Mooli Paratha Recipe,Mooli Ka Paratha,Radish Paratha
I had some radishes/mooli sitting on my refrigerator for a week, and I wanted to make something interesting out of it. When I was looking out for recipes, I then decided I’ll make this Mooli Paratha recipe. There are many ways to make this Mooli Paratha. This is one variation. It is simple to make except that you have to remove the water from the radish completely. If not, it would make the dough soggy and would be difficult to roll the parathas.
I make stuffed parathas once a week at home. Once you know to make them, then it is very simple and easy. Gj likes my Methi Chappathi so much and he does not like the ones that are made at restaurants. In few restaurants, instead of adding fresh methi leaves, they would add excess of dry kasoori methi leaves. When we eat them, each and every time we would have to drink water just to pass the kasoori methi that gets stuck in between our teeth. Grrrrr!
When it comes to other parathas,Gj and Sanvi love Aloo Paratha and Triangle Paratha. During weekends, I would make Egg Kothu Parotta which is our family’s favorite dinner.Like any other stuffed paratha, I hope you will like this one too.
How to make Mooli Paratha or Mooli Ka Paratha or Radish Paratha:
1. Using a grater, peel and grate the radish. Transfer it to a colander and add turmeric powder.
2. Mix well and set it aside. Keep a bowl at the bottom of the colander because radish will leave a lot of water. Reserve the radish water to use it while kneading the dough.
3. In a large mixing bowl, add wheat flour and salt and mix well. Then add the reserved radish water little by little. Knead well to form a smooth pliable non-sticky dough. Cover and set it aside.
4.Meanwhile, let us make the stuffing. Heat oil in a pan, and let the cumin seeds splutter. Then add the grated radish and stir well for 2 to 3 minutes.Then add red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder along with little salt.
5.Saute well for about 7 to 10 minutes until the radish becomes dry. Sprinkle coriander leaves and stir well. Switch off and let it cool down. Meantime, pinch a small portion of the dough and make a round ball.
6. Then roll out the dough to thick parathas. Place a tablespoon of stuffing on the center and gather all the ends and seal it completely. Dust it with wheat flour again.
7.Roll the stuffed ball into thick parathas and carefully transfer it to a hot pan.
8. Drizzle oil or ghee on the parathas and cook on both sides until golden brown spots appear. Switch off.
Now, Mooli Paratha is ready! Brush it with ghee and serve it with pickle or raita.
- Make sure you stir the radish completely dry otherwise while rolling it would be difficult.
- You can replace jeera by ajwain.
- You can roll the parathas thin or thick according to your preference.