Mooli Paratha (Radish Stuffed Flatbread)

mooli-parathaGarama-Garam Parathas served with some hot and spicy Indian curry, with a serving of rice and some raita on the side makes for a whole and hearty Indian meal! These Mooli Parathas that follow are a popular Indian flatbread, where whole-wheat chapatis(pancakes) are stuffed with Mooli, or White radish. With its peculiar taste, this simple and no-fuss recipe is something that serves well for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast! Take it off the griddle, garnish with a dollop of butter and enjoy with tea for a healthy start to your day! Follow the basic recipe for Mooli Paratha, or change the stuffing to make other delicious variations to suit your mood.

[Recipe & photo courtesy of Tarla Dalal]

Makes 15 parathas

2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
3/4 cup white radish (mooli), grated
1/4 cup radish (mooli) leaves, finely chopped
3/4 cup fresh low fat curds (yoghurt)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder (or chopped green chillies)
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
2 1/2 tablespoons oil for cooking

Mix all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough, adding a little water if required.

Divide the dough into 15 equal portions. Roll out each portion thinly into a 5″ diameter circle.

Cook each paratha on both sides on a non-stick pan, smearing a little oil on each side, until brown spots appear on the surface.

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