Mooli Paratha/Indian Flat Bread with Radish

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.

Sharing my dish with Monday Mania, Meatless Mondays, Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Mondays and Mouthwatering Monday.


  • 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.


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Aipi says:

love it and great presentation ,fab pics..winner all the way!:)

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lauren says:

I made flatbread for my husband for dinner — but it didn’t turn out as good as yours looks!

Claudia says:

Those look just perfect. I’ve never had a flat-bread with grated radish in it. I’m thinking it would be really delicious, especially with those spices.

Krithi says:

Love the paratha and the flavors..

amelia says:

this looks really good, i’m going to have to try it. great photos.:)

I couldn’t get enough of Indian food in college and felt that trying to make it myself wouldn’t do the food justice. But, this recipe looks easy enough, so I’ll definitely try it! Thanks!

sayantani says:

its great to find your space Kankana. came from Sharmila’s and I must say you have one beautiful space here. soul soothing recipes with mouth watering pictures. this mooli paratha looks great.

Jay says:

bookmarked….wanna try asap…
chanced upon your space while blog hopping..
fantastic space you have with amazing recipe collection..
Glad to follow u..
Do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty appetite

This is why I love my Indian friends – they share their food with me!!! 🙂 No really, you guys have some amazing recipes and this flat bread is definitely one of them! Thank you for sharing!!

Priya says:

Mooli paratha looks fabulous..

Sandra says:

They look perfect..I have to try this!

I’ve been looking for a good paratha recipe since my trip to India 2 years ago – can’t wait to try this out!

Mary says:

This looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Blessings…Mary

Tes says:

Oh wow… I definitly have to try this. Paratha is one of our favourite things…my son will dive in face first with some ketchu for sure 🙂

Lynn says:

These are beautiful. I’ve never tried making my own parthas, but I will now! Thanks!

Nisa Homey says:

Hi Kankana, thanks for dropping by and for that lovely comment…..mooli paratha looks awesome with the dollop of butter…