Mooli Paratha / Radish Flatbread

I love my pearl stud earrings and wear them everyday. They look so elegant simple and go with everything I wear. After I read the book  ” Julie and Julia : My year of cooking dangerously” I loved them even more.

So, as it happens in life, I lost the pearl in my right earring. I got these specially made in Hyderabad, India. We searched everywhere in house . I was pretty sure that I lost it inside the house, as I did not go outside that day –  not even for my daily jog. I was bummed out big time – that I won’t be able to find a match for my other earring here in US. Though I have a decent collection of earrings, I preferred them for daily use.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

I was sad and upset and then became anxious about work that day as I was unable to get over the fact that I lost something that I loved so much. Seeing me, the husband tried to help out. He searched as much as he could, but I guess he knew it was almost impossible to find it. He then tried to cheer me up with all kinds of ideas from buying a brand new pair to asking a friend who will be travelling to India in a couple of months to pick it up from mom who will get a new one . It did not matter to me anymore after seeing him try so hard to cheer me up.

I had mooli parathas for the first time when I was a teenager and we went for a family trip to Delhi .I remember that we shopped in palika bazar. It was a 5 day trip and we had mooli parathas for breakfast every day. I liked them so much that I ate them for breakfast every day of the trip. Here is my version of the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 2 cup Radish / Mooli (grated)
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves / Cilantro (chopped) 
  • 1 Green Chili / Hot thai chili (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt for taste
  • Ghee (clarified butter) as per your liking
  • Water as needed

Serves 5

Prep time 20 min

Cook time 20 min

Passive time  15 min

Recipe level Intermediate

Spice level 3  (On a scale of 1 to 6)

Shelf life 1-2 days in refrigerator for the chutney using an air tight container.

Serving suggestion Warm

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Instructions :

  • Peel the radish, grate it, add salt and mix well. Squeeze the liquid from it and set aside.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Add red chili powder,turmeric powder, finely chopped green chili, cumin powder, coriander leaves to the grated radish.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • In a mixing bowl add wheat flour, oil, liquid from the radish and water. Mix well and add water or flour as needed to make a dough.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Cover the bowl with a cloth and set it aside for 15 min.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Divide the dough into small equal parts of 1-2 inch balls. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough to make 3 to 5 inches size rotis or circles.
  • Add 1 to 2 tbsp of radish stuffing in the middle, close it from the top and make a ball. Roll it again carefully to make a circle.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • On a hot pan or griddle, place the paratha and cook it for 2-4 min on each side with a small amount of ghee.

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Serve hot with yogurt/curd and mango pickle

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Mooli / Radish Paratha - A Popular Indian whole wheat flatbread with raw grated radish stuffing flavored with Indian spices. Served with curd or raita. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Notes :

  • I have added a pinch of red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder to the yogurt to add some flavor and color.
  • One trick to keep the stuffing inside the paratha is to  make the center of the roti thicker than the edges before adding stuffing.

🙂 Enjoy..

Have wonderful day everyone !

Hope you enjoy making these delicious parathas 🙂

 

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