Monday, June 24, 2013

Mooli Paratha - Punjabi Mooli ka Paratha - Radish Paratha Recipe

Mooli Paratha Recipe
Mooli Paratha or Radish Paratha is another stuffed flatbread variety I wanted to try since long but was little hesitant about the raw smell of the veggie. But somehow last week gained confidence and made this punjabi version which I saw from a cookbook and should say I absolutely loved it....And can you believe I dont touch radish in sambar or any curry made with it. This paratha didnt have any hint of radish in it, the flavour of ajwain long with the spices...took it to a whole new level!! And to my surprise mittu too had it without any complaints. I am happy that I've found a way to eat this is sure a winner for me! You can serve it with plain curd and pickle or with any raita of ur choice.
Mooli Paratha Recipe

Mooli Paratha Recipe - Ingredients

Mooli Paratha Recipe
Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Radish - 1.5 cups grated
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 2 tbsp chopped finely
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped finely
Salt - to taste
Oil / Ghee - toast
Water - as required to form the dough


  1. In a wide mixing bowl add wheat flour, salt and first give a quick mix for salt to be even. Then add water( you can even use the drained radish water)little by little, gather to form a soft pliable dough.Once it is gathered to a mass add 1/2 tsp oil and knead it once.The dough should not be too tight or too loose, it should be non sticky at this stage.Allow it to rest for a while until we prepare the stuffing.Mooli Paratha Recipe - Step1
  2. Peel off the skin and grate radish and measure it in cups then transfer it to a colander along with turmeric powder. Then crush it with your hands to remove excess water from the veggie, Set aside. Heat oil in  pan - add ajwain let it splutter.Mooli Paratha Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add onion let it slightly brown.Then add radish along with all the spice powders along with salt.Kondakadalai Pirattal Recipe - Step3
  4. Mix well and keep sauteing till it becomes dry say for 5-7mins.Then add chopped coriander leaves.Transfer to a plate and set aside.Mooli Paratha Recipe - Step4
  5. Make equal sized balls with the dough and the radish stuffing. Make radish stuffing balls little smaller than the dough.Roll each ball into a thick circle,keep the stuffing seal it by pulling all the edges to the center as shown below.Mooli Paratha Recipe - Step5
  6. Seal it completely and then roll it into a thin / thick parathas as per your preference, dust flour then and there to avoid sticking.Heat a dosa pan and carefully transfer the paratha, drizzle oil and cook till both the sides has golden spots.Brush with ghee while serving.
    Mooli Paratha Recipe - Step6
Serve it hot with plain curd / boondi raita and mango pickle....what else do you need?! Yum combo!! :)Punjabi Mooli ka Paratha Recipe

My Notes

  • Make sure the veggie is dry before cooking, else it will let out water and rolling will be difficult.Reserve the drained radish water and use it while kneading your dough.
  • Keeping the inner stuffing ball little smaller helps in easier rolling.
  • While rolling for the first time dont give more pressure in the center as the filling is going to be placed in the center and rolled again so make sure the center part is little thicker.
  • Roll it thick or thin as per your preference but make sure the stuffing doesnt ooze out.
  • Radish gets cooked quickly so just sauteing for a while is enough.
  • You can replace ajwain with jeera while tempering.
Punjabi Mooli ka Paratha
This is best for breakfast / dinner wholesome and filling. I would prefer having it hot hot just out from the tawa, with ghee drizzled yummmm!!
Punjabi Mooli ka Paratha Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. loved this version sauteing the raddish with ajwin ! last click is tempting !

  2. My Mother also prepares in the same pattern with same ingredients!!!!

  3. looks so yummy all the clicks are good.

  4. lovely clicks and love the texture.really yumm and taste good with paneer butter masala

  5. Awesome clicks... I too hate radish to the core.. Ur words give me some confidence to try this one out :)

  6. very beautifully presented, and well plated, the step by step clicks are much appreciated, your effort indeed shows in sharmi , kudos :) and i love mooli paranthas' and gobi parantha's yummy !

  7. My fav version of paratha.. Lovely clicks and wonderful recipe..

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  8. Yumm... I have to make this now...:)

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  9. I love it a lot, its been a while since made, thanks for reminding!

  10. Great recipe,I too have a blog running at

  11. I tried out this recepie yesterday and I was making paranthas for the first time in my life... They turned out pretty awesome... :)

  12. I tried out this recepie yesterday... Turned out pretty awesome and tasted awesome too.. :)

  13. nice easy to read recipe and great photos. good job!

  14. I followed your recipe... it came exactly the pic you have put here.. and it was yammy too.. thank you :)

  15. We have a farm which grows radishes very near to my house. I HAVE TO try this recipe ASAP .

  16. Wow.. it looks delicious. will try out & let u know..

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  18. Ur recipes are so simple n yummy,thank u so much...please post more recipes...


  19. good blog! i found this blog today. I have mooli paratha is so healty. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee vijay nagar


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