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Mooli Paratha | Radish Paratha


Radish is one of the less preferred vegetables because of its smell and taste but they offer many health and nutritional benefits. Radishes aid in digestion, soothe sore throats and detoxify the body. It protects against cancer and is very effective in treating skin disorders. With a very low calorie count, radishes are a great way to add nutrients, fiber and vitamins in our diet. These whole wheat mooli parathas is one way to include radish in our meals.

Parathas are an excellent and quick option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They do not need any side dish, just some plain curd and pickle is enough. One tip to reduce the pungent smell of radish is to toss them with some turmeric powder. And sauteing radish with spices will make it taste less bland. Serve these parathas hot with curd, pickle and salad.


MOOLI PARATHA RECIPE

Makes 8-10 parathas

Whole wheat Indian flatbread stuffed with spicy radish filling


Ingredients:

For the dough:
Wheat flour - 2 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil / Ghee - 1 tsp
Water - as required

For the filling:
Radish / Mooli - 2 cup, grated
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece, grated
Green chillies - 3 to 4, finely chopped
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/8 tsp
Carom seeds / Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Wheat flour - for rolling
Oil / Ghee

Method:

1. Take wheat flour, salt and oil/ghee in a bowl and combine. Add water little by little and mix well to make a smooth and semi-soft dough. Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

2. In a bowl mix radish and turmeric powder. Transfer to a colander and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Squeeze out as much water possible from the radish.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add hing, ajwain and jeera. Once it crackles add onion, ginger and green chillies. Saute for 2-3 minutes and then add radish, garam masala and salt.

4. Saute till the mixture becomes dry. Remove from heat and add coriander leaves. Mix and set aside to cool.

5. Divide the dough and radish mixture into equal portions and make balls.

6. Roll out the dough into a 5 inch circle. Place radish filling in the middle and bring together all sides and seal.

7. Pinch off the extra dough and gently flatten them. Dust them lightly with flour and roll them very gently into a 6-7 inch circle.

8. Heat a tawa or griddle and place the paratha. Cook the paratha by smearing little oil or ghee until golden brown on both sides.


My Notes:

1. If green chillies are not hot, then add red chilly powder to make it spicy.

2. You can omit ajwain and substitute with cumin or fennel seeds.


28 comments:

  1. Healthy ones.. Mooli paratha I love n urs looks perfect!.. I rarely cook curries out of it.. but paratha I love

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  2. This is a tricky one to make...because of all the water from the radish..you've made them perfect...Love them

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  3. I love mooli Paratha ! Yummy..

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  4. Looks awesome, soft and tender Sona!!

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  5. I am having breakfast so I can have this one , looks perfect with my cup of tea.

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  6. yummy and healthy paratha... clear preparation steps...

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  7. Healthy delicious paratha..

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  8. True many people don't like radish but I love it in salads too so u can guess how fast i can eat such yummy looking parathas:))

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  9. looks yummy.. tempting...

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  10. Very healthy n yummy...nice cliks.

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  11. very very healthy and delicious mooli ka paratha dear :) makes me hungry !! and lovely clicks :)

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  12. Very yummy mooli paratha.

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  13. Very very healthy parathas dear... yummy...
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  14. I know, radishes are best to hide away in chappathis :) Looks perfect !

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  15. I make it once in a week. looks lovely

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  16. nice one ! all your clicks are excellent !

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  17. delicious n healthy parathas, awesome clicks as always :-)

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  18. So soft and yummy mooli paratha.

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  19. Healthy parathas. Love the tip to remove the smell of radish.

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  20. Mooli paratha is my all time fav..love it...looks very yummy.

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  21. Love these delicious and healthy parathas very much.. Wonderful clicks Sona :-)

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  22. Nice clicks.. Perfectly done parathas, looks delicious.

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  23. love radish paratha..love to eat it with raita...

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  24. Mooli parathas are hubby's most favorite parathas!! Waiting for winters to for dive into all the veggie parathas...

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  25. healthy and delicious parathas, nicely done.

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  26. Prefectly rolled paratha, well done..

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