Recipe- Punjabi's Favorite Mooli Paratha

By: Pinki Thu, 22 Sept 2022 10:44 PM

Recipe- Punjabi's Favorite Mooli Paratha

Mooli paratha is a radish stuffed flatbread made with whole wheat flour. Made with atta (also called chapati flour or Indian whole wheat flour), these flatbreads are stuffed with grated and seasoned radish. This Punjabi breakfast is easy to make and makes a great lunch box dish too. These mildly spices parathas tastes great when served with raita, pickle, and a dollop of butter.

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For the Stuffing

2 large radish (mooli) grated
1 inch ginger grated
1-2 green chilli chopped, or as per taste
1 teaspoon red chilli powder or as per taste
1 teaspoon amchur
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon carom seeds – 1 tsp ajwain
Salt to taste

For the Dough

2 cups whole wheat flour (atta) plus extra for dusting
2 tablespoon ghee plus extra to fry the parathas
1 teaspoon salt

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To Make the Stuffing:

- In a bowl, mix grated radish and salt together. Set aside for 15-20 minutes

- Squeeze out all the water from the radish. Use the water to knead the dough for paratha

- Add the rest of the stuffing ingredients and mix well

To make the Dough:

- Mix whole wheat flour, ghee and salt in a large bowl

- Add the water squeezed out from radish gradually and knead together to form a soft and smooth dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes

To make the Paratha:

- Once the dough is rested, knead it one more time and divide into equal portions

- Roll one portion of the dough into a small circle. Place 2-3 tablespoon of stuffing mixture in the center. Slowly bring the sides of the dough together and seal it completely

- Roll the stuffed dough into 6-7 inch disc using some extra flour for dusting

- Heat a skillet/fry pan. Place the rolled paratha on it and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Do not add oil at this stage

- Flip over to cook the other side. Apply 1 teaspoon ghee on the cooked side

- Flip again and gently press using a spatula or wide spoon. Apply some oil and flip again till done

- Serve hot with Indian pickle, a dollop of butter and raita.

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