Aug 15, 2007

Mooli Paratha

Like any other North Indian, I also love parathas. Every paratha has its own distinct taste and one of them which is my favourite is Mooli Paratha. Though bit time consuming but tastes amazing. That day after seeing an oversized mooli(radish) in the groccery store, I couldn't resist myself from buying it. I made 2 things with that giant radish one is instant mooli pickle and another is Mooli paratha. For the pickle I will post the recipe later but here it goes the recipe for Mooli Paratha.

6-7 parathas

Mooli (Radish)- 1 Medium
Wheat Flour for dough - 3 cups
Jeera powder - 1tsp

Saunf powder - 1tsp
Garam masala - 1tbsp
Chat masala- 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder 1tsp

Turmeric powder ½ tsp
ginger (finely chopped)- 1tsp
Green coriander (finely chopped) - 2tbsp
Green chilies (finely chopped)- 1 tbsp
Lemon juice
Salt to taste
Note- All the spices can be adjusted according to the taste

For Filling-
Grated mooli (approx 3 cups). Add salt and keep it covered for 15-30 min. After 15-30 min squeeze the water from the grated mooli. Please note, there should not be any water left else it will be difficult to roll the parathas. Don’t throw the water (It can be used in making dough). After squeezing water it will become half of its quantity (one and a half cups). In a pan take 1 ½ tbsp oil. Add chopped ginger, gree
n chilies. Roast them well. After 1 min Add grated mooli. Roast it for 1 min without covering the pan. Now add all the spices one by one and roast it well for around 2-3 min. Add the lemon juice and green coriander in the end. Allow it to cool naturally. The mixture should be dry else it will be tough to make parathas.

For Dough-
Mix the Wheat Flour, salt and the squeezed juice from grated mooli (it will increase the taste). Please remember that the squeezed juice already has salt so adjust the salt accordingly. If required add more water. Bind all the flour together. Keep the dough covered for 15-20 min (It will make the dough soft). Now knead the dough well (approx 5 min) and it’s ready for stuffing.

For Paratha
Take a small portion of dough. Roll it in small disk (puri). Take it in the Middle of your palm. Keep 1-2tbsp of filling in the puri. Cover it from all the side and roll it smoothly. Roast it well on both the sides by applying oil. Before serving put a teaspoon of butter and serve it with cool curd, salad and green chili pickle. Yummy!!!


Vibha said...

hey these parathas look great.. i must try at home soon

Buggy said...

Thank you vibha for the compliment. Trust me it tasts yummy.soon i will post onion paratha too..though bit tuff to make but tastes yummy with curd and achar :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sudha, mooli paratha looks very tasty. I am also thinking to make it..

one question: How did you created recipe gallery in ur blog. I am also having a blog n trying to do so but cudnt. will u help me?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sudha,

Can you tell me how to make this recipe gallery>? on blog page..
I dint get how to do so.

Anonymous said...

hey u did not reply to my question????

Sudha said...

Dear anonymous it's simple table with table row and data.I myself got this after spending a good no of hours on internet.In this I have mentioned recipe location in src attribute of table data tag and in the img attribute the recipe picture location.I hope this will help.

arch said...

Thanks a lot. I tried it out last night. Came out great

KK said...

Thanks Arch I am glad that you liked it :)

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