Recipe: Mooli Ka Paratha (Radish Stuffed Indian Flatbread)

I detest mooli ki kanji.  I don't know what others call it as, but mooli ki kanji is radish chunks in some pickle-sorta liquid and super stinky.  Once the lid of the bottle of kanji opens at home, the stench is inevitable.  No offense to those who like it, but it is because of that kanji I started hating radish since childhood.

But this muli ka paratha (radish stuffed paratha) changed my view and I accepted that radish in itself is not stinky and does not taste as bad as I had imagined. 

This is a pretty simple & straightforward stuffed paratha recipe from Shobha Indani's cookbook for Stuffed Mooli Paratha & trust me, tastes good too.


Mooli ka Paratha - Radish Stuffed Paratha
What you need for Mooli Paratha:
For stuffing:
For tempering:
1 Tbsp Oil
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
2 cup Radish, grated
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
1 pinch Asafoetida

1 tsp Red Chili Powder
For dough:
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
3 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp Chaat Masala
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped

¼ cup Chickpea Flour
Ghee/oil for shallow-frying
1 tsp Dry Mango Powder

Salt to taste


ingredients for muli ka paratha

Let’s Begin!

1.  Knead all ingredients for the dough using required water until smooth but a little firm.  Keep aside 15-20 minutes.

2.  Heat oil in pan, add tempering.  Add radish + green chili paste + ginger paste & stir-fry 1 minute.  Now add remaining ingredients, mix & cook 1 more minute.  Allow to cool.

how to cook stuffing for mooli paratha
3.  Divide dough & radish stuffing in equal portions, and roll the mooli paratha as shown in the pictures.  Shallow-fry both sides using ghee/oil until golden brown.

how to fill and roll out a stuffed radish paratha
4.  Sprinkle chaat masala on hot mooli parathas, top it with a lob of butter & serve paratha with curd/raita, ketchup, green chutney, or pickle.

Paratha with Radish Stuffing - best accompaniments: yogurt and pickle
Notes:
– Use chopped green chilies or grated ginger accordingly if you don’t have pastes; same thing.
– Put the ingredients for stuffing in the order listed, or at least don’t put chickpea flour earlier otherwise it will soak up all the oil.
This mooli paratha recipe should make about 8-10 round parathas of ½ inch thickness & 6-7 inch diameter.

Enjoy.
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19 comments:

  1. looks like someones been cooking up a paratha storm!:) we have been too.. since hubbs is on vacation and demanding some every day:)
    i love the quarter cuts an the steps.

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  2. Looks perfect....nice tempting dish

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  3. Yummy parathas and gorgeous clicks. Thx for linking to the event Nish.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

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  4. Hey Nisha, just discovered your page! Loved the name of of your blog, Merry Christmas!

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  5. Delicious and wonderful presentation,thanks for sharing.....

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  6. First time here..you have a nice space..
    Happy to follow you :)

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  7. Prefect looking mooli ka parathas,healthy and inviting.

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  8. Perfect for the weather. Wonderful flaky parathas.

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  9. First time here...addition of Besan flour is novel to me...

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  10. Hahaha, Richa, you noticed! :-) Thanks!!
    Paratha & Curd, just 1-dish meal makes life easy, hence the storm, haha ;-)

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  11. Thanks so much Sharmilee (Sharmis Passions), Vardhini (Zesty Palette), Nalini, Anjana (Maayeka), Priya (Priya's Easy n Tasty), and Radhika (Tickling Palates) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  12. Thanks for dropping by, Jayashree (@ Desi Food Bytes)!
    Yes, adding besan was new to me too - I understand that it holds the stuffing better, but can be omitted :-)

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  13. mooli paratha looks awesome...gr8 clicks too :-)

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  14. wow...excellent presentation...lipsmacking gooooooood..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. Delicious parathas. Love the first click.

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  16. delicious looking paratha and site
    nice to meet you

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  17. Lovely parathas. Congrats on the giveaway at siri's. Love your take on things at Spusht.

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    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks Sonali (@ Only Fish Recipes), Jay (@ Tasty Appetite), Rachana (@ Veggi Fare), Akheela (@ Torviewtoronto), Kamakshi (@ Sanctified Spaces) and Aarti (@ Yummytummy) for all the kind words!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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