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Monday, 21 December 2015

Mooli Paratha / Radish Paratha / Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Paratha is a traditional staple flat bread of North India. It is popular breakfast and there are many variations to it. Today i am sharing my Mums recipe of a very common yet delicious Mooli Paratha . Mooli / Radish Paratha is basically a stuffed paratha which has a cooked radish stuffing in it. A very healthy and filling breakfast to start the day with .

This Paratha is very versatile as it can be had as a breakfast or as a tea time snacks , goes well in Kids lunch box and also can be had with any gravy or dal dish during lunch or dinner. I generally pair it with Spicy Raw Mango Pickle or Green Chili Pickle , salad and Raita or Curd.

  • 1 large Radish 
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Ajwain / Carom seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1-2 green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds/ sabut dhaniya
  • 1/2 inch piece of Ginger/ Adarak
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds /Sauf
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds/ Jeera
  • Pinch of  Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder/ Haldi
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Besan / Gram flour 
  • Salt to taste.
  1. Wash , peel and grate the radish.

  2. Squeeze out the juice with hand . Reserve it .

  3. Take whole wheat flour in a bowl and add carom seeds , 1 tbsp oil and salt to it. Mix well and knead into a soft dough using the reserved radish juice. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. 

  4. Take Coriander seeds, fennel seeds, green chilies , half of cumin seeds, ginger , coriander leaves in a grinder jar and grind it coarsely.

  5.  In a pan heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil on medium heat and add rest half of the cumin seeds. Once they splutter , add the ground paste followed by turmeric,  hing powder and grated Radish . Add salt and stir fry the mixture .

   6.  Cook this for 2-3 minutes and then sprinkle the besan over it. Mix well and cook again on a low flame until the stuffing becomes dry. Keep stirring as the mixture may burn from bottom. Put off the flame and allow the stuffing to cool down completely .

  7.  Knead the dough again nicely and divide it into equal portions. Take one portion and roll out into a small disc . Put enough stuffing on it , collect the edges and seal it and make a round ball out of it.

 7. Now roll this into a medium size paratha using some flour. Roast the paratha on a heated skillet until it is golden brown from both the sides. 

  8. Repeat the same for rest of the dough and stuffing. You may shallow fry the paratha in ghee by adding generous amount of ghee while roasting the parathas. I have not done to cut down extra calories. I just brush the parathas with some ghee or butter while serving :)

   9. Serve the delicious Mooli paratha hot with any pickle of your choice , Curd or Raita and salad.


  1. Nice recipe poonam ,try ur prantha recipe differ from mine but ur taste really yummmmmm.......

    1. Thanks for trying my recipe Harsha . Glad that you liked it . Happy Cooking !!