Leftover Dal Paratha Recipe

Use your left over dal to make these simple paratha recipe full of nutrition and protein. Pack these delicious parathas for your lunch box with a raita and pickle.

Jyothi Rajesh
Leftover Dal Paratha Recipe
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Leftover Dal Paratha is a perfect recipe when you want to use your leftover dal. We often throw the dal which is left from last night as we don’t know how to use it again. Well, don’t throw it from now. make delicious parathas out of it and serve it with any raita of your choice. A little creativity will turn the leftover dal into something really delicious!

You can add healthy green leafy vegetables as well if you like to this recipe to make these parathas more nutritious. The best part is kids really enjoy these parathas and they are a great recipe to be packed into their lunch boxes.

Serve Left Over Dal Paratha hot with Lauki RaitaPumpkin Raita or any raita of your choice.

You can also try

  1. Gajar Paratha
  2. Stuffed Gobi ka paratha
  3. Mushroom paratha.

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) , cooked, or leftover dal recipe
  • 1-1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 4 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Onions , finely chopped
  • Ghee , or oil as required

How to make Leftover Dal Paratha Recipe

  1. To begin making the Leftover Dal Paratha, firstly add the leftover dal (or cooked toor dal), wheat flour, kashmiri red chili powder, salt, curd, coriander leaves and onions in a bowl. Mix everything well and knead it into a smooth dough.

  2. If your dough turns too watery, add few tablespoons of flour at a time and knead to make a smooth dough. Cover and let the dough sit for about 15 minutes.

  3. After 15 minutes, heat a roti tawa. Pinch a lemon sized ball from the dough, roll it round and make it into a ball shape. Dust the dough in flour and flatten it using a rolling pin to about 7-centimetre circle. Rub 1/4 teaspoon ghee over the surface.

  4. Once it is done, fold 2 opposite edges such that they touch each other at the edges.

  5. Next bring the other 2 edges folding it over the sides already folded making it into a square.

  6. Now dust little wheat flour and roll it as thin as you can into a square shape.

  7. Place it on hot tawa and cook on both sides until they get cooked. Rub about 1/4 teaspoon ghee on both the sides of paratha. Remove from pan and repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.

  8. Serve Left Over Dal Paratha hot with Lauki Raita, Pumpkin Raita or any raita of your choice.