Mooli Paratha

Mooli Paratha is traditional Gujarati fare! Whiffs of oil and mooli roasting together fill the whole house when these parathas are cooked in a griddle. Made with grated radish, radish leaves, whole wheat flour and common spice powders, these parathas are extremely nutritious and filling. They are loaded with calcium and vitamins, and are ideal to carry along in your tiffin.

Mooli Parathas, the combination of grated radish and whole wheat flour result in a  healthy and tasty parathas. Serve hot or cold with parsley yoghurt spread.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Makes 15 parathas

Ingredients

2 cupswhole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
3/4 cup grated white radish (mooli)
1/4 cup chopped radish (mooli) leaves
3/4 cup fresh low-fat curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
3 3/4 tsp of oil for cooking

For Serving
low-fat curd

 

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft dough, using a little water if required.
  2. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions and roll out each portion thinly into a 125 mm. (5″) diameter circle, using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each paratha, using ¼ tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside to cool slightly.

How to pack

  1. Wrap in an aluminium foil and pack in a tiffin box along with low–fat curds.

Variation:methi parathas

  1. You can use 1 cup of chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves instead of white radish and radish leaves for the above recipe.

RECIPE SOURCE : Mooli Paratha by Tarla Dalal

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