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Leftover Dal Chawal Paratha – Rice Lentils Flatbread

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Learn to make Dal Chawal Paratha Recipe | Rice Lentils Flatbread | How To Make Leftover Dal Chawal Paratha recipe with step-by-step photos. Dal Chawal paratha is an aromatic Rice & Lentils flatbread made using leftovers. Right amonut of spices add a nice flavor to this breakfast dish. This filler paratha can certainly a smile of satisfaction on your face when you have it.


Hello! Hello! Direct from the Heart!

As I promised in my earlier post that I will be sharing some real healthy recipes in the month of JANUARY! So, here I am with one more.

Are you guys ready for another healthy and nutritious recipe?!? If you ask me, I am SO very ready! I also know what you will say. You will say—YES, Please!!!

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Let me think, who would ever say NO to a healthy yet delicious dish?? Well, I found NO ONE! 🙂 However, I was surely an odd one, as I grew up thinking that paratha (flat bread) is the most boring food for anyone. AND I was so wrong. Well now, if I get a chance to go back to my childhood, I would badly need a piping hot paratha for my breakfast. Because now I understand the importance of nutritious food, which also is remarkably WONDERFUL.

That’s It, life always teaches us lessons, when we are able to UNDERSTAND its importance. No no no, I am not regretting of not liking the Paratha everyday for breakfast. It is just a thought, that it would have been wonderful if I would have known it earlier. But may be I was just too YOUNG for all this—to uncover and understand the mysteries of life 😉

If you love parathas then you would also love this rice thepla recipe.

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Sometimes it is a good idea, if maturity comes with time. If not, I would have lost my CHILDISH behavior, and I certainly would not have behaved like a child in my adulthood. I am SO Happy that I have lived my childhood like a child, not like an adult ;-)!!!

Now as a young Mom, I seriously don’t want my daughter to behave like a mature person. This is the true beauty that NATURE has given us—and the truth is, childhood comes with INNOCENCE. I have only one thing to tell her now FOR her cute expressions, and SWEET chats—“Never Grow Older”. Always be my little girl. I think that is the mother’s LOVE for her. 🙂

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Since I live away from India, in Finland, in the land of a thousand lakes, and the land of Dear Santa, sometimes I do miss those traditional dishes and try to replicate them at home. Not to mention that my mom is a great cook. And you know what, she is still trying to learn new recipes and always tells me about her cooking experiences.

Every time when I call her, she would ask me, ‘what did I eat’? And if there is something new, she would also ask me for the recipe. AND she would not only ask for it, soon after she would make it too! And later, in my next call to her, she will give me her feedback about how did the dish turn out. Isn’t she very SWEET? I love her SO much, not because she is my mom, but because she is still very lively and love to experiment with new things like me.

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I have learned most of my cooking by watching my mom cook, and now she wants to learn from me. Isn’t it a great feeling? It is a very PROUD thing for any kid, am I am proud of myself. 🙂 But again, it is my MOM, who always believes in me, so a BIG BEAR HUG to her!

Now it’s time to understand the idea behind today’s recipe. Today I have a paratha recipe to share with you all. And the name of dish is ‘DAL CHAWAL PARATHA’. Yesterday I was craving for a paratha, like I can just pull-out the piece of paratha right now, and eat it good. Now I am feeling so glad that I ventured out of my comfort zone as this was so good. PLUS, paratha is SO EASY.

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Dal Chawal Paratha is beyond delicious. And just a little piece of general information that paratha is not a traditional food around here for us at breakfast. But I know that for so many people in INDIA having a paratha in the morning is a true ritual.

I made this paratha with freshly cooked rice and lentils. But if you have any leftovers, feel free to use them. I love all the spices in this recipe—it’s just so perfect for this time of year. A hot Paratha in a COLD month. And paired with the chilled yogurt/raita? WOW! The yogurt MAKES this Paratha #1 for sure.

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I will actually re-cook this paratha again, because it was so DAMN delicious. Well, I haven’t decided the time yet, but for sure before the WINTER ends! 🙂

This paratha is so impressive, and this is why it should probably be on your weekend breakfast this week. Enjoy the Paratha and tell me about your experience TOO! Have fun.

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Take a large mixing bowl. Add wheat flour, 2 tsp oil, salt, asafetida, cumin seeds, grated ginger, green chili, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder to it. Mix well knead into a soft dough, using enough water. Cover with a cling film and keep aside it for 30 minutes.

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Divide the dough into 8 balls. Roll each ball to make a circle into 3″ to 4″ in diameter.


Heat a pan, and roast dough circles from one side, and flip over to another side. Brush oil on both sides, and roast for few seconds again.

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Leftover Dal Chawal Paratha – Rice Lentils Flatbread [Recipe]

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This step by step recipe of Dal Chawal paratha is an aromatic rice and lentils flatbread made using leftovers. Best served as a breakfast with chutney.
(Rating: 4.2 from 133 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
37 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Breakfast Indian 8
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
229 calories 1 serving


For Dal Chawal Paratha:
  • 1 cup green gram, cooked (hari moong dal)
  • 1 cup rice, cooked (chawal)
  • 1 large-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (adrak), grated
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
  • 2 medium-sized green chilies (hari mirch), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oil for dough
  • A pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for kneading dough
For Cooking Parathas:


Making Dal Chawal Paratha Dough:
  1. Add wheat flour, chawal, dal, 2 teaspoons oil, salt, asafetida, cumin seeds, grated ginger, green chili, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well. Knead into a soft dough, using enough water. Cover with a cling film and keep aside it for 30 minutes.
Cooking Dal Chawal Paratha Dough:
  1. Divide the dough into 8 balls. Roll each ball to make a circle into 4 to 5 inch in diameter.
  2. Heat a pan and roast dough circle from one side and flip over to another side.
  3. Brush oil on both sides, and roast for few seconds again.
  4. Serve hot with any pickle, ketchup, or boondi raita. Enjoy!


  1. I have used leftover dal and rice for this recipe, but you can also use freshly cooked and cooked dal and chawal.

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