Tata Sampann Recipes - Chana Dal Paratha by Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Paratha is extremely versatile dish. It can be had as breakfast, a meal or a snack. It is a perfect item in your kid’s lunch box as it is satiating and delicious. While aloo paratha is a universal favourite, there are many other ingredients that you can try including fresh vegetables like gobi or something protein-rich like paneer. One such ingredient is chana dal that is always present in your pantry.

This dal paratha recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana has chana dal as the main ingredient. This dal is a nutritious, protein filled option that takes an irresistible form when it is used a paratha filling. Along with the protein, there are many reasons why chana dal is an extremely healthy dal to incorporate in your diet. It contains B complex vitamins such as B1, B2 and B3. It is high in fiber and increases satiety which helps in preventing binge eating and can help in managing weight.

Let’s take a look at the chana dal paratha recipe to learn how to make this quick and delicious dish.


  • 1½ cups Tata Sampann Chana Dal
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, made into dough
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Tata Sampann turmeric powder
  • 1 green chilli
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Tata Sampann turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Tata Sampann red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Tata Sampann garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Yogurt to serve


  1. In a large bowl, add Tata Sampann Chana Dal and sufficient water, wash the dal and transfer into another bowl.
  2. Soak the dal with sufficient water for 3-4 hours.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan, add the soaked dal and 2 cups water. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Transfer this into a mixer attachment or ricer, add green chilli, finely chopped ginger, cumin seeds and coarsely mince the mixture.
  5. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, chopped coriander and mix well.
  6. Take a portion of the dough and shape it into a ball. Dust with flour and spread it to make cavity in the middle and stuff it with a portion of the prepared mixture.
  7. Roll the stuffed dough into a small disc.
  8. Heat a non-stick tawa, place the prepared disc on it and cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Apply ghee and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side till golden and brown specks appear on both sides.
  10. Take it off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  11. Serve hot with yogurt.

Doesn’t this sound like the perfect breakfast recipe? Have you used any innovative fillings in your parathas? Leave us a comment below.

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