Dec 22, 2011

Mooli Paratha / Punjabi Mooli Paratha / Radish Paratha – Lunch Box ideas

Radish is not one of my favorite vegetable because of its strong flavour and aroma..But I love it when it is added in sambar which amma does often. When I heard about this paratha, I was scared a little bit at first. After that saw this in lots of blogs and I got a little confident to give it a try.

The first step in this is to toss the grated radish with some turmeric and salt..The reason we do this is to removes all the accurd pungent flavour from the radish. Be sure to squeeze as much water as possible so that the stuffing which we make is dry and will be easy to roll later.

I love to have it with pickle or raita. You can even mix thick curd with pickle and have it with this. This is a great dish to put in lunch box. Since it is stuffed it stays soft for a long time..So I hope you love it and let me know what you think.


For Dough:
Wheat Flour / Atta – 250 gms + for dusting
Salt -1 tsp
Water as needed
Oil-1 tsp + for frying

For Stuffing:
Onion-1 finely chopped
White Radish / Daikon Radish / Mullangi – 1 large grated in small grater
Green Chilli -1 finely chopped
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – ½ tsp+ ½ tsp for tossing radish
Chilli Powder-1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi -1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder -1 tsp
Chat Masala Powder -1 tsp
Ajwain / Omam / Carom Seeds – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tblspn


First make stuffing..Take grated radish in a colander and place it over a plate. Add ½ tsp of turmeric and some salt and mix well. Let it stand for 30 mins. Now squeeze all the water with your hands and set it aside..Now this can be used for your filling.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in ajwain and let it sizzle..Add in onions and mix well.

Add green chillies and sauté for 2 mins…Now add in all the spice powders and mix well.

Add in the prepared radish and mix well.Let it cook for 5 mins untill it is cooked and all water has evaporated.

Remove it in a bowl and allow it to cool down.

Make dough by mixing atta and salt in a bowl. Slowly add in water and make into a dough. Apply some oil and let it stand for 30 mins covered.

Divide the dough and stuffing into equal portions.

Take one dough balls and roll it little bit. Take one portion of stuffing and seal the dough from all sides. Now roll this into chapattis. You can dip raw flour if needed.

Heat a tawa and put this on it. After 30 seconds flip it over and apply ghee or oil on top. Flip it again and cook on both sides till light golden and cooked.

Remove it and serve with pickle or raita.

Take all your ingrediants for stuffing
peel your radish
and grate it
put it in a colander
add salt and turmeric
mix well and allow it to stand for 30 mins
now start squeezing all the water
all done.
heat oil in a kadai
add ajwain seeds
and onions
now add green chillies
turmeric powder and chilli powder
add salt
Coriander and Cumin powder goes in
add Garam masala powder..
now add chat masala
and mix well
add the prepared radish
and mix well..
remove it and allow to cool completely
take wheat flour and salt in a bowl
pour water in
and form a dough
apply oil and leave aside for 30 mins
divide the dough and the cooled stuffing into equal portions
take one dough ball
spread it slightly
put the stuffing in the center
start closing
seal from all sides
all covered nicely
now dip in a little raw flour
and roll into chapatis
all rolled
now start frying ...put the roti in hot tawa
after few seconds when there is no dough symptoms on top, turn it over
apply ghee or oil
and flip it back..If you have made it rightly the roti will puff up
This taste best with a dollop of butter on top
This can be packed for lunch box as well...

I love to have it with mango pickle

This recipe goes to the Event..LGSS - Stuffed Paratha at Zesty Palette


  1. ரொம்ப நல்லா செய்திருக்கீங்க...

  2. These mooli parathas are making me hungry. I love parathas and adding mooli to it makes it so much healthier.

  3. Welldone, prefect looking paratha,even i love this mooli parathas very much.

  4. Mmmhhh, those look irresistible!

  5. Love these parathas, they look soo tempting!

  6. Healthy filling..yummy parathas!!

  7. Yummy looking patatha for a cool morning.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. parathas looks perfect dear...happy to follow you..

  9. Wow.Aarthi mooli paratha looks awesome and inviting also...

  10. Hi Awesome pics of making paratas. I am inspired and I am planning to make paratas for Dinner tonight.. :)

  11. Check out my blog..

  12. wow...I just loved all the parathas dear :-)though I'm not a big fan of radish....I'll try this with some other veggie :-)

  13. Loved these parathas,so perfectly done and very tempting...

  14. wow....awesome paratha with radish...superb dear

  15. Parota luks truly delish and perfectly done.Luv it

  16. Super delicious parata. I have never made it with radish. have to try sometime. My fav radish dish is Mullangi sambar (radish sambar).

  17. Radish parathas look perfect Aarthi. Thx dear for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  18. I tried the parathas and they are absolutely divine. Everyone in the family loved them! I will definitely make them again. Thanks

  19. Great recipe and a super illustration. Cannot imagine a better way to explain the whole process like this


  20. 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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