Friday, 6 May 2011

Mooli Parathas(Radish Parathas)

I am back after a  long break.. well just moved back to Delhi from Cochin  and was busy with cleaning up our house( which was closed for a  long 5 months).Now we have almost settled down and back to a regular schedule.
Yesterday i decided to make  mooli( radish) parathas for breakfast.I used to have trouble making mooli parathas due to the water content in the mooli. So mostly i used to grate the mooli  and mix it with the dough itself.But yesterday i decided to try another way. I kneaded the dough separately and made the Mooli mix separately. And made it like we make aloo parathas.
The parathas came out well and my hubby was happy having them. So  that is a success for me!!!(Posting of the recipe was delayed due to internet connectivity problems..)


Atta- 1 1/2 cup
Water- 1/2 cup ( as required to knead the atta into a soft dough)
Ajwain-1/2 tspn

For the filling

Grated mooli/radish- 1  to 11/2 cup
Cumin seeds-1tspn
Dhania powder -1 teaspoon
Red chiili powder-1/2  teaspoon
Grated ginger-1/2 tspn
 Green Chilli-1
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Dhania leaves- as per taste
Amchur or dry mango powder-1 tspn

Desi ghee as required

For the dough

Mix water into atta little by little until it forms a soft dough.( Add a little milk while kneading the dough and it will be very soft)
Divide the atta into small round balls and keep aside.


Peel the skin and grate the mooli. Squeeze out all possible water from the mooli.Keep aside.

Heat oil in kadai.Add the cumin seeds and wait till they splutter. Now add the green chilli and grated ginger.
Then add the mooli and mix well. Add the dhania powder, red chilli powder,turmeric powder and dhania leaves and mix well.Lastly add the amchur and take off from stove.

Now roll the balls ,by dusting  atta,  into a small circle. Keep the filling and fold into the middle so that u get a pouch. Dust well with atta and roll out the ball to form the paratha of your required size.Do not apply too much pressure. (In case the mooli starts coming out just take  a bigger ball of atta next time:))
Heat the tawa and place the paratha on it .When bubbles start appearing turn over and apply desi ghee .Turn over again and apply desi ghee on other side too. Remove when done.
Your parathas are ready to be seved.
Serve the with sweetened curd,butter or pickle.

Note:You may increase or decrease the masalas as per your taste.I also added kasoori methi.You can also add any other masala other than dhania.. May be garam masala or even chicken or meat masala.

Get innovative.. happy cooking!

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