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Authentic Punjabi Mooli Paratha Recipe (Stuffed Radish Paratha)

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Punjabi mooli paratha (stuffed radish paratha)

Punjabi mooli paratha (stuffed radish paratha)

North-Indian Breakfast

Parathas are shallow-fried North-Indian flatbreads that can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, including potato, cauliflower, cabbage, and paneer. In this Punjabi recipe, the paratha is stuffed with grated mooli, or radish.

Parathas are a traditional breakfast food. Combined with dahi (yoghurt), pickle, and lassi, it makes a hearty and satisfying meal.

Cook Time

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20 min

30 min

50 min

4 parathas

Ingredients

  • atta (whole wheat flour dough), as needed
  • 2 mooli (radishes)
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped hara dhania (cilantro)
  • 1 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • vegetable oil, as needed

Instructions

  1. Wash the radishes, peel, chop off the ends, and grate with a large-holed grater. Squeeze out all of the water and transfer the grated radish to a bowl.
  2. Add in all the spices and salt. Mix by hand until completely combined. Set aside.
  3. Heat a tawa (pan) over low heat and prepare the parathas while the tawa heats up.
  4. Take enough dough, dust in dry flour, and roll out to make a round disc (roti) about 5-6 inches in diameter. Prepare one more.
  5. Spread 1/4 of the stuffing over one roti and place the other roti over it. Seal the edges.
  6. Roll out into a medium-thin paratha about 7-8 inches in diameter.
  7. Grease the hot tawa with a little oil, then place the paratha on it. Raise the heat to medium-low and cook for 15-20 seconds. Flip it over and cook the other side for 15-20 seconds, as well.
  8. Now flip the paratha, spread a little oil over it, flip it over, and spread a little oil over this side, too.
  9. Cook the paratha by flipping frequently until it is roasted crisp and brown all over. Prepare the other 3 parathas similarly.
  10. Serve the parathas with plain dahi (yoghurt), pickle, homemade white butter, and a tall glass of chilled lassi for a hearty and complete Punjabi breakfast or meal.

Authentic Punjabi Mooli Paratha: Stuffed Radish Paratha

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 25, 2020:

Yes, it is a delightful dish, Peggy. Appreciate your visit. Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 23, 2020:

I would have never thought to use radishes in this way. It does sound tasty with all of the other ingredients.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 16, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 16, 2020:

Thank you Mitara. You stay safe too.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 16, 2020:

This sounds a healthy treat for breakfast.

Mitara N from South Africa on April 16, 2020:

A beautiful recipe and something I have not made in ages,

Guess what I will be making today :)

Thank you for the idea and your lovely recipe Rajan,

Take care, keep well and be safe

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2020:

Thanks for passing on the recipe to your wife, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2020:

You're welcome, Umesh.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 15, 2020:

This looks like a very good dish for breakfast. I don't keep many of those ingredients and would have to go to a specialty store. I think it would be worth the trouble as this does look tasty.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 15, 2020:

Very interesting recipe. Not for me,but my wife will want to try it. Thank you and blessings always, my friend.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 15, 2020:

This is my favourite. Thanks for posting.