Thursday, January 5, 2012

#177 Apple, Swiss Cheese and Moong Dal Parathas

I stand guilty as charged for enjoying a decent portion of Holiday treats and to top it all my dessert overindulgence last week was unaccountable! Don't get me wrong, it was all worthwhile:), but now that I am back to work I'm planning to take a bag lunch again. Here's a terrific lunch idea that is ridiculously good, parathas with mashed moong dal, grated apples and cheese,a smear of chutney or a dab of butter along with a fruit and it wouldn't hurt to sneak in some oatmeal cookies into my brown bag.

2 tsp oil
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup moong dal (split green gram)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
salt to taste
1 onions , chopped
Ginger-garlic paste- 1/2 tspn
Green Apple- 1 peeled, cored and grated.
Swiss Cheese grated- 1/2 cup
chopped coriander (dhania) (dhania)
2 to 3 green chillies , chopped

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp Olive oil
1 tsp salt
Other Ingredients
flour for rolling
ghee for cooking

1.Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the asafoetida and cumin seeds.
2.When the seeds crackle, add the coriander powder, red chilli powder and onions, mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
3.Add 1 cup of water and salt, add dal, cover and cook till the dal becomes soft, mushy and most of water is evaporated. There may be 1/4 cup of water but do not drain.
4.Remove from the flame, cool and add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
5.Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and keep aside.
6. When cool, add the wheat flour and enough water along with the liquid from the cooked dal.
7. Make a soft and pliable dough and keep aside for one hour.
8. Make small lime sized balls out of the dough.
9. Dusting a little flour at a time, place each ball on a rolling board and with a rolling pin roll the ball into a
round flatbread as thin or thick as you can.
10. Place a griddle over the fire, when it is hot enough turn down the flame to medium.
11. Now cook the flatbreads over the griddle adding a little ghee on each side while cooking both
sides until they develop dark blisters like the photos. They are cooked  well. Serve with chutney or curry.


  1. perfectly done !! looks very inviting !!

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  2. This looks awesome...Yummy one..

  3. They look delicious..a must to try..Bookmarked


  4. Yum - these look great. Am I a bad person for wanting to cover these in melted cheese? :( No no, bad Charles - I'm supposed to be being healthy. They look amazing as they are!

  5. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

  6. so mouthwatering...loved all the flavors going in :-)

  7. Thanks Sonali, Kalyan, Shanthi, Aarathi, Divya,Sravs and Biny.
    Charles you're idea of covering the parathas with cheese sounds very tempting to me...sounds good to enhance the flavor of the grated swiss cheese inside these:)Thanks for the tip

  8. Sounds interesting and tempting. Do visit my cooking blog also

  9. YUM! Seriously, it looks so interesting and different and just plain Delicious

  10. You really have interesting recipes and combos, Malli. Stuffed parathas are something I'm yet to try. These parathas look perfect.


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