Pujabi Dal & Buttered Paratha

Dal/Daal/Dhal various ways of spelling it..

Buttered paratha, more expensive than wraps because of the butter, but way cheaper than from an Indian takeaway.

Paratha for 6
250gms of flour either plain or chapati (atta)
splash of oil
4 to 6 tablespoons of ghee or butter
120 to 140ml of tepid water.
pinch of salt.
mix flour and salt then add oil, dribble water in slowly to make a dough, knead the dough for a few minutes, then leave for 5 minutes
Cut into 6, then flour surface well,
roll out into discs, then spread ghee or butter all over disc,
fold in half and spread butter/ghee on to the semi disc,
fold in half again so its like a triangle ish shape,
then roll out into a disc again, add butter or ghee to a chapati pan or frying pan, just the surface and cook paratha till it bubbles then spread more ghee on it and turn over cooking other side, about 2 min each side…

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Punjabi dal
300gms of red lentils
3 chopped garlic cloves
2cm fresh grated ginger
2/3 chillis
teaspoon of salt
1 chopped onion
Teaspoon of cumin seeds
Teaspoon of black mustard seeds
5/6 curry leaves
2 teaspoons of garam masala
Handful of peas

Add the red lentils to a pan with chopped garlic cloves, fresh ginger and chillis, plus a teaspoon of salt and water about 600ml and cook for bout 20 mins.
In a frying pan fry a chopped onion with  cumin seeds, black mustard seeds and curry leaves until soft.
Then add the garam masala and cook for a couple of minutes more,
Add the onion mix to the lentils with a handful pf peas, cook for about 10 minutes more on a simmer.
Add dal to paratha, I also added some minted yogurt.

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Author: Miki's Meals On A Budget

My name is Miki, and I live healthily on a budget, I am not a vegetarian but do have many meat free days, I have a lot of love for beans, pulses, lentils and veg, so you will see many meals posted based around these ingredients. I will also post meat and fish recipes. I spend no more than £30 per week for 2 full time adults, plus my 2 elderly inlaws evening meals (I do meals on wheels for them) and my granddaughter a couple of days a week...I love food especially savory food and curries, but I do have to watch my weight so many of my recipes will be low in fat, with the odd pie thrown in lol.

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