                           Enjoy Your Food..!!!

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