Saturday, August 9, 2008

Mooli ka Paranthas..

Radish stuffed paranthas are popularly called as 'Mooli ka paranthas' in Hindi and these are savoured along with yogurt and pickles for breakfast in most of the Punjabi homes.Paranthas are versatile and they can be made with any kind of vegetables like potatoes,cauliflower,cabbage,carrot,onion,spinach or even paneer stuffed in it.People generally consider radish as an offensive vegetable for its pungent smell..But they can be used in making delicious radish paranthas which doesn't give a clue to the consumer that they are actually eating radish..
Imagine yourself enjoying a piece of 'garam parantha' dipped in 'chilled yogurt'..Mmmmmmm..isnt that tempting to try??

You will need:
2 cups of wheat flour
1/2 kg of radish
1 tsp of red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of garam masala
A pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste

Peel and grate the radish.Add salt and keep aside for a while.After sometime it leave some water.Squeeze the juice completely from the radish.

Add the spices and mix well..

Use the juice of radish with some water and salt to make a soft dough as you make for chapatis.

Take a lemon sized ball from the dough ,dust them in flour and roll it into a small circle.Place a tsp of the radish filling in center..
Gather the edges of the circle as shown in the picture and enclose them by pinching together ...

The stuffed ball will be looking like this..Turn on the stove and let the tava to heat..

Roll down the stuffed ball gently into a circle making sure that filling doesn't comes out..Dust flour whenever required..

Place the rolled parantha on the tava and set the stove on low flame..In the mean time start rolling out the next parantha...

After a couple of mins flip the parantha and drizzle some oil on the parantha..Press gently on the edges..Cook till brown spots appear..

A closer look at the parantha revealing the radish filling...

Serve hot with butter,chilled yogurt and pickle!