October 10, 2010

Mooli paratha and cauliflower paratha

Posted in breads/naan/roti at 2:54 pm by kalpana

Well…..yet again…it’s been a longtime! I almost forgot the password for this blog.Feels like this year just flew by…no big reasons for my prolonged silence.Life has been pretty cool,peaceful and happy.I am just relieved that my son is not having  separation anxiety anymore  at school.nobody told me it’s gonna be this hard on mommy 😦   well, i am just glad we both are through with that  🙂 .I am feeling great to be blogging again.

My eldest sister taught me this recipe when she came down here for a visit.Here is the recipe…

To make dough

  • To 3 cups of flour , salt,add approximately 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Knead for few minutes till you get a nice soft dough.
  • Let it rest for 1/2 hour.

Mooli paratha

For stuffing

  1. Grated Mooli (mullangi)- 4 cups (i used small pink radish)
  2. Cumin – 1 teaspoon
  3. Green chillies – 5
  4. Ajwain – 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Chat masala – 1/4 teaspoon ( this may sound weird..but trust me,it tasted great)

Grate the mooli using a grater or food processor.Add some salt and keep it aside for 30 mins.The salt will draw out all the moisture from the mooli.Take a handful and squeeze out all the water.Repeat the process till you get all the water out.you can use this water to make dough(it’s optional ).Now mix rest of the ingredients with mooli.

For stuffing (Cauliflower)

  1. Grated cauliflower – 4 cups
  2. Grated Ginger – 1 1/2 teaspoon
  3. Finely chopped green chillies – 1 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  5. Finely grated coriander leaves
  6. Garam masala – 1 teaspoon (or your favourite masala powder)
  7. Oil -1 tablespoon

When i make cauliflower stuffing, i like to saute the cauliflower in oil.This way you can get rid of the raw smell of cauliflower.Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a pan.Add the cumin seeds,ginger,green chillies,garam masala and saute for few secs.Add the caulifower and cook for 2 to 3 mins.Add the cilantro and mix well.

To make parathas

  • Take a small ball of dough,dust it with some flour.Roll the dough with rolling pin to a small circle.
  • Take a ball of stuffing and  place it in the middle of circle.gather the sides together and make a ball.
  • Roll out the parathas to desired thickness.
  • Heat the tava and place the paratha on the tava.Add oil around the edges.
  • Cook the parathas for about 2 minutes on each side.

My friend once said, ‘ it’s a sin to have parathas without butter’ 🙂 …so enjoy parathas with a dollop of butter 🙂

Current mood : Happy

Place : on the couch    hehe  🙂

song : row row row your boat… gently down the stream… 🙂