Paratha is Indian flat bread that is stuffed with a savory filling. This Green Gram Paratha recipe is healthy, crispy on the outside and delicious flat bread that is stuffed with a flavorful cooked green gram and spices bursting with flavor. It makes for a great snack or a quick lunch on the go. They’ve got the perfect texture and they are also high in protein. This one is perfect option for breakfast too!
Ingredients for the Green Gram Stuffed Paratha
Ingredients for the filling
1 cup green gram (Green Moong Dal – Split)
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
2 inch Ginger, finely chopped
2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
Ingredients for the dough
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Water, as needed
Oil for cooking
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How to make Green gram stuffed Paratha
Soak the green gram in 1-1/2 cups for 30 minutes and cook using a pressure cooker until soft. Drain any excess water after it is cooked. You can use this water while kneading the dough.
In a bowl; mash the green gram coarsely and add in the remaining ingredients like the onions, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt. Stir well to combine.
In another large bowl; combine the whole wheat flour and salt for the dough. Add a little water at a time and knead to make soft and smooth dough. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 10 dough balls.
Take a dough ball, dust it in flour and flatten it on the rolling board using a rolling pin. Roll the dough out into approximately 3 inch diameter circles.
Now place a portion of the green moong dal filling in the circle and close all the side to cover the stuffing.
Now, roll this using the rolling pin into paratha without putting much pressure. Paratha should be little bit thick,do not roll it thin.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat and place the filled paratha.
Allow it to cook on medium heat for about 30 to 45 seconds and flip over. In this stage, add a teaspoon of ghee or oil and spread it around.
Flip again, so the oiled side can cook on the skillet. Spread a little more oil and keep pressing the parathas while on the skillet to cook the paratha evenly from inside out.
Do the flipping over process a couple of times until the both sides get cooked, browned and crisp evenly.
Make sure you cook on medium heat as it allows the parathas to get a crisp and soft texture.
Once the paratha is cooked, transfer it to a plate.
Repeat this process with rest of the dough and stuffing