Radish (mooli) is used as a vegetable for lunch or dinner, as salad and during breakfast as mooli ka bharva paratha ( wheat flour flat bread stuffed with spicy radish). Mostly people either like radish or they don’t like it at all. Nobody compromises to have it in any form.
Generally in India people use white radish. At my parent’s house during winter season just before lunch my mother or I used to pick fresh radish from our kitchen garden for salad. You just can’t beat the taste of home grown fresh vegetables!!
Winter season is the best time to enjoy hot food. Generally in North India plain paratha or bharva (stuffed) paratha is very common for breakfast. But at our house everyone used to be in a hurry to go to the school or college early in the morning so stuffed parathas were always prepared for dinner. Memories of having hot parathas in the kitchen with all family members is very nostalgic memory at my parent’s house.
I have a few more posts on stuffed parathas in the blog….
To prepare radish masala:
3 medium size radish, 2 chopped green chillies, grated ginger, 1 tsp oil, salt, red chilli powder, dry mango powder (amchoor), turmeric powder, asafoetida and garam masala.
Wheat flour dough, dry wheat flour and oil.
Wash, peel and grate radish.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add grated radish , chopped green chillies, grated ginger and all spices.
Mix it and cook radish till the water completely evaporates.
Prepare wheat flour dough and heat tava. Take a small portion from the dough, approximately 50 gm and make a round ball, apply some dry flour on it and roll it in a small round shape.
Place some radish masala (just about 35 to 40 gm) on it and seal it by pinching from all the sides.
Again apply some dry flour and roll this in a round shape carefully and evenly from all sides. Don’t put too much pressure while rolling.
Carefully place this on hot tava and when you notice tiny bubbles, flip it to other side and apply oil and follow the same for other side also.
If you have rolled paratha evenly, it will puff up beautifully.
Serve hot mooli ka bharva paratha with curd, chutney, butter or pickle!!