Mooli Paratha

24 Feb

Mooli Paratha.

Mooli paratha is a well known paratha made by stuffing wheat dough with grated daikon. White radish is grated and mixed with spices and herbs. A dough is prepared with just the wheat flour. The grated radish is stuffed into wheat dough and rolled into thick parathas. The mooli paratha is cooked on flat pan until its golden brown in color.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Mooli Paratha.


White Radish / Daikon 5 – 6 inch long
Wheat Flour 1 1/2 Cups
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp or Green Chiles 2 minced
Ajwain a pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop the cilantro.
Peel, remove ends and grate the white radish.
Apply half a tsp of salt to the grated radish and leave aside for 15 – 20 minutes.
Squeeze off the water from the radish and reserve the water.
Alternatively, just use the freshly grated white radish.

Knead wheat flour into somewhat tight dough with few pinches of salt, reserved mooli water and enough fresh water.
Keep the dough covered with wet kitchen towel for half an hour.
Divide the dough into 3 – 4 portions.

In a mixing bowl, mix together grated radish, red chile powder or green chiles, ajwain, cilantro and salt.

Take each portion of wheat dough, press it a little to form a small disk.
Take a tbsp of the white radish mixture and place it on the disk.
Now bring together the edges and press it to form a ball.
Carefully knead each dough ball into 5 – 7 inch diameter disc with help of a rolling pin.
Repeat the same with remaining wheat dough portions.

Heat a flat griddle on medium heat, brush half a tsp of oil all over the griddle.
Place the paratha on hot griddle and let it turn golden brown.
Add quarter tsp of oil on uncooked side and turn it over to let it cook.
When both sides are cooked properly, remove radish paratha onto a plate.
Repeat the same with remaining rolled out paratas.
Serve hot mooli paratha with raita of your choice.
Notes: You can make even thicker parathas if you wish.

Suggestions: If the paratha is not cooked properly, put them back on the flat pan and cook till its done. If the stuffing tends to come out while rolling the dough, apply a thin layer of wheat dough to patch it. Or make sure to stuff just enough stuffing.
Variations: You can also add your choice of spices to the grated white radish if you wish. Like, garam masala, amchur powder, chopped onion etc.. You can also mix the grated radish mixture along with the wheat flour instead of stuffing it.
Other Names: Mooli Paratha, Daikon Parata, White Radish Flat Bread.

15 Responses to “Mooli Paratha”

  1. Shiva kumari February 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    Hi Raji, i read about u in eenadu, vasundara.All of ur reciepes r outstanding and easy to make.

  2. RUPA February 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    I have gone through the receipes it were very nice some of ingredients & method of making were given in english

  3. VIJAY BINDAL February 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Thanks for providing Mooli Parantha Recipe as this is my favourite recipe

  4. RUPA February 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    I have gone through the receipes were good but, the procedure was given in english if you can give in telugu along with english in ( brackets) it will easy to understand. I am not saying that we can not understand in english but some items & way of preparation could not able to undestand so, if you can give in telugu it will be very nice

  5. arundati February 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    looks yummy… i always wondered if the stuffing needs to be precooked, now i know…

  6. K.ALBERTINA February 25, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    hai raji, i heard about u from my neighbour and gone hrough u r web site u r receipes r just yummy and i am fond of cooking i watch on tv regularly but know i can go through u r web thanks

  7. Hari Chandana February 25, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    Hi Raji, nice recipe.. looks perfect n yummy…
    Mee interview choosanu eenadulo.. so nice of you.. Congrats!!.. 🙂

  8. Raji February 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    @Shiva kumari glad you like all the recipes. thx
    @RUPA thx. try placing the mouse over some of the words in ingredients list to find their translations. you can always use google translate
    i will try to build up a good glossary.

    @VIJAY BINDAL its my fav too. i think everyone who hates radish should give this a try
    @arundati glad it helped
    @K.ALBERTINA thank you so much. sure come over to talimpu
    @Hari Chandana thank you so much. glad you like it.

  9. SubravetiGeetha Kumar February 26, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Idi Telugu lo vivaramuga isthe chala baguntundi.Maa
    lanti variki konni English padarthalu arthamu
    kavadamu ledu.

  10. sasikala February 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    i saw ur news in eenadu.i congratulate you about ur recipies.its all r seeing yummy and temtating to prepare.i am sending this to all my friends abt ur website.they were very enjoing ur recipies.once again i am convaying thanks to u for such a really good recepies to all.keepit up (for all).

  11. Bhagya Lakshmi March 5, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    hi,raji i read about u in vasundhara in eenadu. from that day onwards i am visiting ur website. thnk u very much

  12. Bhagya Lakshmi March 5, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    ur rava dosa is sooooooooooooooo delicious

  13. Raji March 15, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    @SubravetiGeetha Kumar
    english ithe andariki artham avutundi. telugu lo padalu teliyalante nannu adagandi. nenu help chestanu. i am pulling some time for telugu glossary. meanwhile try this

    @sasikala thank you so much for lovely comment. glad you like the site. keep visiting. thank you again

    @Bhagya Lakshmi thank you so much for visiting. keep doing it. glad u like rava dosa

  14. NASEER AHMED December 27, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    This muli parata i tried is very tasty and superb , It made my work easier due to the method of preparation explained in receipy was very easy to understand
    keep it up ……… SUPERB

  15. manju December 28, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    what is cilantro herb,describe me.

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