Muli Paratha/Radish Paratha/Flatbread

This week seems like a paratha week for me. Back today with another paratha recipe. Mr. Ash and Ms. Ash love muli/radish parathas or flat bread. The idea for any stuffed paratha is basically making a filling and stuffing it in the regular chapati/phulka dough. Some families make it whole wheat, or half wheat flour, half all purpose flour. Since I make this for my munchkins in hopes they will eat it and love it, I make any parathas with whole wheat flour.

You will need;
makes about  5-6 small parathas.

For the stuffing;
2 cups grated radish
1 tbspn oil
1 tspn cumin seeds
pinch of  hing/aesafodita
1/2 tspn turmeric
1/2 tspn garam masala
Salt and sugar to taste

In a bowl grate the radish and squeeze as much of the water out as much as possible. In a wok, heat the oil on medium, then add in the cumin seeds, grated squeezed radish, then add in the hing and turmeric and salt and sugar if you like. Cook it till the mixture is dry and gets cooked. Drying all water in this way ensures that the parathas will not break when you roll the parathas.

For cover;
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tspn salt
1 tbspn oil
water as needed to knead into a soft dough
In a bowl, mix the oil and salt and water and knead into a soft pliable dough.

Making the parathas,
1. Make equal size balls of the cover and stuffing
2. Roll a small round of the cover and put the stuffing in it and fold from all sides and roll that in some flour, dust the rolling surface with some flour and
3. Roll into a small round roti or paratha

4. Heat a pan on medium heat and roast the paratha on both sides. After it gets cooked, grease with some oil/butter and let fry for a minute. serve hot with yogurt, pickle or any side of your choice. MY kids enjoyy with some ketchup.

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