The last couple of months saw a 'mooli' obsession in me. A vegetable that never makes its appearance on my dining table was given a chance - by all three of us. I had found a nice recipe for a paratha (flatbread) that is a great way to disguise veggies that have no takers. It makes for a great breakfast option too - nutritious, delicious and quick. It is fairly mess free and keeps longer (in terms of shelf life) - a great option for those who want a snack on the move.
Parathas are a much loved breakfast option in my home - we just wolf them down with a generous layer of mayonnaise or cheese spread. However, I had never tried making these before and was quite apprehensive as both Roshan and I have never liked this vegetable especially because of its pungent smell and mediocre taste (which I now realise was mainly because of the way it was prepared).
Post mooli paratha I have decided to give every vegetable a second chance. If something is prepared differently - in at least 3-4 different ways and still doesn't get any 'likes' we will then veto it. I am glad I tried out this recipe and have one extra option for breakfast. Thanks to my friend Anupama Michael from a food group on FB for this lovely recipe!
Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 10-12mins | Yield 6-7 medium sized parathas | Serves 2 (or 3)
- 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour * see notes
- 1/4 cup grated radish
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- 2 small green chillies
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- salt to taste
- water to knead the dough (approx 1/2 cup)
- oil or ghee for frying
1. Place all the ingredients in a large flat bowl (meant for kneading dough) and mix to resemble bread crumbs. Keep aside for a few minutes as the radish and onions will leave some water.
2. Using sufficient water knead into a soft dough. Dust with some extra flour if the dough is too sticky. Keep aside for 5 minutes
3. Pinch out lemon sized balls of dough and on a clean working surface roll out each ball into a flat paratha. Fry on a hot skillet/tawa till golden brown on both sides. Drizzle ghee or oil to aid frying.
4. Serve hot with thick curds or pickle (traditional serving suggestions) or cheese spread or mayonnaise.
Labels: Healthy Breakfast, Mooli Paratha, Radish, Whole Wheat Parathas