Mooli Paratha Recipe - Radish Paratha Recipe
Mooli Paratha Recipe - Flatbreads stuffed with spicy radish filling that are then shallow fried on griddle.
Servings: 10 -12
- Whole wheat flour – 2 cups
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - 3 to 4 tsp
For the stuffing:
- Radish with the greens – 2 nos
- Onion – 1
- Green chili – 1
- Ginger – 1 inch piece
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
- Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 1 tsp
To make the Dough:
In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour and salt together.
Add water little by little and mix into a soft dough.
Keep the bowl covered and let the dough rest for 30 mins.
To make the Stuffing:
Separate the radish green from the radish. Wash, clean and chop the leaves finely.
Chop the onions finely, slit the green chilies, remove seeds and mince it. Grate the ginger and keep aside. Grate the radish using a grater. I used a food chopper.
Tip the grated radish into a fine meshed colander. Squeeze the radish well and make sure its devoid of any moisture.
Heat a pan with oil and season with cumin seeds.
Add ginger, green chilies, onion and cook for 2 mins. Add the squeezed out grated radish and mix well.
Add radish greens, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt and mix well.
Cook over low flame for 3-4 mins till the raw smell disappears and there is no moisture left.
Take off fire and let it come to room temperature. Divide the mixture equally and make them into small lemon sized balls.
At this stage, you can store them in the fridge and use for later to prepare parathas after thawing to room temperature.
To make Mooli Paratha:
Divide the dough into orange sized balls.
Using a roller, roll a ball into 4 - 5 inch dia circle. Place a stuffing ball in the center and bring the edges all over the stuffing and cover well.
Remove the excess dough on top after covering and once again make into a ball.
Roll this stuffed ball again gently using flour for dusting into 7-8 dia in size.
Make sure the stuffing does not come out.
Heat a tawa or griddle and when hot, place the rolled out paratha on it and cook over medium flame. Drizzle a few drops of oil around, if preferred.
After 1-2 mins, flip the paratha and let the other side cook for 1 more min.
Transfer to a plate and continue with the rest of the dough.
Mooli Paratha or Radish Paratha is ready.
Serve hot with any pickle of your choice or with yogurt seasoned with a pinch of roasted cumin powder and red chili powder and salt.