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November 28, 2016

Easy Mooli Paratha Recipe – Radish Paratha

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Easy mooli paratha
Radish paratha ( Mooli paratha, muli paratha in Hindi ) is a popular North Indian paratha recipe. It is basically a Punjabi recipe. Usually I make mooli paratha/ radish paratha by stuffing mooli masala in roti dough. But recent days, I have been making mooli paratha without stuffing following this easy method as told by my friend Shalini.Its a no onion no garlic paratha recipe. In this method, I have added the ground mooli along with spice powders to the whole wheat flour directly. To make this paratha soft, I have added besan flour, oil and curd. These ingredients help to keep this paratha soft for few hours. I have made these paratha thin as Sendhil loves this way. Make it thin or thick as you wish.Bachelors and working women will find this recipe very easy to prepare in busy morning hours or for dinner after coming back tired from office. Onion raita , masala dahi or pickle would serve as a best side dish for this paratha. Friends, do try this easy mooli paratha recipe at home and share your feedback with me. Lets see how to make this easy radish paratha / muli paratha with step by step photos !
Easy mooli paratha

Easy Mooli paratha / Radish Paratha recipe

Easy Mooli paratha / Radish Paratha recipe Mooli paratha ./ Radish paratha in an easy way without stuffing !
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Dinner / Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 12 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup ( I used Aashirvad atta)
  • Besan flour - 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Radish - 2 nos ( medium sized)
  • Carom seeds/ Ajwain - 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped green chilli – 1 no
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - a fistful ( finely chopped)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – few tbsp  ( Use very less water)
  • Cooking oil or ghee – to drizzle on paratha

  • Wash and peel the skin of radish using a peeler. Discard the skin. Slice the radish into thin roundels. Grind them to a smooth paste without adding water. While grinding wipe the sides of mixie jar and grind for long time till radish becomes a smooth paste. If you do not want to grind the radish, just grate it using a fine grater and keep aside. No need to squeeze the water from it.
    Easy radish paratha 
  • In a wide plate, take the wheat flour, besan flour, cooking oil, curd , carom seeds, red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powderand finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.Mix everything well to make a crumbly mixture.
    Easy mooli paratha recipe
  • Now add the ground radish paste/ grated radish and mix well without adding water. Flour will become semi wet now. So add very little water using a tbsp measure and make a soft, non-sticky dough. Make sure you do not add more water. If the dough becomes sticky, paratha may turn out dry and hard. So add water very carefully. The quantity of water depends on the water content in radish. I used less than 1/4 cup of water.

  • Easy mooli paratha recipe
    • Grease your hands with oil and make golf sized balls from the paratha dough.Arrange them in a plate. Take one ball, dust in wheat flour and roll it to a thin or thick paratha as you wish. Paratha should not stick to the rolling pin. Do not use more flour for dusting. It will make the paratha dry even if you add more oil. Make all the paratha and keep them in a plate. If  you are not able to make round paratha, just roll the paratha to any shape, cut it with a round box lid. 
    • Heat a dosa tawa. When its hot, drop a paratha on the tawa. Keep the flame medium. Apply a tsp of oil or ghee all over the paratha, cook for a minute. Flip and cook the other side as well. Brush with oil. Cook both the sides till golden spots appear. Remove the paratha, brush with more oil or ghee if you wish. Serve it hot with raita and pickle to enjoy its best taste. If you are packing for lunch, just stack the cooked paratha one over the other, roll it in a thermal foil and keep inside the lunch box. Stays soft for few hours.
    Easy mooli paratha recipe
    Enjoy !

  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your taste.
  • Usually I make this paratha thin as per my family’s likings. Make it thick if you wish.
  • You can replace carom seeds with cumin seeds.
  • Adding besan flour is optional. You can skip it too.
  • Adding curd and oil helps to make the paratha soft.
  • Be careful while adding water. Add it little by little. The quantity of water depends on the water content present in radish.

Enjoy this easy mooli paratha with a simple onion raita and pickle and relish a quick breakfast/ dinner !
Easy radish paratha recipe

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Unknown said...

Hi Chitra,
Should we make parathas immediately after making the dough?

Chitra said...

You can make it immediately. If you rest the dough for long time, dough may become wet due to the moisture content of radish. If you want, u can keep the dough for just 15 minutes and make paratha.

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra,
Tnx for ur reply. Tried it for dinner tonight. It turned out well. I normally grate nd stuff, this is much easier. Tnx for this easy recipe.

Chitra said...

Happy to know it. Thanks for the feedback :)