It felt so nice when I came to know that two of my friends cooked meals from my blog for their guests over the weekend party, starting from appetizer to dessert! And my happiness doubled when they emailed me saying how much their guests enjoyed it, and how a 2 years old kid, who never liked cake, happened to ask for an extra serving of the Lemon Mint Cake . I would say, if a kid enjoys your food, it’s got to be good 🙂
Today I am sharing with you a very simple dish, Mooli Paratha (Indian Flat Bread with Radish). I can’t believe myself I said the word ‘simple’ 😀 Well, there was a time when I used to make horrible parathas, they would either be hard like crispy tortillas or they would be soggy and not cooked and above all, they would never be round in shape. Well, I am still not an expert, just learning and getting better. Today’s Paratha recipe is with radish and I picked White Icicles Radish because of it’s pleasant, sweet and zesty flavor.
Ideally Parathas are made with ghee (clarified butter), but I made it with olive oil as I didn’t have ghee at home.
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 2 cups finely grated radish (I used White Icicles Radish)
- 1 tbs salt
- 1 tbs chilly powder
- 1 tbs cumin powder
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 green chilly finely chopped
In a big bowl combine all the ingredients and mix them with water to kneed them into a fine soft dough
Make tiny balls of the kneaded flour and using a rolling pin flatten them into a circle. To prevent the dough from sticking, you might have to dust your rolling pin and board with some flour.
Heat a medium size pan and rub some oil on the pan.
Place the flattened circle on the pan and let it cook for about 3 minutes on each side. While it’s getting cooked on one side, use a brush or spatula and rub some oil on the other side of the circle. If your flattened circle is thick, it will take more than 3 minutes to cook on each side. Once it’s golden brown, you know it’s cooked.
Serve it hot with a dollop of butter on top, with some pickle and yogurt on the side. I however enjoyed it with just butter.