Monday, January 18, 2010

Mooli Paratha or Radish Paratha

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My knowledge for parathas was limited only to few varieties like Aloo paratha,gobi paratha,paneer paratha and mooli paratha before marriage. Hubby is very fond of parathas as he was completely brought up in Delhi and he introduced me to various varieties of paratha's and I actually started liking parathas only after marriage.Here in Mumbai,there is a place called "Only Parathas" for all the paratha lovers,they have an amazing range of parathas with single layer,double layer and single filling,double filling or multiple choice of fillings and served with kala chana, Dal makhani, raitha, pickle and onions.We end up visiting that place atleast once a week as both of us are very big fans of their yummy parathas.
And coming to today's post I am posting a simple paratha which is stuffed with a mixture of grated radish paired with some spices .Radish is very strong in flavor when compared to other vegetables and because of this some people might not like to use it in their cooking.But radish/mooli when paired with ajwain will reduce the flavor from mooli to a great extent and also enhances the taste of paratha.

Ingredients:


for Outer covering:

2 cups Whole wheat flour

2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

ghee/butter
water to mix the dough

for Filling:
5-6 big Radish/mooli
5 Green chillies,finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped Coriander

1/2 tsp ajwain/carom seeds
1 tsp Jeera powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp
Garam masala
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
/Amchur
salt to taste

Method:

To make dough:

  • Take wheat flour in a bowl,add enough salt to it and mix well.
  • Make a well in between and pour enough water and slowly mix in the dough until it forms soft dough.
  • Smear oil over it and knead again into a smooth elastic dough and cover it with lid and keep it aside for half an hour.
To make Filling:
  • Grate radish and add some salt to it mix well and keep it aside for 15 mins.Squeeze out the water completely and leave it aside for some more time.Ssqueeze it again to remove all the moisture from the radish.You can add this squeezed out water while mixing the dough so that the taste of radish retains inside the paratha.
  • Add ajwain,finely chopped green chillies,chopped coriander,coriander powder,jeera powder,amchur powder and garam masala to it and mix well.do not add salt to it as it leaves the water in the mixture which makes it difficult while rolling.
To make paratha:
  • Take a big lemon sized dough ball and make into a cup shape using your fingers.Run your fingers in the wheat flour which eases the process of making cup.Make the cup in such a way the edges are thin and the center portion is thicker.(Or you can simply the roti to around 3 inches dia and place the filling and get all the edges together and seal and roll it again into a 6" diamenter paratha.)
  • Place the radish mixture in the center until it stuff the dough cup completely.Bring both the edges together and seal it and then make in the form of sealed pouch and slowly flatten it and roll it gently into thick paratha.Do not apply much pressure while rolling otherwise the filling may come outside.
  • Fry it on tawa on both side smearing oil until it forms dark brown spots on it.Grease it with ghee or butter at the end.Frying paratha's take longer time than roti's as they are quite thick and needs to get cooked evenly.
Serve it hot with Achaar,Boondi raitha and Green Chutney.
For the Mirch Achaar's recipe check here.

Note:
  1. You can even add jeera or ajwain to the dough for outer layer while mixing,which gives different taste.
  2. Make the dough little softer than the roti dough,it helps in sealing the edges properly and also avoids the filling from spilling out.
  3. Roll the paratha's thicker than the chapathy's/roti's and fry them for long until crisp.
  4. Avoid butter and ghee for a Vegan version.Use oil instead.

46 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Mooli is one more veggie...i have to taste....paratha looks yummy....

vidhas said...

Yummy parathas. i love mooli paratha. Temting pcitures make me drool.

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely pics and presented it so well...looks so delicious

Rohini said...

Yummy paratha... I loved the chilli on the top!! :)

Priya said...

Mooli paratha looks prefect and love ur presentation Prathy...U have rolled ur paratha prefectly...Great clicks..

PJ said...

I too luv mooli paratha but I add the grated mooli to the flour and prepare chapathi.You have now tempted me to prepare it as a filling.Will try ASAP!

Tina said...

Never tried mooli paratha...this looks yummy.

Kanchan said...

Parathas look filling !
And even I'm big fan of "Only Parathas" - these parathas are so filling that you have to skip your next meal for sure :)

LG said...

Parathas look yumm..I am hungry again!

Happy Cook said...

Wow they look so soft and yumm.

Pari said...

Prathy, well sealed parathas, great achievement dear.
I also liked visiting only parathas but once in a while, found it too heavy on my tummy.

kamala said...

yummy dish with that chilli pickle for breakfast

Khaugiri said...

Yumm Yumm. perfect one!! Loved green chilli on that:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

lovely looking parathas. tried this twicw, but was little watery.will follow ur recipe soon.

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy!!!! the parathas are really inviting...

Shri said...

Never tried making this but looks just fab

SE said...

Awesome pictures !! healthy and delicious!

K said...

Love this anytime! The Pongal rotti sounds so innovative...

Asha said...

Need some of those right away, will you ship? :D

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow...these have come up so good and perfect..perfectly filling..

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Nithya said...

Wow.. this is new to me and sure to try it out soon. :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks super delicious.

Preeti Kashyap said...

I so love the mooli paratha! yummm!

Gita said...

Perfect parathas dear...looks tempting :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

I'm discovering this delicious paratha with water in my mouth, the way you've displayed it makes me hungry!!

Cham said...

I am a paratha lover but sadly none like in my home!
Sounds perfect dinner with raita :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

more than tha paratha, the chilly on top caught my eye.its a healthyw ay to eat parathas.

sowmya.s said...

paratha looks delicious..love that chilly on the top:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy parathas... Looks so great!

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks yummy..nice presented too

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I didn't know that we can use radish as stuffing for roti..new recipe for me and thanks for sharing..looks perfect for dinner with kurma:)

Pavithra said...

MMmmm yummy mooli paratha ..I love it.

Rekha A said...

Looks yummy...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

One of my friend always ask me to try this out,me hesitant if the mooli smell wud dominate,anyway should try sometime!

Valarmathi said...

Never tried with Radish, looks yumm.

Ashwini said...

never tried mooli paratha... looks yummy..

Parita said...

Delicious and healthy, these can be perfect and fulfilling breakfast

Gulmohar said...

Love this mooli paratha, though I never tried to make it myself....Looks perfect and yumm..:-)

Mansi said...

I love Mooli Parathas..your version sounds really good.

Divya Vikram said...

One of my fav parathas. Perfectly shaped.

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Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering Prathibha. Just love these parathas :)

Uma said...

Tempting parathas. YUm, yum!! Lovely header :)

Priyameena said...

I Love that chili on top of the paratha..Looks very tempting

forkbootsandapalette said...

Never made or tried mooli parathas..but it sounds wonderful..and so healthy.

Anonymous said...

Yummiest

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