Bedmi Paratha is a delicious stuffed lentil parathas from UttarPradesh . Urad daal is ground coarsely and sautéed with spices , a filling is made and stuffed into this delicious paratha. Many people add this stuffing mixture to the flour and then bind , but I prefer the stuffed version . Initially Bedmi Pooris were popular but with so much health awareness , people prefer the parathas .These parathas taste best on their own too .I have a Bedmi Poori version too, which is one of the most famous Street Foods of Delhi.
I had made these Bedmi parathas long back when I posted a Thali from Uttar Pradesh . Here are some more recipes from this state.
Bedmi Parathas are my Day 3 post under Special Theme .
Bedmi Paratha. a Uttar Pradesh Special
2 cups wheat flour
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup urad daal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chilly
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp fennel seeds, coarsely ground
Salt to taste
Add oil and salt to the dough and bind it into a semi soft dough using water .
Cover and let rest for 15 minutes .
Soak the urad daal for at least 2 hours.
Wash and grind it coarsely .
Using a nonstick pan heat a tbsp of oil . Add cumin seeds , let crackle .
Add asafoetida and fennel seeds .
Add the coarsely ground Daal and all spices .
Sauté , stirring continuously .
Cook the mixture till there’s no moisture .
Let cool , add coriander leaves .
Preparing the Paratha.
roll into a 4’disc.
Place the stuffing in the center.
Bring together the edges and seal the stuffing.
Press gently to make it flat and roll to a paratha, dusting with dry flour when needed.
heat a griddle and cook the paratha drizzling with oil and flipping to get a perfect crunchy paratha.