Using Tata I-Shakti unpolished dals as the filling adds to the protein and fiber content to the parathas over using potatoes. It is also lower in fat content as against paneer parathas made using store bought paneer.
You can prepare the crumbled lentil filling in advance and refrigerate. Any leftover filling can be added to any vegetable preparation to add to the protein content of the dish.
Traditionally Usili does not have onions or other spice powders, but it is to bring the traditional North Indian Dilli wale parathas flavour to the dish.
Do check out the other vegetarian/vegan / gluten-free protein-rich Tata I-Shakti lentil recipes in this series:.
Recipe for Misal Masala Dosa.
Recipe for Moong Dal Cheela with crunchy peanut-chilli-sesame topping.
Recipe for Pesarattu with Alu Chokha / Alu Bhate filling.
Recipe for Karnataka Sambar with Masoor Dal.
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