Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mooli Ke Parathe (With carrot & spinach too)

Mooli ke parathe - as the name suggests are Punjabi style white radish (or daikon radish as called in America) flat breads. In order to boost the nutritional value, I sneaked in some carrots and spinach. And then here they are Mooli, gajar aur paalak ke parathe! :-)

When I have time on my hands, I make these flatbreads using the traditional method of kneading the dough and stuffing each ball with radish filling and rolling them out to make flatbreads. But most of the times, I am in a hurry and this method of kneading everything together comes handy.

Mooli Ke Parathe(1)
2 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup peeked, grated white or daikon radish
1/2 cup peeled, grated carrots (Optional)
1/2 cup shredded spinach (Optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mughlai garam masala or any other garam masala
1/2 tsp dry pomegranate seeds, pounded
1/2 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste

1. Mix all the ingredients together to make a dough. Add little water at a time for kneading since the vegetables will have moisture.
2. Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.3. Make equal sized balls of the dough.
4. Roll into discs.
5. Shallow fry on a pan or tawa using oil so that brown spots appear on both the sides.
6. Serve hot with yogurt and achar.
Note -
1. You can also, knead a dough with wheat flour and salt. and make a separate stuffing of the rest of the ingredients and then roll a disc, stuff a ball of vegetable mixture and then roll a paratha and proceed.
2. Alternately, you can make two discs, keep a vegetable mixture on one disc, cover it with the second disc and then roll and make a paratha. However, mixing everything together is the simplest way and it suits me the best! :-)
3. Squeeze out water from the grated radish before using it for kneading.

This post is my contribution to Pooja's "Theme of the week: Orange, White & Green".


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