Mooli Paratha / radish flatbread is easy and quick with radish paste. It is tasty and healthy break fast or lunch menu with whole wheat. I usually make my parathas with filling but its little time consuming when compared with regular roti. So I tried this method of making paste of radish and adding to dough. The parathas are soft and does not have any smell or hint of mooli/ radish.
In a bowl Take whole wheat flour, salt, radish puree, oil mix everything and knead it well till you achieve a soft pliable dough. (I did not add any water to make the dough). If you need water add some.
Cover the dough and rest it for 10 min.
Divide the dough into small equal portions. Make round balls. Take a ball dust some flour and spread them with the roller into thin flatbread/roti.
Heat a heavy skillet or griddle over a medium Heat and cook the flatbread for a 1 minute until you start to see some bubbles. Flip it and cook for another 30 seconds or so, keeping a gentle pressure using a flat spatula on each side until it puffs.
Remove the flatbread/roti when golden dots appear and apply some clarified butter(ghee) or butter.
Benefits of Radish/ Mooli
Anti-congestive for cough and cold
aids in treatment of urinary disorders
good for skin
I love adding vegetable puree to my rotis mainly because its easier to make kids eat veggies that way. Other than this mooli paratha , I also make beet root, cauliflower, cilantro, spinach parathas this way. I steam sweet potato and [pumkin] and make paratha the same way.
How to make this Mooli Paratha/ Radish flat bread
First wash and scrape the radish and cut them in to small pieces. Make a paste of the radish in mixer.
Take 3 cups of atta /whole wheat flour and add a cup of ground radish paste along with carom seeds and salt. Add water only if its needed.
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes and then divide them in to small portions and flatten with a rolling pin
Heat griddle and when its hot make roti. Apply oil/ ghee after finishing.
Serve your mooli parathas hot with pickle or raita.
I prepare colorful beetroot paratha in the same manner.