Paratha is a flattened wheat bread usually pan fried with ghee and served with either dahi, achaar or some vegetables. Paratha’s come in plain or stuffed with vegetables, paneer, or simple spices. It is wholesome and satisfies everyone at every meal. My mom always made paratha’s growing up and we never got bored of eating them. She knew how to make them interesting by making variations from plain to stuffed ones. My all time favorite was not one but a few varieties such aloo, mooli, gobi, methi. Every evening when I came home from school, my mom would make those delicious paratha’s. The aroma filled the air and melting ghee made the paratha turn golden brown and crispy too. Every bite of it would melt in my mouth. With a side of simple dahi or achaar would make it even more delightful. I would like you to experience this wonderful dish and pass it along to your family & friends and build memories as I did.
Atta 3 cups
Mooli 1 medium size grated
1 green chili finely chopped or as per taste
2 tsp red chili powder or per taste
Salt to taste
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp jeera
Dhania fresh chopped (optional)
Add salt to the mooli and keep it aside so that the water from mooli can come out. After say about 30 minutes or so, squeeze the water in the mooli by placing them in between your palms. This makes the paratha come out well and easy to roll. Add the spices and green chili, dhania, check for seasonings. Add little water and salt to the atta and knead it like a pizza dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Then makes small balls out of them & roll out a little bit as shown below. Place a spoonful of the mooli mix in the center and close the left over atta so that the mooli mixture is completely sealed.
Spoonful of mooli mixture
Roll out the stuffed atta. Add some atta flour if needed so that it does not stick while rolling out. Heat a flat pan and put this rolled out paratha. After a couple of minutes, flip it. Now add some ghee or oil on top of the paratha and flip again. Press it with a spatula so that it turns golden brown. Flip to cook on the other side. Serve hot with some chilled dahi and/or achaar.
Mooli paratha served with a side of dahi and achaar