Sanoli's Kitchen: MOOLI KA (STUFFED RADISH) PARATHA

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MOOLI KA (STUFFED RADISH) PARATHA

Today I am here with an essence of the great state 'Punjab' and which is also very popular in Gujarat, a traditional variety of Indian flatbread, 'mooli ka paratha'. A very yummy parathas where shredded radish is mixed with several Indian spices and stuffed inside the Indian flatbread. This paratha is a perfect, easy to carry dish for picnics or for long journey. It has a shelf life of about 4-5 days even in room temperature. Mooli parathas are usually served as breakfast in Punjabi homes and those are always very filling and delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR DOUGH:

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (atta)
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour (maida)
1/2 tsp Carom Seeds
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Oil

FOR STUFFING:

2 Medium Sized Radishes
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Dried Mango Powder (amchur)
2 Finely Chopped Green Chilies
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
Oil / Ghee To Fry The Parathas

METHOD:

First of all, wash, peel and grate radish. Add little salt to this grated radish, mix wel and leave it for 15-20 minutes. At this time, you can see radish releases water. Squeeze it very hard/tight and set it aside. Don't discard water.
For stuffing, take squeezed mooli, add grated ginger, cumin powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, chopped coriander leaves, little salt in it and fold very nicely.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, green chilies and radish mixture. Cook on medium heat for 4 minutes. Switch off the heat now. Let it cool down a little.

Now knead dough with whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, carom seeds and radish juice (which is kept side by in the previous process). Knead it nicely to make a smooth dough. Spread few drops of oil on the dough and set it aside.
Break the flour dough into 7 equal portions. Shape into flatten round balls.
Place a flatten ball in a plain surface and make a round shape roti approximately 4"-5" diameter. Pour one part of stuffing mixture on the centre of the roti and cover all the edges. Make a small pattie. Coat with dry flour and roll again into a thick round paratha.
Heat a tawa (preferably non-stick) till very hot, lower the heat and place a paratha over it.
When you notice, tiny bubbles rising on the surface, flip on the other side.
Add 1/2 tsp oil on each side of the paratha and fry till paratha becomes crisp and brown spots come on the both sides.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot parathas with chili pickle and sour curd; enjoy this filling and super tasty paratha!

15 comments:

  1. Yummy stuffed Parathas. Tasty and also healthy.

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  2. My hubby's favourite. I make it often.

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  3. simply I can not make stuffed paratha, either I have to use two rotis to cover it otherwise it comes out, so I just added it in flour, looks so good.

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  4. A new recipe for me looks tasty n healthy

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  5. Delicious mooli ka paratha sanoli love it.

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  6. Wow! a very healthy and tasty paratha.

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  7. Healthy and yummy paratha...... Perfect for breakfast !!

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  8. Yummy n healthy Parathas..one of my fav breakfast!

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  9. Healthy parathas. Looks good!

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  10. lovely paranthas ....Love the stuffing ....

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  11. this looks absolutely amazing... would love to grab it!

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  12. wow very tempting and perfectly made mooli da paratha :) make me hungry now :)

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  13. must be a yummy paratha i love to have it with raita

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