Pithi Prantha (Prantha stuffed with Lentils)

So, I am back from the dead and have started cooking again. This week, let’s look at my eternal weakness, Breads. I can have breads with anything and there are so many different types of them to enjoy with different bread groups. My favourite among breads is stuffed pranthas;  be it with potatoes, cauliflower, paneer or pithi which is a term used in old Punjabi for lentils, more particularly the yellow lentils (Split Yellow Grams).

Here is the recipe.

Serves : 2-4

What you need? (Ingredients)

500gms wheat flour

2tbsp Butter/Clarified Butter

250gms soaked moong dal

1 1/2 inch ginger

1 tsp pepper corns

1 green chilli

1 tbsp Coriander seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp asafoetida

1 tbsp garam masala

1 tsp red chili powder

Butter/Clarified butter to cook

Salt to taste


  1. Knead dough with flour, clarified butter and salt. Keep it aside for 20 mins.
  2. In a pan, add soaked dal, turmeric, water and salt, bring the dal to a boil and strain the excess water in bowl.
  3. In the same pan, add butter with crushed pepper corns, red chili powder, chopped green chilli, crushed coriander seeds, chopped ginger and asafoetida.
  4. Add dal to mixture and cook for couple of minutes. Add garam masala and little more salt. Set aside
  5. Use the dal mixture to fill dough balls.  (you can choose to blend the mixture if you so wish)
  6. Roll out gently into flat breads and fry in clarified butter on a flat pan.
  7. Serve hot.

Serving Suggestion : Serve it with Pickles, Mint chutney, Yogurt and Masala Chai.



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