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Radish has strong flavour. It is used in salads and in  India, every part of this edible root is used in cooking. Its leaves are used in curries and root in used in sambar, side dishes and curries.

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

The ‘paratha’ (as called in hindi language) is a name given to a section of indian food which has two core ingredients. One is whole wheat flour and another can be any vegetable or lentil or paneer too. This description of paratha is in a broad sense. There can be  variation in every possible way. Every kitchen has their own recipe of different parathas. And I have always believed that parathas are healthy (though it really depends on how you cook it)and best suitable for breakfast.

Previously in potato stuffed flat bread or aloo paratha , I stuffed a potato mixture into the dough and then rolled it out but in all green paratha I just mixed all the ingredients and then rolled out with rolling pin. These are two methods. With radish , I am going to follow second method. I have used both methods. Both ways, radish parathas were equally good. Here goes the recipe,

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Serves 12 medium sized parathas

Ingredients

4 radish (grated)

1/2 cup mint leaves (optional)

11/2 tsp garlic paste, 11/2 tsp ginger paste

6-8 green chillies

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chilly powder (use kashmiri chilly powder)

1 tbsp sugar

3 tsp lemon juice

salt

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tbsp plain yogurt

11/2 tbsp oil + oil for greasing the griddle(tawa)

21/2 cups whole wheat flour

water to knead the dough

Procedure

  • Grate radish
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • Make paste of green chillies by blending it with a pinch of salt and keep aside.
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • In a pan , heat oil. Add cumin seeds, ginger paste, garlic paste. Mix it and add green chilly paste. Saute it for a minute.
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • Add radish and mint leaves. Add corinder powder, chilly powder and salt. Mix well. Close the lid and allow it cook for next 1-2 minutes.
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • Put off the heat and add lemon juice and sugar. Mix it. Allow this mixture to cool down.
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • Take whole wheat flour. Add little salt (about 1/2 tsp) to the dough. Mix the radish mixture in it. Add yogurt and with the help of water ,prepare the dough. The dough should not be firm. I like to keep paratha dough a bit sticky and loose. Do not knead it more than 2 minutes. 
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • Divide the dough in 12 equal parts.
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

  • Heat the griddle(tawa).
  • With the help of wheat flour ,roll out each part of dough in even and flat paratha. Parathas should be thick enough. Grease the griddle with oil. Put paratha on griddle. Cook them on both sides on medium heat. You can serve it with 1/2 tsp of ghee on it.
Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Serve parathas hot with a cup of yogurt and pickle.

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Radish flat bread- mooli paratha!

Try some other parathas!

Spinach-potato stuffed paratha (Aloo-palak paratha)

Cabbage stuffed flat bread- gobi paratha

All greens-Spinach-fenugreek- coriander paratha- Palak methi paratha

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