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Mooli Paratha

Mooli Paratha Recipe - Radish Paratha Recipe

Mooli Paratha Recipe - Flatbreads stuffed with spicy radish filling that are then shallow fried on griddle.
4 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian
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.