As many of my regular readers know, I am a huge fan of stuffed parathas, just like my parents. Aayi always mentions the parathas that my brother’s cook made. When the cook left, my brother would bring parathas from some hotel for her. One of their favorites is mooli paratha. I had not tried making these before. Few days ago, I had to use up a radish and I thought it was good idea to try making these and they came out delicious. My kids who did not want to eat any vegetables, didn’t complain when I gave them these. I thought I would write it down here so that I won’t forget again.
Radish Paratha (Mooli Paratha)
- For Stuffing
- 2 cups grated radish
- 1 tea spn chilli powder
- 1/2 tea spn amchoor powder
- 1/2 tea spn garam masala
- 1 tea spn ginger garlic paste
- A pinch turmeric powder
- For Cover
- 2 cups water water drained from radish and plain water
- 4 cups wheat flour
- Ghee/Oil optional
- Peel and grate the radish.
- Take the grated radish in a clean thin cloth, Squeeze it out till most of the water is drained out of it.
- Use that water to make the dough.
- Mix water salt and wheat flour to make the dough.
- Knead it very well. Apply a little oil to it and keep it aside for atleast 30mins.
- In a thick bottomed pan, heat oil, add ginger garlic paste and then the radish.
- Fry for few minutes, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, amchoor powder, salt.
- Mix everything well. Take off the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- Take ping pong sized ball of cover, roll it into a small circle.
- Take a ball of stuffing, keep it on the cover and seal the cover around the stuffing.
- Roll into paratha (be careful while rolling, taking care not to rip the cover. It takes a bit of practice to get this right.).
- Roast the paratha on hot tava.
- Serve hot with pickle and plain yogurt. I mix a little chaat masala in yogurt and serve that with paratha.