Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mooli Paranthas - Stuffed Indian Bread with Radish Stuffing

I have been thinking of publishing this recipe since a long time . Hubby dear has been quite insistent that I post it .....and so one fine day when I was making these ....hubby dear came with the almighty camera and clicked some snaps . Needless to say they are one of our favorite foods....they make for a filling breakfast / brunch/ dinner . Simple , easy to make , filling and completely satiating these paranthas represent the best things about Punjabi cuisine ....

Now that my friend LG decided to host the RCI -Punjab on her new blog Cooking Station I knew I had to take out these photos from the cold storage and publish this post. After having promised her umpteen times to send the entry I am finally sitting just a minutes away from the deadline ....I hope that she would accept this entry with my sincere apologies for being such a lazy bone .


Ingredients -



For the filling :

Radish/ Mooli - 2 ( medium size, grated coarsely)
Green chili - 2-3 ( as per taste)
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Carom seeds / Ajwain - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tb sp
Salt - as per taste

For the dough :

Wheat flour - 2 cups
Water - as required

Oil for frying

Method :

Make the dough with water , knead it with hands or in a food processor to a medium firm dough ( it should not be soft otherwise it would be difficult to roll it into a parantha after stuffing)

Wash and peel the radishes to remove the outer skin. Then coarsely grate the radish , leave it as it is for 5-10 minutes . Then firmly squeeze the grated radish and drain all the water , keep repeating this till the time almost no water is squeezed out.

Then add the coriander leaves, chili powder, carom seeds and green chili. Mix well the whole mixture . Add salt at the end ( the salt and chili should be a little on the higher side , because it will be compensating for the salt less dough )


The final filling
Make a small ( slightly bigger than a golf ball ) ball from the dough and roll it into a circle after dusting with plain flour. Then take this rolled out dough in one hand and put about a tbsp. of filling at the centre . Then bring all the sides to the centre and pinch them tightly . Then roll it into a ball , dust with plain flour and roll out into a circle with very light hands .



Simultaneously heat a girdle /tava and once hot put the rolled out parantha on it . Once slight brown specks appear at the bottom of the parantha turn it over and apply oil all over the surface . Then turn over to the other side and apply oil . Cook evenly on both sides till you get brown specks on the surface of the parantha.
Serve immediately with a dollop of butter / fresh cream or Pickles and Curd.


I am also sending this as an entry for the Roti-mela being hosted by Srivalli of cooking4allseasons.

20 comments:

Asha said...

Hello Cinnamon! How are you? I am back today too!:)

WOW! Mooli Parathas look wonderful, got to try. It took many yrs for me to make Aloo parathas!:D

Jayashree said...

Looks delicious....mooli parathas are my favourite...

sunita said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
sunita said...

We adore parathas...your's look lovely :-)

zlamushka said...

This looks absolutely divine. You use daikon, the white radish right? Not the little red round type.

ANJALI J. said...

Mooli parathas look delicious cinnamon. Totally forgotten abt them. good u reminded me. They taste too good.

Trupti said...

Hello Cinnamon,
this is my first visit to your blog. You have a nice collection here.
Muli Paratha looks delicious. I have one suggestion Srivalli of 'Cooking 4 All Season' is hosting Roti Mela this month, you can send ur paratha recipe for this event

SHUBHA said...

hey cinnamon ur paratha looks awesome.... y dont u send it to the roti mela hosted by srivalli??... do that...:d i like mooli paratha.... yummm iam drooling now...

Mansi Desai said...

we love mooli parathas! they are so tasty, thanks for sharing your recipe:)

KayKat said...

o.m.g.! I love mooli parathas! And now I'm seriously hankering for these, guess it is time for dinner :)

Divya Vikram said...

love mooli parathas!

Rajitha said...

love mooli paranthas...now i only wish someone would do the grating for me :(

Srivalli said...

wow..those look great...as trupti suggested...you can send this to my roti event...

notyet100 said...

nice post with picsand all...have tagged u chkmy blog....

Novice said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Novice said...

Hi Cinnamon,this is the first time i am visiting your blog.U have a collection of yummy recipes... &
Ur Mooli Paranthas....Wow they look great.Waiting to try it..... Thanks 4 the detailed recipe.. it will be very useful for a novice like me... :)

vandana rajesh said...

yummy mooli parathas...just can't wit to have it.

Hetal said...

Lovely blog....this mooli paraha looks so tempting..would love to see u on my blog.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Asha ji welcome back !!..try them they are worth the effort :-)

Jayashree....they are my hubby's favorite too ...
Thanks Sunita for the lovely comment.

Yes Zlamushka...I used the white radish ...however we can make it using the round red ones also ...

Anjali j I hope you got around to making some ...

Trupti ..welcome on my blog ....I have sent this entry to Roti-mela as suggested by you .

Shubha..sent the entry ..thanks for the suggestion :-)

Manasi ..thanks for visiting my blog...I hope you got around to making some too.

Kaykat. thanks for visiting ...

Divya..we too love mooli paranthas ...Hubby simply adores them.

Rajitha ...agreed I would also love to have someone do the grating and squeezing for me ..but no such Luck ..only consolation is that they are worth the effort :-)


Srivalli ...I am sending the entry ..I hope you accept it :-)

Novice.....welcome on my blog ..I am glad you liked the recipe and find it helpful ... let me know if you were successful in making them.

Thanks Vandana ....for visiting the blog and your nice comment

Hetal ..welcome to my blog..you have a nice thing going on too :-)Keep visiting !

Sukanya said...

The mooli parathas look so yummy