Saturday, 21 July 2007

Mooli Ke Paranthe with Carrot-Tomato Raita

I came home today after work, with a determination to make some punjabi food.
When I take a peep in the fridge I find nothing but one radish, which I bought few days ago to add it in the Sambhar.
And the only dish which striked me was Radish Paratha!

Mooli Paranths with Carrot-Tomato Raita


White radish: 1 cup, grated
Ginger: 1 tsp grated
Green chillies: 2, finely chopped
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Chappati flour: 2 cups
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Salt, to taste
Oil, to fry

How I did it:

  1. Mix the grated radish, ginger, and chopped green chillies, corriander, garam masala and salt. Leave to marinate for sometime.
  2. Squeeze well to remove the juice, add this juice while making the chappati dough.
  3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and let it rest for about 30 mins.
  4. Roll out small balls of the dough and fill with 1 tbsp of the filling.
  5. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Dust liberally with flour to avoid the stickiness.
  6. Pat off the excess flour and roast on a hot griddle.
  7. Fry one side for 1 minute and then turn over and brush with a little oil.
  8. When the second side is done and golden brown, flip and brush with a little oil on that side too.
  9. Serve hot with raita.

Mooli Paranths

Carrot and Tomato Raita

Yogurt: 2 cups
Carrot: 1 small, grated
Tomato: 1, finely chopped
Salt, to taste
Chat Masala, 1 tsp

  1. Beat the yogurt to get smooth consistency.
  2. Add salt, grated carrot, and chopped Tomato.
  3. Mix well and sprinkle with chat masala on the top.
  4. Serve Chilled.

Carrot-Tomato Raita

And the verdict:
The right recipe for people who run away from Radish. Though it gives a strong odour while peeling and marinating, it tastes and as well smells heaven when the paranthas are ready to eat!!

Food Event:
This is my entry for the RCI: Punjabi Cuisine event being hosted by Richa of As Dear as Salt.


Sharmi said...

the stacked muli ka parathas look so good. along with the raita, sounds heavenly.

Padma said...

Hey I was about to post mooli ka parathas...what a coincedence really.
They look great..

Richa said...

hey, ur mooli parathey look perfect, YUMMY :) paratha my ever fav, i'm inviting myself over for those!

musical said...

Ekdum perfect, Cinnamon! i love mooli-parathas!

Archana, mama of twins said...

I have had mooli paratha only once and it was heavenly. Yours looks fab.

bhags said...

parathas look inviting. I have never made any, my mom does.

archana said...

Yes I too run away from radish but love these parathas. Nice entry Cinnamon :)Parathas and raita are looking perfect.This is my favorite meal :)

Jyothsna said...

Love mooli parathas!

Cinnamon said...

Sharmi, Thanks, it was indeed heavenly.
Padma, Iwill be waiting for your version :)
Richa, you are welcome!
Musical, Thanks!
Archana, your icecream was fabulous too!
Bhags, do try them, its very easy :)
Archana, this my fav meal too!
Jyothsna, Thankx!

Meeta said...

Very creative to make such a fantastic meal out of one radish. Looks great!

Kajal said...

Nice combination.....Mooli paratha with carrot and tomato Raita.
We made carrot raita but never use tomato. Thanks for sharing.
Great entry my dear.:))

Raaga said...

Looks yummy :-) I will try the raita soon.

Raaga said...

Looks yummy :-) I will try the raita soon.

Coffee said...

Perfect of breakfast! Very nice pic there! :)

Cinnamon said...

Meeta, Thanks!
Kajal, Do try with Tomato also, it tastes good!!
Raaga, and let me know how u liked it :)
Coffee, it was nice dinner too :)

Sig said...

Isn't it nice when you can just whip something out of stuff in the fridge? I always have to decide what to make, then make a list and go out to buy everything for every single dish... but I am trying to change now... :).
Your paranthas look great, but that raita looks absolutely delicious... so creamy!

Hima said...

The raitha is looking so cool. Wan't to have it right now.

Jyothi said...

Muli parathas looks yuumy. That raita must be great combo for parathas. Thanks for sharing dear.

ServesYouRight said...

Mooli paratha - yum!! Turned out picture perfect :-)


Cinnamon said...

Sig, Pre planning is always good... I never do that.. and I am try to learn it :)
Hima, Thanks!
Jyothi, ya parantha and raita always make a great pair !!
Smitha, Thanks!!

Cynthia said...

I must remember to invite myself over to your place the next time I am tired from work :)

Suganya said...

This is called comfort food.. What more can ya ask for?

Sia said...

perfect looking paratas and with dollop of raita, i am in heaven:)

Seema said...

Cinnamon, Thanx to your comment in my blog that brought me here. Loved your blog very much buddy. Keep up the good work. Your blog is filled with easy and interesting recipes which are all depicted with crystal clear pictures. I will for sure keep visiting you again and again.
Good Luck

Jayashree said...

Your mooli parathas look absolutely divine.
It is so true what you said about the odor of radish....once you stuff a paratha with it and cook it, it smells and tastes wonderful.

Mahek said...

great pictures!!!
i will have to try mooli paratha made in this manner , definetly will.
check out my mooki paratha on the event.