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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mooli ka Parantha ( Radish Paratha )

This North Indian specialty hardly needs an introduction. Flavorsome mooli paranthas accompanied with an achar are mostly consumed in the winter months.

While most folks usually cook the grated mooli with a whole lot of masalas before using it as a filling, I prefer to incorporate it directly into the dough. It is healthier and definitely lower in calories. Adding a little yogurt in this case also helps to mellow down the pungency of the radish (but do remember to squeeze out all the water before you add yogurt else the dough will turn soggy). Read on for the easy recipe -

Preparation Time - 20 mins

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup grated mooli (radish)
  • a fistful od finely shredded radish leaves (optional)
  • 1 tbsp hung curd
  • 1/3 tsp chili powder (or finely chopped green chilis)
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • a pinch of roasted cumin powder
  • a pinch of garam masala
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • ghee/oil for cooking the paranthas

Preparation - Add salt to the grated radish and keep aside for 30 mins. Then squeeze out all the water from the radish.

Take in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for the ghee. Mix everything into a dough. If it happens to be too sticky/wet , dust some more flour.

Divide the dough into 4-5 portions and shape each into a thick disc.

Dust a working surface with flour and roll out the disc into a thick circle.

Cooking - Heat a pan/tawa. Put the rolled out circle on it.

Wait for 20-30 seconds before flipping it over. Drizzle ghee from the sides and press down lightly with a spatula. Flip it over once again and add some more ghee on the sides.

Cook on both sides on a medium flame till small brown spots appear. Remove from pan/tawa and keep aside.

Repeat for the remaining discs.

Serve hot with pickle.


  1. Healthy and Tasty paratha...love the combo with pickle... Do visit my blog at your leisure. www.delectableflavours.com

  2. Excellent and delicious looking mooli ka paratha. Excellent preparation.


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