Mooli paratha is a radish stuffed Indian stuffed bread. Parathas can be either stuffed or just plain. Stuffed parathas don’t need any accompaniment to go along with them whereas plain parathas are usually served with any gravy curry or dal.
Serves – 1 to 2
Preparation time- 10 min
Standing Time- 15 mins
Cooking time- 30 mins
For Dough :
- Whole Wheat Flour- 3/4 Cup +1 Tbsp for dusting
- Oil – 1 Tbsp
- Water- as required to make smooth but stiff dough.
- Salt – few pinches
- Radish (Shredded) – 1 1/2 Cups
- Oil – 2 tsp
- Oil or ghee for frying parathas – as required.
- Garlic (grated) – 1/2 tsp
- Carom Seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder – to taste
- Salt – to taste
- Dry Shredded Coconut Powder- 2 Tbsp
In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, salt, oil, enough water mix well together and make a smooth and stiff ball. Smear the dough with few drops of oil and cover the dough to rest for 15 mins.
In a bowl salt the radish and mix well and rest for 15 mins. After waiting time squeeze all the water from the radish and discard the water. Set it side.
In a pan heat up the oil, add ajwain, garlic, mix and cook for 15 secs, add radish and cook for 5 mins stirring this continuously so that the mixture fried up faster and evenly.
Add red chilli powder, salt, coconut powder mix well and turn off the heat . Remove the stuffing from the pan and set it aside.
Divide the dough into 4 dumplings, and divide the stuffing into 4 equal parts.
Roll the dumplings into 3 inch diameter circle and stuff them with the prepared stuffing, continue the same thing with the remaining dumpling.
Start rolling the stuffed dumplings into 6 inch diameter circle and fry the paratha in a iron skillet on both the sides using oil on both the sides of paratha until the paratha is evenly cooked with brown specs all over it. Repeat the same process for the remaining parathas.
Serve the parathas as is or with any pickle and yogurt.