Lentils and chapatis are very much part of the staple Indian diet. I’m always finding ways to make food easier to eat and more exciting for my two boys! I’ve never made lentil stuffed parathas so I thought I would give it a go. But now, it wouldn’t be a Shivaay Delights recipe if it didn’t have that fusion twist.
So here it comes ~ Halloumi, yes I said Halloumi! I’ve now ventured into Greek & Indian fusion! OMG! it worked! The saltiness of the halloumi and the texture combination with the spicy lentils is gooood!
At first it tastes very Indian and it is only after I mentioned to my Husband that the parathas had halloumi in it, did he realise. Do try them out and let me know what you think.
Have a tremendous Tuesday! Much love D x
150g red lentils
1 garlic clove crushed
½ tsp cumin & coriander powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sambhar powder
Pinch of salt
100g grated halloumi cheese
For the dough
3 cups chapati flour
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 cup boiling water
Flour for rolling
Oil for shallow frying the parathas
• Boil lentils in double the amount of water, simmer on a medium heat, add the garlic, seasoning and spices stir well
• Keep cooking on a low heat until nearly all the water is evaporated and your left with a dry crumbly lentil filling
Add the halloumi cheese and mix well
• Meanwhile make the dough. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour and oil to resemble bread crumbs
Carefully pour in the boiling water, using a fork bring the dough together and once your happy to handle it, start to knead. Use a little oil and work the dough for 5 minutes
• Take a palm full of dough about the size of a golf ball and roll out on a floured surface to approx 4cm in diameter. Get a teaspoon full of lentil masala, roll into a ball and place in the middle of the paratha round. Sprinkle with a little plain flour and then bring the dough up to seal the filling inside
• Flour the uncooked paratha ball and gently roll out to approximately an 8cm disk, using flour to avoid sticking. You may find that the filling may try to escape so press back in again and roll out
• Preheat a large non stick frying pan on a medium heat and dry cook the first layer of the paratha, wait for a couple of minutes then turn. At this stage use a little oil to cover the second layer. Cook until both sides are golden brown and well done
• Repeat with the rest of the dough and filling
Serve with some cool fresh natural yoghurt!
They look great 😊
Thank you Julie 🙂
Oh my, they look amazing. I love halloumi!
Thank you Jacqui! I adore halloumi too x
I love daal paranthas 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Wow! what a fabulous fusion 👍 this is well and truly bookmarked! X
Thank you honey x hope you enjoy 🙂
You might be coaching me through it again!!
Oh my god! Wow! 🙂 This sounds superb, Dimple!
Thank you so much Priya 🙂 x my little one is still munching on them!
Thank you so much! 🙂
They look and sound wonderful. Adding Halloumi is very clever.
Thank you very much Eva! I’m glad it worked well, really added a richness and lovely saltiness to the parathas 🙂
Thank you honey x
OOOH I can just imagine how wonderfully the lentils and cheese combined! Fabulous idea!
Thank you dear Afra! 🙂
What a great idea! Sounds like a good protein source as well as a delicious treat–the perfect combination whenever you can get it. 🙂
Thank you Kathryn, of course the protein content! I forgot…excellent another fantastic reason to make them x
what a delish combo – yum 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I can absolutely tell, this would taste great. I cannot wait to try it.
Thank you so much Anita, do let me know what you think when you make them. Hope you’re well
I am sure to try this recipe.
These sound fantastic! Great job!
Thank you x
These are amazingly good, I know! Thank you for the tutorial. I shall follow and learn. Oh God, help me to start my diet! 😉
Hey honey! Make them but eat a couple and distribute with friends and family. That’s what I’ve been doing… and I’ve lost weight with all this food around lol x
Pingback: Blog Awards | goodfoodseeking
Great idea for halloumi! I adore halloumi. What Greek doesn’t? 😉 xx
Thank you Anna! I can’t wait to visit Greece! Xx
great fusion Dimple….. 🙂
Thanks so much Jayeeta 🙂
Love the fusion idea, Dimple. Must be one filling paratha!
It definitely is! 🙂 Thank you dear friend
Thanks so much K x
Wow! I’m sure they taste great too!
Oh wow, I love the idea of haloumi in a paratha Dimple! Thank you for sharing!
Absolutely delicious, Dimple 🙂
Thanks so much honey x
Wow! Fabulous!!! xx
I love parathas and to combine them with daal and halloumi, this is a serious winning combination. I hope you’re well Dimple! xo
Thanks Amanda…hope you’re well too xx
I made these tasty filled beauties & they were super good! x