Masala Dal Chapatti: Indian Bread Made of Cooked Lentil & Wheat Flour

This recipe could be a cross between the Thepla and the Daal paratha. Since this is an outcome of one of my experiments and for lack of a better term, I’d like to call it the Masala Dal Chapatti. It’s not a paratha because it has no stuffing and it’s not quite a thepla too per se. I had some left over dal from the previous day and I mixed it with the chapatti dough, added a few masalas and made it like a regular chappati. Well the dal I made had some grated coconut, coriander and green chilies. If you have plain dal and if you want to try this recipe, here’s how to do it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked left over dal
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 chopped green chili (optional)
  • 6-7 sprigs of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • Salt
  • 2 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp Ghee
  • Water for the dough

Method:

  • In a bowl, place all the above ingredients and add some water if required and knead into a dough.
  • Make equal sized balls of the dough, roll it into chapattis and cook it on the pan till both sides are done.
  • As soon it’s done, pour some ghee on it.
  • Serve hot with any curry/pickle.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

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