Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mooli Paratha(White Radish Stuffed Flat Bread)


Mooli parathas are one other flavorsome stuffed parathas,besides the Aloo(potato) paratha(Anjum's recipe) and Gobi(cauliflower) paratha. Mooli,the white radish is used in many Asian cuisines.White radish(Daikon) soups and pickles are a delicacy in Japanese cuisine.Raw crunchy radish is our favorite in salads,as a simple curry on side,I even cook it up with lamb just as spinach lamb recipe.In Indian Cuisine mooli paratha is undoubtedly a winning crowd pleasing paratha .This root vegetable is a low-cholesterol low-fat food,high in vitamins C ,B6 and minerals calcium ,iron,magnesium and phosphorus.



Recipe Mooli Paratha
Ingredients
For the dough
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
3/4 cup of water,little more if needed.

For the Stuffing
1/2 a large white radish(about 1 cup),peeled and shred[you even use the red radish]
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger and garlic, paste or freshly minced
1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Olive oil

To make Parathas
Step 1 Prepare the Stuffing
Heat oil in a medium pan. Add all the ingredients and saute until mixture is dry,about 10 minutes on medium high heat.
Step 2 prepare the dough
In a mixing bowl combine all the dough ingredients, until the dough is of smooth consistency. Knead for couple of minutes and let rest for about 10minutes before rolling .
Step 3 Stuff and Roll the Paratha
Divide the dough in to about 8-10 portions .Roll each portion and keep a spoonful of mixture in the center,bring the ends together and press it lightly.Sprinkle a little flour on the rolling surface. Use a rolling pin and carefully roll them flat,its OK if some of the mixture oozes out.
Step 4 Roast the Parathas
Preheat an iron pan(Tava) or non stick pan at medium high flame. Roast the parathas by flipping once and spread some oil on the paratha. Flip and roast for few seconds .Use a spatula or folded kitchen towel to lightly press and roll them around the pan.Serve warm with whipped yogurt or any curry.I served egg bhurji(Scrambled Onions and eggs curry) on side.

Mooli Parathas are my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging,now managed by Haalo of Cooking (Almost) Everything At Least Once and hosted this week by Heather of Diary of a Fanatic Foodie

24 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

They look lovely dear,but radish is not acceptable here and I am a flop in making parathas.Let me see if I can try this one. Perfect parathas. :D

Ann said...

Stuffed Parathas are our fav..we make this one too.Nutritious and tasty..

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice one! Dude...I got something for you in my blog...please trail back to me!

Chandani said...

i have only heard about these parathas in the old movie 'golmal':)..they look so yummy!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Great way to have radish..Looks too good!

Kitchen Flavours said...

The name mooli paratha always sounds filmy to me. Parathas look crisp and yum.

DEESHA said...

i love mooli parathas .. very healthy too

Anjum said...

Asak yasmeen ur so good atmaking parathas n baking stuff...ur too good ya

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mooli paratha is my fav.. brings me good memories of my mom's parathas :-) yours look yummmy Yasmeen!

Viki Xavier. said...

Healthy paratha . Now only I am learning to make parathas. I will try and tell u how they came out.

Andhra Flavors said...

mooli paratha sounds wonderful. i heard this name, but time this recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Ner tried this before,but looks nice:) Nice way of explanation!

rantravereflect/ jane said...

i lovemom's mooli paratha n she makes it pretty much this way.. :)
yummmmm, n we have it with prawn pickles sometimes.. yumm :*

Zee said...

I am game for stuffed parathas anyday..can be wholesome meal for breakfast..loved your Mooli Paratha recipe..I usually used to make it very bland...it sure is gonna taste better with your spices:)

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy yaar..yesterday we hd the same for our dinner

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Sara said...

These sound really interesting, I don't cook with radish nearly enough.

Nick said...

Healthy healthy and HEALTHY is all I an say!

Jude said...

So many variations on Indian flatbreads... I never run out of things to try .

Uj said...

Mooli paratha'sare the only form in which I eat mooli..They really taste good :)Yours look yummy

Jen said...

Unusual to me,but looks delicious!

Bharti said...

Mooli ke parathe always remind me of "angoor". Ever watched it? The parathas look yummy.

Virginie Péan said...

I have never made any Paratha yet and thought it was much more difficult to do. Thanks for this idea. Parathas seem a very convenient dish.

hubschrauber said...

I'd like to invite you to have a look on a funny home-made decoration - the radish mouse on cold spread.

http://hubschrauber.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/maus-auf-brot-hors-doeuvre/

Best regards from Germany
Rosemarie

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