Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mooli Paratha/ Radish Paratha

It was raining today and suddenly felt like having mooli parathas. Still remember those school's lovely dishes....gosh I miss her now. Just wish she was here in the US and I could take some time out of the kitchen and eat whatever she makes.

1 cup of daikon or white radish, peeled and grated
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp coriander/cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 cups chappati flour (I use Swad atta)
salt to taste
Oil to fry

1) Mix the grated radish, grated ginger, chopped green chillies, chopped cilantro and salt.

2) Leave to marinate for 30 mins to 1 hour. Keep the container tightly closed

3) Take handfuls of this mixture and sqeeze well to remove the juice just before you are going to make the parathas.

4) Add this juice as and if required to the chappati flour. Add 1 tbsp oil and mix to make a soft dough.

5) Knead well and let it rest for 30 mins to 1 hour.

6) Roll out small balls of the dough.

7) Fill with 1 tbsp of the filling. (Start out with a small amount and once you are comfortable with the process, you can gradually increase the amount of filling.)

8) Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Dust liberally with more flour as you are rolling.

9) Gently pat off the excess flour and roast on a hot griddle.

10) Fry one side for 1 minute and then turn over and brush with a little oil.

11) When the second side is done and golden brown, flip and brush with a little oil on that side too.

12) Serve hot with pickles or cool and freeze to eat them later. You can freeze them for atleast a week long.


  1. Hi Akshara,

    I don't like radish and was thinking of a way to have it in my diet. Your mooli ka paratha caught my attention and i made these parathas yesterday.
    It came out very well and I had extra two parathas.

    Thanks for the recipe.
    Jhanani's Mom.

  2. Thanks for your response Aunty. My husband does not like them too but he likes when I make it this way. Do try other recipes posted here :)