Cabbage And Dal Stuffed Paratha Recipe

55 min cook time
10 min prep time
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
55 mins

Ingredients To Prepare Dough

Ingredients For the filling

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories1094Calories from Fat236
Total Fat26.2g40%Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Dietary Fiber39.0g156%Sugars9.5g
Protein41.8gVitamin A19%
Vitamin C110%Calcium20%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Total Fat26.2g40%
Dietary Fiber39.0g156%
Vitamin C110%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat236
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Vitamin A19%


Boil the dal by adding 3 cups of water. Once it is boiled, drain the water and keep dal aside. Use the dal water to make the dough.

Heat oil in a wok and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds crackle, add finely chopped onion and fry till onion turns pinkish. Once it is done, add the chopped garlic and green chilies and stir. Now add finely chopped cabbage, stir and cook covered, stirring in between. Allow it to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Once the cabbage has softened, add the dal and mix well. Take care not to add any water as the stuffing should be dry. Add turmeric and red chili powder and stir. Add required salt and stir.

Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool.

Make a dough with ingredients listed ‘Ingredients To Prepare Dough’. The dough should be soft yet firm. Cover the dough with a muslin cloth for 30 minutes.

Make small balls from the dough of equal size. Roll out the dough balls, flouring it as you go to avoid sticking. Roll it into parathas. Place a little stuffing in it and close from all sides.

Dust it in dry whole wheat flour and roll it into bigger round shapes, just like a chapati.

Then apply a little ghee/ oil on the pan and place the paratha on it. After 2 to 3 minutes, apply a little ghee/ oil on the upper side and flip. Fry for another 2 to 3 minutes and your paratha is ready.

Serve with veggie salad and curds.

Cabbage is powerful. Modern nutritional science understands its power comes from its high sulfur and vitamin C content. Either way – it’s worth adding this Powerfood to your weekly diet.

Health Benefits of Cabbage include:

Ideal for weight loss – It has only 33 calories in a cup of cooked cabbage, is low in fat and high in fiber. It is definitely a smart carb.

It is a brain food – It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these power nutrients.

High in sulfur, the beautifying mineral – Cabbage helps dry up oily and acne skin. Internally sulfur is essential for keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, nails, and skin.

Helps detoxify the body – The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins (free radicals and uric acid). These are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.

Has well-known cancer preventative compounds lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane – They stimulate enzyme activity and inhibit the growth of cancer tumors. A Study on women showed a reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were added to their diet.

Helps keep blood pressure from getting high – The high potassium content helps by opening up blood vessels, easing the flow of blood.

Cabbage for headaches –  A warm compress made with cabbage leaves can help relieve the pain of a headache

Anti-inflammatory and Blood Sugar Regulator – The natural red pigments of red cabbage (betalains) is said to lower blood sugar levels and boost insulin production. Of course it has no white sugars and very few simple sugars. Betalains have powerful anti-inflammatory properties just like beets.

This easy and healthy cabbage and dal paratha is a perfect dinner filled with nutrition. The benefits of this dish are: Low in saturated fat, No cholesterol, Low in sugar, High in dietary fiber and High in thiamin.