IFB Recipes

Masala Dal Paratha (made with Leftover Dal)

Yes it’s possible … in an IFB Microwave Oven!

Make a healthy Indian flat bread with leftover dal (lentil stew) using this easy microwave oven recipe by IFB Spice Secrets.

Preparation time: 12 mins

Baking time: 12 mins

Servings: 8-10 nos


  • Leftover dal (toor/moong/masoor) – 1 cup
  • Atta (whole wheat flour) – 2½ cups
  • Curd (dahi) – 25 gms
  • Chopped onion – 20 gms
  • Chopped green chillies – 10 gms
  • Coriander powder – 5 gms
  • Red chilli powder – 5 gms
  • Chopped curry leaves – 1 tsp
  • Amchur powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee for brushing


1. In a clean bowl, add leftover dal, atta, curd, chopped onion, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, turmeric and salt. Combine thoroughly with a little water at a time into semi-soft dough. Cover the dough with damp cloth and let rest for 15 mins. 

2. Divide the dough into 8 even-size portions and make balls. Cover with damp cloth and prepare for rolling.

3. Dust atta on a flat surface and roll out a paratha with approx 8 cm diameter. Now apply ghee on the top and dust atta. Fold into a semi circle and fold it further into half to create a triangle.

4. Now roll out the paratha into 12 cm diameter; keep it a little thick.

5. Grease the magic tawa with ghee and place it on high rack, select H2 Programme of OFC Mode and let the microwave oven preheat for 2 mins.

(In convection microwave oven, select convection mode and pre-heat the oven at 180°C for 5 mins and follow process from step 7).

6.After 2 mins of preheating, place paratha on hot tawa.

7. Place the tawa in the MWO and set the timer for 10 mins. Turn the parathas after 7 mins.

8. Apply ghee and serve hot parathas with pickle or curd.

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