Cook's Hideout: Mooli Paratha

November 24, 2011

Mooli Paratha

For Day 2 of BM# 10, I made some good old Indian style winter comfort food --- mooli paratha. These parathas are made with daikon radish which is generally available in the winter. My husband is not a big fan of mooli, so I followed Rak’s recipe to cook the mooli before stuffing in the paratha. Parathas turned out hearty and delicious, not stinky at all like my husband predicted.

For the stuffing:
Daikon radish (Mooli) – 2 medium, grated
Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
Ginger – 1” piece, finely grated
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste

For the roti:
Atta (whole wheat flour) - 2½ cups
Ghee/ oil – 2tsp
Salt – a pinch


  • Mix a pinch of salt to grated mooli and set aside for 15 minutes, this will draw water out of the radish.
  • In the meantime, make dough for roti – add salt & ghee/ oil to atta, make a well in the middle and add warm water. Knead the dough adding more water until it is soft and pliable. Cover and set aside until ready to use. 
  • Heat 1tsp oil in a sauté pan, add the green chilies and ginger. Sauté for 30 seconds. Squeeze the water out of mooli and add to the pan along with turmeric, coriander powder, chili powder and salt. Cook on medium heat until the mixture is almost dry, about 3-5 minutes. 
  • When the mooli mixture is cool enough to handle, make small lemon size balls and set aside. 
  • Make the parathas: Knead the dough for a minute or two and divide into small golf ball size balls. Roll out the dough into 3-4” circle, place the mooli mixture right in the center and fold & cover with the dough. Press lightly and gently roll the roti into desired size. Use dry flour to help in rolling the rotis without sticking. 
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat and cook the rotis on both sides until brown spots form and dough is cooked. Smear some ghee or oil if desired. 

Serve with some achaar/ pickle or some hearty rajma (red kidney bean) curry.


Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for Day 2 of BM#10.



  1. dishes like this announce the arrival of winter. perfect with some raita.

  2. Looks nice. I make them often, easy isn't it.

  3. Love parathas, I infact like that smell of radish in the paratha..LOL

  4. Both makes me hungry, loving them that much.

  5. umm love mooli paratha especially with pudina chutney and curd.

  6. love mooli paratha with picke, perfect shape and nice clicks.

  7. looks so good......lovely parathas

  8. Delicious and healthy parathas,happy to know that you are in NJ,I was in NJ(north brunswick)till july, now I am in allentown,but come to NJ for grocery.BTW where do you reside in NJ.Happy to follow you dear.

  9. clicks ..yummy parathas:)

  10. mooli paratha perfect for winter..looks yummy

  11. yum! i looove stuffed paratha's..and the mooli paratha luks delectable..and healthy too! :)


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