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Leftover Dal Paratha

5 from 9 votes
Total: 25 minutes
Serves 12 PARATHAS

Leftover Dal Paratha

How many of you are in the same boat like me when you have leftover dal sitting in the refrigerator and no one is ready to finish that up? Well I face this situation every now and then and this is the most common and easy breakfast that I prepare for my family with leftover dal – Leftover Dal Paratha. Believe me it’s the most simplest and tastiest breakfast in the morning. A very basic recipe that rich in protein and healthy too.

My family loves it and enjoys it with achar or homemade curd and in the end it’s a win-win situation for everyone 🙂 . Paratha is a common term used for Indian flat-bread prepared with wheat flour and dal ka paratha means Indian flat-bread prepared with leftover lentils. My kids love these paratha, they will finish these up without any fuss. You can even prepare pooris with the same dough. For poori recipe follow this link.

Since my leftover dal already had onion tadka in it so I have skipped adding onions to my dough but feel free to throw in some onions or veggies and improvise the recipe as per one’s liking. Leftover dal was already seasoned but after being mixed with dough it needs extra spices to boost up the flavor. Prefer it a bit tangy add lemon juice to the dough or like it spicy add green chilies or extra red chili powder to the dough.

A perfect lunch box recipe – even kids love these in their lunch boxes. My kids call it – BREAKFAST-ON-THE-GO 🙂 . Now moving on to the recipe….


Leftover Dal Paratha


Leftover Dal Paratha

5 from 9 votes
Leftover dal is combined with wheat flour, spices and cooked over hot griddle to make this everyday breakfast.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 PARATHAS



  • Assemble: all the ingredients.
  • Wheat flour..
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients...
  • And form a soft pliable dough...
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll it in small ball...
  • Roll it in dry wheat flour, and place it on the counter..
  • With the tip of your fingertips flatten out the dough ball...
  • Using a rolling pin, roll the ball..
  • In a small circle like roti. Heat a griddle, lift rolled out roti and transfer it to the hot griddle...
  • Cook from one side...
  • When cooked flip it over and cook the other side..
  • Pour 1 teaspoon oil and...
  • Spread it around..
  • Flip and cook the oil side...
  • Repeat the process and cook the other side by applying few drops of oil...
  • When evenly cooked from both the side....
  • Remove and...
  • Serve hot with achar and a cup of hot tea..
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian

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  1. Esha says:

    Made these today. Very tasty and will be a staple breakfast in my house from now on.

  2. Mamta says:

    Amazing recipe. A new touch to a leftover stuff. Will surely give it a try! Great work and good presentation!!

  3. Nice blog says:

    Ruchi your blog is my one stop recipe world! Recipes are simple, not a single miss out step and you have a variety in your recipes. I tried your leftover dal partha and was yum!! Had it for dinner and everyone loved it. Will surely make it again. Wanted to know what garam masala powder you add in your recipes? I get very bad smelling garam masala at my local Indian store.

  4. Rakhi says:

    Commendable recipe. Tried this and my leftover spicy dal was used up in a very healthy way. Thanks to you dear.

  5. mansi says:

    luvd ur recipe of dal…want to know where u have added curd …and besan in dough

  6. Priya says:

    Thanks for the dinner I amcgoing to make it.

  7. Vanya says:

    Hi Ruhi,been looking for an authentic daal parantha recipe from a long time.My Punjabi friend had shared her daal paranthas with me one time,been in love with them since then.One query,which type of daal do u use ?

  8. The Mad Scientist's Kitchen says:

    Enjoyed these a lot. Thanks

  9. Sara says:


  10. jahida says:

    very tasty parathas

  11. mahie says:

    Hey.. i jst made paratha from your recipe . Its really tasty n small amount of besan made it more . Thanks for ur recipe πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  12. niharika nihalani says:

    Hi Ruchi, thx for this easy recipe. Can we avoid besan in the dough?

  13. Hema says:

    Thank you ruchi!!.. can we put coriander leaves??

  14. Tanya says:

    Hi . Can we prepare the dough at night and refrigerate overnight for use in breakfast

  15. Maddy says:

    Will these roti’s be good as a school lunch? Will it stay soft after a few hours of making it?

    • Ruchi says:

      It sure will.
      When cooked, allow it to cool until comfortable to touch and then wrap it in wax paper and pack. It will stay soft.

  16. Aayushi says:

    To have additional good tast, do not forget to add besan.

  17. Pratima says:

    My dal is not so thick…what to do?