A parantha/paratha is one of the most popular unleavened flat-breads in Indian Cuisine.
Crispy yet soft.
Stuffed or plain. Or maybe just with a little salt in between.
Topped with homemade (white) butter. Or even store bought (yellow) butter.
With some pickle. Or without.
Dipped in yogurt, plain or raita. Or just on its own.
Whatever way you take it, it is always loved.
They are the perfect way to start the day.
Being from Punjab, these were a staple on the Sunday breakfast table growing up.
And never was there a complain. Even when I was conscious of my weight, Sunday was the day to just let go. Of course I would skimp on the butter, but paranthas were always relished.
As many ways there are of eating your parantha, there are even more varieties of paranthas.
Since I am always left with a cup of leftover cooked lentils (not enough to carry over to the next meal), I quite often make another unleavened flatbread by mixing the leftover lentils (like V’s crockpot lentil recipe)with whole wheat flour and cooking the resultant dough rolled on a skillet. We, in our household, call them Dal ka parantha.
These paranthas serve as a great breakfast or as the perfect on-the-go meal when rolled up . Nutritious and tasty, these paranthas are quick to make and are the perfect use of leftover cooked lentils/ lentil soup and even small leftover servings of cooked vegetables.
Today, I guest post for Priya of Bon Appetit and am sharing the recipe for my version of Dal ka Paranthas.
Priya is a wonderful lady with a blog centering on varied vegetarian recipes. Check out her recipe box and I am sure you will find plenty of things to make. I am definitely intrigued by her spiked up 7-up pulao and oats lassi
Priya also blogs at Straight from my heart which has her travel footprints and other interesting musings.
Head over to priya’s blog for today’s Garam Masala Tuesday recipe and do check out her mouthwatering recipes while you are there.