Mooli paratha

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Mooli paratha is a traditional North Indian bread  stuffed with radish and spices. Usually it is made with oil or ghee/butter. Here is a recipe for tasty parathas that are oil free and dairy free.

Servings: 8-9 Parathas. Cooking time including preparation is 30 minutes.


For stuffing: Grate radish. Wrap it with a cloth and squeeze the juice out of it to decrease the bitterness.  In a pan dry roast the mustard seeds for 1 minute then add grated mooli, mix and toss them well, cover with lid for 1 min.  Add salt, chopped chilis, chopped coriander leaves and amchur powder or chat masala powder, squeeze 1/3rd of lemon and mix them well.

For the dough:  Need 300 grams or 2 cups of Whole wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional), 1 and 1/4th cup water for dough. Mix them well, knead the dough and keep it aside.

Preparing the stuffed parathas:

Make medium sized balls with the dough, roll out a disc of about 3-4 inches. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the stuffing. Be careful not to overstuff or understuff the paratha. Bring the edges of dough to cover the stuffing in the center. Roll the stuffed balls into 6-8 inch diameter parathas. Used small amount of rice flour to prevent sticking of the dough to the roller and underlying surface. Roast the parathas on nonstick pan each side for 1 to one half minute or until golden brown. Moisten the parathas by touching them with moist cloth made into a small ball, while cooking on the pan.





3 medium size mooli (radish), wash, peel and grate 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 green chili finely diced/chopped
2 Tablespoons coriander leaves – chopped
1/2 teaspoon chat masala powder or 1/2 teaspoon amchur powder/dry mango powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
juice from 1/3 of lemon